SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 58(Economy)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 58(Economy)     1. Saathiya Resource Kits are launched to help which of the following beneficiaries: Women Children Adolescents Mentally Challenged Select you answer using the codes below: a) 1 and 2 only b) 3 only c) 4 only d) 3 and 4 only Solution: …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Andaman White-toothed Shrew, Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew and the Nicobar White-tailed Shrew Critically endangered — IUCN endemic to India nocturnal animal   Habitat lives in tropical moist deciduous and evergreen forests, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 May 2018   Paper 1: Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Swachh Survekshan 2018 Context: The Swachh Survekshan 2018 results have been announced. It was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), under the aegis of the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 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)Agriculture is being severely impacted by climate change and extreme weather events. Discuss ways of mitigating this challenge.(250 words)

Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7)Agriculture is being severely impacted by climate change and extreme weather events. Discuss ways of mitigating this challenge.(250 words) Financial express Why this question Agriculture is critical for the economy and food security but is coming under immense pressure on account of climate change. Understanding …

6)Recently mooted Draft Forest Policy (DFP) will significantly undermine the provisions of Forest Policy, 1988 and hasten diversion of forest land for developmental projects. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6)Recently mooted Draft Forest Policy (DFP) will significantly undermine the provisions of Forest Policy, 1988 and hasten diversion of forest land for developmental projects. Analyse.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question Recently mooted DFP of India has been severely criticized for its attempts to undermine …

4) Improving India Nepal relations requires greater focus on implementation and less on optics. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic – India and its bilateral relations 4) Improving India Nepal relations requires greater focus on implementation and less on optics. Analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The completion of PM Modi’s visit to Nepal provides an opportune time to discuss the significance of the visit and chalking out the way forward. Key demand …

3)Critically analyse the reasons behind the rise in importance of All India Services vis a vis other Group A services.(250 words)

Topic –Role of civil services in a democracy. 3)Critically analyse the reasons behind the rise in importance of All India Services vis a vis other Group A services.(250 words) The hindu Why this question This question is related to GS 2 syllabus under the following heading- Role of civil services in a democracy. Key demand …

 2)Centre’s draft scheme to monitor Cauvery water sharing is insufficient to ensure equitable distribution of water. Examine while suggesting alternative paradigms for river water management.(250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  2)Centre’s draft scheme to monitor Cauvery water sharing is insufficient to ensure equitable distribution of water. Examine while suggesting alternative paradigms for river water management.(250 words) The hindu Reference Why …

1)Examine the role that All India Trade Union Congress played in labour movements in the country?(250 words)

TOPIC:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1)Examine the role that All India Trade Union Congress played in labour movements in the country?(250 words) Bipan Chandra – India’s struggle for independence Pg 201   Key demand of the question The question demands us to …

Insights into Editorial: Creating jobs for women in the renewable energy sector

Insights into Editorial: Creating jobs for women in the renewable energy sector   Introduction: India can increase its GDP by up to 60% by 2025 by enabling more women to participate in its workforce, a 2015 study by the McKinsey Global Institute had stated. However, social and cultural constraints can prevent this from becoming a …