What do you understand by Khazan farming? Discuss its importance in maintaining ecology? What are the challenge faced by Khazan farming and measures needed?

Topic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation. 5. What do you understand by Khazan farming? Discuss its importance in maintaining ecology? What are the challenge faced by Khazan farming and measures needed? (250 words) Reference: Down to Earth Why this question: The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa’s smallest protected area, like most other low-lying floodplains of …

Education is not only about tech; it is also about learning, interaction, and developing soft skills and social capital, which only brick-and-mortar schools can provide. Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. Education is not only about tech; it is also about learning, interaction, and developing soft skills and social capital, which only brick-and-mortar schools can provide. Critically examine. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu , Hindustan Times  Why this question: The author …

Society grappling with the COVID-19 virus the associated health crisis and issues of economic revival has missed out on the signals that reflect the impact of the pandemic on women. Comment.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization. 2. Society, grappling with the COVID-19 virus, the associated health crisis, and issues of economic revival, has missed out on the signals that reflect the impact of the pandemic on women. Comment. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express  , Indian Express  Why this question? The travails of women have increased …

Dadabhai Naoroji, throughout his career, stressed an Indian national identity which overrode religious, caste, class, or ethnic differences. However, India today is in critical need of remembering Naoroji’s brand of nationalism. Critically discuss.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. Dadabhai Naoroji, throughout his career, stressed an Indian national identity which overrode religious, caste, class, or ethnic differences. However, India today is in critical need of remembering Naoroji’s brand of nationalism. Critically discuss. (250 words). Reference: Indian …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 25 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 …

Tianwen-1:

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Tianwen-1: Context: On July 22, China launched its Mars mission. Known as Tianwen-1, the mission name is loosely translated to “questions to Heaven.” Key points you should know: China’s first Mars probe is called Tianwen-1 (formerly Huoxing 1). The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. Launched …

What is this Currency Swap Arrangement (CSA)?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. What is this Currency Swap Arrangement (CSA)? Context: The Reserve Bank of India has agreed to a $400 million currency swap facility for Sri Lanka till November 2022. What is this Currency Swap Arrangement (CSA)? An arrangement between two …

African Swine Fever (ASF):

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. African Swine Fever (ASF): Context: The porcine industry in Assam suffered major losses during the COVID-19 lockdown, which was followed by an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) that has killed more than 17,000 pigs in Assam and over 4,500 in Arunachal Pradesh. The current outbreak of ASF in India is the …

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G):

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G): Context: 1.10 crore houses completed under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin. About PMAY- G: …

Governors of States in India:

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Governors of States in India: Context: President of India has appointed Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttar Pradesh to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, in addition to her own duties. Governors of States in India: A governor …