QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,30 July 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 July 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary …

Insights into Editorial: India’s Magna Carta

Insights into Editorial: India’s Magna Carta   Context: This month marks the 100th year of the publication of the ‘Report on Indian constitutional reforms’, commonly known as the Montagu-Chelmsford Report (MCR). Edwin Montagu, then Secretary of State for India, had advocated for increased participation of Indians in the British Indian administration. After many meetings with …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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)   General Studies – 2 Topic– mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. …

7)Technological solutions in the domain of government-to-citizen cash transfers are far from perfect. Discuss, in the context of India.(250 words)

Topic– Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 7)Technological solutions in the domain of government-to-citizen cash transfers are far from perfect. Discuss, in the context of India.(250 words) epw Why this question DBT has been proposed as a panacea for many of the problems of corruption and extensive delays in release of funds. Although the system …

6)What to you understand by CRISPR Cas9 editing technology? There is growing fear that the promising gene-editing system is being prematurely rushed for clinical use. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6)What to you understand by CRISPR Cas9 editing technology? There is growing fear that the promising gene-editing system is being prematurely rushed for clinical use. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the issue with one of the most …

5)The centrality of tiger agenda is an ecological necessity for the sustainability of our environment. In this context, examine the steps taken by India to conserve tigers?(250 words) 

Topic: Conservation 5)The centrality of tiger agenda is an ecological necessity for the sustainability of our environment. In this context, examine the steps taken by India to conserve tigers?(250 words)  indianexpress Why this question The article on the occasion of international tiger day discusses the tiger conservation programme of India and highlights India’s achievements and …

4)External commercial borrowings have emerged in the past few years as one of the instruments preferred by Indian companies to raise debt, which comes with its own caveats. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic-Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4)External commercial borrowings have emerged in the past few years as one of the instruments preferred by Indian companies to raise debt, which comes with its own caveats. Critically analyze.(250 words) epw Reference Reference Reference Why this question In India, foreign …

3)What do you understand by Local Health Traditions (LHTs). An analysis of India’s public policy demonstrates ambiguity and inconsistency around the ultimate rationale for LHTs . Comment.(250 words) 

Topic – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3)What do you understand by Local Health Traditions (LHTs). An analysis of India’s public policy demonstrates ambiguity and inconsistency around the ultimate rationale for LHTs . Comment.(250 words)  epw Why this question LHTs form a …

2)State Funding of Election was recommended by Indrajit Gupta Committee. Discuss whether SFoE will help resolve corruption in elections?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Electoral reforms since independence” 2)State Funding of Election was recommended by Indrajit Gupta Committee. Discuss whether SFoE will help resolve corruption in elections?(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the recommendation of Indrajit Gupta Committee regarding SFoE  , analyze its …

1) The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 renders India a timid follower of a failed carceral approach to trafficking, based on a prosecution-driven raid–rescue–rehabilitation model. Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic– mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 1) The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 renders India a timid follower of a failed carceral approach to trafficking, based on a prosecution-driven raid–rescue–rehabilitation model. Critically examine. (250 words) epw Why this question The article …