INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 24 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 24 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Enemy properties. 2. Corruption Perception Index 2019. 3. India helps Maldives tackle measles outbreak. 4. ICJ ruling on Rohingya crisis.   GS Paper 3: 1. Navic   Facts for Prelims: 1. Ophichthus kailashchandrai. 2. Web portal ‘GATI’. …

NavIC

Topics Covered: 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. NavIC What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: Significance, applications and potential of Navic. Context: Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled mobile chipsets supporting …

Corruption Perception Index 2019

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Role of civil services in a democracy. Corruption Perception Index 2019 What to study? For Prelims: Performance of various countries in the corruption perception index. For Mains: Need for transparency, efforts by government.   Context: Corruption Perception …

Enemy properties

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Enemy properties What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of enemy properties and key features of the enemy properties act. For Mains: Significance and key features of the act. Context: A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed …

Insights into Editorial: Ending inaction: On Speakers and disqualification

Insights into Editorial: Ending inaction: On Speakers and disqualification Context: In an important order aimed at rearming the anti-defection law, the Supreme Court set three months as the outer limit for the Speaker to conclude disqualification proceedings against defectors. The apex court also wanted Parliament to revisit the rationale behind giving exclusive powers to the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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 …

Discuss in what way PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) can bring in more e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence leading to a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

Topic:  Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7. Discuss in what way PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) can bring in more e-transparency and e-accountability …

Recently India achieved the complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical – Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b , discuss the impact of such a move.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Recently India achieved the complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical – Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b , discuss the impact of such a move.(250 words) Reference: Vikas Pedia Why this question: India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b. …

Local sourcing of products in the programmes such as mid-day meal scheme to current nutrition policy of India can fix the double whammy of demand in Agriculture and the Nutrition aspects. Explain.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5. Local sourcing of products in the programmes such as mid-day meal scheme to current nutrition policy of India can fix the double whammy of demand in Agriculture and the Nutrition aspects. Explain. …

Do you think India needs to re-orient its foreign policy to face the challenge of increasing Chinese influence in South Asian region? Analyse.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. Do you think India needs to re-orient its foreign policy to face the challenge of increasing Chinese influence in South Asian region? Analyse.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The editorial highlights the Myanmar’s growing dependence on China. Key demand of the question: Discuss in detail why and …

Is India witnessing erosion of civil liberties in the country? Critically analyse the secret transition from the tag of world’s largest democracy to a flawed democracy’ in the backdrop of recently  released Democracy Index.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. Is India witnessing erosion of civil liberties in the country? Critically analyse the secret transition from the tag of world’s largest democracy to a flawed democracy’ in the backdrop of recently  released Democracy Index.(250 words) Reference:  …

Discuss the interrelationship between an outbreak of a disease and economy of a country while analyzing the case of recent outbreak of Corona virus.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2. Discuss the interrelationship between an outbreak of a disease and economy of a country while analyzing the case of recent outbreak of Corona virus. …

Discuss the heritage of the India’s ancient developments in the field of Science and Technology.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1.Discuss the heritage of the India’s ancient developments in the field of Science and Technology.(250 words) Reference: Ancient India by R S Sharma class XI NCERT Why this question: The question is based on the contributions …

How to Write Essay Introductions in UPSC Mains – Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1

How to Write Essay Introductions in UPSC Mains – Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1   Note: This is a free excerpt from my upcoming book, Fundamentals of Essay and Answer Writing. I have previously published another excerpt on GS-2. The final book has similar detailed chapters on Essay and answer writing for GS-1,2,3,4, including the Anthropology …