QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 27 February 2020 – Geography

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INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 27 February 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Rakhigarhi. GS Paper 2: 1. Police and public order in Delhi. 2. Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020. GS Paper 3: 1. Ease 3.0 for tech-enabled banking. 2. National Technical Textiles Mission. 3. Clause 6 in Assam Accord. Facts for Prelims: 1. German court scraps ban on assisted suicide. 2. …

Clause 6 in Assam Accord

Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Clause 6 in Assam Accord What to study? For Prelims: What is Clause 6 of Assam Accord? For Mains: Concerns expressed over this clause, ways to address …

Ease 3.0 for tech-enabled banking

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. Ease 3.0 for tech-enabled banking What to study? For Prelims and Mains: EASE- features, need for, significance and impact. Context: FM Nirmala Sitharaman launches Ease 3.0 for …

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020 What to study? For Prelims: Key features and overview of provisions. For Mains: Relevance and significance of the Bill. Context: Union Cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020. The amended …

Police and public order in Delhi

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Police and public order in Delhi What to study? For Prelims: Limitations of Delhi Legislature, who handles police and public order in Delhi? For Mains: Concerns over Delhi Legislature’s limitations, implications and measures needed. …

Rakhigarhi

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Rakhigarhi What to study? For Prelims: Location of the town and excavations. For Mains: Relevance and significance, challenges in conservation. Context: Centre is moving ahead with its plan to develop Rakhigarhi as a tourist hub …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA CALLS CPEC ILLEGAL

 Introduction: The Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan in the Lok Sabha said the government’s position on China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ or ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ has been clear and consistent. Government’s concerns arise in part from the fact that the inclusion of the so-called illegal ‘China-Pakistan Economic …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 February 2020

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1   Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. There are no existing concrete estimates of the number of …

You are posted as District Collector (DC). In a village where illegal Sand mining is rampant, local police seize ten trucks illegally carrying sand. The police are roughed up by an unruly mob said to be supporters of sand mafia. When the police refuse to give back vehicles despite facing threat, the mob demand that they would want to see DC on the spot or else situation would be made much worse by resorting to violent activities. When the news reaches you, you decide to go there in the morning as it was already dark. But you receive a message that if you do not go there the situation could turn worse. The SP of district, a lady, softly warns you not to go in the night and she would manage the situation till morning. She says that the situation is much worse than you have imagined and there will be threat to your life. But you get a call from Chief Minister that you must visit the spot immediately and negotiate with the mob to end the fiasco peacefully. What will you do? Justify.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. You are …

Discuss some of the major ethical Concerns and dilemmas faced by the administrators in Government institutes as well suggest measures to address them.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 6. Discuss some …

Present the governance and administration for coastal disaster risk reduction and resilience in the country.

Topic:   Disaster and disaster management. 5. Present the governance and administration for coastal disaster risk reduction and resilience in the country. (250 words) Reference: PIB Why this question: The National Institute of Disaster Management, under Ministry of Home Affairs, organized a conference on understanding the different approaches in coastal disaster risk reduction and resilience on …

The recent move of the union government to cap the premium on its flagship crop insurance schemes and making enrollment voluntary for these schemes will impact the agriculture sector in various ways. Discuss.

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices. 4. The recent move of the union government to cap the premium on its flagship crop insurance schemes and making enrollment voluntary for these schemes will impact the agriculture sector in various ways. Discuss.  (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: …

Discuss the idea of Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA); in what way will it protect the rights of the consumer in the country?

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. Discuss the idea of Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA); in what way will it protect the rights of the consumer in the country? (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: Last week, Union Minister of …

The Excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj, “real rights are a result of the performance of duty” appears obsolete in the contemporary constitutional stage of development. Do you agree? Discuss.

Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. The Excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj, “real rights are a result of the performance of duty” appears obsolete in the contemporary constitutional stage of development. Do you agree? Discuss. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why this question: In the …

There are no existing concrete estimates of the number of poor and depth of poverty in India. Reason for it and explain the measures which can be taken to measure the poor.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. There are no existing concrete estimates of the number of poor and depth of poverty in India. Reason for it and explain the measures which can be taken to measure the poor. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this …