Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 1 and 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to women. e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   Initiatives on women’s safety conceptualized by the WCD Ministry   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the initiatives launched. For Mains: Significance and …

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC)

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Bio- technology.   Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Stem cells, iPSC- meaning, functions, significance and potential.   Context: Japan approves stem cells trial to treat spinal cord injuries. A team of Japanese researchers …

SC turns down petition on use of ‘Dalit’ by media

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   SC turns down petition on use of ‘Dalit’ by media   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Advisory issued by the I&B Ministry, rationale behind, is it justified?   Context: The Supreme Court …

Rajasthan Social Accountability Bill

Topics Covered: Citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Rajasthan Social Accountability Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Bill. For Mains: Significance and the need for a legislation on social accountability, what is Social Accountability?   Context: In a first for India, Rajasthan government has prepared …

International Solar Alliance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Solar Alliance   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ISA- key facts, significance and India’s solar power potential.   Context: Argentina has signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance. Argentina is the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement …