RSTV: IN DEPTH- RAISINA DIALOGUE 2020

RSTV: IN DEPTH- RAISINA DIALOGUE 2020 Introduction: The 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue addressed some of the most challenging issues facing the global community. The three-day event this year is addressed the theme ‘21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century’. The Raisina Dialogue 2020 brings together 700 international participants from over 100 countries, Foreign Ministers from …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Tougher law against sexual harassment at work.   GS Paper 2: 1. ASER 2019. 2. India-Pakistan trade freeze hits thousands: report. 3. India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA).   GS Paper 3: 1. Hyper Loop …

Hyperloop

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Hyperloop What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Hyperloop technology- features, significance and its use in India. Context: The proposed Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project, an ultra-modern transport system that will reduce the travelling time between the two cities to 25 minutes from …

India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) What to study? For Prelims: BTIA- overview. For Mains: Challenges and ways to address them. Context: The European Union (EU) has expressed interest in exploring a bilateral investment protection agreement (BIPA) with …

India-Pakistan trade freeze hits thousands: report

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. India-Pakistan trade freeze hits thousands: report What to study? For Prelims: Overview of border areas, meaning of MFN status. For Mains: Impact of trade shutdown and ways to address these issues. Context: The Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) has released a report highlighting the …

ASER 2019

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. ASER 2019 What to study? For Prelims: Brief overview of stats. For Mains: Concerns, challenges highlighted by the survey and ways and measures needed to address them. Context: The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 has been …

Insights into Editorial: Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation?

Insights into Editorial: Is the Indian economy staring at stagflation? Context: The rise in retail price inflation to a nearly six-year high of 7.35% in December has led to increasing worries that the Indian economy may be headed towards stagflation. The current rise in retail inflation has been attributed mainly to the rise in the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and …

“The inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment is often seen as a confirmation of the hypothesis that inflation helps the economy function at its full potential”, comment in the light of stagflation that Indian economy is facing off late .

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7. “The inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment is often seen as a confirmation of the hypothesis that inflation helps the economy function at its full potential”, comment in the light of stagflation that Indian economy is facing off late …

Briefly discuss the pros and cons of the idea of privatizing the Indian Railways

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, And Railways etc. 6. Briefly discuss the pros and cons of the idea of privatizing the Indian Railways (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The question seeks to examine the aspects of privatizing the Indian Railways services. Key demand of the question: Discuss in detail the opportunities and …

Will natural gas play the game-changer in India’s energy future? Discuss.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, And Railways etc. 5. Will natural gas play the game-changer in India’s energy future? Discuss. (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: A study to facilitate the development of a national gas grid is to be undertaken soon by a U.S. entity for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board …

Discuss the economics of poultry industry in India .

Topic:  Economics of animal-rearing. 4. Discuss the economics of poultry industry in India .(250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The question is straightforward and aims to discuss the economics of Poultry in India. Key demand of the question: Discuss in detail the economics of poultry industry in India. Directive: Discuss – This is an …

Discuss the significance of Article 131 of the Indian constitution, Can States challenge the validity of central laws under it? Justify your stand with suitable examples.

 Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Discuss the significance of Article 131 of the Indian constitution, Can States challenge the validity of central laws under it? Justify your stand with suitable examples.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article discusses in depth the features and scope …

The Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)  of India has witnessed major breakthrough in the recent times, Elaborate on the progress made so far and discuss the way ahead.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. The Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)  of India has witnessed major breakthrough in the recent times, Elaborate on the progress made so far and discuss the way ahead.(250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The government’s comprehensive Multi-Year Plan …

“Moved and dogged out of their original habitats, Bru community are now largely internally-displaced refugees”, Critically examine the internal displacement crisis of the community and comment on the efforts made by government of India so far to protect them.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. “Moved and dogged out of their original habitats, Bru community are now largely internally-displaced refugees”, Critically examine the internal displacement crisis of the community and comment on the efforts made by government of India so far to protect them. …