INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 28 February 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Central Consumer Protection Authority. 2. Kerala High Court bans all forms of agitations in schools, colleges. 3. Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme. 4. 1000 springs initiative. 5. Pigmentary disorder. GS Paper 3: 1. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). 2. Farmers Producer Organisations. …

Farmers Producer Organisations

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers Farmers Producer Organisations What to study? For Prelims: What are FPOs? For Mains: Need for and significance. Context: …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

Topics Covered: Technology missions. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) What to study? For Prelims: Key features. For Mains: Significance. Context: Various projects sanctioned under the Unit scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The projects are spread across almost 17 States, leveraging an investment worth 406 Crore rupees. These projects envisage the creation …

1000 springs initiative

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. 1000 springs initiative What to study? For Prelims: Features of the scheme. For Mains: Springs- untapped potential and significance. Context: Launched recently. About 1000 springs initiative: It is an online portal on GIS-based Spring Atlas with the hydrological and chemical properties of the springs mentioned. Aim: To improve access to safe and …

National Science Day

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. National Science Day What to study? For Prelims: Raman Effect, NSD and other achievements of CV Raman. For Mains: Significance of the day. Context: 28th February is celebrated …

Pigmentary disorder

Topics Covered: Issues related to Health. Pigmentary disorder What to study? For Prelims: What is pigmentary disorder? For Mains: Social stigma associated and research needed. Context: Studies to understand the problem of pigmentary disorders is expected to get a major shot in the arm with Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance conferring an Intermediate Fellowship Award on …

Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme

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. Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme What to study? For Prelims: Features of the schemes …

Kerala High Court bans all forms of agitations in schools, colleges

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Kerala High Court bans all forms of agitations in schools, colleges What to study? For Prelims: Key observations made by the Court. For Mains: Implications and criticisms of the judgment. Context: The Kerala High Court has ruled that strikes, rallies and gheraos …

Central Consumer Protection Authority

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Central Consumer Protection Authority What to study? For Prelims: CCPA- objectives, composition and functions. For Mains: Significance and the need for CCPA. Context: The government is all set to establish a Central Consumer Protection Authority. What is the Central Consumer Protection Authority? The authority is being constituted …

Insights into Editorial: Ways to measure poverty in India — and why the numbers matter

Context: In recent, President Donald Trump praised India for having lifted “over 270 million people out of poverty” in “a single decade”. It also been highlighted that “12 Indian citizens are lifted out of extreme poverty every single minute of every single day”. What is poverty, and how is it measured? Poverty can be defined …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA – SRI LANKA RELATIONS

 Introduction: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a four-day state visit to India. He will hold talks on a number of key areas including trade, defence and maritime security cooperation, his office announced on Thursday. The visit, will be the Rajapaksa senior’s first overseas visit since his brother Gotabaya was elected President …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to …

Elaborate upon the positive effect that Accountability and moral competence have on ethical leadership in organizations.

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. Elaborate upon …

What do you understand by conscience as source of ethical guidance? Illustrate 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. 6. What do …

Water is a crucial concern of public health and the ecosystem of a country, more so for a country like India. Examine.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Water is a crucial concern of public health and the ecosystem of a country, more so for a country like India. Examine. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The controversy surrounding the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) report of November 2019 on drinking …

Climate change impact warnings for Eastern Ghats high spot the need for forest protection as an ecological imperative, Discuss the serious threat Eastern Ghats are facing and suggest remedies.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. Climate change impact warnings for Eastern Ghats high spot the need for forest protection as an ecological imperative, Discuss the serious threat Eastern Ghats are facing and suggest remedies. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The article talks about the Climate change impact …