INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes.   GS Paper 2: 1. Democracy Index 2019. 2. Certificates of Competency of Seafarers.   GS Paper 3: 1. EAO (East Asian Observatory). 2. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC). 3. Paris …

What is a Blue Corner notice?

Topics Covered: Security agencies, role and mandate. What is a Blue Corner notice? What to study? For Prelims and mains: Composition, objectives and functions of Interpol, various notices. Context: Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice to help locate fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda, weeks after the Gujarat Police sought the agency’s intervention for this. Nithyananda fled India …

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Topics Covered: IP related issues. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Paris Convention- overview, KVIC- objectives. Context: Khadi Village Industries Corporation is eyeing international trademark for ‘khadi’ under the Paris Convention for protection of industrial property. Why? To prevent any product from masquerading as ‘khadi’ nationally …

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)

Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) What to study? For Prelims: About HCFC- 141 b- uses and environmental concerns. For Mains: Significance of the move and other measures necessary. Context: India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, claims the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.  About …

Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency of Seafarers

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency of Seafarers What to study? For Prelims and Mains: STCW convention, features, significance and implications. Context: Cabinet approves Model MoU with foreign countries for unilateral/bilateral recognition of Certificates of Competency of seafarers. This is …

Democracy Index 2019

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Democracy Index 2019 What to study? For Prelims: Democracy Index 2019- features and performance of various countries, what is a flawed democracy? For Mains: Concerns expressed over India …

Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes

Topics covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes What to study? For prelims and mains: Need for Sub Categorization, significance, issues involved and what can be done? Context: Cabinet approves Extension of term of the commission constituted under Article 340 of the constitution to examine the …

Insights into Editorial: Guaranteeing healthcare, the Brazilian way

Insights into Editorial: Guaranteeing healthcare, the Brazilian way   Context: As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits New Delhi this Republic Day, one interesting field of cooperation to explore in the strategic partnership is healthcare. Both Brazil and India are composed of large States with a reasonable degree of administrative autonomy. This fact implies great challenges …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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 …

Several doubts expressed over recent official statistics in the country, examine if the present national accounting and analytical framework misses out on many key dimensions of a complex economy. Suggest solutions.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7. Several doubts expressed over recent official statistics in the country, examine if the present national accounting and analytical framework misses out on many key dimensions of a complex economy. Suggest solutions.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article …

Explain why the crisis engulfing nature matters for business and the economies of the world countries? Analyse in the backdrop of recently released nature risk rising report by World Economic Forum (WEF).

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Explain why the crisis engulfing nature matters for business and the economies of the world countries? Analyse in the backdrop of recently released nature risk rising report by World Economic Forum (WEF). (250 words) India Times Why this question: The World Economic Forum (WEF) released …

Gram Sabha-based forest governance is quintessential to sustain management and conservation of forests along with implementation of community forest resource rights under the Forest Right Act of the country. Elucidate.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Gram Sabha-based forest governance is quintessential to sustain management and conservation of forests along with implementation of community forest resource rights under the Forest Right Act of the country. Elucidate.(250 words) Live Mint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the role that Gram …

The right to protest is a fundamental political right basic to our democratic society, Discuss in detail the provisions regarding the right to protest peacefully enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. The right to protest is a fundamental political right basic to our democratic society, Discuss in detail the provisions regarding the right to protest peacefully enshrined in the Indian Constitution.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article argues for the …

Analyse the Supreme Court’s latest decision on the Speaker as the adjudicating authority under the anti-defection law. How far is it justified?

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. 3.  Analyse the Supreme Court’s latest decision on the Speaker as the adjudicating authority under the anti-defection law. How far is it justified?(250 words) The Hindu Why …