PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Namdapha Flying Squirrel and International Civil Aviation Organization

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Namdapha Flying Squirrel and International Civil Aviation Organization Namdapha Flying Squirrel critically endangered — IUCN It is arboreal and nocturnal restricted to a single valley in the Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh   Habitat dry deciduous montane forests occupying moist forest tracts along streams    Threats Poaching of animals for food …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 28 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 28 May 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women related issues.   Irish abortion referendum Context: In its recent referendum, Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman …

Insights into Editorial: Signals from a bankruptcy

Insights into Editorial: Signals from a bankruptcy Context: Making the first major resolution of a bankruptcy case under the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Tata Steel acquired 73% stake in the bankrupt firm Bhushan Steel for about Rs.35,000 crore.   The banking problem is closely related to high corporate leverage. The two problems are known …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. …

7)Discuss the Objectives of  National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), India’s flagship programme that aims to make Indian villages climate-proof. Also, discuss the issues affecting the programme that need to be resolved.(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. 7)Discuss the Objectives of  National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), India’s flagship programme that aims to make Indian …

6) Discuss the health and environmental hazards associated with fly-ash. Also discuss the issues which impede its full-scale utilization in India.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Discuss the health and environmental hazards associated with fly-ash. Also discuss the issues which impede its full-scale utilization in India.(250 words) epw Why this question India depends heavily on coal for power generation ( 3/4th of total electricity comes from coal) and the dependence is …

5) India’s efforts at addressing climate change and the wider issues of environmental governance has been far from convincing. Critically examine.(250 words)

TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 5) India’s efforts at addressing climate change and the wider issues of environmental governance has been far from convincing. Critically examine.(250 words) Reference Why this question As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, and the Paris deal fails to make the dent that was expected of it, …

4) Recent estimates for employment generation do not give the true picture of the economy and suffers from flaws on several fronts. Examine. (250 words)

Topic –Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Recent estimates for employment generation do not give the true picture of the economy and suffers from flaws on several fronts. Examine. (250 words) epw Why this question The recent estimates of employment generation have been criticized for being …

3)The rules governing the functioning of the Rajya Sabha have not kept pace with the times and requires reform. Examine (250 words)

Topic – Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges 3)The rules governing the functioning of the Rajya Sabha have not kept pace with the times and requires reform. Examine (250 words) Indian express   Why this question The rules governing the functioning of the Rajya Sabha have not kept pace …

2) Implementation of RERA leaves a lot to be desired. Critically analyze. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) Implementation of RERA leaves a lot to be desired. Critically analyze. (250 words) The hindu Why this question RERA was introduced with much fanfare and was expected to transform the real estate sector dealings. Implementation …

1)There are systemic issues that act as barriers against entry of minorities like Dalits and Muslims in Indian cricket. Analyse. (250 words) 

TOPIC: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1)There are systemic issues that act as barriers against entry of minorities like Dalits and Muslims in Indian cricket. Analyse. (250 words)  Epw Why this question Indian cricket is poorly represented by the Dalits and other minorities like Muslims. The question is more of a sociological …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: The Malabar Civet (Kannan chandu Mangala kutri, Bal kutri and Dodda punugina) and International Organization for Migration (IOM)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 The Malabar Civet (Kannan chandu Mangala kutri, Bal kutri and Dodda punugina) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) The Malabar Civet  (Kannan chandu Mangala kutri, Bal kutri and Dodda punugina) Critically Endangered — IUCN Schedule I, part I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 CITES Appendix III (India). One of the …