INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 27 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 27 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Nagardhan excavations- findings on Vakataka dynasty.   GS Paper 2: 1. 71st Republic Day. 2. Criminalization of Politics. 3. Global Talent Competitiveness Index. 4. Oslo Accords.   GS Paper 3: 1. Accretion Burst Event. 2. Biorock or …

Biorock or mineral accretion technology

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Biorock or mineral accretion technology What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the technology.  Context: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), with help from Gujarat’s forest department, is attempting for the first time a process to restore coral reefs using …

Accretion Burst Event

Topics Covered: Awareness in Space. Accretion Burst Event What to study? For Prelims: Meaning, features, about maser monitoring organisation. For Mains: Significance of the findings. What is it? Astronomers have recently found that the funnelling of matter into a forming star happens at different rates over time, as per the rotating disc of gas and dust theory. …

Oslo Accords

Topics Covered:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Oslo Accords What to study? For Prelims: Where is Jerusalem located? For Mains: What is the Controversy all about, India’s stand and the need for viable solution. Context: Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords, if U.S. President Donald Trump …

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Global Talent Competitiveness Index What to study? For prelims and mains: GTCI- key findings, indicators and significance. Context: Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) for 2020 has been released. About GTCI: GTCI, launched in 2013, is an annual benchmarking report …

Criminalization of Politics

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Criminalization of Politics What to study? For Prelims: Salient features of RPA. For Mains: Criminalisation of politics- concerns, challenges and solutions. Context: SC asks EC to devise mechanism to curb criminalization of politics. The court also asked the poll body to come up with a …

71st Republic Day

Topics Covered:Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 71st Republic Day What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Republic Day- significance and things showcased. Context: India celebrated its 71st Republic Day on January 26, 2020.  Guest of Honour: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro is the third Brazilian President to be invited as Chief …

Nagardhan excavations- findings on Vakataka dynasty

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Nagardhan excavations- findings on Vakataka dynasty What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Recent excavations and revelations on vakataka dynasty and queen Prabhavatigupta. Context: Archaeological excavations at Nagardhan, near Nagpur, have provided concrete evidence on …

Insights into Editorial: Unprecedented step: On Wuhan lockdown

Insights into Editorial: Unprecedented step: On Wuhan lockdown Context: In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province in early December last year, China took a drastic and unprecedented step to shut down the city, thus preventing its 11 million inhabitants from leaving. …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. The Global Inequality …

Suicide frequency among the youth and especially students is rising in the country. Education is to be blamed for this to a great extent. Today while education is imparting attributes needed for competition and existentialist requirements, it is failing to give us eternal values like courage, character, patience, honesty, integrity, etc. Do you agree? Give reasons.

Topic:  Case study based 7. Suicide frequency among the youth and especially students is rising in the country. Education is to be blamed for this to a great extent. Today while education is imparting attributes needed for competition and existentialist requirements, it is failing to give us eternal values like courage, character, patience, honesty, integrity, …

The growing global stalemate over the climate crisis offers India the chance to focus upon the State and sub-State levels on developing its climate change action. Comment.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster and disaster management. 6. The growing global stalemate over the climate crisis offers India the chance to focus upon the State and sub-State levels on developing its climate change action. Comment. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail the prevailing …

Improving air quality in the cities requires a transformative planning approach guided by the singular objective of reducing the use of polluting vehicles. In the light of the statement above discuss and analyse the significance of India switching to new emission standards in the coming days.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Improving air quality in the cities requires a transformative planning approach guided by the singular objective of reducing the use of polluting vehicles. In the light of the statement above discuss and analyse the significance of India switching to …

Discuss the role of technology and advancement in Disaster management.

Topic:   Disaster and disaster management 4. Discuss the role of technology and advancement in Disaster management.(250 words) Why this question: Technology is being explored with great enthusiasm in solving various problems ranging from transportation to services delivery and industrial production. In this context it is important to analyze how Technology can help in disaster …

Discuss some of the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism while suggesting solutions to the same.

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management 3. Discuss some of the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism while suggesting solutions to the same. (250 words) Reference: VIF India Why this question: The article discusses in detail the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism. Key demand of the question: Discuss in …

What do multiple outbreaks of Polio in the vicinity mean for India? Should India worry? Discuss the achievements made by Polio immunization programme so far and what should be the way forward.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. What do multiple outbreaks of Polio in the vicinity mean for India? Should India worry? Discuss the achievements made by Polio immunization programme so far and what should be the way forward.(250 words) Reference: Indian Expess Why this …

The Global Inequality Crisis between the rich and the poor, men and women mainly owes to a flawed and sexist economic system, Do you agree? Critically examine.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. The Global Inequality Crisis between the rich and the poor, men and women mainly owes to a flawed and sexist economic system, Do you agree? Critically examine. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: The article provides a detailed analysis as to what extent …