RSTV: POLICY WATCH- PERMANENT COMMISSION TO WOMEN ARMY OFFICERS

 Introduction:             The Supreme Court granted women the right to permanent commission and the right to command. The petition was filed by a group of 332 women officers, who joined the army from 1993 onwards. Their petition was partially accepted by the Delhi High Court in March 2010. At the time of filing the …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 26 February 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Elections to Rajya Sabha. 2. Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA). 3. H1N1 infection.   GS Paper 3: 1. What are Mason Bonds? 2. Blue Dot Network. 3. World Air Quality Report 2019.   GS Paper  : 2   Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct …

Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA)

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Composition, mandate, functions and significance of CWMA. Context: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have strongly objected to Karnataka’s bid to seek approval for the Mekedatu dam project at the fifth Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) meeting …

Elections to Rajya Sabha

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Elections to Rajya Sabha What to study? For Prelims: Procedure, eligibility and voting. For Mains: Significance of upper house, criticisms and reforms necessary. Context: The biennial elections for 55 Rajya Sabha seats will take place on …

Insights into Editorial: Youth can be a clear advantage for India

Introduction: A study on demographic dividend in India by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) throws up two interesting facts. One, the window of demographic dividend opportunity in India is available for five decades from 2005-06 to 2055-56, longer than any other country in the world. Second, and more interesting, is the fact that this demographic …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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 – 2   Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1. While both India and the U.S sit together for bilaterals, the …

Many values have relatively little direct connection with ethics, but many other values are in essence concerned with what is right or good and can be described as ethical values. Discuss with suitable examples.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7.  Many values …

Discuss the ethical challenges that the process of globalization has provoked. Also recommend ways to overcome these challenges.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 6. Discuss the …

What is the current status of the green building sector in India? Is the dream of making “GRIHA for Affordable Housing” a policy idea in the right direction? Comment.

Topic:   Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. What is the current status of the green building sector in India? Is the dream of making “GRIHA for Affordable Housing” a policy idea in the right direction? Comment. (250 words) Reference: The Hindustan Times Why this question: The author talks about the idea …

What are the major causes of Man – wildlife conflicts? What are the ways to prevent human animal conflicts? Explain.

Topic:   Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4. What are the major causes of Man – wildlife conflicts? What are the ways to prevent human animal conflicts? Explain. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: The article highlights the fact that Mitigating human-wildlife conflict must factor in incentives for local communities …

Discuss the concept of Data localization envisioned by the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019. What are the concerns associated with operationalizing data localization in India? Explain.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges 3. Discuss the concept of Data localization envisioned by the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019. What are the concerns associated with operationalizing data localization in India? Explain. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why this question: …

The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data suggest that sedition law remains as relevant as ever with sedition arrests increasing in recent years. Critically analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure. 2. The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data suggest that sedition law remains as relevant as ever with sedition arrests increasing in recent years. Critically analyse.(250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why this question: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), though, has only …

While both India and the U.S sit together for bilaterals, the Pakistan factor may continue to be an irritant in the larger scheme of the strategic partnership. Discuss what the challenges before India are and suggest solutions.

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1. While both India and the U.S sit together for bilaterals, the Pakistan factor may continue to be an irritant in the larger scheme of the strategic partnership. Discuss what the challenges before India are and suggest solutions. (250 words) Reference: …