[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) July 15, 2020

  JOIN Insights Prelims TEST SERIES and Mains (IPM) TEST SERIES – 2021 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’ …

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 16 July

विषय – सूची: सामान्य अध्ययन-I 1. वैश्विक जनसंख्या प्रवृत्तियों पर एक अध्ययन   सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. सक्रिय औषधीय सामग्री (API) पर रिपोर्ट 2. शिशु निमोनिया के निवारण हेतु पहले स्वदेश निर्मित टीके को स्वीकृति 3. भारत ऊर्जा मॉडल फोरम 4. एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB)   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. संयुक्त अरब अमीरात का पहला मंगल मिशन …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 16 July 2020

InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their static …

Dolphin number dips in Chambal river

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Dolphin number dips in Chambal river Madhya Pradesh forest department has released the latest Dolphin census report. Key findings: There are just 68 dolphins left in 435-kilometre-long Chambal river sanctuary which passes through three states (Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan). Dolphins’ number in Chambal river has been reduced by …

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Asian Development Bank (ADB) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as its vice-president (V-P) for private sector operations and public-private partnerships. About ADB: It is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966. headquartered — Manila, Philippines. official United …

India Energy Modeling Forum

India Energy Modeling Forum In the recent joint working group meeting of the Sustainable Growth Pillar, an India Energy Modeling Forum was launched. Composition: The forum would include knowledge partners, data agencies and concerned government ministries. NITI Aayog will initially coordinate the activities of the forum and finalizing its governing structure. Background: Sustainable Growth Pillar …

First indigenous vaccine for infant pneumonia approved

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. First indigenous vaccine for infant pneumonia approved The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the first fully indigenously developed conjugate vaccine for pneumonia- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine. It has been developed by the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd, This vaccine is used for active immunisation against invasive …

Report on ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Report on ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The report titled ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients- Status, Issues, Technology Readiness, and Challenges’ was brought out recently by Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous organization under the Department of Science & Technology. Major …

A study on world population trends

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. A study on world population trends A study was conducted by researchers at University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). It analysed population trends in 195 countries. It used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 July 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. The COVID-19 pandemic has had …

Discuss the impact of Social influence on public services?

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. Discuss the …

The COVID-19 pandemic could be the “perfect storm” for reinforcing stereotypes about certain vulnerable sections. Analyze.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6. The COVID-19 pandemic could be the “perfect storm” for reinforcing stereotypes about certain vulnerable sections. Analyze. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu , apa.org Why this question: History has shown that epidemics and pandemics tend …

What do you understand by “coordinated social engineering attack”? Examine the threats posed by such attacks and to what extent is India ready in facing such cybersecurity challenges.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security. 5. What do you understand by “coordinated social engineering attack”? Examine the threats posed by such attacks and to what extent is India ready in facing such cybersecurity challenges. (250 words) Reference: …

The contribution of a melting ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland leading to sea-level rise be significant and challenging to entire globe and humanity. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. The contribution of a melting ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland leading to sea-level rise be significant and challenging to entire globe and humanity. Discuss. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why this question: Scientists have warned that oceans are likely to rise as much …