QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,22 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 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: Sovereignty and sensitivity: on India-Bhutan relations

Insights into Editorial: Sovereignty and sensitivity: on India-Bhutan relations   Introduction: India & Bhutan: India has been an all-weather friend of Bhutan since the latter’s independence. It was India who supported Bhutan’s admission in the United Nations and has been with the tiny Himalayan nation since decades assisting it for having a distinct place in …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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 – 2 Topic–  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1) India should …

7) Discuss the difference between the code of ethics and the code of conduct.(250 words)

Topic – Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) Discuss the difference between the code of ethics and the code of conduct.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Both of these …

6) Explain the geographical phenomena that leads to the formation of clouds?(250 words).

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Elements of atmosphere – Temperature, Pressure and Humidity” 6) Explain the geographical phenomena that leads to the formation of clouds?(250 words).   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain the mechanism of cloud formation and the role that temperature, pressure and …

5) Critically Examine whether the provisions of Aadhar Act and its implementation finds itself at odds with the draft Data protection Bill put forward by SriKrishna Committee? (250 words)

Topic– Indian Polity : Issues 5) Critically Examine whether the provisions of Aadhar Act and its implementation finds itself at odds with the draft Data protection Bill put forward by SriKrishna Committee? (250 words) Indian express Why this question The passage of an year of the SC judgment guaranteeing right to privacy as a fundamental …

4) Given the startling forecasts about the impact of climate change, it is the need of the hour to educate and equip both rural and urban communities to build resilience against natural disasters. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Disaster and disaster management. 4) Given the startling forecasts about the impact of climate change, it is the need of the hour to educate and equip both rural and urban communities to build resilience against natural disasters. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Climate change is a global and a vital issue having implications …

3) Among the various factors that contributed to Kerala floods, dam (mis)management has had a major role to play. Examine.(250 words)

Topic– changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 3) Among the various factors that contributed to Kerala floods, dam (mis)management has had a major role to play. Examine.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the various reasons for the …

3) Among the various factors that contributed to Kerala floods, dam (mis)management has had a major role to play. Examine.(250 words)

Topic– changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 3) Among the various factors that contributed to Kerala floods, dam (mis)management has had a major role to play. Examine.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the various reasons for the …

2) Any tangible achievement of a Swachh Bharat is possible only if the stigmas attached to sanitary labour are critically addressed.  Comment.(250 words) 

Topic- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) Any tangible achievement of a Swachh Bharat is possible only if the stigmas attached to sanitary labour are critically addressed.  Comment.(250 words)  The hindu Reference Why this question Swachh Bharat is an important scheme of GoI …

1) India should carefully weigh the pros and cons of exiting the RCEP. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic–  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1) India should carefully weigh the pros and cons of exiting the RCEP. Discuss. (250 words) The hindu Reference Reference Livemint Economictimes Why this question This is an old topic and has been sufficiently covered in previous questions. However, there have …