QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CENSUS- CHALLENGES & IMPORTANCE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CENSUS- CHALLENGES & IMPORTANCE Introduction: Amid rising instances of field enumerators coming under attack across at least three states for some of the ongoing NSS surveys and gathering mistrust over CAA and NRC, the house-listing operation and the updation of the National Population Register, set to begin in April for Census …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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 – 1   1. Discuss the historical and current engagements of India with Africa. Why is …

The auditing profession plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the Indian capital markets, but recent audit failures are renewing doubts about whether the country’s largest accounting firms are truly serving the public interest. Critically examine and suggest measures to overcome the challenges.

6. The auditing profession plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the Indian capital markets, but recent audit failures are renewing doubts about whether the country’s largest accounting firms are truly serving the public interest. Critically examine and suggest measures to overcome the challenges.(250 words) Reference: Indian Express

The United States Trade Representatives (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed countries, removing India from the list of countries that are designated as developing, what does this indicate for India? Discuss and elaborate on the pros and cons.

4. The United States Trade Representatives (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed countries, removing India from the list of countries that are designated as developing, what does this indicate for India? Discuss and elaborate on the pros and cons.(250 words) Reference: Indian Express (USTR) has updated its list of developing and least-developed …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Konark Sun Temple. 2. Bill calls for two-child norm.   GS Paper 2: 1. Criminalization of Politics 2.Slapping Section 144 during CAA protests ‘illegal’: Karnataka HC. 3. School Health Ambassador Initiative. 4. All medical devices to be …

How WHO names a new disease?

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. How WHO names a new disease? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Naming procedure, need for and significance. Context: On February 11, the World Health Organization officially announced COVID-19 as the name for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This comes more than …

USTR takes India off developing country list

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. USTR takes India off developing country list What to study? For Prelims: What are CVDs? What USTR list means? For Mains: Implications, significance of the list. Context: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has published …

All medical devices to be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1

Topics covered :Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. All medical devices to be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1 What to study? For Prelims: The announcement. For Mains: Why treat medical devices as drugs- need, concenrs and …

School Health Ambassador Initiative

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. School Health Ambassador Initiative What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the initiative. Context: The central Government launched the School Health Ambassador Initiative.  Overview: Aim: To spread awareness about the preventive health aspects. Under the initiative, two teachers will be identified in every government school …

Slapping Section 144 during CAA protests ‘illegal’: Karnataka HC

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Slapping Section 144 during CAA protests ‘illegal’: Karnataka HC What to study? For Prelims: What is Section 144? Who and why it is imposed? Implications? For Mains: Concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: The Karnataka High Court has declared as “illegal” the order passed …

Criminalization of Politics

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Criminalization of Politics What to study? For Prelims: Salient features of RPA. For Mains: Criminalisation of politics- concerns, challenges and solutions. Context: Expressing concern about the “alarming increase” in number of persons with criminal backgrounds being elected Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of states, …

Private member’s Bill calls for two-child norm

Topics Covered: Population related issues. Private member’s Bill calls for two-child norm What to study? For prelims and mains: Concerns and issues associated with the proposed two- child policy. Context: Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member Anil Desai has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the Rajya Sabha that proposes incentives in taxation, education and employment for people …