INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 10 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 10 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Curative petition. 2. Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. 3. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2020. 4. Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’.   GS Paper 3: 1. Green Credit Scheme. 2. Zero Budget Natural Farming. 3. Revised norms for data-led probes.   Facts …

Zero Budget Natural Farming

Topics covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. Zero Budget Natural Farming What to study? For Prelims: Features of ZBNF. For Mains: Significance of ZBNF, advantages …

Green Credit Scheme

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Green Credit Scheme What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme. Context: Forest Advisory Committee has approved the implementation of Green Credit scheme.  Key features of the scheme: It allows “forests” to be traded as a commodity. It allows the Forest Department …

Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Nepal’s Seke ‘near-extinct’ What to study? For Prelims: About Endangered languages and Seke. For Mains: Endangered languages- concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: Recently, The New York Times reported that the “near-extinct” Nepalese language Seke has just 700 speakers around the world. About Nepal’s …

Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of the ordinance, how is coal mining regulated in India? Current challenges and ways to address them. Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the …

Curative petition

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Curative petition What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning of curative petition. Context: Curative petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court by two convicts in the Nirbhaya case. The petitions come just days after a Delhi sessions court scheduled …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- AUSTRALIA FIRE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY

RSTV: IN DEPTH- AUSTRALIA FIRE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY   Introduction: Wild bushfires have been ravaging Australia for several weeks now. These fires have been especially severe in the New South Wales region. The State declared a week-long state of emergency in response to the escalating disaster. 916 homes have been destroyed this season, 363 more have …

Insights into Editorial: A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule

Insights into Editorial: A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule Introduction: According to the 2001 Census, India has 30 languages that are spoken by more than a million people each. Additionally, it has 122 languages that are spoken by at least 10,000 people each. It also has 1,599 languages, most of which are …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Deliberate upon the need …

In what way small entrepreneurs can prove to be a key to India’s urban future, job creation, and growth revival of the economy? Analyse.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7. In what way small entrepreneurs can prove to be a key to India’s urban future, job creation, and growth revival of the economy? Analyse.(250 words) Financial Express Why this question: The article highlights the growth dynamics of the formal …

Briefly discuss the objectives of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).Discuss in detail the functions performed by it and analyse its contributions to the Indian 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. 6. Briefly discuss the objectives of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).Discuss in detail the functions performed by it and …

What do you understand by Integrated Farming System? How far is the Integrated Farming System helpful in sustaining agricultural production? Elucidate in the Indian context.

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. What do you understand by Integrated Farming System? How far is the Integrated Farming System helpful in sustaining agricultural production? Elucidate in …

The concept of federalism has unrelentingly changed its contours in Indian Polity. Discuss, and examine the significant gaps in the Indian Federalism.

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4. The concept of federalism has unrelentingly changed its contours in Indian Polity. Discuss, and examine the significant gaps in the Indian Federalism.(250 words) The Hindu Why …

What do you understand by war crimes?  What steps can a country take in case its cultural property is threatened? Discuss in detail the safeguards available to a country under various conventions.

Topic:   Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3.  What do you understand by war crimes?  What steps can a country take in case its cultural property is threatened? Discuss in detail the safeguards available to a country under various conventions.(250 words) Indian Express Why this …