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: …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 25 February 2020 – Art and Culture

INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ 2019 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information   Welcome to Insights IAS Static Quiz. We have already outlined details of this New Initiative HERE.     You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 25 February 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme. 2. Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified. 3. ‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report. 4. SPICe+ web form. 5. Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders.   GS Paper 3: 1. Artemis Program.   Facts for Prelims: 1. World’s largest …

Artemis Program

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Artemis Program What to study? For Prelims: Key features and objectives of Artemis. For Mains: Significance and relevance of the mission for future space programmes. Context: United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that it will begin to accept applications for astronauts under its Artemis programme …

Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders What to study? For Prelims: G20- objectives and significance. For Mains: Significance, membership, issues present and the need for reforms. Context: G20 meeting was held recently in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Saudi Arabia is the first Arab nation to hold the G20 …

SPICe+ web form

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. SPICe+ web form What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the web form. For Mains: need for and it’s significance. Context: As part of the Government of India’s …

‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. ‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report What to study? For Prelims: Key findings of the survey- performance of India and other countries. For Mains: Concerns expressed, challenges ahead and measures suggested. Context: ‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report was recently released by the WHO, UNICEF and the …

Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Law, key changes. For Mains: Need for this, significance and relevance of the changes. Context: Amendments …

Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the scheme.  Context: A high-level meeting to review progress of Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 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 a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please do …

Insights into Editorial: The Trump visit as India-U.S. trade booster?

  Context: The 45th American President will be in India on February 24-25. At stake during Mr. Trump’s visit is the prospect of more cooperation on trade and tariffs, the possibility of major defence deals and the optics of a mass welcome at the just-constructed Motera/Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad, which would hope to mirror …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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. 1. India will gain from its upcoming demographic opportunity only if policies and programmes are aligned to the demographic shift. Analyse. …