PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Siberian ibex and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Siberian ibex and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Siberian ibex Least concerned– IUCN species of ibex that lives in central Asia   Habitat It live mostly above the tree line, in areas of steep slopes and rocky scree. Their habitat consists of a mixture of high altitude tundra, alpine meadows, and regions …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 May 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Issues related to health.   Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).   Significance: The …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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 …

5) Use of antibiotics in poultry poses health risks to all and should be strictly banned. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5) Use of antibiotics in poultry poses health risks to all and should be strictly banned. Critically analyse.(250 words) Indian express   Why …

4)The provisions of Agreement on Agriculture relating to subsidies are impractical for developing countries particularly India. Examine(250 words)

TOPIC: Effects of liberalization on the economy 4)The provisions of Agreement on Agriculture relating to subsidies are impractical for developing countries particularly India. Examine(250 words) Financial express Why this question United States (US) submitted a document in the World Trading Organization (WTO) questioning the compatibility of India’s agricultural subsidies with the relevant provisions of the Agreement …

6)What do you understand by emotional intelligence. Discuss the five components of emotional intelligence as given by Holeman.(250 words)

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance 6)What do you understand by emotional intelligence. Discuss the five components of emotional intelligence as given by Holeman.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question This question is related to GS 4 syllabus under the following heading- Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application …

3)To enable greater efficacy of public policies, it is necessary to ensure meaningful public participation. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic -Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3)To enable greater efficacy of public policies, it is necessary to ensure meaningful public participation. Discuss.(250 words) dnaindia Why this question A lot of policies have been made public for comments and feedback, however a very …

2)Discuss Koppens climate classification scheme and also discuss its limitations.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2)Discuss Koppens climate classification scheme and also discuss its limitations.(250 words) Reference Why this question Koppens climate classification scheme is one of the most widely used climate classification schemes. However it has also been criticized on various fronts. The question is indirectly related to GS 1 syllabus under …

1)Congress despite its early hesitation, played a crucial role in shaping the labour movements of the country. Critically analyze.(250 words)

TOPIC:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1)Congress despite its early hesitation, played a crucial role in shaping the labour movements of the country. Critically analyze.(250 words) Bipan Chandra – India’s struggle for independence Pg 196   Key demand of the question Following points …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Pratibha Rani, Rank 78, UPSC CSE-2017, Insights Offline Student, Third Attempt, Failed in Two Prelims

  TOPPER’S STRATEGY Insights Offline Student, Third Attempt, Failed in Two Prelims Pratibha Rani, Rank 78, UPSC CSE-2017   Hello Everyone, Namaste! Let me first introduce myself. I am Pratibha, an engineer by education and worked for Samsung for almost 2 years. Some small engagements with NGOs while I was working created the urge to …

Insights into Editorial: In a state of energy poverty: on the goal of 100% electrification

Insights into Editorial: In a state of energy poverty: on the goal of 100% electrification      Context: There is now 100% village electrification in India, an important milestone in the country’s development trajectory. The remote village of Leisang in Manipur is the last village to be connected to the national grid on April 28. …

CORRECTIONS: Insights PT (Exclusive) 2018 Revision Modules

  CORRECTIONS Insights PT (Exclusive) 2018 Revision Modules   In the following document we have corrected few mistakes that were found in revision modules. We understand that an incorrect fact will cost heavily in actual exam if a question on it appears there. We are carefully preparing these modules. However, due to mismatch in some …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 56(Geography)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 56(Geography)              Cyclones or hurricanes do not develop within about 5° N and S of the equator because the (a) Pressure gradient is weak (b) Trade winds converge  (c) Ocean surface temperature is high  (d) Coriolis force is very weak …