A flawed business model that monetises hate and finds it more lucrative to polarise opinions — rather than bridge them — needs to be upended, before resorting to merely deplatforming sources of hate speech. Critically Analyse.

5. A flawed business model that monetises hate and finds it more lucrative to polarise opinions — rather than bridge them — needs to be upended, before resorting to merely deplatforming sources of hate speech. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Reference: orfonline.org

The RBI has proposed a significant shift in its regulatory approach towards India’s non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), from a general approach of light touch regulation to one that monitors larger players almost as closely as it does banks. Critically examine the impacts of further stringent monitoring of NBFC’s.

4. The RBI has proposed a significant shift in its regulatory approach towards India’s non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), from a general approach of light touch regulation to one that monitors larger players almost as closely as it does banks. Critically examine the impacts of further stringent monitoring of NBFC’s. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu

Over the past year, India has been exploring the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S, but this move was not adequately reciprocated. Critically analyze the impact a FTA with the U.S would have on India.

3. Over the past year, India has been exploring the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S, but this move was not adequately reciprocated. Critically analyze the impact a FTA with the U.S would have on India. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express

Enumerating, describing and understanding the population of a society and what people have access to, and what they are excluded from, is important not only for social scientists but also for policy practitioners and the government. Examine.

2.  Enumerating, describing and understanding the population of a society and what people have access to, and what they are excluded from, is important not only for social scientists but also for policy practitioners and the government. Examine. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu 

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 29 January 2021

  विषयसूची  सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. राष्ट्रपति का अभिभाषण 2. आंध्रप्रदेश राज्य निर्वाचन आयुक्त द्वारा दो आईएएस अधिकारियों की भर्त्सना 3. शहरी स्थानीय निकाय (ULB) सुधारों को पूर्ण करने वाला राजस्थान पांचवा राज्य 4. कोविड-19 प्रदर्शन रैंकिंग 5. चीन के साथ संबंधों को आगे बढाने हेतु विदेश मंत्री के सुझाव 6. विश्व स्वर्ण परिषद 7. संयुक्त …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 29 January 2021

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 …

A global challenge to deliver vaccine, says WHO executive board

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. A global challenge to deliver vaccine, says WHO executive board: Context: If 2020 was the year of discovery of COVID-19 vaccines, 2021 will be the year India faces the challenge of getting them to people across the world who most need it, Union Health …

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the “Iran deal”

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the “Iran deal”: Context: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently confirmed that if Iran were to become compliant with the terms of the now defunct Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action …

World Gold Council

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. World Gold Council: Context: As per WGC, Gold demand in India hit a 25-year low at 446.4 tonnes in 2020, compared with 690.4 tonnes in 2019 due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown and on account of record high prices. Gold & Economy: As Currency: Gold …

Jaishankar suggests way forward for China ties

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Jaishankar suggests way forward for China ties: Context: Calling 2020 as a year of “exceptional stress” in a relationship “profoundly disturbed” by the border crisis, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has said a recognition of “mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests” was key to repairing India-China relations. …

COVID-19 performance ranking

Topics Covered: Issues related to Health. COVID-19 performance ranking: Context: The COVID-19 “performance index” has been put together by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank. About the Index: The index seeks “to gauge the relative performance of countries”. The index is based on six different indicators, including confirmed cases and deaths per million people …

Rajasthan becomes the 5th State to complete Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms

Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Rajasthan becomes the 5th State to complete Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms: Context: Rajasthan has become the 5thState in the country to successfully undertake …

SEC censures two IAS officers A.P. govt. objects

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. SEC censures two IAS officers, A.P. govt. objects: Context: The Andhra Pradesh government has “objected” to the censure notices issued by State Election Commissioner N. Ramesh Kumar to two senior IAS officials over preparations for the local body elections. What’s …