Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 31 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 31 August 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: State of the World Population 2019. Liberalism runs into national populism.   GS Paper 2: Nationalism and subnationalism in separate Kannada flag. US Space Command.   GS Paper 3: Merger of Banks. Michael Faraday and electromagnetic induction.   Facts for …

Michael Faraday and electromagnetic induction

Topic 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.   Michael Faraday and electromagnetic induction   What to study? For Prelims: features, applications and significance of Faraday’s law.   Context: On August 29 in 1831, British …

Merger of Banks

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   Merger of Banks   What to study? For Prelims: Which three banks are being merged? For Mains: Merger- Significance, pros and cons, concerns. Context: The government plans to merge 10 public sector banks into four. This would take the number of banks in the country from …

US Space Command

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   US Space Command   What to study? For Prelims: Space force- composition and functions. For Mains: Space force- the idea, concerns, challenges and the need for free outer- space.   Context: US has launched Space Command. It …

Nationalism and subnationalism in separate Kannada flag

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.   Nationalism and subnationalism in separate Kannada flag   What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional and legal provisions in this regard. For Mains: Concern …

Liberalism runs into national populism

Topics Covered: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.   Liberalism runs into national populism   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of liberalism and forms. For Mains:  Recent concerns raised and ways to address them.   What is liberalism? Liberalism has been the dominant socio-political ideology in …

Insights into Editorial: Government should use RBI funds in a prudent manner

Insights into Editorial: Government should use RBI funds in a prudent manner Context: On August 26, the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to transfer a surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government-its highest transfer ever-sparking a fierce debate. The government was, it must be noted, acting on the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 August 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Fit India Movement. North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP). E-CIGARETTES.   GS Paper 3: National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). Campaign Angikaar. CAMPA International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.   Facts for prelims: e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India. Anandan’s day gecko. …

International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure 

Topic covered: Disaster and disaster management.   International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure    What to study? For Prelims: composition, objectives and significance of CRDI. For Mains: Disaster preparedness and the need for information sharing and collaboration between various agencies.   Context: Cabinet approves Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. It will …

CAMPA

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   CAMPA   What to study? For Prelims: Features of CAF Act. For Mains: Significance and the need for afforestation, significance of CAF Act.   Context: Centre releases Rs. 47,436 crores for afforestation to various states from CAMPA funds.   What is CAMPA? Supreme Court …

Campaign Angikaar

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Campaign Angikaar   What to study? For Prelims Key features.: For Mains: Need for and significance of the campaign.   Context: The government has launched “angikaar” a campaign for change management. The campaign will be initiated in all target cities on 2nd October 2019 commemorating 150th Gandhi Jayanti …

National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the mission. For Mains: Significance of the mission and challenges in its implementation.   Context: National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Conferred The Prestigious SKOCH …

e-cigarettes

Topics covered: Issues related to health and Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   e-cigarettes   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: e-cigarettes- concerns, effects on health, need for regulation, challenges associated and measures needed.   Context: The Prohibition of E-cigarettes Ordinance …

North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP)

Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of NERLP. For Mains: Need for special attention of NE region, challenges involved and ways to address …

Fit India Movement 

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Fit India Movement    What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the movement, About NSD and the awards. For Mains: Significance and the need for maintaining fitness.   Context: Prime Minister launches nation-wide Fit India Movement …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30  August 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA, FRANCE TIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA, FRANCE TIES Introduction:             France backed India getting a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as the two countries expressed their resolve towards freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific and said they were committed towards multilateralism. In a joint statement issued after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and …