INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 30 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 30 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 (NCIM). 2. Ranking of Aspirational districts. 3. Karnataka anti-superstition law. 4. Neglected diseases. 5. West Asia Peace Plan.   GS Paper 3: 1. CCTNS   Facts for Prelims: …

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

Topics covered: Cyber security related issues. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) What to study? For Prelims: CCTNS, NCRB. For Mains: CCTNS- need and benefits, smart policing, police reforms.  Context: NCRB has launched two online national-level services related to Search of Missing Persons and to Generate Vehicle NOC. These police-related citizen-centric services have been launched on Crime …

West Asia Peace Plan

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. West Asia Peace Plan What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the plan. For Mains: Need for, significance and the issues involved. Context: The West Asia peace plan was recently unveiled by U.S. President Trump. What is it …

Neglected diseases

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. Neglected diseases What to study? For Prelims: What are neglected tropical diseases? For Mains: Neglected diseases- spread, vulnerable sections, concerns, measures and the need for international cooperation. Context: January 30, 2020 is …

Ranking of Aspirational districts

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders Ranking of Aspirational districts What to study? For Prelims: About Aspirational Districts Programme, key performers. For Mains: Significance and the need for such programmes. Context: NITI Aayog recently released the ranking of …

National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 (NCIM)

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 (NCIM) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NCIM- objectives, composition and functions. Context: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for proposal of Official Amendments in the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 (NCIM). …

Insights into Editorial: Abolition politics: on A.P. Cabinet nod to abolish Legislative Council

Insights into Editorial: Abolition politics: on A.P. Cabinet nod to abolish Legislative Council Context: The abolition and revival of the second chamber in State legislatures have become matters of political expediency. Andhra Pradesh is the latest State to favour the alteration of the status quo regarding the Upper House, in an Assembly resolution for its …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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:  Social empowerment 1. The share of the elderly in the population is …

Discuss the recently released enforcement and monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020. How far will the new guidelines help in Sustainable Sand Management? Explain.

Topic:   Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability. Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. 7. Discuss the recently released enforcement and monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020. How far will the new guidelines help in Sustainable Sand Management? Explain.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: Following a series of orders by …

Discuss the role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 6.Discuss the role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.  (250 words) Reference: Idsa Why this question: The question is straightforward …

Has the world entered a new normal where the space has become the next frontier? Elucidate with suitable examples.

Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 5. Has the world entered a new normal where the space has become the next frontier? Elucidate with suitable examples. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why …

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the introduction of African cheetahs into the Indian forests is a significant step forward in the conservation of the breed. Comment.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. 4.The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the introduction of African cheetahs into the Indian forests is a significant step forward in the conservation of the breed. Comment. (250 …

Recently the State of Andhra Pradesh was in news for the abolishment of the legislative council; going by the assertion that the ‘Upper House’ didn’t deserve to exist if it is rejecting key bills by violating rules . In such a situation critically examine the significance of the Legislative councils in the Indian parliamentary system.

Topic:   Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 3. Recently the State of Andhra Pradesh was in news for the abolishment of the legislative council; going by the assertion that the ‘Upper House’ didn’t deserve to exist if it is rejecting key …

Do you agree that the recent move to amend the MTP Act, 1971 is a progressive step towards empowerment of women as it looks beyond mere termination of pregnancy and aims to assure greater reproductive rights to women? Evaluate.

Topic:  Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Role of women. 2. Do you agree that the recent move to amend the MTP Act, 1971 is a progressive step towards empowerment of women as it looks beyond mere termination of pregnancy and aims to …