Insights into Editorial: Open data, open government

Insights into Editorial: Open data, open government Introduction: The application of data and their assimilation with solving social problems, enabling better governance and powering elected governments to serve their citizens better is ushering in a new revolution. When Artificial Intelligence is coupled with open data, a real paradigm shift begins. With choice and information-sharing now …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 JUNE 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 JUNE 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 aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from …

7) Discuss the  ethical frameworks through which the act of suicide could be debated.(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. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 7) Discuss the  ethical frameworks through which the act of suicide could be …

6) Indian agriculture has entered the era of permanent surpluses, which is further worsening the condition of the farmers. Critically Comment.(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 Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; …

5) Discuss the reasons behind high prevalence of child labour in India. Also, discuss the legal mechanism in place to address the issue.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 5) Discuss the reasons behind high prevalence of child labour in India. Also, discuss the legal mechanism in place to address the issue.(250 words) Reference   Why this …

4) Analyze the feasibility of holding simultaneous election in India in the near future? (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures 4) Analyze the feasibility of holding simultaneous election in India in the near future? (250 words) Indian express Why this question The question of feasibility of simultaneous elections is a hotly analyzed topic currently and important for Mains. Key demand of the question The question demands us to discuss in …

3) Lateral entry in government at Joint Secretary level comes not a day too soon. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. 3) Lateral entry in government at Joint Secretary level comes not a day too soon. Critically analyze.(250 words) Financial express Indian express Why this question Lateral entry in government service is an idea often discussed and has finally been implemented. Analyzing this decision is important for mains. …

2) What were the main aims of the foreign policy of the United States? What was the reason for the military intervention of the United States in Vietnam? What were its consequences?(250 words) 

Topic: Redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization. 2) What were the main aims of the foreign policy of the United States? What was the reason for the military intervention of the United States in Vietnam? What were its consequences?(250 words)  Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the principle objective of …

1) Ancient Indian temple architecture evolved over the centuries from simple rock-cut cave shrines to massive and ornate temples. Discuss.(250 words) 

Topic: Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Ancient Indian temple architecture evolved over the centuries from simple rock-cut cave shrines to massive and ornate temples. Discuss.(250 words)  Reference Why this question The question is related to GS 1 syllabus under the following heading- salient aspects of Art Forms, …