DAY – 3(InstaTest-3): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – ECONOMY, Subject-wise Test 20, Textbook-wise Test 3 and June 2019 CA

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INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 17 March 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. State Election Commissions. 2. What are starred questions? 3. Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019. 4. West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act.   GS Paper 3: 1. Appropriation Bill. 2. Bharat Stage Emission Standards (BSES). 3. Uranium Contamination in Ground Water.   Facts for Prelims: 1. Article 80. 2. …

Uranium Contamination in Ground Water

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Uranium Contamination in Ground Water What to study? For Prelims: Uranium and contamination, affected states. For Mains: Effects, concerns and ways to prevent. Context: A report on Uranium Contamination in ground water in Parliament. What is the acceptable limit? The Indian Standard IS 10500: 2012 …

What are Bharat Stage Emission Standards (BSES)?

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. What are Bharat Stage Emission Standards (BSES)? What to study? For Prelims: BS norms and components. For Mains: Need for and significance of these norms. Context: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has said it has approached the Supreme Court seeking directions to ensure that …

Appropriation Bill

Topics Covered: Government Budgeting. Appropriation Bill What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, procedure followed and significance. Context: The Lok Sabha has passed the Appropriation Bill 2020-21 that empowers the government to draw over ₹110 lakh crore from the Consolidated Fund of India for its working, as well as for the implementation of its …

West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act What to study? For Prelims: Key provisions of the act. For Mains: Criticisms surrounding, implications of this law and significance. Context: West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act. Details of the Epidemic Diseases …

Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020 Context: Parliament Passes Central Sanskrit Universities Bill 2020. Covered previously on: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2020/03/03/how-the-centres-planned-sanskrit-universities-will-function/. Insta Link: Prelims Link: Central vs State universities. What are deemed universities? Sanskrit- origin, roots and protection. Bill …

What are starred questions?

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. What are starred questions? What to study? For Prelims and mains: Difference between Starred and unstarred questions, supplementary questions. Context: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently said his right as an MP to ask a supplementary question in Lok Sabha was taken …

State Election Commission

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. State Election Commission What to study? For Prelims: SEC- composition, functions and powers. For Mains: Issues surrounding their autonomy and functioning, ways to address them. Context: The Andhra Pradesh government has filed petitions in the Supreme Court and the High Court …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 17 March 2020 – Art and Culture

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Insights into Editorial: Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record

  Recent Motor Vehicles Act, 2019: Union Transport Minister has expressed optimism that the significant amendments made to the Motor Vehicles Act have begun reducing the terrible death toll due to accidents on India’s roads. Road accidents can affect people’s livelihood and push them into poverty. Studies show that poor households go into debt by …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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:  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of globalization on …

Discuss the possible role that Behavioural economics can play in the fight against Covid-19.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7.  Discuss the possible role that Behavioural economics can play in the fight against Covid-19. (250 words) Reference: Hindustan Times Why this question: The question aims to discuss the possible role that Behavioural economics …

Explain what constitutes a notified disaster. Discuss how the State Disaster Relief Fund is used by the government to handle such situations.

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management. 6. Explain what constitutes a notified disaster. Discuss how the State Disaster Relief Fund is used by the government to handle such situations.(250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: The article explains in what way declaring COVID-19 a ‘notified disaster’ help tackle the situation. Key demand of the question: …

Discuss the probable concerns associated with the  new policy that aims to  lend legal recognition to shifting cultivation as a form of agroforestry also suggest a way forward.

Topic:  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. 5. Discuss the probable concerns associated with the  new policy that aims to  lend legal recognition to shifting cultivation …

Should death penalty be given no relevance in a progressive and modern international era? Analyse amidst the legal remedy that the convicts of Deli gang rape case are preparing to avail.

Topic:  organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 4. Should death penalty be given no relevance in a progressive and modern international era? Analyse amidst the legal remedy that the convicts of Deli gang rape case are preparing to avail.  (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: Three death row convicts in …

To what extent is it justified for the Judges to take up positions in the government post-retirement? Discuss its impact on impartiality and integrity of the judiciary.

Topic:  Organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 3. To what extent is it justified for the Judges to take up positions in the government post-retirement? Discuss its impact on impartiality and integrity of the judiciary. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: The government on Monday nominated former Chief Justice of …