TODAY’s POSTS [ Current Affairs, Current Affairs Quiz, Static Quiz, Editorial, Secure Synopsis, RSTV The Big Picture, RTM ] 7th July 2020

  CURRENT AFFAIRS : Current Affairs in English 7th July 2020 Current Affairs in Hindi  7th July 2020   Current Affairs Quiz : Current Affairs in English Quiz  7th July 2020 Current Affairs in Hindi Quiz  7th July 2020   Static Quiz : History Static Quiz in English  7th July 2020 Static Quiz in Hindi  …

What is Raman Spectroscopy?

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. What is Raman Spectroscopy? Raman Spectroscopy is a non-destructive chemical analysis technique which provides detailed information about chemical structure, phase and polymorphy, crystallinity and molecular interactions. It is based upon the interaction of light with the chemical bonds within …

Lesson from Doklam: No de-escalation until full return of status quo

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Lesson from Doklam: No de-escalation until full return of status quo First signs have emerged that India and China are disengaging — even if partially — on the ground in Ladakh. Both sides have pulled back their troops from the site of the June 15 clash in Galwan Valley. However, …

FAO locust warning

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. FAO locust warning India should remain on high alert against locust attack for the next four weeks, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned amid the country facing the worst locust attack in 26 years. Spring-bred locust swarms, which …

[ REGISTRATIONS OPEN ] Delhi-Core Batch 2020

InsightsIAS is launching its prestigious, very intense and highly rewarding Core Batch program exclusively for its Delhi Branch students. Our Core Batch has been instrumental in creating many toppers since CSE-2014, including Rank-1 in CSE-2016 (Nandini K R).   It will be an intensive test-based program for the truly aspiring and dedicated students only. It …

‘Regulation of the issue of Conflict of Interest is a crucial step in probity’. Explain.

Topic : Conflict of Interest and Probity 7.  ‘Regulation of the issue of Conflict of Interest is a crucial step in probity’. Explain. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why the question: The question is premised on the theme of conflict of Interest. Key Demand of the question: Discuss in what way regulation of …

Mobota is a small and very poor country in Africa. A major epidemic of a new disease breaks out in Mobota. The only medicine in the market for this disease is a drug made in India by a new pharmaceutical company called Biomed. Since the drug has been developed at heavy cost and Biomed is partly owned by a major international company, the medicine is priced very high. Mobota cannot not afford to pay the price for the large quantities it needs to control the outbreak. What are the different options for Mobota’s health minister to deal with this situation? What according to you would be the best option & why.

Topic : Ethics based case study 6. Mobota is a small and very poor country in Africa. A major epidemic of a new disease breaks out in Mobota. The only medicine in the market for this disease is a drug made in India by a new pharmaceutical company called Biomed. Since the drug has been …

Write a short note on WHO. ​Also discuss what are seen as its major successes and failures?

Topic : Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 5. Write a short note on WHO. ​Also discuss what are seen as its major successes and failures? (250 words) Reference: Economic Times  Why the question: The article brings to us detailed narration of the working of WHO as a global health organisation and …

Analyse the consequences of demographic transition that India is going to witness in the near future, what measures should the government take to ensure it harnesses this opportunity.

Topic : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 4. Analyse the consequences of …

“The lack of government welfare schemes or one-time monetary assistance to domestic workers has compounded their woes during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, discuss the issue and suggest measures to address it.

Topic : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 3. “The lack of government welfare schemes or one-time monetary assistance to domestic workers has compounded their woes during …

Elucidate upon the idea of ‘One Nation One Voter ID’, also suggest how ensuring domestic ballot portability can empower migrant voters in the country?

Topic : Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 2. Elucidate upon the idea of ‘One Nation One Voter ID’, also suggest how ensuring domestic ballot portability can empower migrant voters in the country? (250 words) Reference: The …

Discuss the reasons for increasing frequency of Cyclones in the Arabian Sea, and their possible negative effects.

Topic : Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. Discuss the reasons for increasing frequency of Cyclones in the Arabian Sea, and their possible negative effects. …

TODAY’s POSTS [ Current Affairs, Current Affairs Quiz, Static Quiz, Editorial, Secure Synopsis, RSTV The Big Picture, RTM ] 6th July 2020

  CURRENT AFFAIRS : Current Affairs in English 6th July 2020 Current Affairs in Hindi  6th July 2020   Current Affairs Quiz : Current Affairs in English Quiz  6th July 2020 Current Affairs in Hindi Quiz  6th July 2020   Static Quiz : Geography Static Quiz in English  6th July 2020 Static Quiz in Hindi  …

NASA research says the Moon is more metallic than thought before

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. NASA research says the Moon is more metallic than thought before NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has found evidence that the Moon’s subsurface might have greater quantities of metals such as iron and titanium than thought before. The metallic distribution was observed by the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument aboard …

India’s first plasma bank:

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. India’s first plasma bank: Established at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Delhi. Aim: To ease access to plasma that is being used as a …

Bhutan demarches China on its claim to Sakteng Sanctuary

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bhutan demarches China on its claim to Sakteng Sanctuary Context: Bhutan’s foreign ministry has issued a demarche to the Chinese embassy in New Delhi for the claims made by Beijing over Sakteng Wildlife sanctuary, situated in eastern Bhutan. What’s the issue? Bhutan’s western and middle sector have been …

One Nation One Voter ID

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. One Nation One Voter ID Context: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made it possible for senior citizens above the age of 65 to vote by postal ballot, given that they are at greater risk from exposure to the novel coronavirus. …