Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 April 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 April 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Zonal Council Context: The 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was recently held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat and the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the meeting.   What are zonal councils? Zonal councils have been …

Insights into Editorial : Creation of Defence Planning Committee: A Step towards Credible Defence Preparedness

Insights into Editorial : Creation of Defence Planning Committee: A Step towards Credible Defence Preparedness   Introduction: India is probably the only large country in the world which is overwhelmingly dependent on external sources for its defence requirements. India remains the world’s largest weapons importer over a five-year period according to latest report of the …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) and IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa)

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) and IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) Sarus crane (Antigone antigone) Vulnerable (VU) — IUCN state bird of Uttar Pradesh largest known flocks —  Keoladeo National Park non-migratory crane tallest of the flying birds name — Sanskrit word sarasa for the “lake bird”, CITES Appendix II Habitat inhabit …

EXCLUSIVE: Insights SOCIAL ISSUES Revision Module for UPS Civil Services Preliminary Exam -2018

          .  SOCIAL ISSUES Insights Revision Module for UPS Civil Services Preliminary Exam -2018   This revision module covers important SOCIAL ISSUES related current affairs that are important for Prelims – 2018.  Hope you are revising all previous modules. You can download other revision modules HERE. Also keep following revision timetable regularly.  …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 April 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 April 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Clarification:   Q4, 25th April Quiz (Click HERE): Food insecurity would be an indirect consequence of fracking. The question should have reflected this aspect clearly – that we were asking for the firsthand consequences of fracking.   The …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 April 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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 …

5) There is an urgent need for cooperation in the field of regulation, amongst the medicine regulatory agencies of the BRICS countries. Analyse.(250 words)

  TOPIC : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   5) There is an urgent need for cooperation in the field of regulation, amongst the medicine regulatory agencies of the BRICS countries. Analyse.(250 words) Reference Reference   Why this question Inter-BRICS health cooperation is gaining momentum and represents …

6) India presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for global investors and businesses. Discuss.(250 words)

TOPIC : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   6) India presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for global investors and businesses. Discuss.(250 words) Economic times Why this question Any country including India wants to improve and increase its business opportunities, so that it could earn more …

4) Taking cues from Rajasthan’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana, on which the centre’s National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), critically examine the nature of issues that will be faced by this scheme.(250 words)

TOPIC:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   4) Taking cues from Rajasthan’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana, on which the centre’s National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), critically examine the nature of issues that will be faced by this scheme.(250 words) Financial Express Why this question. The issue …

3)“No panchayati Raj is better than bad panchayati raj”. On the occasion of silver Jubilee year of panchayati Raj, discuss we have true democratic decentralization.(250 words)

TOPIC: Devolution of power and finances upto local levels and challenges therein 3)“No panchayati Raj is better than bad panchayati raj”. On the occasion of silver Jubilee year of panchayati Raj, discuss we have true democratic decentralization.(250 words) Why this question 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment have often been asked in the exam. Moreover, the silver …

2)Critically analyze the process of constitution of benches in the Supreme Court of India.(250 words)

  Topic -structure, organization’s and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 2)Critically analyze the process of constitution of benches in the Supreme Court of India.(250 words) Indian express The Hindu  Why this question Impeachment motion against CJI has been in news and the root cause behind the motion needs to be analysed in detail. …

1) Compare and contrast the swarajists and the no changers?(250 words)

  Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Compare and contrast the swarajists and the no changers?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question demands us to bring out the point of similarities and differences between the swarajists and the no …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 35(Geography)

SOLUTIONS INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 35(Geography)   The most suitable method for prevention of gully erosion is: a) Mulching b) Rock dam structure c) Ploughing d) Perimeter runoff control Answer: (b) Justification:     The relative proportion of sand, silt and clay in a soil refers to its a) Profile …