Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 May 2019 Relevant articles from various newspapers:   Paper II: 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.   Zero pendency Court project   What To study? For prelims: Key …

Dissent in the Election Commission – what the rules say

Topics covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Dissent in the Election Commission – what the rules say   What to study? For prelims: constitutional provisions related. For mains: need for Election Commission reforms.   Context: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has dissented with the opinion of his …

Arsenic contamination

Topics covered: Conservation and water pollution.   Arsenic contamination   What to study? For Prelims: Arsenic contamination- state- wise level of contamination. For Mains: Concerns associated and government efforts to prevent water pollution.   Why in News? Arsenic is toxic to almost all life forms, but now researchers at the University of Washington have discovered …

Aditya- L1 mission

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   Aditya- L1 mission   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, objectives and significance of the mission.   Context: The Indian Space Research Organization is planning to launch Aditya- L1 mission to study the sun early in 2020.   About Aditya- L1 mission: What is it? It …

UK Parliament declares climate change emergency

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   UK Parliament declares climate change emergency   What to study? For prelims and mains: what does this mean, rationale behind, significance and implications.   Context: A national climate emergency has been declared by the UK Parliament. The UK is the first national government to …

Prepaid payment instruments

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   Prepaid payment instruments   What to study? For Prelims: What are PPIs and how are they regulated? For Mains: Significance and role of PPIs, regulatory challenges faced by them.   Context: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty on five Pre-Paid Payment …

Zero pendency Court project

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.   Zero pendency Court project   What To study? For prelims: Key features of the project. For mains: Significance of the project, Judicial reforms and concerns over rising pendency …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Srushti Jayant Deshmukh – Rank 5 – UPSC CSE 2018, Religious follower of Insights Initiatives (Especially Secure), Ethics Marks 124, Total 470 Marks in GS Papers!

TOPPER’S STRATEGY Srushti Jayant Deshmukh Rank 5 UPSC CSE 2018 Religious follower of All Insights Initiatives (Especially Secure), Ethics Marks 124 The evening of 5th April was the longest, happiest and greatest evening that I ever experienced. That moment of seeing my name in the coveted list among top ranks, changed a lot of things …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 May 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: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. General Studies – 1 Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, socialism. …

7) The relationships between ethics  and trust is mutually reinforcing. Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 7) The relationships between ethics  and trust is mutually reinforcing. Comment. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate  the interrelationship shared by the qualities of …

6) “Space start-ups are the new sunrise industry”. Comment(250 words)

Topic:Awareness in the fields of Space. 6) “Space start-ups are the new sunrise industry”. Comment(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of the coming of NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL) as a commercial entity of Department of space along with the existing Antrix – the commercial arm of Indian department …

5) Despite issues concerning convergence, the WTO needs to be sustained as an international platform to formulate trade rules and bring convergence on divergent matters. Comment.(250 words)

Topic :  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Despite issues concerning convergence, the WTO needs to be sustained as an international platform to formulate trade rules and bring convergence on divergent matters. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: India is to host the second mini-ministerial …

4) What do you understand by currency swap? Discuss the pros and cons of currency swap and explain how it acts as a tool for quantitative easing of the Indian economy ?(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) What do you understand by currency swap? Discuss the pros and cons of currency swap and explain how it acts as a tool for quantitative easing of the Indian economy ?(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is …

3) Do you think Disaster alleviation efforts in  needs its own ‘Ayushman Bharat’? Critically analyse in the light of recent onset of cyclone Fani that hit eastern coast of India.(250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Disaster and disaster management. 3) Do you think Disaster alleviation efforts in  needs its own ‘Ayushman Bharat’? Critically analyse in the light of recent onset of cyclone Fani that hit eastern coast of India.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article …

2) Discuss the Key objectives Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. Analyse how effective has the act proven to be till date? Discuss in the light of recent Supreme court judgement. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) Discuss the Key objectives Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. Analyse how effective has the act proven to be till date? Discuss in the light of recent Supreme court judgement. (250 …

1) “The victims of capitalism have always been the disadvantaged sections of society” Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, socialism. 1) “The victims of capitalism have always been the disadvantaged sections of society” Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in the context of 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx, which was celebrated  on May 5, 2018,yesterday. The article brings out the wisdom of Marxian philosophy and …