INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 21 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 21 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Pulse Polio Programme. 2. China’s one-child policy. 3. UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India. 4. Global social mobility report. 5. Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).   GS Paper 3: 1. National Agriculture Market.   GS Paper  : …

National Agriculture Market

Topics Covered: e-technology in the aid of farmers. National Agriculture Market What to study? For Prelims: NAM- features. For Mains: Need for and significance.  Context: Punjab Mandi Board (PMB) had recently organised awareness camps, training programmes and seminars on the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) across mandis in the state. What is e-NAM? E-NAM (National Agriculture …

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) What to study? For Prelims: Objectives of the treaty. For Mains: Significance and implications of the treaty. Context: Iran has warned to withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if the European Nations refer the dispute over its atomic programme to the United Nation Security …

UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India What to study? For Prelims: reciprocating territory and superior courts. For Mains: Significance and implications. Context: Last week, the Ministry of Law and Justice issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, declaring the United …

China’s one-child policy

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. China’s one-child policy What to study? For Prelims: What is one child policy? Malthusian theory- overview. For Mains: Significance and overview of the policy. Context: The birth rate in China has fallen to the lowest in …

Pulse Polio Programme

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. Pulse Polio Programme What to study? For Prelims: What is IPV and its significance, about polio. For Mains: Pulse Polio Programme- significance and the need.  Context: January 18 marked the beginning of …

Insights into Editorial: Brus to permanently settle in Tripura, pact signed

Insights into Editorial: Brus to permanently settle in Tripura, pact signed Context: A quadripartite agreement in New Delhi, allowed some 35,000 Bru tribal people, who were displaced from Mizoram and are living in Tripura as refugees since 1997, to settle permanently in Tripura. The Centre, State governments of Tripura and Mizoram, and representatives of Bru …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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 …

7. Given the persistent food inflation witnessed off late, can India still dream to emerge as an export powerhouse of farm products in the near future? Comment.

Topic:  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 7. Given the persistent food inflation witnessed off late, can India still dream to emerge as an export powerhouse …

Regardless of the ‘Make in India’ initiative being a well-wished-for policy, it suffers from key limitations. Deliberate.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. Regardless of the ‘Make in India’ initiative being a …

Discuss the prospects and challenges posed by Blockchain technology; what opportunities does it have to offer to the social sectors in the country? Discuss.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. Discuss the prospects and challenges posed by Blockchain technology; …

What is happening in Libya? Does a ceasefire still looks far-fetched? Discuss in the light of recently concluded Berlin Summit.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. What is happening in Libya? Does a ceasefire still looks far-fetched? Discuss in the light of recently concluded Berlin Summit.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: World leaders made a fresh push for peace in Libya at a …

while drawing participants from countries that are at odds with each other, Raisina has emerged as an important global forum on geopolitics. Discuss.

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3. while drawing participants from countries that are at odds with each other, Raisina has emerged as an important global forum on geopolitics. Discuss. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The article highlights the significance of Raisina dialogue as …

How does India Socialism contrast with Socialism embraced by the Communist countries? Discuss the idea of Democratic socialism.

Topic:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. How does India Socialism contrast with Socialism embraced by the Communist countries? Discuss the idea of Democratic socialism. (250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question tries to point out the idea of socialism that is different from the socialism adopted by the other …

Throw light on the impact of Jainism and its teachings on the composite culture of Indian Society

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Throw light on the impact of Jainism and its teachings on the composite culture of Indian Society (250 words) Class XI NCERT Medieval history Why this question: The question seeks to examine the principles and …