Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP):   Context: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be co-hosting 12th Capacity Building workshop with Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) …

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- Libra

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- Libra   What to study? For prelims and mains: various cryptocurrencies, their uses, concerns over their regulation and issues associated.   Context: Facebook …

World Population Projections 2019

Topics covered: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   World Population Projections 2019   What to study? For prelims: Key findings of the report. For mains: concerns raised, challenges associated and measures necessary to tackle the population growth.   Context: World Population Prospects 2019 has been released …

Anthrax

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Anthrax   What to study? For prelims and mains: Anthrax- causes, effects, symptoms and prevention.   Context: DRDO, JNU scientists develop more potent Anthrax vaccine. Claim new vaccine superior than existing ones as it can generate immune response to anthraxtoxin as well as spores.   About anthrax: Anthrax …

Report Defending In Numbers

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Report Defending In Numbers   What to study? For prelims and mains: key findings, concerns and measures needed.   Context: The biennial report, titled Defending In Numbers, has been released by the Asian Forum for Human Rights …

2019 Yearbook of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   2019 Yearbook of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Highlights and significance of the report, concerns over increased arms trade and need for their regulation, about NEW START …

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP):

  Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP):   Context: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be co-hosting 12th Capacity Building workshop with Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC).   About ReCAAP: The ReCAAP is the first regional …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 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: Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 15: ISRO

Insights into Editorial: Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 15: ISRO        Context: Chandrayaan-2, the country’s first moon lander and rover mission, is a month away. The Indian Space Research Organisation has marked mid-July for the take-off. India’s most ambitious space mission will get under way at 2.51 a.m. on July 15 when its powerful …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 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: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. General Studies – 2 Topic:Government policies and interventions …

7) The Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA), is proposed to be amended. Can we conclude that the forest sector in India is waking up to the much-needed reforms? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) The Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA), is proposed to be amended. Can we conclude that the forest sector in India is waking up to the much-needed reforms? Critically analyse. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is to discuss the recent forest reforms that …

6) “Rising machine intelligence is a double-edged sword”, Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) “Rising machine intelligence is a double-edged sword”, Elucidate.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is straightforward, the article analyses the pros and cons of AI in detail. Key demand of the question: Discussion should focus mainly in evaluating the Technology …

5) Discuss the role played by transport infrastructures in developing financial markets vis-à-vis economic growth.(250 words)

Topic :Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5) Discuss the role played by transport infrastructures in developing financial markets vis-à-vis economic growth.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail a study that highlighted how The Golden Quadrilateral highway network spurred greater financial activity but only in areas with existing financial development. …

4) Discuss the possible relationship between climate change and hunger.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 4) Discuss the possible relationship between climate change and hunger.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to analyse the impact of climate change on global hunger Key demand of the question: One has to analyse how and why climate Change Is Driving Global Hunger. Directive: Discuss …

3) Do you agree that the recent Muzaffarpur litchi incident is more of a manifestation of already present hunger and malnutrition conditions of Bihar rather than mere consumption of litchi fruit or failure of health facilities to address the incidence? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3) Do you agree that the recent Muzaffarpur litchi incident is more of a manifestation of already present hunger and malnutrition conditions of Bihar rather than mere consumption of litchi fruit or failure of health facilities to address the incidence? Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: …