[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) May 13, 2020

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DAY – 60 (InstaTest-60): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Science & Technology, Previous year UPSC papers – 2002, Textbook based test 29 & 30, April 2020 CA

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Insights into Editorial: Contempt for labour: On dilution of labour laws

Context: The long-awaited labour law reforms by states may make it easier for factories and businesses to run efficiently amid the coronavirus-led economic crisis, but the relaxation in rules may also put at stake the interest of labourers and workers, with businesses getting a free hand. At a time when everyone is awaiting an early …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 May 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Supreme Court’s 4G Internet Order. 2. Global Nutrition Report.   GS Paper 3: 1. Rajasthan’s Krishi Kalyan fees. 2. Gujarat amends APMC Act.   Facts for Prelims: 1. FIR Aapke Dwar. 2. CHAMPIONS portal. 3. New GI tags. 4. About the Gandhi Peace Prize. 5. Counselling Helpline ‘Bharosa’ …

Gujarat amends APMC Act

Topics Covered: transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. Gujarat amends APMC Act What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the ordinance, key changes. For Mains: Significance and implications of these changes. Context: Following the Centre’s directive to States to amend their Agricultural Produce Markets …

Global Nutrition Report

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Global Nutrition Report What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the report and India’s performance. For Mains: Why malnutrition is on rise? How it can be addressed? Context: Global Nutrition Report 2020 has been released. The Global Nutrition Report was conceived following the first Nutrition for Growth Initiative Summit …

Supreme Court’s 4G Internet Order

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Supreme Court’s 4G Internet Order What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the verdict, key constitutional provisions involved. For Mains: Significance and implications of the verdict, concerns it has raised. Context: Supreme Court on May 11 refused to restore 4G internet in …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 May 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 – 2   Topic:  Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 1. Discuss the rationale of a second …

St. Thomas Aquinas argues that people can defy laws under certain circumstances. Do you agree? present your viewpoints with suitable justifications.

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 7. St. Thomas Aquinas argues that people can defy laws under certain circumstances. Do you agree? present your viewpoints with suitable justifications.(250 words) Reference:  Wilbur Marshal Urban Fundamentals of Ethics: Introduction …

Why it is important to integrate National and International agricultural markets? Examine and also discuss the purpose of APMC Act and related Issues.

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. Why it is important to integrate National and International agricultural markets? Examine and also discuss the purpose of …

Elaborate upon  the prospects of transforming rural India with the help of digital technologies.

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. 4. Elaborate upon  the prospects of transforming rural India with the help of digital technologies.(250 words) Reference:  weforum.org  Why …

Discuss the relationship between climate change and energy security in the context of India, explain the key issues involved and suggest solutions.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 3.Discuss the relationship between climate change and energy security in the context of India, explain the key issues involved and suggest solutions.(250 words) Reference:  pib.gov.in  Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of the speech rendered by Dr.Anil Kakodkar on the occasion of National …

What is ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’? Discuss the significance of self-reliance and self-efficiency in the times of crisis like the COVID pandemic.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. What is ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’? Discuss the significance of self-reliance and self-efficiency in the times of crisis like the COVID pandemic.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: Prime Minister announced a special economic package …

Discuss the rationale of a second chamber- the Rajya Sabha in the Indian Parliament.

Topic:  Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 1. Discuss the rationale of a second chamber- the Rajya Sabha in the Indian Parliament.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  , The Hindu  Why this question: The question is based on the series of article that have been narrating …