INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 6 March 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Child Adoption Regulatory Authority (CARA). 2. NPR data useful for welfare schemes, says Union Home Ministry. 3. North East Venture Fund (NEVF). 4. Freedom in the World 2020. 5. International Criminal Court (ICC).   GS Paper 3: 1. Solar Charkha Mission. 2. International Conference on Nano Science and …

International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT)

Topics Covered: Nanotechnology related issues. International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT) What to study? For Prelims: Overview and key features of the mission. For Mains: Significance and relevance of the mission. Context: The International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT) under the aegis of Nano Mission, Department of Science and …

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Criminal Court (ICC) What to study? For Prelims: ICC- composition, functions and powers. For Mains: Significance of ICC orders and ICC reforms. Context: ‘Unanimous’ ICC gives go-ahead to probe Afghanistan alleged war crimes. Prosecutors have been given the green light to investigate alleged …

Freedom in the World 2020

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Freedom in the World 2020 What to study? For Prelims: Key findings and performance of various countries. For Mains: Concerns over India’s poor performance, reasons and what needs to be done? Context: Freedom in the World 2020 has been released by America based Freedom House. Top …

North East Venture Fund (NEVF)

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. North East Venture Fund (NEVF) What to study? For Prelims: Funding, investment and objectives. For Mains: Significance of the …

NPR data useful for welfare schemes, says Union Home Ministry

Topics Covered: RPA related issues. NPR data useful for welfare schemes, says Union Home Ministry What to study? For Prelims: NPR- features, provisions related and data to be collected. For Mains: Issues and controversies surrounding and ways to address them.  Context: The Union Home Ministry has informed a parliamentary panel that it proposes to collect …

Child Adoption Regulatory Authority (CARA)

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Child Adoption Regulatory Authority (CARA) What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on CARA. For Mains: Child adoption- guidelines, issues and ways to address them. Context: The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has invited suggestions and feedback for simplification of the adoption process from all stakeholders, including …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 6 March 2020 – Economy

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 Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 6 March 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 Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Discuss the factors responsible for …

How can government ensure that public servants stay happy in their workplace? If you are posted as a public servant, what measures will you take to ensure workers are happy?

Topic:  Work culture 7. How can government ensure that public servants stay happy in their workplace? If you are posted as a public servant, what measures will you take to ensure workers are happy? (250 words) Reference: Case study Why this question: The question aims to ascertain the relevance of public servants and their happiness …

Discuss the possible potential available for private care providers innovators and start-ups to partner in the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Topic:  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. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. Discuss the possible potential available …

What are the threats and challenges modeled by the use of crypto currencies as a substitute to the customary currencies? Explain.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights. 5. What are the threats and challenges modeled by the use of crypto currencies as a substitute to the customary currencies? Explain. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why this question: In April 2018, the Reserve Bank of …

Are Internet shutdowns healthy for India? Critically analyse and also comment on the recent trends associated and the laws governing it.

Topic:  Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks, Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges. 4.  Are Internet shutdowns healthy for India? Critically analyse and also comment on the recent trends associated and the laws governing it. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: Data on internet shutdowns in India which …

”Court spaces must be democratic, where Gandhi’s principle for the weakest and Ambedkar’s principle for Constitutional morality must apply.” Analyse the statement in the light of changing modus operandi of Indian Judiciary.

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3. ”Court spaces must be democratic, where Gandhi’s principle for the weakest and Ambedkar’s principle for Constitutional morality must apply.” Analyse the statement in the light of changing …

Medieval literature of India played a key role and led to the modern Indian languages taking shape and being born. Elucidate.

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2. Medieval literature of India played a key role and led to the modern Indian languages taking shape and being born. Elucidate. (250 words) Reference: CCRT INDIA.GOV.IN  Why this question: The question aims to analyse the …