INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 14th Nov – 19th Nov 2022

  InsightsIAS is delighted to present the 28th edition of the Weekly Current Affairs magazine. It is, as the name suggests, a compilation of the Daily CA initiative of the preceding week. Our motto at InsightsIAS has always been about simplifying UPSC exam preparation for you. This magazine will be an essential study aid – …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 November 2022

  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 …

COP27 ends; loss and damage fund, other agendas adopted

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment (Conservation-related issues)   Source: DTE  Direction: The article highlights the agenda, and outcomes of COP27. We have previously done a few articles on this, but this article shows the final outcome of COP27.  Context: All agendas, including the loss and damage fund and the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan, were adopted …

New draft digital data protection bill: How it compares with the older version and laws elsewhere

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and issues arising out of it   Source: TH  Direction:  Previously we have seen the key provisions of the new Bill. These are extra points and will help in understanding how the new Bill differs from its older version and data protection laws around the world.  Context: The draft …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A reform, much Ignored

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Supreme Court, quasi-judicial bodies, CPC, IPC etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Structure, organization and functioning of judiciary, Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Quasi-judicial agencies are not discussed in conversations on the pendency of cases. They can act as an important cushion in the early …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Charting the economic journey ahead

  Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, BOP, GVA, Economic reforms etc Mains GS Paper III: Indian economy and issues related to planning, mobilization of resources, Effect of liberalization on the economy etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS By 2047, India will complete 100 years after Independence. By that time If India will achieve the status …

Sansad TV: Bills and Acts- National Medical Commission Act

      Accessing Medical Education: Equity in accessing medical education is of vital importance. While public institutions substantially subsidise medical education, the NMC will determine fees for a percentage of the seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. This move will broaden the opportunity for students from all sections of the society to undertake medical education. This …

Sansad TV: Diplomatic Dispatch- India-Australia Ties

     Economic and trade relationship: The India-Australia economic relationship has grown significantly in recent years. India’s growing economic profile and commercial relevance to the Australian economy is recognized, both at the federal and state level in Australia. India’s exports to Australia stood approximately at US$ 4.6 billion (A$6.1 bn) in 2016 while India’s …

Sansad TV: Bills & Acts- Protection of Children from Sexual offences Act

    POCSO Act: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. Role of police:The Act casts the police in the role of child protectors during the investigative process. Thus, the police personnel receiving a report of sexual abuse of a child are …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 November 2022

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.   How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and …

The attraction of an ethical theory like Utilitarianism is that it attempts to resolve moral issues on the basis of a single criterion – outcome. Elaborate.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. The attraction of an ethical theory like Utilitarianism is that it attempts to resolve moral issues on the basis of a single criterion – outcome. Elaborate. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Easy Why the question: The question is part …

Due to their remoteness, some sections of Indian coastline often remain unguarded, or poorly guarded, thereby providing ideal spots for the clandestine landings of arms, explosives and other contraband by smugglers as well as infiltration by terrorists. Examine.

Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. Due to their remoteness, some sections of Indian coastline often remain unguarded, or poorly guarded, thereby providing ideal spots for the clandestine landings of arms, explosives and other contraband by smugglers as well as infiltration by terrorists. Examine. …

Borderlands are subject to diverse influences. The peripheries of a country are extremely sensitive. We need to pay special attention to them. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences for a country’s security and prosperity. Analyse.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. Borderlands are subject to diverse influences. The peripheries of a country are extremely sensitive. We need to pay special attention to them. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences for a country’s security and prosperity. Analyse. …

The mission Prarambh, marks the Indian private sector’s first foray into the promising space launch market, opening opportunities for the privatisation of space which is heavily dominated by ISRO. Discuss.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 4.  The mission Prarambh, marks the Indian private sector’s first foray into the promising space launch market, opening opportunities for the privatisation of space which is heavily dominated by ISRO. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Times of India …

Digital healthcare can ensure better health outcomes at a reasonable cost. Examine its potential and limitations. How has Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission contributed to India’s healthcare set up?

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. Digital healthcare can ensure better health outcomes at a reasonable cost. Examine its potential and limitations. How has Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission contributed to India’s healthcare set up?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Financial Express Why the …

Throw light on the various quasi-judicial bodies in India. Critically examine the issues in their functioning and suggest reforms for the efficient functioning of these agencies.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 2. Throw light on the various quasi-judicial bodies in India. Critically examine the issues in their functioning and suggest reforms for the efficient functioning of these agencies. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: There is a class of quasi-judicial agencies that are not …