[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 December 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; The long separation of young children from their parents will have …

In today’s quintessential world of Internet and Social media, Tech giants watch our every move online. Comment on how that violate our human rights?

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions. In today’s quintessential world of Internet and Social media, Tech giants watch our every move online. Comment on how that violate our human rights? The Guardian Why this question: The argument by social …

The idea that ‘green technology’ can help save the environment is dangerous because it glosses over the alternatives’ ills. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation. The idea that ‘green technology’ can help save the environment is dangerous because it glosses over the alternatives’ ills. Analyse. The Wire Why this question: The world is grappling with the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation. A number of solutions have been posed and several of them …

Economists and experts argue that India is now in classic Stagflation Territory. Analyse. What are the structural policies needed to curb the economic slowdown facing India?

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Economists and experts argue that India is now in classic Stagflation Territory. Analyse. What are the structural policies needed to curb the economic slowdown facing India? The Hindu The Wire The Economic Times Why this question: The slowdown is three years …

From trade to geopolitical significance, it is time for India to look again at Mauritius. Analyse.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. From trade to geopolitical significance, it is time for India to look again at Mauritius. Analyse. The Indian Express Why this question: As it prepares to host the prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, who returned to power in the recent general elections, Delhi needs to change the lens …

Discuss the role played by NGOs, SHGs and international institutions through their development initiatives in women empowerment and gender sensitisation? (250 words)

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Discuss the role played by NGOs, SHGs and international institutions through their development initiatives in women empowerment and gender sensitisation? (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: Last week’s brutal rape and murder …

For a neoliberal style of development process, Indian government has established arrangements to involve people and voluntary groups that could complement ‘incapacities of the State’ and secure ‘bureaucratic accountability’. Discuss and substantiate your views.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. For a neoliberal style of development process, Indian government has established arrangements to involve people and voluntary groups that could complement ‘incapacities of the State’ and secure ‘bureaucratic accountability’. Discuss and substantiate your …

The long separation of young children from their parents will have devastating effects on the former. Critically analyse with respect to vulnerable children of various sections like illegal immigrants, distress migrants and refugees.

Topic: Social empowerment; The long separation of young children from their parents will have devastating effects on the former. Critically analyse with respect to vulnerable children of various sections like illegal immigrants, distress migrants and refugees. The Indian Express   Why this question: The question of the long separation of the children from the mother …

[RSTV SUMMARY] THE BIG PICTURE- PSU’S: STRATEGIC SALE

  RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PSU’S: STRATEGIC SALE Introduction:             The government kicked off a blockbuster disinvestment plan, lining up the sale of five public sector units (PSUs), including majority stakes in bluechip oil company Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Shipping Corporation of India. Also on sale will be a 31% stake in Container …

[Insights into Editorial]- Battling anti-microbial resistance

[Insights into Editorial]- Battling anti-microbial resistance             Context: In November, the world observed Antibiotic Awareness Week. India in its fight against the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics in disease-causing germs, the Indian government banned the manufacture, sale and use of colistin in the poultry industry. Colistin is considered the last-resort medicine to treat …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 December 2019

  QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03  December 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary – 03 December 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary – 03 December 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Administration of Oath in legislature. National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons. GS Paper 3: Blue flag programme. Facts for prelims: Power of Siberia. First …

Hornbill Festival:

Hornbill Festival: Nagas celebrate this festival to revive, protect, sustain and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions. It occurs during 1 – 10 December on an annual basis. It is also called the “Festival of Festivals”. The festival pays tribute to Hornbill, the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas for its qualities …

India’s first maritime museum in Gujarat:

India’s first maritime museum in Gujarat: A National Maritime Heritage Museum will be established at Lothal in Gujarat. The museum will act as an independent research center for archaeology of boat building, reconstruction of maritime history and materials traded. It will hold display of salvaged materials from shipwreck sites in Indian Ocean waters.

First woman pilot in Navy:

First woman pilot in Navy: Sub Lieutenant Shivangi Swaroop is the first pilot in the Indian navy. She recently qualified as a Dornier pilot. Background: Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh are the first women pilots in the Indian Air Force.

Power of Siberia:

Power of Siberia: What is it? It is a massive gas pipeline linking one of the most remote parts of Russia with a far-flung region of China. The pipeline stretches more than 3,000km (1,864 miles). Under this pipeline project, Russia will deliver 1 trillion cubic meters of natural gas to China over the next 30 years. The pipeline will pass through the deltas …

Blue flag programme

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Blue flag programme What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features, eligibility criteria and significance of the scheme. Context: The MoEFCC has embarked upon a programme for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification for select beaches in the country. Beaches identified in India: 13 pilot beaches …