INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 15 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 15 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Apiary on Wheels. 2. Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) issue. 3. BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation).   GS Paper 3: 1. Future of Earth 2020. 2. SyRI- an identification mechanism.   GS …

Future of Earth 2020

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Future of Earth 2020 What to study? For Prelims: The five risks and other key findings. For Mains: Concerns and challenges ahead, ways to address them. Context: The Future of Earth 2020 report has been released by the South Asia Future Earth Regional Office, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian …

BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation).

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. BIMSTEC What to study? For prelims and mains: BIMSTEC- members, objectives, significance and need for reforms. Context: The 2nd Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Disaster Management Exercise was recently conducted in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The focus of the 2nd edition of …

Apiary on Wheels

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 Apiary on Wheels What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key objectives and features, significance. Context: The Ministry of …

Insights into Editorial: Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print

Insights into Editorial: Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print Context: In Recent, the Global Hunger Index, reported that India suffers from “serious” hunger, ranked 102 out of 117 countries, and that just a tenth of children between six to 23 months are fed a minimum acceptable diet. With the largest number of undernourished people in …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CENSUS- CHALLENGES & IMPORTANCE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CENSUS- CHALLENGES & IMPORTANCE Introduction: Amid rising instances of field enumerators coming under attack across at least three states for some of the ongoing NSS surveys and gathering mistrust over CAA and NRC, the house-listing operation and the updation of the National Population Register, set to begin in April for Census …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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   1. Discuss the historical and current engagements of India with Africa. Why is …

The auditing profession plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the Indian capital markets, but recent audit failures are renewing doubts about whether the country’s largest accounting firms are truly serving the public interest. Critically examine and suggest measures to overcome the challenges.

6. The auditing profession plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the Indian capital markets, but recent audit failures are renewing doubts about whether the country’s largest accounting firms are truly serving the public interest. Critically examine and suggest measures to overcome the challenges.(250 words) Reference: Indian Express

The United States Trade Representatives (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed countries, removing India from the list of countries that are designated as developing, what does this indicate for India? Discuss and elaborate on the pros and cons.

4. The United States Trade Representatives (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed countries, removing India from the list of countries that are designated as developing, what does this indicate for India? Discuss and elaborate on the pros and cons.(250 words) Reference: Indian Express (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed …