DAY – 38 (InstaTest-38): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Science & Technology, Textbook based test 28, July 2019 CA

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Insights into Editorial: Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion

  Introduction: Rapid human population growth poses many challenges, especially food shortages, malnutrition, limited means of irrigation and shrinking land resources besides deteriorating environmental quality. Asia is the largest producer of rice in the world, with India, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Bangladesh being among the top producers. Rice plays an important role in Indian agriculture, …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 21, 2020

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INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 21 April 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Why govt is encouraging ethanol production? 2. How Kerala’s Kasaragod has fought coronavirus? 3. Additional trade barriers violate WTO’s principle of non-discrimination: China. 4. COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility. 5. New Development Bank.   GS Paper 3: 1. PM-KISAN Scheme. 2. What is Monetary Policy and Monetary Policy …

Artificial Neural Networks based global Ionospheric Model (ANNIM)

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Artificial Neural Networks based global Ionospheric Model (ANNIM) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The model, how it operates and all about ionosphere.  Context: Researchers from Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Navi Mumbai, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, have developed a …

What Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. What Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)? What to study? For Prelims: MPC- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Significance of monetary policy, role of RBI and how is it managed? Context: The rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will be meeting …

PM KISAN

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions. PM KISAN What to study? For Prelims: Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance and performance of the scheme. Context: Under PM-KISAN Scheme Rs. 17,793 crores …

New Development Bank

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. New Development Bank What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NDB- roles, composition, objectives and functions. Context: Finance Minister of India recently attended the 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank through video-conference. About the New Development Bank: It …

COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the new fund, target groups and about IFAD. For Mains: Significance and the need for supportive measures for the poor worldwide. Context: Given the magnitude of the challenge presented by the COVID-19 …

Additional trade barriers violate WTO’s principle of non-discrimination: China

Topics Covered: India and neighbours. Additional trade barriers violate WTO’s principle of non-discrimination: China What to study? For Prelims: Latest FDI measures announced. For Mains: Need for and significance of these measures, China’s concerns. Context: China has said that the additional barriers set by India for investors from specific countries violate World Trade Organisation’s principle of non-discrimination, and go against …

How Kerala’s Kasaragod has fought coronavirus?

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. How Kerala’s Kasaragod has fought coronavirus? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of successful models in containing COVID 19 spread and how and why these models should be replicated across the country? Context: Recently, the Centre …

Why govt is encouraging ethanol production?

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Why govt is encouraging ethanol production? What to study? For Prelims: ethanol- production and benefits. For Mains: Need for blending and the demand for increased production? Context: Surplus rice available with the FCI is allowed …

Insights into Editorial: How coronavirus cases doubled in India, elsewhere

Context: The Health Ministry circulated a chart comparing India’s doubling rate for COVID-19 with those of seven other countries, including the six that had the highest number of cases as of that date. Doubling rate here refers to how many days it takes for a country’s case count to double. While the doubling rate of …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Akbar was a great social …