Insights into Editorial: Lift the lockdown only with a sound strategy

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! India’s lockdown: It is good to see India taking early action, even though there is no denying that we should have anticipated the hardship caused …

Insights into Editorial: The criticality of community engagement

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: Ground reality The recent attack on an ASHA worker conducting a COVID-19 survey, due to an alleged suspicion that she was a government …

Insights into Editorial: Helping Hand for the Stranded migrant workers

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Context: The Centre asked state governments to arrange food and shelter for migrant workers who are facing difficulties due to the 21-day lockdown announced to …

Insights into Editorial: Making the private sector care for public health

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: Present healthcare system: As India enters the second week of a national lockdown imposed in response to COVID-19, it is still unclear how …

Insights into Editorial: NMC Act is not a matter of choice, but an imperative in the national interest

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Introduction: The National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 enacted by Parliament is a landmark act. The act has generated a lot of debate and strong …

Insights into Editorial: Farmers may not be infected but are certainly affected

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!     Introduction: The agriculture labour market has already been massively impacted. Not allowed to work in groups, 30 million agricultural labourers, who survive on …

Insights into Editorial: The deep void in global leadership

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Introduction: Spread of Covid-19: The coronavirus’s flight across the world at lightning speed, has exposed the total void in collective leadership at the global …

Insights into Editorial: RBI’s regulatory changes are crucial in the current economic scenario

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) convened for an emergency meeting, ahead of schedule, to discuss its response to …

Insights into Editorial: Shift to upscaling food rationing now

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Context: package regarding Food Security: The Finance Minister announced a Rs.1.7-lakh crore package of social security measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the …

Insights into Editorial: Centre rolls out ₹1.7-lakh-crore lockdown package

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Context: The Union government announced a Rs.1.7 lakh crore package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, providing free food and cash transfers …

Insights into Editorial: The promotion of competition is vital to the Indian economy

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! The Competition Act: The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and …

Insights into Editorial: Why govt has raised excise duty cap on fuel amid coronavirus scare

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: The government increased the caps on special additional excise duty by Rs 8 per litre on both petrol and diesel, taking the cap …

Insights into Editorial: Picking up the quantum technology baton

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: In the Budget 2020 speech, Finance Minister made a welcome announcement for Indian science over the next five years, proposed spending Rs.8,000 crore …

Insights into Editorial: The perils of an all-out lockdown

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: Nations across the world have sprung into action to contain the impact of this epidemic. China is walling off major cities and public …

Insights into Editorial: Giving Human Rights Commissions more teeth

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Introduction: In 1993, the Indian Parliament enacted the Protection of Human Rights Act. The purpose of the Act was to establish an institutional framework …

Insights into Editorial: We need more policewomen

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Introduction: At least since 2009, when the Home Ministry set 33% as the target for women’s representation in the police, increasing women’s recruitment in the …

Insights into Editorial: A dam of contention in Africa

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Context: Egypt and Ethiopia have once again locked horns over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. On Feb. 26, Ethiopia temporarily …

Insights into Editorial: Fight for the finite: On budgetary allocation for health

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Context: In India: SARS-CoV-2: Lowest Testing Rates: It is an incontrovertible truth that material resources are finite. Demand in most sectors will continue to exceed …

Insights into Editorial: Temples of critical thinking and debate

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Context: In the recent subject-wise ranking of world universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Indian institutions improved with 26 departments or schools placed in the …

Insights into Editorial: Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan!   Recent Motor Vehicles Act, 2019: Union Transport Minister has expressed optimism that the significant amendments made to the Motor Vehicles Act have begun reducing …