RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NPR- NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NPR- NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER Introduction: The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to update the National Population Register (NPR), which is linked to the Census. The exercise will cost Rs 8,500 crore, the government said. The Census Commission has said the objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database …

Insights into Editorial: All India Judicial Service no panacea, says study

Insights into Editorial: All India Judicial Service no panacea, says study Introduction: Currently, the appointments of District Judges and Subordinate Judiciary are done by the respective State governments. But in recent years, there have been an invigorated push for creation of a unified pan-India judicial service for appointing them. AIJS has been pitched as a …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 08 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 08 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana. 2.What is Protecting Power?   GS Paper 3: 1. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). 2. Small finance banks. 3. Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy.   Facts for Prelims: …

Small finance banks

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Small finance banks What to study? For Prelims: Small Finance Banks- management, functions and features. For Mains: Financial inclusion- need, challenges and efforts by the government. Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted ‘in-principle’ approval to Saharanpur-based Shivalik Mercantile Cooperative Bank to convert into a …

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

Topics Covered: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: APEDA and FPO- objectives, functions and significance. Context: 800 FPOs registered on Farmer Connect Portal of APEDA. Background: A Farmer Connect …

What is Protecting Power?

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. What is Protecting Power? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is protecting power? Vienna Convention? Context: Following the killing of Iranian military and intelligence commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in a drone attack carried out by …

Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana What to study? For Prelims: Key features, objectives of the scheme. For Mains: …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 January 2020 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1   Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and …

With suitable Illustrations, explain how Livestock farming backed by Agricultural Extension services can help weaker sections of society.

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 6. With suitable Illustrations, explain how Livestock farming backed by Agricultural Extension services can help weaker sections of society.(250 words) FAO Why this …

Write a short note on National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture.

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. Write a short note on National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture.(250 words) Vikaspedia Why this question: The question is direct from the static …

The rising tensions between US and China affords an opportunity for India to secure some of its crucial interests. Do you agree? Analyse and comment.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. The rising tensions between US and China affords an opportunity for India to secure some of its crucial interests. Do you agree? Analyse and comment. …

The raging bushfires of Australia give India and Australia a chance to deepen their dialogue, including on energy. How far can the two countries seek amidst a tragedy, an opportunity? Discuss.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3.  The raging bushfires of Australia give India and Australia a chance to deepen their dialogue, including on energy. How far can the two countries seek amidst a tragedy, an opportunity? Discuss. (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: Today, with …

The idea of India is being consistently challenged by narrow ideologies in recent times in our society. Analyse the causative factors for this phenomenon as well discuss the impact of such a situation and suggest measures to tackle the same.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2. The idea of India is being consistently challenged by narrow ideologies in recent times in our society. Analyse the causative factors for this phenomenon as well discuss the impact of such a situation and suggest measures to tackle the same.(250 words) The Hindu Why this …

How relevant is mythology for children nowadays? What values do stories aim to inculcate in children? Explain.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1.  How relevant is mythology for children nowadays? What values do stories aim to inculcate in children? Explain. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The article highlights the significance of storytelling and Mythology to Children …