Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 December 2018   Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Customs Organization   What to study? Static Part: Key facts on WCO. Dynamic and Current: Role of WCO in global market and emerging challenges.   Context: 80th Session of the …

Indian Pavillion at COP-24.

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Important International institutions, agencies and fora-their structure, mandate.   Indian Pavillion at COP-24.   The Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participated in the inauguration of Indian Pavilion at the 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate …

Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Topics Covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee   What to study? Static Part: About PCCoSC and roles. Dynamic and Current: Need, issues and significance.   Context: The three services are taking steps to improve ‘jointmanship’ and have agreed on the appointment of a …

Floating solar plant

Topics Covered: Energy related issues.   Floating solar plant What to study? Static Part: About floating solar plants in India. Dynamic and Current: Floating solar plants- significance, potential, challenges and solutions.   Context: A 50MW floating solar plant will be set up in the country’s largest reservoir Rihand dam in Sonbhadra district in UP.   …

Soyuz

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Soyuz   What to study? Static Part: About Soyuz spacecraft and ISS. Dynamic and Current: Space challenges and technological progresses.   Context: A Soyuz rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts took off from Kazakhstan and has reached orbit, in the first manned mission since a failed launch in …

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Infrastructure- energy.   Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)   What to study? Static Part: About OPEC, Why Qatar is leaving? Dynamic and Current: Implications, challenges on Qatar’s exit, What’s …

World Customs Organization

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Customs Organization   What to study? Static Part: Key facts on WCO. Dynamic and Current: Role of WCO in global market and emerging challenges.   Context: 80th Session of the Policy Commission of the World Customs Organization (WCO) was held recently in …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,04 December 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: Together in an uncertain world

Insights into Editorial: Together in an uncertain world Brief History: India was one of the first countries to develop relations with the European Union. The Joint Political Statement of 1993 and the 1994 Co-operation Agreement were the foundational agreements for the bilateral partnership. In 2004, India and European Union became “Strategic Partners“. A Joint Action …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 DECEMBER 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: “History of the world will include events from 18th century such as  colonization, decolonization”. …

8) What do you understand by a code of conduct. What purpose does it serve. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s 8) What do you understand by a code of conduct. What purpose does it serve. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the …

7) In the wake of the recent scientific reports on Climate change, it is imperative to finalise the rule book by 2018. Comment.(250 words) 

Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) In the wake of the recent scientific reports on Climate change, it is imperative to finalise the rule book by 2018. Comment.(250 words)  Indian express Why this question The IPCC has recently released its report on climate change and the future prospects. Rule book …

6) The conversation on raising farmer income needs to embrace non-farm diversification. Examine, with examples. (250 words)

Topic – Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 6) The conversation on raising farmer income needs to embrace non-farm diversification. Examine, with examples. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The government has an objective of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. However farming distress is worsening and there are not much hopes in this …

5) Health and Wellness centres as envisaged in Ayushman Bharat will play a key role in strengthening primary health care in India. Discuss. (250 words) 

Topic: Issues related to health 5) Health and Wellness centres as envisaged in Ayushman Bharat will play a key role in strengthening primary health care in India. Discuss. (250 words)  Financial express Why this question The article discusses the importance of strengthening primary health care, highlights why PHC is important and the ways through which …

4) “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomenon.” Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic: Part of static series under the heading – “World History” 4) “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomenon.” Critically examine.(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what new imperialism is and post that, examine the factors that led to its rise and continuation. We have to …