Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 September 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 September 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: DAC- composition and functions, significance.   Context: DAC has approved Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores.   DAC has approved procurement of- Akash Missile …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 September 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 September 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: Lethal filth: India’s manual scavenging problem

Insights into Editorial: Lethal filth: India’s manual scavenging problem   Context: Delhi sanitation workers’ protest: The death of five young men who were employed to clean a septic tank in an upmarket residential community in New Delhi and five workers died in a septic tank in Odisha is a shocking reminder that India’s high-profile sanitation …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 SEPTEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 SEPTEMBER 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 – “peninsular plateau” 1) On the basis of …

7) What do you understand by Tolerance and why is it an important value. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) What do you understand by Tolerance and why is it an important value. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write …

6) Examine the factors behind the high levels of pollution in Indian rivers. What can be done to protect our rivers from degradation and slow death. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Examine the factors behind the high levels of pollution in Indian rivers. What can be done to protect our rivers from degradation and slow death. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Rivers are the lifeline of any society and these lifelines have been subjected …

5) Despite an Act designed specifically for the same purpose, the death of manual scavengers has continued as per data released by NCSK. Examine. (250 words)

Topic – Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 5) Despite an Act designed specifically for the same purpose, the death of manual scavengers has continued as per data released by NCSK. Examine. (250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question The article examines the …

4) Discuss the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. Also examine how the provisions of the draft bill will affect press freedom.(250 words)

TOPIC: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 4) Discuss the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. Also examine how the provisions of the draft bill will affect press freedom.(250 words) Reference Indian express Why this question With …

3) Critically examine whether MPLADS has helped in bridging the gaps in provisioning of public services?(250 words)

Topic – Separation of powers between various organs 3) Critically examine whether MPLADS has helped in bridging the gaps in provisioning of public services?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The article highlights the issues faced by MPLADS scheme, the findings of the performance of this scheme by agencies such as CAG etc and gives …

2) Ties between India and Nepal have witnessed a downfall in the recent times  and continue to be a cause for concern. Critically analyze.(250 words) 

Topic-   India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) Ties between India and Nepal have witnessed a downfall in the recent times  and continue to be a cause for concern. Critically analyze.(250 words)  The hindu Why this question India and Nepal share a long history and close association. However the ties have a witnessed a downfall in …

1) On the basis of relief features, what are the broad groups in which peninsular plateau be divided, and explain their physiography?(250 words)

Topic – part of static series under the heading – “peninsular plateau” 1) On the basis of relief features, what are the broad groups in which peninsular plateau be divided, and explain their physiography?(250 words) NCERT Physical Geography Pg 16 Key demand of the question The question is quite straightforward in its demand. We have …