2) Discuss the reasons why so many children in India still remain out of school? Suggest ways through which this situation can be reversed?(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education 2) Discuss the reasons why so many children in India still remain out of school? Suggest ways through which this situation can be reversed?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the gaps in enrolment among children, examines the gender …

1) Although BIMSTEC has made several significant strides recently, it still faces a number of challenges undermining its potential. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 1) Although BIMSTEC has made several significant strides recently, it still faces a number of challenges undermining its potential. Analyze.(250 words) The hindu The hindu Why this question BIMSTEC is an important regional organisation of which India is a prime member. …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 September 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 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 …

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Pak Indus Matters

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Pak Indus Matters Crucial talks were held between delegations of India and Pakistan over various aspects of the Indus Water Treaty in Lahore in August, 2018. Both nations agreed to undertakethe Treaty to resolve issues on various hydroelectric projects- including the Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai in Jammu …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 September 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 September 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Draft rules for E Pharmacies   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the Draft. For Mains: Need for regulation and significance of e pharmacies. …

Insights into Editorial: India and the U.S. — it’s complicated

Insights into Editorial: India and the U.S. — it’s complicated   Context- Significance of 2+2 Dialogue: The first round of the India-U.S. 2+2 talks at the level of External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister and their counterparts is scheduled for September 6 in Delhi. The dialogue is an indication of the deepening strategic partnership between …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 SEPTEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 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: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 1) In its recent …

7) Discuss the exit, voice and loyalty theory as put forward by Albert Hirschman.(250 words)

Topic-Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance 7) Discuss the exit, voice and loyalty theory as put forward by Albert Hirschman.(250 words) Lexicon- Ethics book; Values and ethics in public administration Wikipedia …

6) What do you understand by heat budget of the earth? Examine how anthropogenic factors are impacting the heat budget of the earth? (250 words)

Topic–  Part of static series under the heading – “climate change” 6) What do you understand by heat budget of the earth? Examine how anthropogenic factors are impacting the heat budget of the earth? (250 words) NCERT class XI Physical Geography Pg 81 Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what is meant …

5) What are biosimilars? Analyze why focussing on biosimilars will be advantageous for Indian pharma industry?(250 words)

Topic – Indigenization of technology and developing new technology 5) What are biosimilars? Analyze why focussing on biosimilars will be advantageous for Indian pharma industry?(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article highlights the challenges faced by pharma manufacturers in India and how biosimilars provide a good opportunity for them. Biosimilars have gained in importance in …

4) Critically examine whether the MSP formula of 50 per cent over cost A2+FL is ill-advised?(250 words)

Topic– Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 4) Critically examine whether the MSP formula of 50 per cent over cost A2+FL is ill-advised?(250 words) Indian express   Why this question The article evaluates the merit of focussing on MSP for improving the status of farmers, and highlights the issues …

3) There has to be a change from focussing only on managing natural disasters to improving resilience. Comment in the context of India’s preparedness for disasters and its disaster policy. (250 words)

Topic–  Disaster and disaster management. 3) There has to be a change from focussing only on managing natural disasters to improving resilience. Comment in the context of India’s preparedness for disasters and its disaster policy. (250 words) The hindu Why this question India is highly vulnerable to various kinds of natural disasters. Climate change, environmental degradation …

2) With the likelihood of extreme weather patterns increasing because of global warming, operational management of dams deserves equal importance. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic– Disaster Management 2) With the likelihood of extreme weather patterns increasing because of global warming, operational management of dams deserves equal importance. Analyze. (250 words) Livemint Why this question Kerala floods is one of the most important topic to be prepared for disaster management section of paper 3. This article highlights the reasons why …

1) In its recent judgement on hate crimes, the Supreme  Court has put forward a comprehensive set of measures to deal with the issue. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 1) In its recent judgement on hate crimes, the Supreme  Court has put forward a comprehensive set of measures to deal with the issue. Discuss.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question Recent spurt in incidents of hate crimes and violence has prompted the highest …

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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 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: The shale gas challenge

Insights into Editorial: The shale gas challenge Introduction: Many scholars believe that fossil fuel energy will decline markedly by 2050. Such conclusions have been challenged by others who say that the earth has enough resources to quench humankind’s thirst for development for many centuries to come. Among other energy supplies, shale gas and oil are …