While humans have been manipulating organisms for their benefit since at least the dawn of agriculture, and genetic editing has created a few artificial organisms in recent years, the latest research that brings “Xenobot”; world’s first living machines is the new breakthrough element. Do you agree? Debate from the ethical perspective.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships based Case study. 7. While humans have been manipulating organisms for their benefit since at least the dawn of agriculture, and genetic editing has created a few artificial organisms in recent years, …

Briefly elucidate upon the steps taken by India for strengthening IPR focused on technology and innovation.

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. Briefly elucidate upon the steps taken by India for …

Explain the key features of National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020 (NBDS) also discuss How can Biotechnology be used to address various issues in India?

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. Explain the key features of National Biotechnology Development Strategy …

Discuss the objectives of National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme. Why should the tribal pockets be mainstreamed? Explain.

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4. Discuss the objectives of National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme. Why should the tribal pockets be mainstreamed? Explain.(250 words) News …

For a sustainable Universal healthcare model, maintaining a balanced trade-off between cost, quality and access to healthcare services is critical, Discuss in the context of India’s Ayushman Bharat and suggest the key takeaways that India can borrow from the famous Brazilian model of UHC.

Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. For a sustainable Universal healthcare model, maintaining a balanced trade-off between cost, quality and access to healthcare services is …

Unifying post-partition India and princely states under one administration was perhaps the most important task facing the political leadership. Explain.

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2. Unifying post-partition India and princely states under one administration was perhaps the most important task facing the political leadership. Explain. (250 words) Post independence India – Bipin Chandra Why this question: The question is direct and from the sections of GS Paper I and aims to …

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 …