Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Paper 3: Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   #SelfiewithSapling   What to study? For prelims and mains: about the campaign and its significance, about World Environment Day.   Context: On the eve of World Environment Day, Union Environment Ministry has launched a people’s …

State of India’s Environment 2019

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   State of India’s Environment 2019   What to study? For prelims and mains: key highlights, concerns raised and findings, measures proposed.   Context: The State of India’s Environment 2019 in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors. SoE 2019 in Figures is …

India’s fertiliser industry needs to prioritise pollution control: CSE Study

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   India’s fertiliser industry needs to prioritise pollution control: CSE Study   What to study? For prelims and mains: pollution from fertiliser industry, concerns, challenges and measures needed.   Context: The Indian fertiliser industry has overlooked the aspects related to environmental pollution, while making improvements …

Can an individual simultaneously be a member of both Houses of Parliament?

Topics covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Can an individual simultaneously be a member of both Houses of Parliament?   What to study? For prelims: constitutional provisions on this. For mains: Concerns and issues associated with simultaneous membership.   Why in News? Some of those who won …

Nandan Nilekani-led panel on digital payments

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Nandan Nilekani-led panel on digital payments   What to study? For prelims and mains: key recommendations of the panel, challenges to less- cash economy and reforms needed.   Context: Nandan Nilekani-led panel on digital payments has submitted its …

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. 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 …

#SelfiewithSapling

Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   #SelfiewithSapling   What to study? For prelims and mains: about the campaign and its significance, about World Environment Day.   Context: On the eve of World Environment Day, Union Environment Ministry has launched a people’s campaign called #SelfiewithSapling, urging people to advocate the cause on social media. Under the campaign, people …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02 June 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 …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 June 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Bills of rights for the vulnerable

Insights into Editorial: Bills of rights for the vulnerable Introduction: There are multiple socio-economic disadvantages that members of particular groups experience which limits their access to their rights mentioned in even Constitution of India. The task of identifying the vulnerable groups is not an easy one. Besides there are multiple and complex factors of vulnerability …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 June 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 civil services in a democracy. General Studies – 2 Topic: Government policies …

7) What do you understand by ethical egoism? How does it influence one’s ethical behaviour? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic:Ethical egoism 7) What do you understand by ethical egoism? How does it influence one’s ethical behaviour? Discuss. (250 words) Ethics by lexicon Why this question: The question is about discussing the concept of ethical egoism. discuss its pros and cons, explain how it impacts ones ethical behaviour. Key demand of the question: Answer should …

6) What are heat waves and how are they classified? Discuss the effects of heatwaves on health, environment and economy and suggest how should India be prepared?(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6) What are heat waves and how are they classified? Discuss the effects of heatwaves on health, environment and economy and suggest how should India be prepared?(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The Article discusses in what way heat-wave action plans can help city administrations cope with the worst of …

5) Discuss the potential impact of climate change of world food production.(250 words)

Topic : climate change 5) Discuss the potential impact of climate change of world food production.(250 words) Reference   Why this question: The article brings out how Climate change is adversely affecting the production of key crops such as wheat and rice, with some countries faring far worse than others. Key demands of the question: …

4) Elucidate upon the importance of civil services in modern day democracy. (250 words)

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy 4) Elucidate upon the importance of civil services in modern day democracy. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the role played by civil services in modern day democracy. Key demand of the question: The answer is straightforward and is about …