Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 August 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 August 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Pingali Venkayya What to study? For Prelims: Contributions of Pingali Venkayya, adoption of Indian flag. For Mains: Flag code of India- overview.   Context: 141st …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,03 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 August 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: Government-mukt governance

Insights into Editorial: Government-mukt governance   Background: Digital India might be the biggest push towards inclusive e-governance in India. But the history of e-governance goes back to the 1970s, when the government established the Department of Electronics, followed by the National Informatics Centre. Maharashtra was the first state to have a dedicated e-governance policy. Many …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 AUGUST 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 – 1 Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Provisions related to official language in the Constitution” 1) …

7) How we deal with those excluded out of NRC will determine how humane our democracy actually is. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – ethical concerns and dilemmas in government ; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 7) How we deal with those excluded out of NRC will determine how humane our democracy actually is. Comment.(250 words) Indian express Indian express The hindu Why this question Updation of NRC and the consequent fate of those …

6) The existence of ethics entirely depends on our ability to choose. Critically Comment.(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. 6) The existence of ethics entirely depends on our ability to choose. Critically Comment.(250 words) Reference Why this question Free will is an integral component of the philosophy of ethics. It is therefore …

5) There is a need to develop and harness non-invasive, local, large-scale ‘conserve and use’ projects in order to address the looming water crisis in India. Comment with examples.(250 words)

Topic- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) There is a need to develop and harness non-invasive, local, large-scale ‘conserve and use’ projects in order to address the looming water crisis in India. Comment with examples.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Water scarcity is a looming crisis in most of the Indian cities …

4) Discuss the impact that the draft e commerce policy is likely to have on online as well as brick and mortar retail?(250 words)

Topic-  Indian economy : issues 4) Discuss the impact that the draft e commerce policy is likely to have on online as well as brick and mortar retail?(250 words) Livemint Financial express Why this question The draft e commerce policy proposes several steps relating to discounts, data security etc which will have a big impact …

3) Evaluate the claim that amended PoCA is excessively favourable to public servants? (250 words)

Topic– Role of civil services in a democracy. 3) Evaluate the claim that amended PoCA is excessively favourable to public servants? (250 words) Indian express Economictimes Why this question The amendments to PoCA have been long debated. Vociferous voices can be heard on both sides of the debate – those in favour of freeing the …

2) Discuss the duties of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes. Also discuss the issues associated with the NCBC bill recently passed by the parliament. (250 words)

Topic– Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 2) Discuss the duties of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes. Also discuss the issues associated with the NCBC bill recently passed by the parliament. (250 words) The hindu Reference The hindu Reference Why this question NCBC bill was …

1) What do you understand by three language policy? Critically comment on the view that the language conundrum in India can be resolved only by making English the link language?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Provisions related to official language in the Constitution” 1) What do you understand by three language policy? Critically comment on the view that the language conundrum in India can be resolved only by making English the link language?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question …