Insights into Editorial: A government that chooses its critics

Insights into Editorial: A government that chooses its critics Context: Recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided Amnesty International’s offices in Bengaluru and Delhi based on allegations that the NGO had violated provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, and of the Indian Penal Code. Amnesty has been vocal about human rights abuses, notably …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 17 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 17 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. What is National Investigation Agency Act, and why is Chhattisgarh challenging it? 2. Open Acreage Licensing Policy. 3. Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF). 4. Punjab’s new Right to Business Bill.   GS Paper 3: 1. …

GSAT-30

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. GSAT-30 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: GSAT 30- components and applications, various bands. Context: The first mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2020, India’s latest telecommunication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched recently. The launch took place from the Spaceport in French Guiana. The launch vehicle …

Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: the fund- objectives, significance and potential. Context: TRAI has asked the telecom service providers to deposit all unclaimed money of consumers, …

Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Open Acreage Licensing Policy What to study? For Prelims: OALP, HELP. For Mains: Need for HELP and its significance. Context: Government has launched the bidding process offering 11 areas in oil …

What is National Investigation Agency Act, and why is Chhattisgarh challenging it?

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. What is National Investigation Agency Act, and why is Chhattisgarh challenging it? What to study? For Prelims: NIA Act- key features. For Mains: Need for, concerns and measures to address them. Context: Chhattisgarh government has moved the Supreme Court against the National Investigation Act, …

Insights into Editorial: How Swami Vivekananda became the ‘messenger of Indian wisdom’ to West

Insights into Editorial: How Swami Vivekananda became the ‘messenger of Indian wisdom’ to West Context: January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the famous Hindu spiritual leader and intellectual from the late 19th century. An important religious reformer in India, Swami Vivekananda is known to have introduced the Hindu philosophies of Yoga and …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian …

How far do you think privatizing multi-use forest areas is a viable option to ensure contributions to commitments made to mitigate climate change? Critically examine in the backdrop of recently proposed Green Credit Scheme .

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7. How far do you think privatizing multi-use forest areas is a viable option to ensure contributions to commitments made to mitigate climate change? Critically examine in the backdrop of recently proposed Green Credit Scheme .(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The Forest Advisory Committee, …

What is National Infrastructure Pipeline? Elucidate upon the key benefits of National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, And Railways etc. 6. What is National Infrastructure Pipeline? Elucidate upon the key benefits of National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) (250 words) Live mint Why this question: The question aims to discuss the National Infrastructure Pipeline and its benefits. Key demand of the question: Discuss in detail the objectives, significance …

What is liberalization in education? Discuss the impact of it on Indian Education system.

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5. What is liberalization in education? Discuss the impact of it on Indian Education system. (250 words) Indian economy by Dutta and Sundaram Why this question: The question aims to discuss the impact of liberalization upon the education …

Discuss the key objectives of industrial policy in India and explain how does it impact on the economy and industry?

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 4. Discuss the key objectives of industrial policy in India and explain how does it impact on the economy and industry?(250 words) India Year Book 2019 Why this question: The question is straightforward and is from the static …