Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 May 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   NAFTA   Context: Negotiators have failed to reach NAFTA deal. Negotiators have ended talks without a deal to modernize NAFTA, agreeing instead to resume negotiations soon, ahead of a deadline …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Himalayan Quail and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Himalayan Quail and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) The Himalayan Quail Critically endangered – IUCN quail belonging to the pheasant family Presumed to be extinct since no reliable records of sightings of this species exist after 1876. Possible sighting of this species was reported in Nainital in 2003 …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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:  Role of women and women’s organization. Social empowerment, communalism, …

5) Critically examine whether making healthcare affordable through capping of prices would solve the problem of Out of Pocket Expenditure in health in India?(250 words)

Topic – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 5) Critically examine whether making healthcare affordable through capping of prices would solve the problem of Out of Pocket Expenditure in health in India?(250 words) Financial express Why this question Capping or prices is a usual policy recourse of the government …

6) There is an ample yet subtle difference between ethics, morals and laws. Discuss.(250 words)

TOPIC :  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 6) There …

4)Pokhran-II and what followed has given India the right to claim the tag of a responsible power — a valuable diplomatic asset. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   4)Pokhran-II and what followed has given India the right to claim the tag of a responsible power — a valuable diplomatic asset. Analyze. (250 words) Indian express The hindu Why this question After Pokhran-II tests, India declared itself as a …

3)The cabinet mission plan seemed to open an avenue for the reconciliation of a united India with Muslim autonomy. Examine.(250 words)

Topic -Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3)The cabinet mission plan seemed to open an avenue for the reconciliation of a united India with Muslim autonomy. Examine.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss about the following How did the plan reject the …

2)Discuss critically the role played by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in preserving India’s art and architecture. Examine whether Apni Dharohar scheme should be extended to all World Heritage sites in India?(250 words)

TOPIC: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   2)Discuss critically the role played by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in preserving India’s art and architecture. …

1)Indian women artists, have emphasised gender issues and discrimination in the form of paintings, sculptures, and installations since pre-independence times. Examine.(250 words)

TOPIC:  Role of women and women’s organization. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1)Indian women artists, have emphasised gender issues and discrimination in the form of paintings, sculptures, and installations since pre-independence times. Examine.(250 words)   Reference Why this question The discourse around the fight against gender discrimination is largely focused on the role of men, …

Insights into Editorial: The problems with a DNA registry

Insights into Editorial: The problems with a DNA registry   Introduction: A DNA database or DNA databank is a database of DNA profiles which can be used in the analysis of genetic diseases, genetic fingerprinting for criminology, or genetic genealogy. DNA databases may be public or private, but the largest ones are national DNA databases. …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 51(History)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 51(History)   In 1720, the British government enacted the Calico Act. What is it related to? a) Disallowing Indians from entering Civil Services b) Compulsory use of English language in Company affairs c) Banning the use of printed cotton textile, imported from India. d) Barring …