What is ‘unparliamentary’ speech and conduct?

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. What is ‘unparliamentary’ speech and conduct? What to study? For Prelims: Rules in this regard, what constitutes unparliamentary language? For Mains: Need for rules in this regard and ways to improve. Context: Few recent …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 February 2020   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 preliminary exam 2018. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: Purifying water: On draft notification on RO systems

Insights into Editorial: Purifying water: On draft notification on RO systems Context: The Environment Ministry’s draft notification to regulate the use of membrane-based water purification systems primarily concerns the manufacturers of reverse osmosis (RO) water filters but effectively bars domestic users from installing RO systems. The Central government has drawn up plans to ban the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 February 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. India has made progress in deepening integration in South Asia. However several …

“The Genome India Project is supposed to be among the most significant of its kind in the world because of its scale and the diversity.” Discuss the key elements of the project and highlight the importance of it in genetic studies.

3. “The Genome India Project is supposed to be among the most significant of its kind in the world because of its scale and the diversity.” Discuss the key elements of the project and highlight the importance of it in genetic studies.(250 words) Reference:Indian Express

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 07 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 07 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Female Genital Mutilation. 2. Kumbhabhishekam   GS Paper 2: 1. Motion of thanks to President’s Address. 2. Ram Temple trust. 3. Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices, 2014 (“UCPMP Code”).   GS Paper 3: 1. Public Safety …

Public Safety Act

Topics covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Public Safety Act What to study? For prelims: Key features of the act. For mains: Issues related, why it is called a draconian law, need for reforms. Context: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has slapped the stringent Public Safety …

Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (“UCPMP Code”)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (“UCPMP Code”) What to study? For Prelims: Overview of UCPMP. For Mains: Features, need for and significance. Context: Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has yet again “requested companies to abide …

Ram Temple trust

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Ram Temple trust What to study? For Prelims: About the Ayodhya verdict and the trust- functions. For Mains: Issues, concerns and ways to address them. Context: A 15-member trust to oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya has been constituted. The announcement of a “broad …