INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 October 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 …

“The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” Report

Topics Covered: Disaster management. “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” Report: Context: Released recently by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Key findings: Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years. 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, affecting 4.2 billion …

India Energy Modeling Forum

Topics: Infrastructure- Energy. India Energy Modeling Forum: Context: NITI Aayog Announces Governing Structure of India Energy Modelling Forum. The governing structure of IEMF will consist of: An inter-ministerial: The committee will be convened by NITI Aayog and headed by its CEO, and comprise senior officials from the ministries of petroleum and natural gas; power; new …

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

Topics Covered: Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog: Context: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog begins nationwide campaign to celebrate “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan” – Promoting extensive use of cow-dung/ Panchgavya products this Diwali Festival. RKA aims reaching 11 crore families to ignite 33 crore Diyas made of cow-dung during this year’s Deepawali festival. Significance of the …

What is line of credit?

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. What is line of credit? Context: Delhi, Male ink $400-mn pact for connectivity. The line of credit (LoC) will fund the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP). What is Line of Credit (LOC)? The Line of Credit is …

Nobel Prize in Economics

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Nobel Prize in Economics: Context: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” Their contributions: Robert Wilson showed …

GST Compensation

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. GST Compensation: Context: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has failed again to reach an agreement on the contentious issue of borrowings to meet shortfalls in cess collections used to recompense the States for revenue losses from the …

What is the ”Enhanced Follow-up” list?

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. What is the ”Enhanced Follow-up” list? Context: Noting that Pakistan’s measures against money laundering and terror financing “is not yet sufficient to justify a re-rating”, the Asia Pacific Group of FATF has retained the country on its ‘Enhanced Follow-up’ list. This …

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): Context: 7th Justice Ministers’ Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States to be hosted by Union Law Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 16th October, 2020. About the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): It is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. …

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Asian Development Bank (ADB): Context: ADB, India sign $270 million loan to improve urban services in 64 Madhya Pradesh small cities. About ADB: It is a regional development bank. established on 19 December 1966. headquartered — Manila, Philippines. official United Nations Observer.  Who can …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION

 Introduction: National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into being from 25 September and the six-decade-old Indian Medical Council Act 1956 has been repealed. There are four autonomous boards under the NMC Act— the Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB), the Post-Graduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB), the Medical Assessment and Rating Board and the Ethics and …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) October 10 to 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 CAN …

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs in Hindi , September 2020

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs in Hindi, September 2020   Click the link below to download the compilation: InsightsIAS Current Affairs in Hindi – September 2020   Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos

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

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन – 2   विषय: संघ और राज्यों के कार्य और उत्तरदायित्व, संघीय ढांचे से संबंधित मुद्दे और चुनौतियां, स्थानीय स्तर तक शक्तियों और वित्त का वितरण एवं उससे सम्बद्ध चुनौतियां। 1. शहरी स्थानीय निकायों …

Insights into Editorial: Redefining cities: A new urban consensus

  Introduction: In policymaking and the consequent activities of legislative and executive responses and budgetary allocations, the fundamental step that decides the course of action is the definition of the issue at hand. After COVID, we have been forced to redefine issues so that we can make the most of what lies ahead. The way …