INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 10 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 10 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Guru Ravidas.   GS Paper 2: 1. Reservation in promotion in public posts not a fundamental right: SC. 2. Disha Police Stations. 3. Vigilance wing for Health in Kerala.   GS Paper 3: 1. Muktoshri- arsenic-resistant rice. …

Muktoshri- arsenic-resistant rice

Topics covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Muktoshri- arsenic-resistant rice What to study? For Prelims: What is Muktoshri? Arsenic contamination- effects. For Mains: Increasing arsenic contamination- issues, concerns, WHO guidelines. Context: West Bengal government’s rice research centre has come up with a new variety of rice called Muktoshri that can be grown …

Disha law

Topics Covered: Government policies and their working. Disha law What to study? For Prelims: what are they? For Mains: Significance and the need for the law, issues surrounding death sentence. Context: The Andhra Pradesh state government is preparing to implement the Disha Bill once it gets the nod of the President. As per the law, …

Reservation in promotion in public posts not a fundamental right: SC

Topics Covered: Indian constitution and historical underpinnings. Reservation in promotion in public posts not a fundamental right: SC What to study? For prelims: Names of relevant SC cases and constitutional provisions wrt to SC/ST welfare. For mains: Significance of Supreme Court verdict and its implications.  Context: The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the states are not bound to …

Guru Ravidas

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Guru Ravidas What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About Guru ravidas, teachings, important literary works and relevance today.  Context: Sant Ravidas Jayanti was celebrated on February 9th. About Guru Ravidas: Guru Ravidas was a North Indian mystic …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 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: Course correction for the Speaker’s office

Insights into Editorial: Course correction for the Speaker’s office Context: Recently, the Supreme Court of India while adjudicating upon the matter relating to the disqualification of MLAs in the Manipur Legislative Assembly under the Tenth Schedule in Keisham Meghachandra Singh vs. the Hon’ble Speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly & Ors. made a significant suggestion. The office …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PORNOGRAPHY- IMPACT ON CHILDREN & SOCIETY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PORNOGRAPHY- IMPACT ON CHILDREN & SOCIETY Introduction: The Adhoc Committee of the Rajya instituted by Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has made 40 far reaching recommendations to prevent sexual abuse of children and to contain access to and transmission of child pornography content on social media. The report of the Committee was …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and …

What are Moral Emotions? How are they different from basic emotions? Explain.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

“Gandhi’s martyrdom was his final sacrifice in his Altar for Hindu-Muslim harmony. “Elucidate.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

‘piracy is a global beast’, In this context, critically examine the challenges involved in the e-commerce sector with respect to the threats of counterfeits and piracy with special focus on India.

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. ‘piracy is a global beast’, In this context, critically examine the challenges involved in the e-commerce sector with respect to the threats of counterfeits and piracy with …

Discuss the advantages of disinvestment as a mode for mobilization of resources for the government with recent cases.

Topic:  Investment models. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4.Discuss the advantages of disinvestment as a mode for mobilization of resources for the government with recent cases. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: Union Minister of Finance recently announced that the government plans to sell …

Do you agree that India needs to have an open mind on trade in an economically interconnected and technologically inseparable world? Comment and suggest measures to be taken in this aspect.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3. Do you agree that India needs to have an open mind on trade in an economically interconnected and technologically inseparable world? Comment and suggest measures to be taken in this aspect. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: …

“Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India”. Do you agree? Comment and  Present your viewpoints with suitable arguments.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society 2.  “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India”. Do you agree? Comment and  Present your viewpoints with suitable arguments. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question expects us to discuss the evolved nature of caste system in India …

Chola bronze sculptures had set a new benchmark in the history of art and metallurgy”. Elucidate.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Chola bronze sculptures had set a new benchmark in the history of art and metallurgy”. Elucidate. (250 words) Reference: An introduction to Indian Art Part -I   Class XI  NCERT Why this question: The question is …