[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) August 12, 2020

  JOIN Insta Classes 2021 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DRINKING WATER: QUALITY & CHALLENGES

 Introduction: Mumbai residents need not buy reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers as a study by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has found samples of tap water collected from the financial capital compliant with the Indian standards for drinking water. However, other metro cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai failed in almost 10 out of …

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 13 August

विषय – सूची: सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. प्रधानमंत्री स्ट्रीट वेंडर आत्मनिर्भर निधि (पीएम स्वनिधि)   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. कृषि मेघ 2. बिजनेस रिस्पांसिबिलिटी रिपोर्टिंग 3. COVID-19 परीक्षण हेतु CSIR की ‘मेगा लैब’ 4. ‘एक विश्व, एक सूर्य, एक ग्रिड’ कार्यक्रम (OSOWOG) 5. वाघों की संख्या में वृद्धि किस प्रकार की जा सकती है? 6. मानव-हाथी संघर्ष …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 August 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 …

Forest Ministry releases guide to managing human-elephant conflict

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Forest Ministry releases guide to managing human-elephant conflict: Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has compiled the best practices of human-elephant conflict management in India. These include: Retaining elephants in their natural habitats by creating water sources and management of forest fires. Elephant Proof trenches in Tamil Nadu. …

How the tiger can regain its stripes?

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. How the tiger can regain its stripes? Context: Two legal instruments that have enabled tiger recoveries in India are: The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980, which reinforced Project Tiger. How was this achieved? The political leadership and field efforts behind this recovery had to overcome …

One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative: Context: The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has put calls for proposals to the One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative on hold till further notice. About the initiative: OSOWOG initiative was proposed by India to set up a framework for …

CSIR moots ‘mega labs’ to boost COVID-19 testing

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. CSIR moots ‘mega labs’ to boost COVID-19 testing: Context: To speed up testing as well as improve the accuracy of testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases, the Council of …

What is Business Responsibility Reporting?

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. What is Business Responsibility Reporting? Why in News? Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) releases the Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting. Key recommendations: A new reporting framework called the ‘Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR)’ …

Krishi Megh

Topics Covered: e-technology in the aid of farmers. Krishi Megh: Context: Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services).  What is it? Krishi Megh is the data recovery centre of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). Details: Krishi Megh has been …

PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi)

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Context: The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry recently said over 5 lakh applications had been received under the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme for …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर – 2020] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 13 अगस्त 2020

How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन –1   विषय: स्वतंत्रता संग्राम- इसके विभिन्न चरण और देश के विभिन्न भागों से इसमें अपना योगदान देने वाले महत्त्वपूर्ण व्यक्ति/उनका योगदान। 1. “भारत की स्वतंत्रता केवल औपनिवेशिक ब्रिटिश शासन के अंत से ही सम्बंधित …

Insights into Editorial: The future of Indian secularism

Context: Recent event of the Prime Minister attending the inauguration of Ayodhya temple under official capacity. It is argued that this is against the principle of secularism where the state cannot promote any one religion and must treat all religions equally. Secularism during freedom struggle: Indian freedom movement was characterized by secular tradition and ethos …