INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 04 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 04 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Gram Nyayalayas. 2. Recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission. 3. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).   GS Paper 3: 1. Locust attacks. 2. Global Go To Think Tank Index. 3. Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes(SATHI). …

REIT and InvIT

Topics Covered: Infrastructure. REIT and InvIT What to study? For Prelims: Features of InvIT and REIT. For Mains: Need for and significance of InvIT and REIT. Context: The proposal in the Union Budget to tax dividend in the hands of unit holders/ investors would hurt future InvITs and REITs, say real estate and infrastructure industry …

Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes(SATHI)

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. Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes(SATHI) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SATHI- key features, need for and significance. Context: The Department of Science & Technology …

Locust attacks

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage. Locust attacks What to study? For Prelims: What are locusts, how they affect crops? Affected countries. For Mains: Concerns, effects, challenges and ways to address them. Context: During the past few weeks, major locust attacks …

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Topics covered: 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. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key Highlights of the PMMVY, funding and …

Recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission

Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission What to study? For Prelims: About FC- composition, functions and objectives, key recommendations. For Mains: Significance and the …

Gram Nyayalayas

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Gram Nyayalayas What to study? For Prelims: What are they, how are they function? For Mains: Need for and significance. Context: The Supreme Court has directed the states, which are yet to come out with notifications for establishing ‘Gram Nyayalayas’, to do …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 February 2020   The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: Will Budget 2020 work in getting the Indian economy back on track?

Insights into Editorial: Will Budget 2020 work in getting the Indian economy back on track? Context: Union Budget of India is the country’s comprehensive Annual Financial Statement. The Union Budget consists of a detailed account of the government’s finances, its revenues from various sources and expenditures to be incurred on different activities that it will …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 February 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and …

In the recent times there has been uproar to review the open ended procurement policy, Discuss what the policy is about? And explain how does the government decide minimum support price for the farmers?

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 7. In the recent times there has been uproar to review the open ended procurement policy, Discuss what the policy is about? And …

Do you think privatization of health and education sectors in India can bring transformational shift in the current social indicators? Examine with suitable cases.

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. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. Do you think privatization of …

What is Money Laundering? How does Money Laundering work? Discuss various steps taken by government of India to prevent money laundering.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 5. What is Money Laundering? How does Money Laundering work? Discuss various steps taken by government of India to prevent money laundering. (250 words) Reference: Legal Service India …