7) In the fast-paced world, laced with many issues, the importance of ethics in international relations is much higher and needed today than ever. Examine.

Topic: ethical issues in international relations and funding. 7) In the fast-paced world, laced with many issues, the importance of ethics in international relations is much higher and needed today than ever. Examine. Reference Why this question: The question is based on the theme of ethics in international relations. Key demand of the question: One …

6) Critically analyse the provisions of Personal Data Protection Bill which seeks to update the currently non-existent standards for privacy and consent.

Topic: basics of cyber security; Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers. 6) Critically analyse the provisions of Personal Data Protection Bill which seeks to update the currently non-existent standards for privacy and consent. Deccan Herald Livemint The Economic Times Why this question: The government has listed the Personal Data Protection Bill in Parliament …

5) Pressure tactics and methods have become an integral part of the political process in India. In this light, critically examine the role played by caste based pressure groups in Indian politics? (250 words)

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 5) Pressure tactics and methods have become an integral part of the political process in India. In this light, critically examine the role played by caste based pressure groups in Indian politics? (250 …

4) Realisation of the Minimum support scheme has been a mirage for farmers in India. Critically discuss in the light of the performance of PM-AASHA scheme.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices. 4) Realisation of the Minimum support scheme has been a mirage for farmers in India. Critically discuss in the light of the performance of …

3) The role played by NGOs in protecting and promoting human rights in India is exemplary. However, they pose an equal security concern in recent days. Critically examine the paradox. What measures are needed to regulate the NGOs?

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 3) The role played by NGOs in protecting and promoting human rights in India is exemplary. However, they pose an equal security concern in recent days. Critically examine the paradox. What measures are …

2) The whole object of reservation is to see that backward classes of citizens move forward so that they may march hand in hand with other citizens of India on an equal basis. Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution – Amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) The whole object of reservation is to see that backward classes of citizens move forward so that they may march hand in hand with other citizens of India on …

1) The status of elderly in India has transformed a lot from the era gone by, in part because the society is in the throes of turbulent change. Examine in the light of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 cleared by the cabinet recently.

Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society 1) The status of elderly in India has transformed a lot from the era gone by, in part because the society is in the throes of turbulent change. Examine in the light of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 cleared by the …

[Insights into Editorials] – Making Air India’s disinvestment work

[Insights into Editorials] – Making Air India’s disinvestment work In News: The once-iconic Air India has, in the last four decades, witnessed a calamitous fall. The diminution had been gradual when it operated in a near-monopoly environment but the pace of descent intensified when it faced competition. In the late 1990s, the government recognised the …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 December 2019

  QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04  December 2019 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 a …

[RSTV Summary] THE BIG PICTURE – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

[RSTV Summary] THE BIG PICTURE – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN   Introduction:             Every year 25th November is observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and this year the theme is Generation Equality Stands Against Rape. Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality , development , peace and …

InsightsIAS Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary, 04 December 2019

InsightsIAS Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary, 04 December 2019   Table of contents: GS Paper 1: Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana. GS Paper 2: Rotavirus Independent Directors Databank. GS Paper 3: Punjab to create land banks in rural areas. CSIR-IICT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance test facility. Torrefaction to reduce stubble burning.   Facts for prelims: “Top 100 …

Torrefaction to reduce stubble burning

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   Torrefaction to reduce stubble burning What to study? For Prelims: the technology. For Mains: Significance for India.   Context: India tests Swedish torrefaction technology to reduce stubble burning.   What is torrefaction? It is a thermal process used to produce high-grade solid biofuels from …

CSIR-IICT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance test facility

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   CSIR-IICT Nuclear Magnetic Resonance test facility What to study? For Prelims: What is NMR spectroscopy? For Mains: Significance of NMR.   Context: The CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad has announced that the …

Independent Directors Databank

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Independent Directors Databank What to study? For Prelims: About the Databank and who is an independent director? For Mains: Need for and significance of the databank.   Context: …

Rotavirus

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Rotavirus What to study? For prelims and mains: Rotavirus- symptoms, transmission and vaccines.   Context: Vice- President has launched the new rotavirus vaccine – ROTAVAC5D. The vaccine has been designed and developed by Bharat Biotech.   About Rotavirus: It is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the …

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

Topic covered: Issues related to women. Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, objectives and significance of the programme, issues related to feminization of agriculture.   Context: In line with the provisions of National Policy for Farmers (NPF) (2007), the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is …