[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28  September 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 General Studies – 1 Topic: Social Issues, Urbanization, their problems & remedies .Government policies and interventions for development …

7) Throw light on the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario. Discuss while suggesting way forward to handle the current issues.(250 words)

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) Throw light on the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario. Discuss while suggesting way forward to handle the current issues.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: Recently, After a robust FY19—the year preceding general elections—the pace of activity has slowed down. Year till date …

6) Artificial Intelligence is the new oil, the new factor of production. Like the industrial revolution, it will transform every sector. Elucidate with subsequent examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) Artificial Intelligence is the new oil, the new factor of production. Like the industrial revolution, it will transform every sector. Elucidate with subsequent examples.(250 words) Downtoearth Why this question: Technology is the key to build a thriving, resilient world, especially in …

5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words)

Topic:   Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words) Reference Why this question: A report compiled by Equal Measures 2030, found that not a single country …

4) The increase in global temperatures and the associated natural disasters will make millions of people climate refugees. Analyse the statement in the light of recently released IPCC report on  Ocean and Cryosphere and suggest the way forward.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) The increase in global temperatures and the associated natural disasters will make millions of people climate refugees. Analyse the statement in the light of recently released IPCC report on  Ocean and Cryosphere and suggest the way forward.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The latest report, …

3) Providing basic needs as well as freedoms to the people shall go hand in hand for the holistic development of the country. Elucidate. (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. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 3) Providing basic needs as well as freedoms to the people shall go …

2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 74th session in New York. The leaders especially mentioned operationalization of Chabahar …

1) Explain the significance “Affordable Housing for All” in the economic development and well-being of India.  (250 words)

Topic: Social Issues, Urbanization, their problems & remedies .Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. 1) Explain the significance “Affordable Housing for All” in the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27  September 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 September 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban. National Population Register (NPR). Quad countries. World Tourism Day 2019.   GS Paper 3: PM- KISAN. High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) technology. Project NETRA. Forest-PLUS 2.0. IPCC report on oceans.   GS Paper 4: Voluntary code …

New IPCC report warns of dire threat to oceans

New IPCC report warns of dire threat to oceans   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report- ‘Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’. The report underlines the dire changes taking place in oceans, glaciers and ice-deposits on land and sea. It was prepared following an IPCC Panel decision …

Forest-PLUS 2.0

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Forest-PLUS 2.0   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the programme.   Context: US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) have launched Forest-PLUS 2.0.   What is it? Forest-PLUS is a five-year programme initiated in …

Project NETRA

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Project NETRA   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the project.   Context: ISRO has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites.   What is Project NETRA …

High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) technology

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) technology   What to study? For Prelims: About fuel cells and HTPEM technology. For Mains: Significance and application of the technology.   Context: India’s first indigenously developed high-temperature based Fuel Cell System was recently introduced. It is a 5.0 kW fuel cell system that generates power …

PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   PM – KISAN scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for …

World Tourism Day 2019

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Tourism Day 2019   What to study? For Prelims: WTD- theme, objectives and significance, About UNWTO. For Mains: Tourism industry- Significance, scope, challenges in development and ways to address them.   Context: This day is commemorated each year on 27 September, with …

Quad countries

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Quad countries   What to study? For Prelims: Members of the Quad grouping, countries in the Indian ocean region, Chinese military bases. For Mains: The Quad grouping- features, significance, concerns and potential.   Context: Foreign ministers of the Quad countries – India, US, Australia and Japan – met …

National Population Register (NPR)

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   National Population Register (NPR)   What to study? For prelims and mains: NPR- features, composition and uses.   Context: Government has revived National Population Register project at a time when National Register of Citizens has been published in Assam. …