Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 September 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 September 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women related issues.   ‘Krishna Kutir’ What to study? For Prelims: Krishna Kutir, Swadhar Greh scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme and various initiatives for the empowerment of women.   Context: Union Ministry of Women and Child Development recently inaugurated widows’ home ‘Krishna …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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– Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the …

7) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is a historic decision towards achieving the goal of financial inclusion. Discuss.(250 words) 

Topic- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 7) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is a historic decision towards achieving the goal of financial inclusion. Discuss.(250 words)  pib Economictimes Why this question India recently launched IPPB, which is a historic step towards financial inclusion, due to the sheer extent of its penetration and potential. It is …

6) Discuss the main features of equatorial vegetation and explain why tropical countries are net timber importers?(250 words) 

Topic–  Part of static series under the heading – “Major climatic regions of the world” 6) Discuss the main features of equatorial vegetation and explain why tropical countries are net timber importers?(250 words)  GC Leong Physical Geography Ch 15 Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain the type of vegetation found …

5) What do you understand by climate resilient infrastructure? Evaluate whether our infrastructure is climate resilient, and suggest steps to better it, in light of the recent Kerala floods? (250 words)

Topic –   Climate change ; Disaster Management 5) What do you understand by climate resilient infrastructure? Evaluate whether our infrastructure is climate resilient, and suggest steps to better it, in light of the recent Kerala floods? (250 words) Reference Why this question The article highlights how the lack of climate resilient Infrastructure and related policies played …

4) With growing applications of drones, regulatory framework of drones has come not a day too early. Examine the lacunae and impact of the policy?(250 words)

Topic – Indigenization of technology and developing new technology 4) With growing applications of drones, regulatory framework of drones has come not a day too early. Examine the lacunae and impact of the policy?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The application of drones in recent years has seen a marked increase. While this opens up …

3) Informalisation of employment in India is policy induced and a corollary of neoliberalism. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Effects of liberalization on the economy. 3) Informalisation of employment in India is policy induced and a corollary of neoliberalism. Comment.(250 words) epw   Why this question Employment is a critical issue for any country, especially for India which is home …

2) The growing countrywide demand for the inclusion of new castes in the reservation quotas has entered an interesting phase. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic–  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) The growing countrywide demand for the inclusion of new castes in the reservation quotas has entered an interesting phase. Analyze.(250 words) epw Why this question Reservation policy of the government of India has entered an interesting phase. The …

1) In order to safeguard the rights of the transgender community in India, there is an urgent need for affirmative action. Examine in the light of the shortcomings of the transgender bill.(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) In order to safeguard the rights of the transgender community in India, there is an urgent need for affirmative …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 September 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 September 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Family Law Reform   What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions related to Uniform Civil Code. For Mains: Overview of the consultation paper, suggestions made, UCC- need, concerns, challenges and is it suitable for India? …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 September 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 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 crackdown on civil society

Insights into Editorial: The crackdown on civil society Introduction: In a democracy, the individual transits from subject to citizen. Yet there is no one more vulnerable and more helpless than our rights-bearing citizen. In this figurative space, individuals come together in webs of associational life. Associations have the capacity to challenge the brute power of …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 SEPTEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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– mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. …

7) Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible. Discuss the ethical concerns involved in the issue.(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. 7) Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible. Discuss the ethical concerns …

6) In the wake of major changes in its strategic environment there is an urgent need to revise India’s nuclear power doctrine. Analyze.(250 words) 

Topic– Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6) In the wake of major changes in its strategic environment there is an urgent need to revise India’s nuclear power doctrine. Analyze.(250 words)  Reference Livemint Reference Reference Why this question There have been calls from various intellectuals, journalists and politicians to …

5) The recently approved policy, allowing exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons in contract areas that were primarily allocated for extracting conventional hydrocarbons, is fraught with many environmental problems. Comment.(250 words)

Topic –  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) The recently approved policy, allowing exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons in contract areas that were primarily allocated for extracting conventional hydrocarbons, is fraught with many environmental problems. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The policy has important implications for the environment especially …