QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 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 …

Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the convention.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Multilateral Convention to Implement …

RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning …

New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and …

J&K President’s rule

Topic: 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.   J&K President’s rule   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Difference between President’s Rule under Article 356 and Governor’s Rule in J&K, Special …

Leader of Rajya Sabha

Topic covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Leader of Rajya Sabha   What to study? For prelims and mains: Leader of House- provisions, roles and functions.   Context: Thawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment was recently appointed as Leader …

Rajya Sabha TV: The Big Picture-Agenda 2022-Ease of Living

Rajya Sabha TV: The Big Picture-Agenda 2022-Ease of Living Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asked top bureaucrats to prepare a five-year plan for each ministry with well-defined targets and milestones in sync with the people’s mandate in the election to change the status quo and improve quality of life. The Prime Minister said people …

Insights into Editorial: How will a 5G network power the future?

Insights into Editorial: How will a 5G network power the future? Context: Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that the government will be holding auction for spectrum, which includes airwaves that will be used to offer 5G or fifth-generation services, in the current calendar year. While some countries such as South Korea and the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and …

7) Discuss the need for Defense reforms in India. In what way do you think the coming of Minister for security in the Cabinet going to prove to be a gamechanger?(250 words)

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas 7) Discuss the need for Defense reforms in India. In what way do you think the coming of Minister for security in the Cabinet going to prove to be a gamechanger?(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discuses about forging national security, what way Defense …

6) Who are PVTGs? Discuss the issues related to their protection and statutory rights given to them.(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. 6) Who are PVTGs? Discuss the issues related to their protection and statutory rights given to them.(250 words) Vikaspedia Why …

5) Discuss the key features and objectives of National Programme for prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and strokes (NPCDCS).(250 words)

Topic:  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. 5) Discuss the key features and objectives of National Programme for prevention and Control …

4) What Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit means for India’s global and regional interests? Discuss in the light of recent yet to be held meet of SCO at Bishkek. (250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4) What Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit means for India’s global and regional interests? Discuss in the light of recent yet to be held meet of SCO at Bishkek. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article captures the significance …

3) What are self-help groups? Discuss the critical role played by them in the rural development of India.(250 words)

Topic:  Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 3) What are self-help groups? Discuss the critical role played by them in the rural development of India.(250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikanth Why this question: The question is about discussing self-help groups …