Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 May 2019 Relevant articles from various news:   Paper 2: Topic covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   US ‘Global Health Security Strategy’   What to study? For prelims and mains: Features, need And significance of the strategy. …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 53 to 56

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 53 to 56   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 53 to 56 which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will help …

Insights into Editorial: Surveillance wars in space

Insights into Editorial: Surveillance wars in space               Context: Space is being turned into a battlefront, making counter-space capabilities critical. In this light, India’s successful ‘kill’ with an A-SAT weapon is significant. Recently, the DRDO-developed anti-satellite system A-SAT successfully destroyed a live satellite in the Low Earth Orbit. With this test, dubbed as Mission …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 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: Government Budgeting. General Studies – 1 Topic: changes in critical geographical features. 1) Provide …

7) Discuss the concept of ‘Gender budgeting’ and analyse its significance in the Indian context.(250 words)

Topic:  Government Budgeting 7) Discuss the concept of ‘Gender budgeting’ and analyse its significance in the Indian context.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the concept of Gender budgeting. Key demand of the question: The answer must discuss the importance of Gender Budgeting in the Indian economy, one must narrate …

6) Explain the concepts of budgetary deficit and fiscal deficit. (250 words)

Topic: Government Budgeting 6) Explain the concepts of budgetary deficit and fiscal deficit. (250 words) Indian economy by Dutta and Sundaram Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS – III paper and is intended to evaluate the concepts of budgetary deficit and fiscal deficit. Key demand of the question: Analyse …

5) Discuss the Objectives of recently unveiled Global Health Security Strategy by the US. Also discuss its significance.(250 words)

Topic : Health. 5) Discuss the Objectives of recently unveiled Global Health Security Strategy by the US. Also discuss its significance.(250 words) Reference   Why this question: The United States government recently unveiled the Global Health Security Strategy, a first of its kind strategy to prevent, detect and respond to threats from infectious diseases occurring …

4) Discuss the role of World customs organization in global market and analyse what are the emerging challenges that it must deal with.(250 words)

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. 4) Discuss the role of World customs organization in global market and analyse what are the emerging challenges that it must deal with.(250 words) pib Why this question: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under Ministry of Finance recently organised a meeting of Regional …

3) Discuss in detail the appointment procedure of Judges as enshrined in the Indian constitution.(250 words)

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary. 3) Discuss in detail the appointment procedure of Judges as enshrined in the Indian constitution.(250 words) The hindu. Why this question: Pushing for a ‘full court’, the Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, recommended the names of two judges to the court …

2) “Establishing the position of the SCs and STs as worthy participants in the affairs of governance is intrinsic to an equal citizenship”. Comment in the light of recent Supreme court judgment with respect to reservation in promotions. (250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary. 2) “Establishing the position of the SCs and STs as worthy participants in the affairs of governance is intrinsic to an equal citizenship”. Comment in the light of recent Supreme court judgment with respect to reservation in promotions. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The article highlights …

1) Provide for a critical review of the physical effects of sand mining on hydraulic structures in the country. What can be done to better govern the resources of sand in the country? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: changes in critical geographical features. 1) Provide for a critical review of the physical effects of sand mining on hydraulic structures in the country. What can be done to better govern the resources of sand in the country? Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently UNEP released a report, “Sand and Sustainability: Finding …