Insights into Editorial: Fixing delivery

Insights into Editorial: Fixing delivery   Context: For better targeting of subsidies and plugging leakages, the government plans to roll out direct benefit transfer for fertiliser subsidy across the country. The fertiliser subsidy will be given directly to the manufacturer after capturing the Aadhaar number through a point-of-sale (PoS) device of the farmer on purchase …

EXCLUSIVE: Insights IAS Revision Modules for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2018

  Insights IAS Revision Modules for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2018   Like last year, this year also we are going to publish Insights Exclusive Revision modules for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2018.  Last year, these revision modules were extremely useful for last minute revision. This year, we are coming up …

Insights Daily Debates: Issues that Matter – 13 (International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It’s about the interests of states)

      . Insights Daily Debates Issues that Matter – 13 ARCHIVES What’s this Initiative? Click Here   International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It’s about the interests of states What is international politics? Is international politics all about protecting one’s self interest? Does human rights and democracy really matter to …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 February 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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 Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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:  Social empowerment; Secularism; Salient features of Indian Society 1) Do you consider training dalit and tribal youth …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: You are the head of the Human Resources department of an organisation.

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 7) You are the head of the Human Resources department of an organisation. One of the workers, while trying to molest his co-worker, is pushed away from her towards a heavy machine – which instantly kills him. The witnesses claim that it was his fault …

6) A recent report submitted to the union government has pointed out that the Make in India initiative has failed to demonstrate its true potential due to various reasons. With special focus on defence indigenisation efforts, examine why Make in India has failed to live upto its potential.

Topic:  Indigenization of technology and developing new technology 6) A recent report submitted to the union government has pointed out that the Make in India initiative has failed to demonstrate its true potential due to various reasons. With special focus on defence indigenisation efforts, examine why Make in India has failed to live upto its potential. (250 …

5) The health insurance in India suffers from many lacunae. In the light of the basic right to health of citizens that flows from Article 21 of the Constitution, critically analyse problems plaguing India’s health insurance sector and measures needed to fix these problems.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 5) The health insurance in India suffers from many lacunae. In the light of the basic right to health of citizens that flows from Article 21 of the Constitution, critically analyse problems plaguing India’s health insurance sector and measures needed to fix these …

4) Is the Quadrilateral arrangement involving Australia, India, Japan and the U.S  a viable and strong arrangement to take on China? Critically examine

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Is the Quadrilateral arrangement involving Australia, India, Japan and the U.S  a viable and strong arrangement to take on China? Critically examine. (250 Words) The Hindu Why this question? Quad is in news all the time thanks to China’s rise and rise. …

3) Did the Constitution mark a moment of discontinuity with the colonial past, and a desire to transform Indian political and social structures? Or was it simply a transfer of political power and a change of rulers, leaving underlying institutional arrangements intact? Discuss.

Topic:   Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.  3) Did the Constitution mark a moment of discontinuity with the colonial past, and a desire to transform Indian political and social structures? Or was it simply a transfer of political power and a change of rulers, leaving underlying institutional arrangements intact? …

2) Chandrashekhar Azad’s own martyrdom robbed him of the opportunity of working for the establishment of the socialistic society he had dreamed about with comrades. Comment on Azad’s ideology and his contributions to India’s struggle for Independence. 

Topic:   The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.  2) Chandrashekhar Azad’s own martyrdom robbed him of the opportunity of working for the establishment of the socialistic society he had dreamed about with comrades. Comment on Azad’s ideology and his contributions to India’s struggle for Independence.  (250 Words) …

1) Do you consider training dalit and tribal youth to become priests a reformative and a revolutionary step? Justify your answer. Also examine how does different sections of society view this step that’s being initiated at a conservative religious institution such as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).

Topic:  Social empowerment; Secularism; Salient features of Indian Society 1) Do you consider training dalit and tribal youth to become priests a reformative and a revolutionary step? Justify your answer. Also examine how does different sections of society view this step that’s being initiated at a conservative religious institution such as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). (250 Words) …