Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 May 2019   Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3:   Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)   What to study? For Prelims: About UNISDR, Sendai framework and the …

The menace of wastewater

Topics covered: Pollution related issues.   The menace of wastewater   What to study? For prelims and mains: the menace of waste water, concerns and measures needed.   Context: The National Green Tribunal has directed 18 States and 2 Union Territories to submit their respective action plans on utilisation of treated wastewater to reduce pressure …

YUva VIgyani KAryakram

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.   YUva VIgyani KAryakram   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of ISRO’s Young Scientist programme.   Context: ISRO …

World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4)   What to study? For prelims: about WRC. For mains: significance and the need for inclusion.   Context: The Fourth edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4) was held in Geneva. This conference was organized in conjunction with the …

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)   What to study? For Prelims: About UNISDR, Sendai framework and the targets, GFDRR. For Mains: Disaster risk reduction- need, challenges and global efforts.   Why in News? India has been …

Insights into Editorial: Loud and clear: on India-U.S. discord on market access

Insights into Editorial: Loud and clear: on India-U.S. discord on market access Context: In scathing speech by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in New Delhi, it is no longer possible for the government to brush under the carpet its differences with Washington. U.S. Commerce Secretary Speaking to Indian and U.S. businesspersons, lashed out at what …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

7) Evaluate the role of Women in disaster management. Justify your answer with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 7) Evaluate the role of Women in disaster management. Justify your answer with suitable examples.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail how women can play a role centric to managing disasters. Recently a project named ‘swayamsiddha’ in Odisha’s Ganjam district was initiated wherein women will …

6) CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently sequenced Asiatic lion genome. Discuss in what way such projects can be significant turning points in the conservation efforts of such endangered animals?(250 words)

Topic :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation. 6) CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently sequenced Asiatic lion genome. Discuss in what way such projects can be significant turning points in the conservation efforts of such endangered animals?(250 words) The hindu Why this question: For the first time, the entire genome of Asiatic lion has …

5) Culture of ‘bending rules’ in India has repeatedly challenged the U.S. drug agency, in such a circumstance discuss the issues facing the Pharma industry in this direction? Suggest measures to overcome the same. (250 words)

Topic : Industrial growth, Government Policies & Interventions 5) Culture of ‘bending rules’ in India has repeatedly challenged the U.S. drug agency, in such a circumstance discuss the issues facing the Pharma industry in this direction? Suggest measures to overcome the same. (250 words) Livemint   Why this question: Very recently Several Indian pharmaceutical companies have …

4) Explain the significance of International Monitoring System (IMS) of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). How can it be relevant to India? Analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Explain the significance of International Monitoring System (IMS) of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). How can it be relevant to India? Analyse. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has invited India …

3) Breaking down the boundaries guarding our privacy? Debate the benefits these technologies offer with respect to the data breaches they make.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 3) Breaking down the boundaries guarding our privacy? Debate the benefits these technologies offer with respect to the data breaches they make.(250 words) Livemint …

2) Do you think Internet of Things offer a new form of persistent surveillance by Discuss the salient features of PM Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM), how is it a new hope of light for the Pension Scheme for Unorganized sector workers in India? (250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) Do you think Internet of Things offer a new form of persistent surveillance by Discuss the salient features of …

1) “Improving employability of students by introducing employment relevance into the learning process of the higher education system is the need of the hour”. Discuss the role played by Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS) of Government of India in this direction.(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 1) “Improving employability of students by introducing employment relevance into the learning process of the higher education system is the …