Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   One Stop Centre Scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need …

What is a whip?

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. What is a whip?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Whip- meaning, need, misuse and the need for reforms.   What is it? A whip in parliamentary parlance is a written order …

Ramanujan Machine

Topics covered: Awareness in S&T. Ramanujan Machine   What to study? For prelims and mains: Ramanujan Machine- features, how it works? And what are Conjectures?   Context: Scientists from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology have developed a concept they have named the Ramanujan Machine, after the Indian mathematician.   What is it? It is …

Ebola virus

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Ebola virus   What to study? For Prelims: Ebola- the disease, spread, causes, treatment and vulnerability. For Mains: Epidemics- spread, global concern and joint efforts in this regard.   Context: Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has been declared as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).   …

Paramarsh scheme

Topic covered: Issues related to education. Paramarsh scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme.   About Paramarsh: The scheme is for Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation …