Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 July 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 July 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.   Gujarat government grants religious minority status to Jews Context: Gujarat Government has granted religious minority status to Jews living in the state.   Impact: Now, Jews living in Gujarat will get religious minority rights envisaged …

Insights into Editorial: Needed: A relook at the Indian financial structure

Insights into Editorial: Needed: A relook at the Indian financial structure                       Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said in its latest Financial Stability Report that Indian banks will continue to be under pressure because of their bad loans. Stress tests conducted by the central bank show that bad loans will continue …

ETHICS – Insights 70 Days Plan: Day – 14

ETHICS – Insights 70 Days Plan Day – 14 Read about 70 Days Ethics Plan Here   1.How does employee’s attitude impact productivity and efficiency in a public office? Illustrate.    2. Define/Explain: a) Social judgement b) Ethical attitude c) Ethical behaviour d) Moral cognition

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 JULY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 JULY 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 – Indian culture will cover the salient aspects …

7)You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Comment.(250 words)

Topic :Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7)You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Comment.(250 words) Reference Reference Key demand of the question The question wants to check our analytical skills and come up with an opinion on the issue- …

6) A recent OECD and ICRIER research has highlighted that despite higher positive inputs in comparison to global averages, Indian farmers have negative PSE. Critically examine whether focussing on e-NAM would bring a change in PSE of Indian farmers?(250 words)

Topic– Indian agriculture – issues 6) A recent OECD and ICRIER research has highlighted that despite higher positive inputs in comparison to global averages, Indian farmers have negative PSE. Critically examine whether focussing on e-NAM would bring a change in PSE of Indian farmers?(250 words) Financial express   Why this question The article talks about …

5) The optimal policy response to  a structural surplus cannot be higher procurement prices. Critically examine the statement in the light of the increasing MSPs for farm products.(250 words)

Topic:Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5) The optimal policy response to  a structural surplus cannot be higher procurement prices. Critically examine the statement in the light of the increasing …

4)Despite the protection granted by RpWD Act, the status of the differently abled with respect to reservation remains dicey. Examine.(250 words)

Topic-mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4)Despite the protection granted by RpWD Act, the status of the differently abled with respect to reservation remains dicey. Examine.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question The article talks about the status of reservation for disabled persons and how …

3)Both President and the Governor are the nominal heads in centre and state respectively, yet, their powers differ a lot. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Part of static series under the heading – “ Comparison of the powers of president with the respective powers of the Governor “ 3)Both President and the Governor are the nominal heads in centre and state respectively, yet, their powers differ a lot. Discuss. (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question …

2)Although cyclones bring sheer devastation, they also bring several benefits with them. Comment, in the context of India.(250 words)

Topic-Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2)Although cyclones bring sheer devastation, they also bring several benefits with them. Comment, in the context of India.(250 …

1)The distinctive features of its culture and its uniqueness are the precious possession of the Indian society. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic – Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1)The distinctive features of its culture and its uniqueness are the precious possession of the Indian society. Discuss. (250 words) Reference   Why this question India is a unique country with a rich ancient history …