RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ENSURING WATER SECURITY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ENSURING WATER SECURITY Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently released the operational guidelines of Jal Jeevan Mission which is centre govt’s initiative to provide Functional Household Tap Connections to every rural household by 2024. Out of 17.87 crore rural households in the country about 14.6 crore which accounts for 81.67 …

Insights into Editorial: India’s under-5 mortality of girls exceeds that of boys

Insights into Editorial: India’s under-5 mortality of girls exceeds that of boys Context: According to the ‘Levels and Trends in Child Mortality’ report by the United Nations (UN) inter-agency group for child mortality, India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality under-5 years of girls, exceeded that of boys. …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Indian harvest festivals. 2. World’s fastest-growing cities.   GS Paper 2: 1. What is the commissionerate system? 2. Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD). 3. ‘8 Wonders of SCO’. 4. Hormuz peace initiative. 5. Raisina Dialogue.   Facts for …

Raisina Dialogue

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Raisina Dialogue What to Study? For Prelims and Mains: Raisina Dialogue- key facts. Context: Fifth edition of the Raisina Dialogue is being held in New Delhi. …

Hormuz peace initiative

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Hormuz peace initiative What to study? For Prelims: About the Starit of Hormuz and peace initiative. For Mains: Significance and need for stability in the region. Context: The meeting of Hormuz Peace Initiative was recently held in Iran. The meeting …

‘8 Wonders of SCO’

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ What to study? For Prelims: About SCO and the eight wonders. For Mains: Significance and potential of SCO, challenges ahead. Context: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has included the Statue of Unity among the ‘Eight Wonders of the SCO. Key …

Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD)

Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: the database- need for and significance. Context: The database has been launched by the government. Key facts: Developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M). It will be implemented by the National Informatics Centre. The project …

What is the commissionerate system?

Topics Covered: Role of civil services in a democracy. What is the commissionerate system? What to study? For Prelims: Meaning, need for and significance. Context: The Uttar Pradesh has approved the commissionerate system of policing for state capital Lucknow, and Noida. What is Commissionerate system? What are the benefits? In the commissionerate system, the Commissioner of Police …

World’s fastest-growing cities

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. World’s fastest-growing cities What to study? For Prelims: About the survey and top performers. For Mains: Fastest growing urban areas- meaning, challenges and ways to address them. Context: Three Indian cities have been listed as the world’s fastest-growing urban …

Indian harvest festivals

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Indian harvest festivals What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Harvest festivals celebrated across various parts of the country and their significance. Context: The Harvest season is on and festivities have gripped the nation from the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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 …

What do you understand by Juice jacking? How big is it a threat? Discuss means and ways to prevent the same.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 7. What do you understand by Juice jacking? How big is it a threat? …

Briefly discuss the prospects of Food processing industries in India. Elaborate on the challenges it is facing and suggest way forward to encash its true potential.

Topic:  Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India. 6. Briefly discuss the prospects of Food processing industries in India. Elaborate on the challenges it is facing and suggest way forward to encash its true potential. (250 words) Invest India Why …

A comprehensive reform process in agriculture would start with a constitutional amendment that makes agriculture and water (use) a concurrent subject in the Constitution. Do you agree? Examine.

Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India. 5. A comprehensive reform process in agriculture would start with a constitutional amendment that makes agriculture and water (use) a concurrent subject in the Constitution. Do you agree? Examine. (250 words) Times …

As outrage continues over the deaths of Newborns in parts of states like Rajasthan and Gujarat, the fact remains that India has the most child deaths in the world. Explain what happened in these regions and why does India have such a high child death rate.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. As outrage continues over the deaths of Newborns in parts of states like Rajasthan and Gujarat, the fact remains that India has the most child deaths in the world. Explain what happened in these regions and why does …

“The conflict between agreement and disagreement is the first and foremost sign of a healthy democracy”, Analyse the statement with recent examples demonstrating the above case.

Topic:   Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3.“The conflict between agreement and disagreement is the first and foremost sign of a healthy democracy”, Analyse the statement with recent examples demonstrating the above case.(250 words) Live mint Why this question: The author presents a case as to how the …

Time and again conflicting liaison between the right to freedom of religion and the rights of individuals to dignity and equality has become an endless source of litigation off late. Critically comment and discuss the apex court’s viewpoints on it.

Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. Time and again conflicting liaison between the right to freedom of religion and the rights of individuals to dignity and equality has become an endless source of litigation off late. Critically comment and discuss the apex court’s viewpoints on it. (250 …

“The case of Dholivira from the Indus valley civilisation presents a perfect analogy as to how climate change can increase future drought risk”, Comment.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. “The case of Dholivira from the Indus valley civilisation presents a perfect analogy as to how climate change can increase future drought risk”, Comment.(250 words) Economic Times Why this question: The Harappan Civilization which is …