INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 February 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 …

New ‘Public Sector Enterprise Policy’

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. New ‘Public Sector Enterprise Policy’: Context: The government recently released a new ‘Public Sector Enterprise Policy’. Under the New Policy: Strategic: Atomic energy, space, defence, trans and telecom, power, petro, coal, other minerals, banking, insurance and financial …

Govt. likely file appeal against Cairn arbitration award

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Govt. likely file appeal against Cairn arbitration award: Context: The Centre is likely to file an appeal against the $1.4 billion international arbitration award won by Cairn Energy in a tax dispute. The government intends to defend …

P-Notes

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. P-Notes: Context: Participatory notes of Overseas Derivative Instruments have a tendency to raise the hackles of the regulators. Outstanding P-notes hitting a 31-month high in November is likely to have caused considerable consternation. What’s the Concern? These instruments have …

Sri Lankan Tamils issue

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Sri Lankan Tamils issue: Context: Though Sri Lanka’s armed conflict ended in 2009, the entrenched impunity for the deaths of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in what the United Nations called a “bloodbath” has kept the conflict on the Human Rights Council’s agenda ever since. What happened …

SC refuses petition against M.P. ordinance

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. SC refuses petition against M.P. ordinance: Context: The Supreme Court has declined to entertain a petition challenging the validity of the controversial Madhya Pradesh ordinance regulating religious conversions through inter-faith marriages. Instead, it asked the …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR- 2021] मिनी सिक्योर रिवीजन टेस्ट: 20 फरवरी 2021

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन – 1   1. पल्लव, चोल एवं पांड्य राजवंशों द्वारा कला के क्षेत्र में किये गए योगदान पर एक संक्षिप्त लेख लिखिए। (250 शब्द)  सन्दर्भ: भारतीय कला एवं संस्कृति: नितिन सिंघानिया   सामान्य अध्ययन …

Insights into Editorial: Why India is opening up the Geo-spatial sector

    Context: The Ministry of Science and Technology released new guidelines for the Geo-spatial sector in India, which deregulates existing protocol and liberalises the sector to a more competitive field. The past decade has seen an increase in the use of geo-spatial data in daily life with various apps such as food delivery, e-commerce …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Mini Secure Revision Test: 20 February 2021

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  STHIR – 2021: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   1. Write a short note on Pallava, Chola and Pandyan contributions to arts.(250 words) …