Insights into Editorial: Government opens doors to lateral entry

  Insights into Editorial: Government opens doors to lateral entry     Context: Recent a notification, the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, said the lateral entry scheme for appointing joint secretaries has been started to “invite talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the Government.” The …

Insights IAS Final answer key with detailed explanations to UPSC CSP-2018

Solutions: Civil Services (Prelims) – General Studies – 2018 This is the final answer key from our side. We have explained with justifications all answers to all questions. We request candidates to henceforth start focusing on Mains irrespective of your expected scores in prelims – 2018.  Wish you all the best.  Set D   *Please note …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 JUNE 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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: World History 1) Discuss the aims of the …

7) Dibyalok Kumar knew he was smart. His classmates always turned to him for help on assignments and he always knew the answers to the questions his teachers asked in class. Dibyalok just didn’t study for tests so his grades were often mediocre. He knew he could do better in school, it was just that school was so… well, boring. School was coming to an end for the year and Dibyalok needed to get a good job this summer, after all this was the end of his junior year. He desperately wanted to work at the famous Research Institute. Dibyalok felt that if he got a job there as a summer intern, it would really boost his chances of getting admitted to the graduate engineering program of his choice. He knew the institute hired very few summer interns and generally these were students from private schools who had excellent academic records and high standardized test scores. So, Dibyalok decided to “tweak” his resume. He rounded his GPA up from 3.0 to a more respectable 3.5 and listed his SAT scores as 700 verbal and 820 math (in reality they were 600 verbal and 720 math). Dibyalok reasoned that these changes really didn’t matter because he would show them who he really was through the quality of the work he did for the Institute once he was hired… Discuss the various ethical issues raised by the action of Manish. (250 words) 

TOPIC: case studies 7) Dibyalok Kumar knew he was smart. His classmates always turned to him for help on assignments and he always knew the answers to the questions his teachers asked in class. Dibyalok just didn’t study for tests so his grades were often mediocre. He knew he could do better in school, it …

6) There is a need for a multipronged approach to reduce and ultimately phase out the consumption of plastics. Critically comment, in the light of the failure of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, to address the issue.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) There is a need for a multipronged approach to reduce and ultimately phase out the consumption of plastics. Critically comment, in the light of the failure of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, to address the issue.(250 words) The hindu Reference Why this question Plastics have …

5) Discuss the key challenges to maintenance of fiscal discipline by the states. Examine the provisions of FRBM act that seeks to maintain fiscal discipline of the states. Also suggest alternatives to this end.(250 words) 

Topic– Indian economy – issues 5) Discuss the key challenges to maintenance of fiscal discipline by the states. Examine the provisions of FRBM act that seeks to maintain fiscal discipline of the states. Also suggest alternatives to this end.(250 words)  Financial express Why this question The maintenance of Fiscal discipline by the states is critical …

4) Examine the various levels of shareholding under Companies Act. Analyze whether public listing of Air India will address its woes?(250 words)

Topic – Indian Economy – Issues 4) Examine the various levels of shareholding under Companies Act. Analyze whether public listing of Air India will address its woes?(250 words) Financial express Reference   Why this question Now that the idea of privatization of Air India has come a cropper, the focus has shifted to alternate solutions …

3) Discuss the importance of private sector participation in resource mobilization for India’s infrastructure needs. Also, discuss various measures undertaken by the government to attract private investment.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3) Discuss the importance of private sector participation in resource mobilization for India’s infrastructure needs. Also, discuss various measures undertaken by the government to attract private investment.(250 words) Reference Why this question India has huge infrastructure needs. Approximately 200 billion …

2) Discuss the aims and strategy envisaged by Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) Discuss the aims and strategy envisaged by Charlevoix Blueprint For Healthy Oceans, Seas And Resilient Coastal Communities.(250 words) Reference   Why this question Oceans and seas, are facing many challenges- acidification, marine pollution, …

1) Discuss the aims of the establishment of the Arab League and assess its role in safeguarding the interests of the Arab nations.(250 words) 

Topic: World History 1) Discuss the aims of the establishment of the Arab League and assess its role in safeguarding the interests of the Arab nations.(250 words)    Key demand of the question The question focuses on the objectives of establishment of Arab League and the role they played in safeguarding and promoting the interests …