Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 February 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   N Gopalaswami committee Context: N Gopalaswami committee has been constituted to select 20 institutes of higher education in India that will be developed into “world-class” institutes. In a …

Insights Daily Debates: Issues that Matter – 9 (Discourse on Police Reforms must Focus Majorly on Depoliticisation of Police)

      . Insights Daily Debates Issues that Matter – 9 ARCHIVES What’s this Initiative? Click Here   Discourse on Police Reforms must Focus Majorly on Depoliticisation of Police Don’t you think India’s criminal justice system is weak due to politicisation of police? Don’t you think discourse on police reforms focuses too less on …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 February 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 February 2018 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, 21 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 February 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana Context: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarkhand as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’.   Facts related …

Insights SECURE – Guide to Self Review (your own Answers)

  Insights SECURE – Guide to Self Review (your own Answers)   It is an easy task to read answers written by others, but many a times it’s difficult to read your own answers. It is difficult because you either lack interest or courage to look at your own creation. Sometimes you are scared that answer/essay …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 February 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  LIST of TOPICS (Static) General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Civil Aspirant’s Dilemma – What would you have done in such a situation? Justify your action.

Topic:  Ethics in Human Actions 7) You are aspiring to become an IAS officer and you have cleared various stages and now you have been selected for the personal interview. Night before the interview, you are having dinner with your wife in a restaurant. Next to your table, suddenly a group of goons headed by a …

6) Future space exploration will be driven by private intentions, commitments and contracts. In this regard, for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) frugal engineering plays its part but it is not an end unto itself. Discuss.

Topic:   Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology; Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics 6) Future space exploration will be driven by private intentions, commitments and contracts. In this regard, for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) frugal engineering plays its part but it is not …

5) India is one of the few countries to have warm and mutually beneficial relations on all sides of the divide in West Asia including the Shia/Sunni split and the Iran/Israel rift. In the light of India’s “Think West” policy, analyse the statement.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations 5) India is one of the few countries to have warm and mutually beneficial relations on all sides of the divide in West Asia including the Shia/Sunni split and the Iran/Israel rift. In the light of India’s “Think West” policy, analyse the statement. (250 Words) IDSA The Indian Express Reference …

4) Do we really need a Chief Secretary in today’s politico-administrative ambience in the States and Union Territories? Critically comment.

Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy 4) Do we really need a Chief Secretary in today’s politico-administrative ambience in the States and Union Territories? Critically comment. (250 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express The Hindu Why this question? This question is very important for Mains. It’s directly related to syllabus. Moreover, as you are …

3) Recent events around the world have fuelled xenophobic and anti-immigration sentiments. Analyse how recent immigration policy changes in the Middle East will impact migration and remittances with respect to India, and how India should cope up with reducing remittances and returning migrants.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.  3) Recent events around the world have fuelled xenophobic and anti-immigration sentiments. Analyse how recent immigration policy changes in the Middle East will impact migration and remittances with respect to India, and how India should cope up with reducing remittances and …

2) Regulators do not exist in a vacuum outside government policy and while regulators have independence in performing their role, they still fall within the broad definition of the executive branch of the State, and are accountable to the legislature. Analyse.

Topic:    Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies  2) Regulators do not exist in a vacuum outside government policy and while regulators have independence in performing their role, they still fall within the broad definition of the executive …

1) Buddhism remains a key anchor for Asian identity and a phenomenon of unprecedented Pan-Asian importance, especially in terms of spiritual connectivity among nations with enduring impact. With special reference to India, discuss the statement.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Buddhism remains a key anchor for Asian identity and a phenomenon of unprecedented Pan-Asian importance, especially in terms of spiritual connectivity among nations with enduring impact. With special reference to India, discuss the statement. (250 Words) IDSA …

Insights into Editorial: Woods and trees

Insights into Editorial: Woods and trees Context: Forest Survey of India, an organization under Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change recently published ‘India State of Forest Report 2017’ based on satellite imagery. The report presented a net positive balance in the form of 24.4% of India’s land under some form of forest cover. India …

All India Radio News Summary: 20 FEBRUARY 2018

All India Radio News Summary: 20 FEBRUARY 2018 National conference on doubling farmer’s income Objective: The Conference is organised with a view to identify various critical issues relating to agriculture and farmers’ welfare and finding appropriate solutions. The government aims to formulate a proper roadmap with timelines to achieve the goal of doubling farmer’s income …