Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Cabinet committees   What to study? For prelims …

Rule 49MA

Topics covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Rule 49MA What to study? For prelims: related provisions in News. For mains: need for protection of electors, concerns over misuse and reforms needed.   Context: The Election Commission may “revisit” the rule for prosecution of a voter for making a …

Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) launched by CII

Topic covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) launched by CII   What to study? For prelims:About CII, components of your PI. For mains: Significance and the need for such index.   Context: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched a Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) …

IRENA report ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018’

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   IRENA report ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018’   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key findings of the report, challenges and concerns raised, ways and measures to address them.   Context: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a report titled ‘Renewable …

Gujarat launches India’s first trading programme to combat particulate air pollution

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Gujarat launches India’s first trading programme to combat particulate air pollution   What to study? For prelims: key features of the program. For mains: significance, need and potential of such programs, challenges ahead and ways to address them.   Context: Gujarat has launched India’s …

2nd Global Disability Summit at Buenos Aires

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   2nd Global Disability Summit at Buenos Aires   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, location, mandate and significance of the summit.   Context: 2nd Global Disability Summit is being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina. About the Summit: The objectives of …

Economic Census

Topics covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Economic Census   What to study? Fo Prelims and Mains: What is Economic Census, who conducts and coordinates, uses and significance.   Context: …

Cabinet committees

Topics covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Cabinet committees   What to study? For prelims and mains: Cabinet committees- establishment, mandate, composition, functions and significance.   Context: The Government reconstituted eight …

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

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 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, 03 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 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: Outlining the first 100 days of the new Modi government

Insights into Editorial: Outlining the first 100 days of the new Modi government Introduction: According to the World Economic Forum, India is on the cusp of overtaking the United States to becoming the world’s second largest economy, with a consumer spending of $5.7 trillion, 77% of the population under 44 (80% among the middle class), …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 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:Distribution of key …

7) “Emotional intelligence stands on the four pillars of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management”. Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic: Work culture, Quality of service delivery, emotional intelligence 7) “Emotional intelligence stands on the four pillars of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management”. Elucidate. (250 words) Ethics by lexicon Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the importance of emotional intelligence at the work place. Key demand of the question: The …

6) Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, we need to have more explicit rules. Discuss the need to control social media and the associated challenges.(250 words)

Topic : Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges. 6) Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, we need to have more explicit rules. Discuss the need to control social media and the associated challenges.(250 words) Livemint Why this …

5) Elaborate upon the specific challenges that the civil services face in a democracy also suggest what can be done to address such issues in detail. (250 words)

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy 5) Elaborate upon the specific challenges that the civil services face in a democracy also suggest what can be done to address such issues in detail. (250 words) Governance by Lakshmikanth Why this question: The question is about discussing the challenges faced by civil servants. Key demand …

4) ‘Civil Servants play key role in nation building’. Critically analyse the statement in the Indian context.(250 words)

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy 4) ‘Civil Servants play key role in nation building’. Critically analyse the statement in the Indian context.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in straightforward and is about discussing the key role played by the civil servants in nation building. Demand of the question: …

3) “Food-borne diseases is an increasing threat to human health which impede socio-economic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade”. Critically analyse the statement.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) “Food-borne diseases is an increasing threat to human health which impede socio-economic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade”. Critically analyse the statement.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: According to World Health Organization (WHO), an …