Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 April 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers:   Paper 3: Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   In News- Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)   What to study? Prelims: What PMI and how is it derived? Mains: Economic …

NuGen Mobility Summit 2019

NuGen Mobility Summit 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives and significance of the summit.   Context: The NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 will be held during November at Manesar, National Capital Region. The Summit will be organised by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in association with many institutions including NATRiP. …

NIIF

Topics Covered: Infrastructure and related issues.   NIIF   What to study? For Prelims: Particulars of NIIF and funds under NIIF. For Mains: Significance of NIIF and the need for Infrastructure funding.   Why in News? Roadis, a private investor and operator of transport infrastructure worldwide and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 April 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: A stop sign: on India’s growing carbon emissions

Insights into Editorial: A stop sign: on India’s growing carbon emissions          Context: International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released Global Energy and CO2 Status Report that highlights worldwide trends and developments of fuels, renewable sources, energy efficiency and carbon emissions. Report highlights global energy consumption in 2018 increased at nearly twice the average rate …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 April 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:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian …

7) Aptitude and fundamental rules are most essential concepts of civil service Critically evaluate.(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. 7) Aptitude and fundamental rules are most essential concepts of civil service Critically evaluate.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon   Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the …

6) Discuss the necessity of sustainable agriculture in India to build resilience against threats of climate vagaries.(250 words)

Topic:  Agriculture/ Conservation, climate change. 6) Discuss the necessity of sustainable agriculture in India to build resilience against threats of climate vagaries.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article discusses that Agriculture in India needs to become more sustainable even as small and marginal farmers struggle to build resilience against many threats varying from climatic …

5) With Supreme Court quashing the circular issued by the RBI on resolution of bad loans recently, is the debt resolution mechanism of RBI compromised? Also discuss how these concerns can be addressed by the RBI?(250 words)

Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions./ Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) With Supreme Court quashing the circular issued by the RBI on resolution of bad loans recently, is the debt resolution mechanism of RBI compromised? Also discuss how these …

4) Do you think India’s participation in  WTO rules on e-commerce will boost the interests of its small businesses? Analyse the effect of international trade negotiations in the context of new e-commerce policy of India. (250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4) Do you think India’s participation in  WTO rules on e-commerce will boost the interests of its small businesses? Analyse the effect of international trade negotiations in the context of new e-commerce policy of India. (250 words) Livemint   Why this …

3) Discuss the highlights of Global Report on Food Crises 2019 with special focus on Indian scenario.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3) Discuss the highlights of Global Report on Food Crises 2019 with special focus on Indian scenario.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the light of the recently released Global Report on Food Crises 2019 jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food …

2) Demonstrate the strategically important locations of multiple countries present in Indian Ocean. Also discuss why Indian Ocean is becoming a zone of contest? (250 words)

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). 2) Demonstrate the strategically important locations of multiple countries present in Indian Ocean. Also discuss why Indian Ocean is …

1) Discuss the pattern in the distribution of agro based industry in India.(250 words)

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). 1) Discuss the pattern in the distribution of agro based industry in India.(250 words)   Why this question: The …