Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 May 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 May 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   NCDRC   Context: Former Supreme Court judge Justice R K Agrawal has been appointed the President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).   About NCDRC: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), India is a …

Insights into Editorial: Natural capital in the 21st century

Insights into Editorial: Natural capital in the 21st century   Context of Natural Capital in India: A few years ago, India suffered a cost of $550 billion, about 8.5% of GDP, due to air pollution, according to a World Bank report. The cost of externalities such as water pollution and land degradation were possibly far …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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: Political philosophies like communism, Capitalism, socialism etc, their forms …

7) “Our republic and its press will rise and fall together”. (J Pulitzer) Comment.(250 words)

Topic– lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 7) “Our republic and its press will rise and fall together”. (J Pulitzer) Comment.(250 words) Indian express Why this question Cobrapost sting has captured the imagination of the entire nation and lowered the image of media which was already down in the …

6) “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” Comment.(250 words)

Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) “Courage is the first of human qualities …

5) Zoonotic diseases will prove to be a big health risk going forward and India must gear itself to deal with this challenge. Examine (250 words)

Topic –Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) Zoonotic diseases will prove to be a big health risk going forward and India must gear itself to deal with this challenge. Examine (250 words) Financial express Why this question Diseases like Zika, Nipah etc have huge health costs. Off late, …

4) China’s actions threaten the fragile Himalayan ecosystem and makes it imperative for India to act. Examine.(250 words)

Topic –India and its neighborhood- relations.   4) China’s actions threaten the fragile Himalayan ecosystem and makes it imperative for India to act. Examine.(250 words)   Why this question Himalayan ecosystem is sensitive, and Tibetan plateau is rich in natural resources ranging from minerals to water etc which is being exploited by China. This raises …

3) Some of the issues faced by Indian judiciary today, are in fact, recurring problems left unaddressed for decades. Examine.(250 words)

Topic:Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions 3) Some of the issues faced by Indian judiciary today, are in fact, recurring problems left unaddressed for decades. Examine.(250 words) The hindu Reference   Why this question Indian judiciary has been going through turbulent waters with a range of issues questioning its credibility …

2)Discuss the problems faced by women prisoners in India. Do you think they should be given more compassionate treatment than the male prisoners.(250 words)

Topic:Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2)Discuss the problems faced by women prisoners in India. Do you think they should be given more compassionate treatment than the male prisoners.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Women related issues are very important …

1) Socialism is like a hat that has lost its shape because everyone wears it. Evaluate in context of the various forms of socialism in practice during 19th and 20th century. (250 words) 

TOPIC: Political philosophies like communism, Capitalism, socialism etc, their forms and effect on the society. 1) Socialism is like a hat that has lost its shape because everyone wears it. Evaluate in context of the various forms of socialism in practice during 19th and 20th century. (250 words)    Key demand of the question The question …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Ganges shark and Commonwealth of Nations

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Ganges shark and Commonwealth of Nations Ganges shark critically endangered – IUCN Schedule I species shark found in the Ganges River (Padma River) and the Brahmaputra River of Bangladesh and India   The genus is currently considered to contain three recent species Borneo river shark Irrawaddy river shark Ganges shark   Habitat …