QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 12 March 2020 – Geography

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... …

WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic What to study? For Prelims: What is Pandemic? About COVID 19. For Mains: Implications of this declaration, significance and the way ahead. Context: As fresh coronavirus cases continue to be reported from different countries, the World Health Organization has finally declared the novel coronavirus a ‘pandemic‘. WHO …

Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 What to study? For Prelims: Key provisions of the act. For Mains: Criticisms surrounding, implications of this law and significance. Context: The Centre has asked states and Union Territories to invoke …

Consumer disputes redressal forum

Topics Covered: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Consumer disputes redressal forum What to study? For Prelims: Dispute redressal mechanism under Consumer Protection Act, various bodies, composition, ambit and appeals. For Mains: Significance and the need for dispute redressal mechanism. Context: A district consumer disputes redressal …

SC to hear Uttar Pradesh plea on Lucknow banners today

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. SC to hear Uttar Pradesh plea on Lucknow banners today Context: Uttar Pradesh government has challenged in Supreme Court an Allahabad High Court order to the district and police authorities in Lucknow to “forthwith” remove roadside banners displaying the personal details of …

Suspension of seven Cong. MPs revoked

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Suspension of seven Cong. MPs revoked Context: The Lok Sabha has passed a resolution revoking the suspension of seven Congress members with immediate effect.   This issue was recently covered in detail on: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2020/03/07/how-an-mp-is-suspended-from-lok-sabha-by-the-speaker/. …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- EPFO

 Introduction: 1st November is observed as the foundation day of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. The day marks the roll out of the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme on 1st November 1952. This was the first social security scheme under the EPF Act. Beginning its journey with a few lakh beneficiaries, the EPFO now services …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies …

What is a cyber-threat? Discuss numerous challenges associated with cyber threats along with steps taken by the government to prevent it.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money laundering and its prevention. 7. What is a cyber-threat? Discuss numerous challenges associated with cyber threats along with steps taken by the government to prevent it. (250 words) Why this question: …

Discuss the factors that ail India’s Free Trade Agreements. Explain what factors are necessary for efficient functioning of trade regime.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. Discuss the factors that ail India’s Free Trade Agreements. Explain what factors are necessary for efficient functioning of trade regime. (250 words) Reference:  Financial Express Why this question: The article brings out the factors that plague India’s FTAs. Key …

Discuss whether Indian agriculture sector is ready for UAV/drone technology application? Highlight the challenges and suggest solutions.

Topic:  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. 5. Discuss whether Indian agriculture sector is ready for UAV/drone technology application? Highlight the challenges and suggest solutions. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: The article …

“Blockchain technology solutions are facilitating newer ways of doing business with remarkable efficiency”, Elucidate.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 4. “Blockchain technology solutions are facilitating newer ways of doing business with remarkable efficiency”, Elucidate. (250 words) Reference:  Financial Express Why this question: The article brings out newer insights of the utility of Blockchain technology and …