6) Which are the main factors that affect ocean relief? Explain the major relief features of ocean floor?(250 words)

Topic–  part of static series under the heading – “Ocean bottom relief” 6) Which are the main factors that affect ocean relief? Explain the major relief features of ocean floor?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question is self explanatory in its demand. It expects us to list the factor that contribute to …

5) Equality ‘within communities’ between men and women (personal law reform), rather than ‘equality between’ communities is more desirable (UCC). Critically analyze. (250 words)

Topic – Indian polity : Issues 5) Equality ‘within communities’ between men and women (personal law reform), rather than ‘equality between’ communities is more desirable (UCC). Critically analyze. (250 words) Financial express   Why this question The article discusses the recommendations of Law Commission with respect to the desirability of UCC in Indian context. UCC …

4) Given the perplexing situation in Afghanistan, India must carve out its own role in the region. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– India and its neighborhood- relations. 4) Given the perplexing situation in Afghanistan, India must carve out its own role in the region. Critically analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Afghanistan is an important neighbouring country for India and its peace and stability are vital for India. Afghanistan is going to hold elections soon …

3) Tourism can become one of the mainstays of Indian economy if certain basic issues are taken care of. Examine.(250 words)

Topic – Indian economy – issues 3) Tourism can become one of the mainstays of Indian economy if certain basic issues are taken care of. Examine.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question The article discusses the steps that India needs to take in order to realise the government’s target of achieving 20 million tourists arrival by …

2) Indo-US relations in contemporary times is based on mutual trust and cooperation. in the light of this statement critically analyze the prospects of Indo-US relations in the contemporary times.(250 words)

Topic–  India and its bilateral relations 2) Indo-US relations in contemporary times is based on mutual trust and cooperation. in the light of this statement critically analyze the prospects of Indo-US relations in the contemporary times.(250 words) Livemint Why this question This article discusses the contour of indo us relationship, highlights the issues on which …

1) Examine the reasons behind low participation of Indian women the STEM fields. Also discuss the steps taken by the government recently to tackle the problem.(250 words)

Topic– Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 1) Examine the reasons behind low participation of Indian women the STEM fields. Also discuss the steps taken by the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 September 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 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 Daily Current Affairs, 05 September 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 September 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women and related issues.   International Women Entrepreneurs Summit   What to study? For Prelims: International Women Entrepreneurs Summit- key facts, SAWDF. For Mains: Significance and outcomes of the summit, Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.   Context: The International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 is …

Insights into Editorial: Still too many children out of school

Insights into Editorial: Still too many children out of school   Introduction: The Preamble to the Indian Constitution states that the democratic Republic of India shall secure social, economic and political justice. Education is undoubtedly the most important element in the movement to secure this end. Although the Directive Principles of State Policy mandate the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 SEPTEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 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 – 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1) Although …

7) Corruption is a multi-faceted problem and requires a comprehensive strategy to deal with. Discuss the ways in which corruption can be reduced.(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) Corruption is a multi-faceted problem and requires a comprehensive strategy to deal with. Discuss the ways in which corruption can be reduced.(250 words) Reference …

6) Bring out the various ecological problems associated with the exploitation and use of oceans and their resources?(250 words)

Topic–  Part of static series under the heading – “Oceans – basics” 6) Bring out the various ecological problems associated with the exploitation and use of oceans and their resources?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the status of world’s oceans, highlight the problems plaguing them and give …

5) Militancy in Kashmir has turned into a new phase, and needs to be dealt sensibly. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 5) Militancy in Kashmir has turned into a new phase, and needs to be dealt sensibly. Analyze.(250 words) Indian express Reference Why this question Militancy in Kashmir has witnessed a sharp increase in recent years. Besides, the profile of …

4) Discuss the role played by the Border Security Force in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. (250 words)

Topic– Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 4) Discuss the role played by the Border Security Force in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. (250 words) Reference Wikipedia Why this question BSF is an important security organisation which works in varied terrains ranging from the Thar desert to the Jammu Kashmir …

3) Mature countries work together in areas where their interests converge and act independently in areas where interests diverge. Discuss in light of US India relationship? (250 words)

Topic–  India and its bilateral relations 3) Mature countries work together in areas where their interests converge and act independently in areas where interests diverge. Discuss in light of US India relationship? (250 words) Livemint Why this question The 2+2 dialogue framework of India USA is set to meet this week. India USA relationship has …