5) Critically analyze the need to promote the emerging slew of shared mobility options and app-based ride providers in India.(250 words) 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5) Critically analyze the need to promote the emerging slew of shared mobility options and app-based ride providers in India.(250 words)  The hindu Economic times Reference Why this question Even though the governments, including the central and the state governments have tried …

4) Discuss the controversies associated with the proposal of imposition of a sugar cess? Suggest some long term measures to deal with the problems of sugar industry?(250 words)

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3) Discuss the organizational structure, aims and mandate of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.(250 words)

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2) Preamble is the philosophical key to the Constitution. Examine(250 words)

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1) Evaluate whether air pollution is the biggest challenge to urbanization? Discuss measures to tackle the menace of air pollution in Indian cities?(250 words) 

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,15 June 2018

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Insights into Editorial: The government needs to handle public sector banks with care

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Ethics and Essay Strategy- Saumya Sharma Rank 9, 111 in Ethics and 160 in Essay

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 June 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 JUNE 2018

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6) Critically analyze Plato’s thoughts on the system of democracy.(250 words) 

TOPIC:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6) Critically analyze Plato’s thoughts on the system of democracy.(250 words)  Reference Reference Why this question Plato was one of the most famous ancient philosopher who had great impact on the western philosophy. However his ideas and thoughts on …

4) LIMBS will play a key role in reducing the litigation burden. Examine.(250 words)

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential 4) LIMBS will play a key role in reducing the litigation burden. Examine.(250 words) Financial express   Why this question Whenever we talk of judicial reforms, easing the litigation burden is an important concern. The role of LIMBS in their regard is crucial and needs to be …

5)An agency like PARA is much needed to alleviate the NPA issue being faced by indian banks. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Indian Economy – Issues 5)An agency like PARA is much needed to alleviate the NPA issue being faced by indian banks. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question The idea of PARA discussed in depth in last year’s economic survey has again gained traction. Understanding what PARA is, and how it can …

3) Municipalities are not yet autonomous units that can be genuinely called as the “third tier” of government in India’s federal system. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic: devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3) Municipalities are not yet autonomous units that can be genuinely called as the “third tier” of government in India’s federal system. Critically analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question On one hand, we talk of democratic decentralization, and on the other …

2) Examine the contrast in the story of ASEAN vs SAARC?(250 words) 

Topic: Regionalisation of world politics 2) Examine the contrast in the story of ASEAN vs SAARC?(250 words)    Key demand of the question The question wants us to delve deeper into the difference in growth trajectories of ASEAN and SAARC. The focus is to remain on bring out the contrast and examining the reasons why. …

1) The era of Pax Americana, witnessed in full bloom in the era post World Wars, is being challenged by Trump. Analyze.(250 words) 

Topic: World History 1) The era of Pax Americana, witnessed in full bloom in the era post World Wars, is being challenged by Trump. Analyze.(250 words)  Indian express   Why this question Ever since Trump came to power, several changes in American foreign policy has taken place, which reflect that American hegemony is on the …