Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 March 2019   Relevant articles from various News Papers: Paper 2: Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? …

Aurora

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Aurora   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Aurora- features, types, causes and effects.   Context: Geostorm offers Northern US rare chance to see aurora borealis.   What is Aurora? An Aurora is a display of light in the sky predominantly seen in the high latitude regions (Arctic …

Matter-Antimatter

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.   Matter-Antimatter   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is matter and antimatter?   Context: Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)   What to study? For Prelims: UAPA- features. For Mains: UAPA- reforms and need for reforms. …

‘Belt and Road’ initiative

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   ‘Belt and Road’ initiative   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of BRI. For Mains: India’s concerns, ways …

Indian Forest Act amendment

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act and amendments. For Mains: Need for review and the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 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: On the learning curve: transforming education outcomes in India

Insights into Editorial: On the learning curve: transforming education outcomes in India Introduction: With more than 1.5 million schools, 260 million enrolments and 12 million teachers, India has the largest, most diverse and complicated learning systems in the world. While access to education has been an enormous success story and is now nearly universal, children …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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:  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, …

8) Discuss the significance of empathy, tolerance and compassion as virtues necessary for a public servant.  How do they make a difference in overall administration?(250 words)

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 8) Discuss the significance of empathy, tolerance and compassion as virtues necessary for a public servant.  How do they make a difference in overall administration?(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon …

7) Explain the utility of Cooper’s Ethical Decision Model in  Ethical Decision Making in Public services.(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; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7) Explain the utility of Cooper’s Ethical …

6) India’s water crisis is even more serious than its energy crisis. Discuss in the wake of India’s urban water crisis and what steps are needed to tackle this. (250 words)

Topic:Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6) India’s water crisis is even more serious than its energy crisis. Discuss in the wake of India’s urban water crisis and what steps are needed to tackle this. (250 words) The hindubuisnessline Why this question: The article is in the backdrop of world water day, the question …

5) Should India jump on the bandwagon of engaging the Taliban or continue to hold arrangements with the government in Kabul? Critically analyse amidst the rising valid concerns. (250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 5) Should India jump on the bandwagon of engaging the Taliban or continue to hold arrangements with the government in Kabul? Critically analyse amidst the rising valid concerns. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The India Afghanistan relationship is not a simple bilateral engagement. India’s Afghan policy is …

4) Discuss what is West Nile Virus; its causes and spread along with Long-Term Outcomes of Human West Nile Virus Infection. Suggest what can be India’s best defence.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to health. 4) Discuss what is West Nile Virus; its causes and spread along with Long-Term Outcomes of Human West Nile Virus Infection. Suggest what can be India’s best defence.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article captures stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus. It reports …

3) With increasing young leaders taking centre stage in the electoral discourse, Do you think the time has come to revisit the minimum age for contesting Lok Sabha elections? Provide your opinion and examine the pros and cons associated.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3) With increasing young leaders taking centre stage in the electoral discourse, Do you think the time has come to revisit the minimum age for contesting Lok Sabha elections? Provide your opinion and examine the pros and cons associated.(250 words) Indian Polity …

2) Discuss the issues involved in identification of poor in India. What needs to be done for removing the flaws associated with identifying poor? (250 words)

Topic– population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2) Discuss the issues involved in identification of poor in India. What needs to be done for removing the flaws associated with identifying poor? (250 words) epw Why this question: The question is about recognizing the fact that there are …

1) How does the world water crisis affect women and girls? Critically analyse and  How can this disproportionate toll on women be addressed?(250 words)

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) How does the world water crisis affect women and girls? Critically analyse and  How can this disproportionate toll on women be addressed?(250 words) Reference   Why this question: The question is in the …