Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 May 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National security clearance policy   Context: The Home Ministry has given security clearance to more than 5,000 investment proposals, including for Foreign Direct Investment, in …

UPSC CSE RANK-31 – ANKIT PANNU: Civil Services Examination Preparation Strategy

UPSC CSE RANK-31 – ANKIT PANNU Civil Services Examination Preparation Strategy   Hello Everyone, As it is said, ”Dreams Don’t Work Unless you do”. The dream of becoming an IAS, which many of us desire to be a reality requires Hard work, Consistency, Absolute Commitment from our side and a Positive Attitude. I am going …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Asiatic lion (Panthera leo or Indian lion and Persian lion) and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Asiatic lion (Panthera leo or Indian lion and Persian lion) and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Asiatic lion (Panthera leo  or  Indian lion and Persian lion) Endangered — IUCN CITES Appendix I Gir Forest National Park only wild habitats supporting the Asiatic lion Gir is dry deciduous forest dominated by teak, …

Insights into Editorial: Food first: on child nutrition

Insights into Editorial: Food first: on child nutrition   Introduction: The central principle that should guide the Centre in improving maternal and child nutrition is that early childhood is the foundation for the health and well-being of an individual. Tinkering with the existing national programme of providing hot-cooked meals to children three to six years …

SACHIN GUPTA Rank – 3 UPSC CSE-2017 (Insights Offline Student): Preparation Strategy – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination – Mains Strategy and Experience at Insights Offline Test Series (Mains)

  Mains Strategy and Experience at Insights Offline Test Series (Mains) SACHIN GUPTA Rank – 3 UPSC CSE-2017 (Insights Offline Student)   Hello friends, This is my second article (First Article) regarding strategy for Civil services preparation. In this I have written all about GS-Mains Preparation and how I changed my strategy particularly in last …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 MAY 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: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture …

5) Discuss whether priority sector lending norms need to be done away with?(250 words)

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources ; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Discuss whether priority sector lending norms need to be done away with?(250 words) Livemint Reference   Why this question Banking sector in India is reeling under several challenges. Access to credit for certain sectors is a …

6)“Indian philosophy is essentially a philosophy of values.” Comment.(250 words)

TOPIC : Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; 6)“Indian philosophy is essentially a philosophy of values.” Comment.(250 words)   Reference Why this question Indian philosophies …

4) Discuss how the recently proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority aims to transform the higher education in India.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources. 4) Discuss how the recently proposed Higher Education Evaluation and Regulation Authority aims to transform the higher education in India.(250 words) Economic times Why this question The incumbent government recently suggested its plan to reform higher education in India by …

3) India should not join China’s OBOR initiative, until the issues regarding CPEC are resolved. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic – India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) India should not join China’s OBOR initiative, until the issues regarding CPEC are resolved. Critically analyse.(250 words) The Hindu   …

2)The benefits accrued on account of Saubhagya scheme should be utilised to address the issue of clean cooking fuel once and for all. Examine.(250 words)

Topic – Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; Environmental pollution and degradation 2)The benefits accrued on account of Saubhagya scheme should be utilised to address the issue of clean cooking fuel once and for all. Examine.(250 words) Financial express   Why this …

1) A close analysis of art and culture of medieval India points to the cultural syncretism, which has been a distinguishing feature of Indian society and polity. Examine.(250 words)

TOPIC: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) A close analysis of art and culture of medieval India points to the cultural syncretism, which has been a distinguishing feature of Indian society and polity. Examine.(250 words) Indian Express Why this question The recognition of the importance of upholding …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 44(Schemes and Programmes)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 44(Schemes and Programmes)   1. A rise in general level of prices may be caused by An increase in the money supply. A decrease in the aggregate level of output An increase in the effective demand Select the correct answer using the codes given below; …