Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 October 2019   Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Vishwa Shanti Stupa. Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement. Kanya Sumangala Yojana.   GS Paper 3: What is AGR? Nanopharmaceuticals. Global mobility report.   Facts for prelims: East Antarctic Marine Protected Area. Chenani-Nashri tunnel renamed. Open general export licences (OGELs). …

Global mobility report

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Global mobility report   What to study? For Prelims: Key findings of the report and about SuM4All. For Mains: Concern and challenges, ways to address them, overview of GRA.   Context: Global Mobility Report has been released by Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative. …

Nanopharmaceuticals.

Nanopharmaceuticals.   What to study? For Prelims: Nanopharmaceuticals- meaning and features. For Mains: The need for, significance of the technology, challenges involved and the overview of guidelines.   Context: Guidelines Released for Evaluation of Nanopharmaceuticals in India. Guidelines are developed by DBT, ICMR and Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). Developed in line with the …

What is AGR?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   What is AGR?   What to study? For Prelims: What is AGR? How is it calculated? For Mains: What is the impact of latest ruling? Issues and ways to address them.   Context: The Supreme Court has upheld …

Kanya Sumangala Yojana

Topics Covered: Role of women and women’s organization and related issues.   Kanya Sumangala Yojana   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the programme.   Context: Kanya Sumangala Yojana to be launched for girl child in UP.   Key features: It will provide a fund worth Rs 15000 to …

Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Vishwa Shanti Stupa   What to study? For Prelims: About Vishwa Shanti Stupas- significance, key facts on Rajgir. For Mains: Teachings of Buddha and Mahaveer- significance.   Context: Golden Jubilee of Vishwa Shanti Stupa …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 October 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- HUMAN RIGHTS OF SECURITY FORCES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HUMAN RIGHTS OF SECURITY FORCES Introduction: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine and hear a petition seeking protection of the rights of the armed forces personnel and the security personnel in view of facing agitated and sometimes even angry civilian protestors. The petition is filed by two young women — …

Insights into Editorial: China’s growing clout at the UN

Insights into Editorial: China’s growing clout at the UN   Context: Rising Chinese power at UN designated Posts: In recent, the Indian government quietly withdrew the candidate it had nominated for the post of Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization. As NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand was facing certain defeat by China’s Qu Dongyu, …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 October 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1 Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism 1) Differentiate between religiousness and communalism while …

7) Espionage activities through the use of digital tools are increasing in the recent past, in this context discuss the need for India to invest and recruit heavily in counter-measures against social media espionage. ( 250 words)

TOPIC: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7) Espionage activities through the use of digital tools are increasing in the recent past, in this context discuss the need for India to invest and recruit heavily in counter-measures against social media espionage. ( 250 …

6) Throw light on the nature of crimes based on the recent report published by the National crime records bureau (NCRB) and examine the possible causes behind the several crimes cited in the report.(250 words)

Topic:    Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6) Throw light on the nature of crimes based on the recent report published by the National crime records bureau (NCRB) and examine the possible causes behind the several …

5) Critically present a detailed analysis of India’s One-China policy.(250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 5) Critically present a detailed analysis of India’s One-China policy.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article discusses in detail the India’s policy of one-China policy and in what way It can’t validate its claim over Arunachal Pradesh without recognising the historical independence of Tibet. Key demand of the …

4) Do prayers in the morning assembly at schools amount to giving religious instruction? Also explain if they conflict with the point of fundamental duty of inculcating scientific spirit and rational temper in citizens.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) Do prayers in the morning assembly at schools amount to giving religious instruction? Also explain if they conflict with the point of fundamental duty of inculcating scientific spirit and rational temper in citizens.(250 words) The hindu   Why …

3) Do you think Smart televisions took the ‘idiot box’ from a luxury to a necessity? Comment and also explain in what way the methods of consumption of television have greatly evolved over the past few years.(250 words)

Topic: Effects of Globalization on Indian society, Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 3) Do you think Smart televisions took the ‘idiot box’ from a luxury to a necessity? Comment and also explain in what way the methods of consumption of television have greatly evolved over the past few …

2) Discuss with suitable examples how regional assertiveness can prove to be a peril to National Unity.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism 2) Discuss with suitable examples how regional assertiveness can prove to be a peril to National Unity.(250 words) Class XI and XII NCERT – Indian society Why this question: The question again is from GS paper I. Aims to discuss the role of regional attitudes on the national …

1) Differentiate between religiousness and communalism while explaining how the former transformed into latter in the post -independent India. (250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism 1) Differentiate between religiousness and communalism while explaining how the former transformed into latter in the post -independent India. (250 words) Class XI and XII NCERT – Indian society Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I. Key demand of the question: …