MOTIVATION: Rank – 147, Second Attempt, Started at the age of 33, Full-time Doctor and a Mother – Inspiring Story of Dr Shubhamangala

MOTIVATION All India Rank – 147, CSE-2017Second Attempt, Started at the age of 33, Full-time Doctor and a Mother  An Inspiring Story of Dr Shubhamangala and Preparation Tips  Note from Insights: This is an inspiring story of determination and smart preparation. Though lengthy, please read it fully to get motivated and crack this exam.  Burn …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Pink- headed Duck and Asian Development Bank (ADB)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Pink- headed Duck and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pink- headed Duck Critically endangered – IUCN CITES Appendix I.  has not been conclusively recorded in India since 1949 It is shy and secretive Males have a deep pink head and neck from which the bird derives its name   Habitat secluded and overgrown …

Insights into Editorial: Financing reindustrialization: bring back development banks

Insights into Editorial: Financing reindustrialization: bring back development banks Context in view of Commercial banks: Many commercial banks in India are under financial stress. This has imparted a fragility to the banking system as a whole. Scams and scandals surface from time to time, making headline news. There is also a quiet crisis that runs …

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

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

7)100% village electrification is a huge achievement but not sufficient to end India’s energy poverty. Discuss(250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy 7)100% village electrification is a huge achievement but not sufficient to end India’s energy poverty. Discuss(250 words) The hindu Why this question 100% village electrification is a huge milestone. India has been making rapid strides in the power sector with steps like UDAY, Saubhagya scheme etc. This historic milestone needs to be …

6) Critically analyze the health and environmental effects of using water and air purifiers.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Critically analyze the health and environmental effects of using water and air purifiers.(250 words) EPW   Why this question Air and water purifiers have become quite common and their demand has also been increasing across India. However, there are many issues associated with their usage, …

5) Discuss the reasons behind farmer suicides in some of the agriculturally most productive regions of India like Punjab.(250 words)

TOPIC:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Discuss the reasons behind farmer suicides in some of the agriculturally most productive regions of India like Punjab.(250 words) EPW Why this question Farmer and farming distress is one of the burning issues …

4) Mere construction of toilets to achieve ODF status will not lead to improvement in access to basic sanitation for Indians. Critically Examine.(250 words)

Topic – Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 4) Mere construction of toilets to achieve ODF status will not lead to improvement in access to basic sanitation for Indians. Critically Examine.(250 words) Reference Why this question Under the transformation of aspirational districts …

3) In order to make Paris Climate deal successful, it is essential to create a fair and equity based rule book at the earnest. Comment.(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   3) In order to make Paris Climate deal successful, it is essential to create a fair and equity based rule book at the earnest. Comment.(250 words) Reference Why this question Paris Climate deal is a historic agreement that aims to …

2) Critically analyze whether India needs a modification in its nuclear doctrine to secure national interest?(250 words)

Topic – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) Critically analyze whether India needs a modification in its nuclear doctrine to secure national interest?(250 words)  Hindustantimes Why this question 20 years post Pokhran II, and the prevailing geopolitical and geostrategic flux provides an opportune moment for India to …

1) Temple movements in India have shifted focus from being caste based to gender based. Examine. (250 words)

TOPIC:  Role of women and women’s organization. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) Temple movements in India have shifted focus from being caste based to gender based. Examine. (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question makes an assertion that the focus of temple entry movements has shifted from ensuring non discrimination on …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Sociable Lapwing and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 The Sociable Lapwing and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) The Sociable Lapwing Critically endangered — IUCN winter migrant to India current IUCN classification is CR A3bc—meaning that the population is expected to decline in the next decade or so by 80%, but based on theoretical considerations and the known habitat destruction …