PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Snow leopard/Ounce((Panthera uncia) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Snow leopard /Ounce((Panthera uncia) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)   Snow leopard (ounce)   Vulnerable — IUCN   State animal of Himachal Pradesh Native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia   Habitat Inhabits alpine and subalpine zones at elevations from 3,000 to 4,500 m (9,800 to 14,800 ft), ranging from western Afghanistan to Mongolia and western China( Himalaya …

Insights into Editorial: Anti-Forest, Anti-forest dweller

Insights into Editorial: Anti-Forest, Anti-forest dweller                  Context: Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change informed Parliament that his Ministry has collected over ₹50,000 crore in a Central compensatory afforestation fund (CAF) and this is to be used though the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016 or CAF, a purported mechanism to …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 April 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 April 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 preliminary …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 April 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 April 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) REVISION TIMETABLE FOR PRELIMS – 2018  Revision Tests   General Studies – 1     Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various …

7) Scientific Temper is one of the attributes that Pandit Nehru wanted all of us Indians to cultivate. Discuss how cultivating scientific temper can help India progress.

Topic:Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7) Scientific Temper is one of the attributes that Pandit Nehru wanted all of us Indians to cultivate. Discuss how cultivating scientific temper can help India progress. (150 Words) The Hindu The Hindu Why this question: Scientific temper helps us …

6) It is imperative for India to increase its energy consumption while ensuring climate justice.  Discuss how government of India aims to balance its energy demands with environmental protection. 

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy 6) It is imperative for India to increase its energy consumption while ensuring climate justice.  Discuss how government of India aims to balance its energy demands with environmental protection. (250 Words) Reference   Why this question India’s future will be built on energy and as our economy progresses, our energy consumption is likely to …

5) In the wake of the current Indian banking system crisis, discuss what measures should be taken by  the government to prevent such incidents in the future.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) In the wake of the current Indian banking system crisis, discuss what measures should be taken by  the government to prevent such incidents in the future. (250 Words)  Livemint   Why this question …

4) Examine the reasons behind India’s poor performance in sporting events such as Olympics. Discuss whether the provisions of National Sports University Bill will help India arrest that decline.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 4) Examine the reasons behind India’s poor performance in sporting events such as Olympics. Discuss whether the provisions of National Sports University Bill will help India arrest that decline. (250 Words) The Hindu   Why this question Poor performance in sports has been …

3) Discuss how Ayushman Bharat will transform Indian healthcare system by creating a robust primary healthcare system and provide a secured access to secondary and tertiary healthcare. Also, discuss the challenges involved in implementation of the scheme.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) Discuss how Ayushman Bharat will transform Indian healthcare system by creating a robust primary healthcare system and provide a secured access to secondary and tertiary healthcare. Also, discuss the challenges involved in implementation of the scheme.  (250 Words) The Hindu India.gov.in   …

2) Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the worst acts of violence in the history of the world and a turning point in India’s freedom struggle. Comment.

Topic:  -The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the worst acts of violence in the history of the world and a turning point in India’s freedom struggle. Comment.  (250 Words) The Week NDTV Why this question Jallianwala Bagh massacre …

1) The dream of a ‘Surat Split’ was already conceived by Curzon when he made the statement ‘Congress was tottering to its fall and one of the biggest ambitions in my life is to give it a peaceful demise’. Critically analyze.

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) The dream of a ‘Surat Split’ was already conceived by Curzon when he made the statement ‘Congress was tottering to its fall and one of the biggest ambitions in my life is to give it a peaceful demise’. …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 23 (Indian Polity )

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 23 (Indian Polity ) 1. Assertion (A): The Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) of India, in Practice, is an Auditor-General Only Reason(R): The CAG has no Control over the issue of money from the Consolidated Fund. (A) Both A and R are true and R is …