Intelligent Guessing – UPSC Civil Services Prelims

  Intelligent Guessing – UPSC Civil Services Prelims     Background The conventional guessing techniques, that most aspirants are familiar with, are based on: Pure option-based elimination, when options are designed so that even a single easy/incorrect statement leads you to the right answer. Statement based elimination, when you encounter extreme (such as ‘only’, ‘completely’, …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Bharal (Himalayan blue sheep or naur or na or gnao) and International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Bharal (Himalayan blue sheep or naur or na or gnao) and International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) Bharal  (Himalayan blue sheep or naur or na or gnao) Least concerned — IUCN caprid found in the high Himalayas bharal is a major food of the snow leopard   Habitat inhabit open grassy slopes …

Insights into Editorial: Pokhran II, twenty years later

Insights into Editorial: Pokhran II, twenty years later Background: After Independence, India got fame from its two nuclear tests, 1st after two decades of independence and another in 1998, which made India to adjust its place in the list of self-reliant and nuclear capable nations. The tests was carried out in secrecy and was revealed …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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) Discuss the contribution of Immanuel Kant to the field of moral philosophy.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Discuss the contribution of Immanuel Kant to the field of moral philosophy.(250 words) Reference Why this question The question is related to GS 4 syllabus under the following heading- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. Key demand of the question …

6) Oceans are claimed to be ‘last frontiers’ of growth and development,  however, this potential needs to be utilised in a balanced manner. In this backdrop, examine whether creation of Marine protected areas is in sync with India’s Blue economy strategy?(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Oceans are claimed to be ‘last frontiers’ of growth and development,  however, this potential needs to be utilised in a balanced manner. In this backdrop, examine whether creation of Marine protected areas is in sync with India’s Blue economy strategy?(250 words) Reference Financial express   …

5) Under the present  circumstances, a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir is not only fraught with dangers, but also difficult to secure. Analyse.(250 words)

TOPIC:Linkages between development and spread of extremism; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5) Under the present  circumstances, a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir is not only fraught with dangers, but also difficult to secure. Analyse.(250 words) The hindu why this question Militant recruitment and terrorist attacks …

4) Discuss whether creation of post poll alliances is in line with the spirit of democracy?(250 words)

Topic – Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 4) Discuss whether creation of post poll alliances is in line with the spirit of democracy?(250 words) dnaindia Why this question The fractured mandate post Karnataka elections will reignite the debate over post poll …

3) President Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal creates new challenge for Indian diplomacy. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   3) President Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal creates new challenge for Indian diplomacy. Analyze. (250 words) Hindubuisnessline Financial express Reference Why this question Culling of the Iran deal from USA’s side puts India in a tough spot again. The nuclear deal and …

2)Discuss the key issues involved in the Citizenship amendment bill, 2016 and how it will only widen the old fault lines in Assam.(250 words)

Topic -Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2)Discuss the key issues involved in the Citizenship amendment bill, 2016 and how it will only widen the old fault lines in Assam.(250 words) Indian express Reference Why this question Although an old yet an important issue, Citizenship amendment (CA) bill raises …

1) It is argued, credibly, that Gandhi “feminized” nationalist politics. Evaluate. (250 words)

TOPIC:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) It is argued, credibly, that Gandhi “feminized” nationalist politics. Evaluate. (250 words) The Indian Women’s Movement in Historical Perspective – unpan1.un.org, 24.07.2012 PDFunpan1.un.org › apcity › unpan051009 (Pg 18)   Key demand of the question The …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Mugger crocodile (Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile ) and International Court of Justice (ICJ; World Court)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Mugger crocodile (Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile ) and International Court of Justice (ICJ; World Court) Mugger crocodile (Indian, Indus, Persian, Sindhu, marsh crocodile ) Vulnerable – IUCN CITES Appendix I species one of the three crocodilians found in India, the others being the gharial and the saltwater crocodile   Habitat …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 55(Geography)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 55(Geography)   Which one of the following rivers has a bird’s-foot delta   a) Ganga b) Mississippi c) Amazon d) Nile Answer: (b) Justification: The Mississippi has a bird’s-foot delta, with several main branches like the foot of a bird extending into the Gulf of …