Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 May 2018   Paper 1: Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Madhya Pradesh Gets India’s First Smart Cities Control Centre Context: In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) Critically endangered –IUCN It had been lost for more than a century. It has an interesting history. When not sighted for decades, posters were printed and Salim Ali, the premier ornithologist of India made a public appeal to look …

Insights into Editorial: Emerging irritant: on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Insights into Editorial: Emerging irritant: on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)   Background of CPEC: CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) is clutch of projects valued at $51 billion project which aims at rapidly expanding and upgrading Pakistan’s infrastructure and strengthening the economic ties between the People’s Republic of China (China) and Pakistan. It includes building roads, laying railway …

5)Examine the performance of National Forest Policy 1988. Discuss whether the draft forest policy will address the issues faced by forest sector in India?(250 words)

Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   5)Examine the performance of National Forest Policy 1988. Discuss whether the draft forest policy will address the issues faced by forest sector in India?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The data on forest area released by state of forest report (SFR) highlights the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and …

7)Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.(250 words)

TOPIC : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 7)Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question UPSC generally asks questions about commenting on a particular quote/ statement. The …

6)Briefly explain the role of deep learning neural networks in AI technology. Discuss features of Google Duplex which makes it a revolutionary technology.(250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6)Briefly explain the role of deep learning neural networks in AI technology. Discuss features of Google Duplex which makes it a revolutionary technology.(250 words) Financial express Googleblog Reference Why this question The recent demonstration of Google assistant making phone calls and …

4)Withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal by US is a serious mistake and has many possible ramifications for India. 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.   4)Withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal by US is a serious mistake and has many possible ramifications for India. Analyse.(250 words) The hindu   …

3)India’s neighborhood policy should include Pakistan as well. Discuss, in the light of recent improvement in relations between India and its neighbours. (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’s neighborhood policy should include Pakistan as well. Discuss, in the light of recent improvement in relations between India and its …

2)Vietnam War was a part of the larger cold war rivalry between capitalism on one side and communism on the other. Discuss.(250 words)

TOPIC: Events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 2)Vietnam War was a part of the larger cold war rivalry between capitalism on one side and communism on the other. Discuss.(250 words) World History …

1) Quit India Movement was the most different from all Gandhian mass movements. Critically analyze.(250 words)

TOPIC: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Quit India Movement was the most different from all Gandhian mass movements. Critically analyze.(250 words) From Plassey to Partition, Pg 414   Key demand of the question The question expects us to analyze the strategies followed …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 49(Polity)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 49(Polity)     1) An ordinance issued by the President can be challenged in Supreme Court for the following reasons On the ground that the President has prorogued one House or both Houses of Parliament deliberately with a view to promulgate an ordinance That the …