Insights into Editorial: Why emergency basic income a must now for India

Introduction: The prime minister’s appeal for a nation-wide ‘self-imposed Janata curfew’ has been a success. It has demonstrated that people can go beyond their political leanings and cooperate with the government to face the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.  But extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. India’s informal economy has about 50 crore working …

DAY – 31 (InstaTest-31): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Art & Culture, Subject-wise Test 2 & 15 Revision, Textbook based Test 19 to 23 Revision, February 2020 CA

GIVE THESE INSTA TESTS NO MATTER WHAT’S GOING TO  BE YOUR SCORE OR HOW MUCH UNDER-PREPARED YOU ARE!. DON’T RUN AWAY FROM WHAT’S DIFFICULT! THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS   STRATEGY – Towards smart preparation in Uncertain times – How to Clear UPSC IAS Prelims? Click Here MOTIVATION – I am finding InstaTests Difficult …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 14, 2020

NOTE: In the following I-CAN series every day a Mains question is given and its answer is discussed on the following day. You will learn how to write effective answer through this initiative. You will feel the ‘I CAN also write answers’ – once you start following this series. Topic covered so far in this …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 April 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. CollabCAD 2. World Chagas Disease Day.   GS Paper 3: 1. Business Correspondents. 2. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme. 3. What is helicopter money?   Facts for Prelims: 1. Festivals being celebrated in several parts of country. 2. Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).   GS Paper  : 2 …

What is helicopter money?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues related. What is helicopter money? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Helicopter money, features, need for and significance? How is it different from quantitative easing? Context: Amid rising concerns over economic crisis that has been triggered by the COVID-19 lockdown; Helicopter Money is one concept that …

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme What to study? For Prelims: Features of the SGB scheme. For Mains: The scheme and its significance for India. Context: Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue …

Business Correspondents

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Business Correspondents What to study? For Prelims: What are CSCs and who are BCs, BCs- objectives, eligibility and functions. For Mains: Significance and measures for financial inclusion. Context: SHG women working as Business Correspondents for banks (BC Sakhis) and Bank Sakhis playing a vital role in …

World Chagas Disease Day

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. World Chagas Disease Day What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Chagan disease- causes, symptoms and treatment. Context: On April 14, 2020, World Chagas Disease Day is being observed for the first time. The day is observed to spread awareness about this “silent and silenced disease”. The 72nd World …

CollabCAD

Topics covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. CollabCAD What to study? For Prelims: AIM, ATL and their important features, what is CollabCAD? For Mains: Various initiatives to promote innovation and their significance. Context: Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog & National Informatics Centre (NIC) jointly launched CollabCAD in ATL schools. What is CollabCAD? It …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ROAD AHEAD FOR TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

 Introduction: The cascading effect of the global coronavirus pandemic is crippling the tourism and hospitality industry at an “astonishing pace”. Media reports suggest Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) in India have come down by about 67 per cent annually in the January-March quarter, while for domestic tourists, the figure is lower by nearly 40 per …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 April 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:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment 1. With their distinctive issues and vulnerability, people with disabilities need much more upkeep …

”Gandhi’s ecological intelligence warned us of making a cult of materialism that will recoil on itself and have what we consume, consume us.” Elaborate.

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7. ”Gandhi’s ecological intelligence warned us of making a cult of materialism that will recoil on itself and have what we consume, consume us.” Elaborate. (250 words) Reference:  Hindustan …

knowledge-era technologies, in contrast to industrial-era technologies, promote democratization and facilitate decentralisation, do you agree? Present your analysis with suitable examples.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6. knowledge-era technologies, in contrast to industrial-era technologies, promote democratization and facilitate decentralisation, do you agree? Present your analysis with suitable examples.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: The …

CAG is instrumental in securing accountability of the executive to the Parliament in the sphere of financial administration. Elaborate. Enumerate the provisions made in the Constitution to ensure the independence of the CAG.

Topic:  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 4. CAG is instrumental in securing accountability of the executive to the Parliament in the sphere of financial administration. Elaborate. Enumerate the provisions made in the Constitution to ensure the independence of the CAG. (250 …

Discuss the contributions of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in bringing Rights of Dalit and Marginalized community in the country.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 3. Discuss the contributions of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in bringing Rights of Dalit and Marginalized community in the country. (250 words) Reference:  Business Insider  Why this question: Personalities are always an area of interest for UPSC …