QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 September 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 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 Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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– The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the …

7) What do you think are the barriers to achieve financial inclusion in India. Discuss. Also discuss the steps taken by India to improve financial inclusion in the country.(250 words)

Topic-   Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 7) What do you think are the barriers to achieve financial inclusion in India. Discuss. Also discuss the steps taken by India to improve financial inclusion in the country.(250 words) Reference Why this question FInancial inclusion is an essential ingredient for an inclusive development and meaningful participation …

6) Fuel (oil)  pricing in this country is more a political statement than an economic exercise. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6) Fuel (oil)  pricing in this country is more a political statement than an economic exercise. Critically analyze.(250 words) Epw Livemint Why this question Oil prices in India have been all time high, dragging inflation and inflicting huge expenditure pressure on the common man. It is essential …

5) Analyze the factors that have caused weakening of WTO and the impact it would have on India?(250 words)

Topic– Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Analyze the factors that have caused weakening of WTO and the impact it would have on India?(250 words) Reference Why this question The article highlights the various factors that have led to the weakening of WTO and how the policies …

4) The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) stresses on the preventive and promotive aspects of healthcare. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) stresses on the preventive and promotive aspects of healthcare. Discuss.(250 words) pib Reference Why this question Non-communicable and lifestyle diseases have become …

3) One of the neglected areas of reforms of India’s senior civil services relates to the rationalisation of its branching structure and the related debate of generalist vs specialist services. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Role of civil services in a democracy. 3) One of the neglected areas of reforms of India’s senior civil services relates to the rationalisation of its branching structure and the related debate of generalist vs specialist services. Comment.(250 words) epw Why this question Civil services in India are in dire need for reforms …

2) How far do you agree that the behaviour of the Indian monsoon has been changing due to humanizing landscapes? Comment. (250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Climate of India” 2) How far do you agree that the behaviour of the Indian monsoon has been changing due to humanizing landscapes? Comment. (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to bring out the impact that human intervention has …

1) Discuss the contribution of India to war efforts during world war 1? How was India awarded by the British for war efforts?(250 words)

Topic– The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Discuss the contribution of India to war efforts during world war 1? How was India awarded by the British for war efforts?(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question The article highlights the role played by Indian soldiers …

Insights into Editorial: Is NITI Aayog relevant?

Insights into Editorial: Is NITI Aayog relevant?   Introduction: The Government had replaced Planning Commission with institution NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).  The reason had mentioned that Specific to the planning process, there is a need to separate as well as energize the distinct ‘process’ of governance from the ‘strategy’ of governance. An …

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

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

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 September 2018   Paper 1: Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018   What to study? For Prelims: MPI- key facts, India’s performance. For Mains: Key findings of the report, multidimensional poverty- global and country level challenges, …

Insights into Editorial: The economics of RCEP and potential outcomes for India

Insights into Editorial: The economics of RCEP and potential outcomes for India   Introduction: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN and Six countries. The countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam The six …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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 – “Deserts” 1) Compare and contrast Ladakh desert …

6) What do you think are the qualities which made Nelson Mandela a great leader. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) What do you think are the qualities which made Nelson Mandela a great leader. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates …