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 …