QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,14 November 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 exam …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 November 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the program. Context: The government has launched Leadership for Academicians …

Insights into Editorial: Ripples of discord: on gravitational waves

Insights into Editorial: Ripples of discord: on gravitational waves   Introduction: What are Gravitational Waves? “These are ripples in the fabric of space-time that are produced, when black holes collide and stars explode”, gravitational waves are produced when objects accelerate. Gravitational waves were first proposed, 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as part of the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 NOVEMBER 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Land reforms in India. General Studies – 2 Topic- Government policies and interventions for development …

8) Discuss how attitudes are formed. Also Discuss what are the categories of attitudes.(250 words)

Topic– Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 8) Discuss how attitudes are formed. Also Discuss what are the categories of attitudes.(250 words) Lexicon Ethics Booklet; Attitude Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail …

7) Land reforms remain an unfinished agenda even after 70 years of independence. Do you agree? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “land reforms in india” 7) Land reforms remain an unfinished agenda even after 70 years of independence. Do you agree? Critically analyse.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question first expects us to explain why land reforms are criticized so many years post its …

6) In current times, man animal conflict is a reality we have to deal with and thus proactive measures are required for a healthy human animal interface. Examine.(250 words)

Topic–   Conservation of man animal conflict to the fore. The issue has gained significance in light of the living planet report that highlighted the massive wildlife destruction we have caused, shrinking habitats etc. Devising a strategy for dealing with this issue is necessary. 6) In current times, man animal conflict is a reality we have …

5) Cyber-attacks have grown in terms of sophistication and reach in the recent times. Evaluate India’s performance in tackling cybersecurity threats and whether India needs an army of ethical hackers?(250 words)

Topic – Basics of cyber security 5) Cyber-attacks have grown in terms of sophistication and reach in the recent times. Evaluate India’s performance in tackling cybersecurity threats and whether India needs an army of ethical hackers?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The article discusses the risk posed by a bug in IRCTC website and the …

4) What were the objectives of land reforms in independent india. Discuss. Also Discuss why those reforms have failed to achieve the desired results.(250 words)

Topic– Land reforms in India. 4) What were the objectives of land reforms in independent india. Discuss. Also Discuss why those reforms have failed to achieve the desired results.(250 words) Reference Structure of the answer Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  land reforms done in post-independent India. E.g The Indian Government was committed …

3) India recently slipped to number 6 in global RTI rankings despite the RTI statute in India remaining the same along with its legal framework. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic–  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 3) India recently slipped to number 6 in global RTI rankings despite the RTI statute in India remaining the same along with its legal framework. Critically analyze.(250 words) Indianexpress Structure of the answer Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the slip in India’s global RTI ratings …

2) Government litigation places a huge burden on the citizens of India and there is a need for India to  take inspiration from other model litigant countries in this respect.(250 words)

Topic – Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 2) Government litigation places a huge burden on the citizens of India and there is a need for India to  take inspiration from other …

1) The paucity of health infrastructure at the cutting edge level will be the biggest stumbling block for POSHAN scheme. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) The paucity of health infrastructure at the cutting edge level will be the biggest stumbling block for POSHAN scheme. Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The poor performance of India on nutrition parameters has been a …