Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 26 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 26 November 2018 Paper 1 and 2: Topics covered: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) What …

Government Brought Most Public Authorities Under RTI Act

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability   Government Brought Most Public Authorities Under RTI Act   What to Study? Static Part: About Department of Personnel and Training, RTI Act Context: The government has brought most …

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff to Visit Russia (From 26 to 29 November 2018)

Topic Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff to Visit Russia (From 26 to 29 November 2018)   What to Study? Dynamic Part: India-Russia Maritime Exercise Aim of the visit: To consolidate bilateral defence relations with Russia, and To explore …

Impact Based Forecasting Approach

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Disaster and disaster management.   Impact Based Forecasting Approach   What to study? Static Part: About Impact Based Forecasting Approach, about IMD. Dynamic and Current Part: Significance and the need for advance weather forecasting, need for accurate forecasting.   Context: A …

Scientists mull stratospheric barrier to curb global warming

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Scientists mull stratospheric barrier to curb global warming What to study? Static Part: What is Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI)? What are Sulphur Aerosols and how they occur? Context: Scientists have found that …

SSB to patrol Dudhwa tiger reserve

Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   SSB to patrol Dudhwa tiger reserve What to study? Static Part: About SSB, Dudhwa tiger …

ZSI report on Andaman & Nicobar Islands fauna

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Conservation related issues.   ZSI report on Andaman & Nicobar Islands fauna What to study? Static Part: Highlights of the report, faunal diversity of Andaman and Nicobar islands, ZSI. Dynamic and Current Part: Challenges in conservation, measures needed.   Context: A recent publication by the Zoological Survey …

Constitution Day of India

Topics covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Constitution Day of India What to study? Static Part: Meaning and significance of the day, historical background. Dynamic and Current Part: Overview of the constitution, key features and important amendments.   What is Constitution day? Constitution day which is also …

Titli cyclone is ‘rarest of rare’

Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. Disaster and disaster management.   Titli cyclone is ‘rarest of rare’   What to study? Static Part: All about Cyclones- their origin, features and how is it different from typhoon and hurricane? About RIMES. Dynamic and Current Part: Why was Titli declared …

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW)

Topics covered: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) What to study? Static Part: About IDEVAW, theme and its significance. Dynamic and …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,26 November 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam …

Insights into Editorial: The post and the person: on strengthening the EC

Insights into Editorial: The post and the person: on strengthening the EC   Context: PIL for creating Independent Mechanism to appoint CEC and ECs: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is examining a public interest litigation (PIL) that could be critical for Indian democracy. The PIL, which seeks the strengthening of the Election Commission …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 NOVEMBER 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Modern Indian History.   General Studies – 1 Topic – Part of static series …

7) The problem of air pollution can not be tackled by judiciary alone. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – environmental pollution and degradation. 7) The problem of air pollution can not be tackled by judiciary alone. Comment.(250 words) epw Why this question The article highlights that courts have taken a lead in matters related to pollution and examines the effectiveness of judicial intervention. At a time when pollution has become a huge …

6) Vietnam is crucial to India’s Look East Policy and bilateral ties must build on common concerns among the two nations. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic-  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) Vietnam is crucial to India’s Look East Policy and bilateral ties must build on common concerns among the two nations. Analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Vietnam is an important regional player in SE Asia and its growing economic …

5) CBI has come under the scanner in recent days. Discuss the issues faced by India’s premier investigative agency and the role of judiciary in ensuring that CBI no longer functions as a “caged parrot”?(250 words)

Topic-   Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 5) CBI has come under the scanner in recent days. Discuss the issues faced by India’s premier investigative agency and the role of judiciary in ensuring that CBI no longer functions as a “caged parrot”?(250 words) Epw Why this question CBI has been caught in a den of …

4) Proposals to pass an ordinance and then legislation in favour of construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya are extremely ill-advised. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)

Topic– Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4) Proposals to pass an ordinance and then legislation in favour of construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya are extremely ill-advised. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words) …