Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 May 2018   Paper 2: Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   ALIMCO   Context: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD-Divyangjan Shashaktikaran Vibhag), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Artificial …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Hawksbill Turtle and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Hawksbill Turtle and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) Hawksbill Turtle critically endangered — IUCN Maturation is slow and is estimated between 25 – 40 years   Habitat Hawksbills nest on insular and mainland sandy beaches throughout the tropics and subtropics   Range species is migratory in nature …

Swetha M (Insights Offline Student): Rank 119: Preparation Strategy – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination

    Topper’s Preparation Strategy – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination SWETHA M Rank – 119 UPSC CSE-2017 INSIGHTS OFFLINE STUDENT     Hello friends, I am Swetha M. from Bangalore and I have secured rank 119 in CSE 2017 in my fourth attempt. In this article I would like to share my experience of …

Insights into Editorial: The smart cities project must promote diversity

Insights into Editorial: The smart cities project must promote diversity   Context: India is urbanizing at 100 times the scale of the first country in the world to urbanize—the UK. India has launched a big urban agenda focused on building 100 smart cities. India’s urban population will reach 600 million people by 2030, twice the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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) In itself, toleration/ tolerance is not a virtue or value; it can only be a value if backed by the right normative reasons. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections 7) In itself, toleration/ tolerance is not a virtue or value; it can only be a value if backed by the right normative reasons. Comment.(250 words) Reference   Why this …

6) Examine why majority of Agriculture credit provided by Indian banks under priority sector lending, does not accrue to small and marginal farmers.(250 words)

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 6) Examine why majority of Agriculture credit provided by Indian banks under priority sector lending, does not accrue to …

5) Examine the process related to granting environmental clearances in India and bring out the shortcomings in the process?(250 words)

TOPIC: environmental impact assessment 5) Examine the process related to granting environmental clearances in India and bring out the shortcomings in the process?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The recent office memorandum, as highlighted in the article, talked about introducing certain changes in the process of granting environmental clearances. While the new idea of …

4)Improving agriculture productivity entails greater focus on agricultural research and education, along with extension and training (AgRE&XT). Analyse.(250 words) 

TOPIC: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints. 4)Improving agriculture productivity entails greater focus on agricultural research and education, along with extension and training (AgRE&XT). Analyse.(250 words)  Financial express Why this question Agriculture is the mainstay of Indian economy and question related to agriculture are often asked in mains. Moreover, …

3) Grassroot bureaucracy in India suffers from several flaws and merits reform. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive 3) Grassroot bureaucracy in India suffers from several flaws and merits reform. Examine. (250 words) The hindu Why this question Implementation challenge is indeed a recurrent theme in Indian administration and understanding the reasons behind such challenge becomes critical. This is how  we can suggest related reforms …

2) Recent strategic decisions indicate a post-normative turn in India’s foreign policy. Critically analyse.(250 words) 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) Recent strategic decisions indicate a post-normative turn in India’s foreign policy. Critically analyse.(250 words)  The hindu   Why this question India’s foreign policy has gone some major changes in the recent years, some of which are …

1) A real breakthrough in terms of revolutionary ideology and the goals of revolution and the forms of revolutionary struggle was made by Bhagat Singh and his comrades. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) A real breakthrough in terms of revolutionary ideology and the goals of revolution and the forms of revolutionary struggle was made by Bhagat Singh and his comrades. Critically analyze.(250 words) India’s struggle for independence Pg 245 …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 63(Polity)

SOLUTIONS INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 63(polity)   1) Consider the following about appointment of judges in Supreme Court In the Second Judge Case, the Court has held that advice tendered by the CJI after consulting four seniormost judges will be binding on the President. The senior most judges in the …