INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Corona Virus 2. Sikhs in US to be counted as separate ethnic group.   GS Paper 3: 1. Block Chain Technology. 2. Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects. 3. Australian Bushfires.   Facts for …

Australian Bushfires

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Australian Bushfires What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Forest fires- reasons, impact and preparedness. Context: Australia was recently ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began. All this has been exacerbated by persistent heat …

Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects

Topics Covered: Infrastructure Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the project- features and significance. Context: NITI Aayog and Ladakh Union Territory have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which NITI Aayog will support the administration of the Ladakh through its initiative “Development Support Services …

Block Chain Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology. Block Chain Technology What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential. Context: National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru, which will provide Blockchain …

Sikhs in US to be counted as  separate ethnic group

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Sikhs in US to be counted as  separate ethnic group What to study? For Prelims: How are ethnic groups classified in the US? For Mains: Implications of this move. What’s the News? Sikhs in the US will be counted …

Coronavirus

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Coronavirus What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Corona virus- symptoms, spread and treatment.  Context: The United States will begin screening efforts at three US airports to detect travellers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus- Coronavirus. About Coronavirus: Coronaviruses …

Insights into Editorial: Chalk and cheese in private vs. government schools

Insights into Editorial: Chalk and cheese in private vs. government schools Context: Pratham, a well-known Non-Profit Organization has released the Annual Status of Education Report 2019. The report shared several key insights and interesting observations about the state of education, especially school-level education in the country. One of the big debates in early childhood education …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 January 2020 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 – 2   1. “Indian urgently needs a transformative model for dealing with dissent in university …

Critically analyse the features of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019(POCSO), and bring out the gaps currently being witnessed in the criminal justice system of the country to effectively prevent child sexual abuse.

2. Critically analyse the features of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019(POCSO), and bring out the gaps currently being witnessed in the criminal justice system of the country to effectively prevent child sexual abuse. (250 words) Hindustan Times