QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,07 January 2019 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: 07 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 January 2019 Paper 1: Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Polar vortex   What to …

Cyclone Pabuk

Topics covered: Disaster and disaster management   Cyclone Pabuk   What to study? For Prelims: A brief overview of recent cyclones and their origins. For Mains: Classification and naming of cyclones.   Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a yellow alert for the cyclone Pabuk. Cyclone Pabuk originated over the Gulf of Thailand …

Polavaram project

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. …

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features …

Fugitive Economic Offender

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   Fugitive Economic Offender   What to study? For Prelims: Definition of Economic Offender, features of Fugitive Economic Offenders …

Govt declares ‘one-time financial assistance’ for Rare diseases

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Govt declares ‘one-time financial assistance’ for Rare diseases   What to study? For Prelims: What are rare diseases? For Mains: Need for awareness, international cooperation in this regard, need for a policy on this.   Context: Government …

Legal status for SSC

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Legal status for SSC   What to study? For Prelims: Provisions related to SSC and UPSC. For Mains: Need for legal status for SSC, issues associated.   Context: A Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) has recommended that the Centre accord statutory status to the Staff Selection Commission …

Polar vortex

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Polar vortex   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Polar Vortex and its …

Insights into Editorial: Hope with concerns in 2019

Insights into Editorial: Hope with concerns in 2019   Introduction: India’s Growth Rate: Globally, the growth rate in 2018 was high, particularly in the United States. But strong signs of a trade war emerged, dimming hopes of faster international trade. Britain is passing through the pangs of separation from the European Union. The Indian rupee …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 January 2019 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:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and …

8) What are the methods by which public service values can be instilled in public servants. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 8) What are the methods by which public service values can be instilled in public servants. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Structure of the answer Introduction– write a few introductory lines about instilling values among public servants. E.g Short-term outward facing measures, such as the development and publicising …

7) Public servants today more than before face various kinds of value conflicts and challenges. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic -Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 7) Public servants today more than before face various kinds of value conflicts and challenges. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Structure of the answer Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  conflict in public service values. E.g the nature of public service and the …

6) What are the different categories of public service values. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic- Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 6) What are the different categories of public service values. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Structure of the answer Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  meaning of values. E.g Values are the individual principles or qualities that guide judgement and behaviour’. In order …

5) Evaluate whether the All India judicial service is an idea whose time has come?(250 words)

Topic – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments 5) Evaluate whether the All India judicial service is an idea whose time has come?(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The article examines the policy suggestion of Niti Ayog of having all India judicial service and gives its view. This …

4) The shocking neglect of child care institutions must presents a very sorry state of affairs. Examine.(250 words)

Topic– mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4) The shocking neglect of child care institutions must presents a very sorry state of affairs. Examine.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the sorry state of affairs of child care institutions in the country and …