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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,05 December 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 + PIB: 05 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 December 2018 Paper 2: Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, …

Dual-Fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Dual-Fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles   The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified dual-fuel usage for agricultural and construction equipment vehicles. …

Norms for payment apps

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and associated issues.   Norms for payment apps   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Need for norms for payment apps- concerns, issues and challenges.   Context: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to come up with regulations to oversee …

Kandhamal Haldi

Topics Covered: IPR related issues.   Kandhamal Haldi   What to study? For Prelims: GI tags and about Kandhmal Haldi. For Mains: Significance of GI tags.   Context: Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, is all set to receive GI tag.   Key facts: The golden yellow spice, named after the district …

ExseedSAT 1, India’s 1st private satellite

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in space.   ExseedSAT 1, India’s 1st private satellite   What to study? For Prelims: About ExeedSAT 1, significance of Falcon 9 recent launch. For Mains: Applications and significance of ExseedSAT …

India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11

Topics covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in space.   India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11   What to study? For Prelims: All about GSAT- 11, For Mains: India’s space odyssey, Significance and applications of GSAT-11, technological achievements.   Context: …

Accounting methods of climate fund questioned

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Accounting methods of climate fund questioned   What to study? For Prelims: About GCF and its funding. For Mains: India’s observations on funding pattern, need for review and clarity …

Guidelines to ensure safety of children in hostels

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Cool it: on labour loss due to heatwave

Insights into Editorial: Cool it: on labour loss due to heatwave Introduction: Heatwaves are associated with increased rates of heat stress and heat stroke, worsening heart failure and acute kidney injury from dehydration. Children, the elderly and those with pre-existing morbidities are particularly vulnerable. The Lancet countdown on health and climate has reported that India …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 DECEMBER 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: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human …

6) What do you understand by a dual-use dilemma. Discuss with examples.(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. 6) What do you understand by a dual-use dilemma. Discuss with examples.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key …

5) The GDP back series calculations raises a lot of unanswered questions over how the economy has been faring since 2011. Examine and comment on the current state of Indian economy.(250 words) 

Topic – Indian Economy and issues related to growth 5) The GDP back series calculations raises a lot of unanswered questions over how the economy has been faring since 2011. Examine and comment on the current state of Indian economy.(250 words)  Livemint Why this question The GDP back series calculations have been presenting varying pictures …

4) Planning has had an immense impact on economic development of India and should continue to play a key role in economic decision making in the country. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic –  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning 4) Planning has had an immense impact on economic development of India and should continue to play a key role in economic decision making in the country. Analyze. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The article describes the role that planning played in the initial years …

3) Discuss the nine-point agenda put forward by India to deal with the issue of fugitive economic offenders.(250 words)

Topic– Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3) Discuss the nine-point agenda put forward by India to deal with the issue of fugitive economic offenders.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question India has been witnessing a series of high profile economic offenders escaping the country. It has put-forward …