Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   BOLD–QIT project   What to study? For Prelims: BOLD–QIT project and CIBMS- key features. For Mains: Concerns associated with security management at borders …

Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study

Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Crop burning- why, concerns, effects on environment and health, their regulation and the need for a comprehensive policy on this.   Context: The burning of agricultural residue — …

ISRO’s Young Scientist programme

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   ISRO’s Young Scientist programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of ISRO’s Young Scientist programme.   Context: …

National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of NCMC. For Mains: Significance of and the need for NCMC.   Context: Prime Minister …

PSBloansin59minutes.com

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   PSBloansin59minutes.com   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the portal.   Context: PSBloansin59minutes.com launched three months ago has emerged as the largest online lending platform, according to a report by global financial firm Credit Suisse.   About the Portal …

World Wildlife Day

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   World Wildlife Day   What to study? For Prelims: Significance of World Wildlife Day, themes, CITES. For Mains: Significance, performance and potential of these conventions.   Context: World Wildlife Day was celebrated on March 3rd. …

BOLD–QIT project

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   BOLD–QIT project   What to study? For Prelims: BOLD–QIT project and CIBMS- key features. For Mains: Concerns associated with security management at borders and use of latest technologies to secure our borders.   Context: Project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,05 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 March 2019 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Blue revolution that will be

Insights into Editorial: Blue revolution that will be Context: Creating a separate department for fisheries in the Union government is a significant step. Fisheries are the primary source of livelihood for several communities. A concentrated effort by an independent department could help the government achieve its objective of doubling farmer’s income, provided its policies address …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 March 2019 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:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts …

8) What do you understand by conflict of interest ? As a future administrator how do you resolve such situations through conflict management? Discuss.(250 words)

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. 8) What do you understand by conflict of interest ? As a future administrator how do you resolve such situations through conflict management? Discuss.(250 …

7) Discuss in what way the recently released agriculture export policy is an opportune step in the direction of doubling  farmers’ income by 2022. (250 words)

Topic-Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints. 7) Discuss in what way the recently released agriculture export policy is an opportune step in the direction of doubling  farmers’ income by 2022. (250 words) …

6) Should India opt for ‘One Nation, One Election’? Analyze the feasibility of simultaneous elections in India while assessing the pros and cons. (250 words)

Topic: Union and State Legislatures (structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges; issues therein). Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 6) Should India opt for ‘One Nation, One Election’? Analyze the feasibility of simultaneous elections in India while assessing the pros and cons. (250 words) Indianexpress Economictimes Why this question: The article …

5) In the backdrop of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue to be held this year, the stakes India has in the Indo-Pacific region are optimally high. Critically analyze.  Also examine whether India is on the right course to play a significant role in the region.(250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 5) In the backdrop of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue to be held this year, the stakes India has in the Indo-Pacific region are optimally high. Critically analyze.  Also examine whether India is on the right course to play a significant role in …

4) Loan waivers are often argued to vitiate credit culture and stress the budgets of the waiving state or central government. In this context discuss how the recently enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) proves to be  method of providing relief for the distressed Indian farmer?(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues related to farm subsidies. 4) Loan waivers are often argued to vitiate credit culture and stress the budgets of the waiving state or central government. In this context discuss how the recently enacted Insolvency and …

3) “Smart Cities are the incubators of the New Urban India” . Evaluate(250 words)

Topic-urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 3) “Smart Cities are the incubators of the New Urban India” . Evaluate(250 words) Pib Reference Why this question: The article provides for an assessment of Multi -Pronged Approach to Urban Transformation in India. Key demand of the question: The answer must evaluate the significance of Smart Cities in …

2) Discuss the salient features of the Gandhi-lrwin Pact. Also discuss why was it signed and what were its consequences.(250 words)

Topic– The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) Discuss the salient features of the Gandhi-lrwin Pact. Also discuss why was it signed and what were its consequences.(250 words) Bipin Chandra, modern India – NCERT Why this question: The question is in the context Gandhi-lrwin Pact …

1) How did the movement for the emancipation of women receive a great impetus from the rise and growth of the nationalist movement in India? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic–  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) How did the movement for the emancipation of women receive a great impetus from the rise and growth of the nationalist movement in India? Elucidate.(250 words) Bipin Chandra, India’s Struggle for Independence   Why this question: …