Khushi Scheme of Odisha

Topics covered: 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. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies …

Mohan Reddy Committee

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,31 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 into Editorial: Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers

Insights into Editorial: Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers   Introduction: Rural agrarian distress is firmly at the centre of the national discourse today, triggered by the recent Assembly election results in the Hindi heartland as well as continuous farmer agitations. Eight state governments have given farm loan waivers worth ₹1.9 trillion since April 2017, amid …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non- partisanship, objectivity, …

8) What is empathy and why is it important in public services. How can we increase empathy among civil servants. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 8) What is empathy and why is it important in public services. How can we increase empathy among civil servants. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an …

7) Many civil servants have left a huge impact in the areas they have worked in. What do you think are the qualities which enable such civil servants to excel? Give an example of a civil servant who inspires you and how he imbibes the qualities described above?(250 words)

Topic-Part of static series under the heading – “Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service” 7) Many civil servants have left a huge impact in the areas they have worked in. What do you think are the qualities which enable such civil servants to excel? Give an example of a civil servant who inspires you …

6) A small cohort of technology firms now guards the door to the modern economy. Discuss why information technology markets of today are highly concentrated. Also discuss the need to adapt our regulatory policies to new business models.(250 words) 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) A small cohort of technology firms now guards the door to the modern economy. Discuss why information technology markets of today are highly concentrated. Also discuss the need to adapt our regulatory policies to new business models.(250 words)  Livemint Why this …

5) Repeated loan waivers may be in the interest of political parties but are not in the interest of farmers. Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic-Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Repeated loan waivers may be in the interest of political parties but are not in the interest of farmers. Critically examine.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Farm loan waivers introduced recently by several state governments have been criticized time and again on many accounts. It is …

4) The era of specialisation has its own achievements but it has also created narrow reductionist viewpoints on environment and nature. Comment.(250 words)

Topic –  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) The era of specialisation has its own achievements but it has also created narrow reductionist viewpoints on environment and nature. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Specialization of fields of education and profession is an ever-growing …

3) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana has a number of challenges to contend with as it seeks to improve the status of healthcare in India. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana has a number of challenges to contend with as it seeks to improve the status of healthcare in India. Discuss.(250 words) Financial express   Why this question The article delves deep into the …

2) The recent political results in Bangladesh will provide a fillip to India Bangladesh bilateral relations. Comment(250 words)

Topic – India and its bilateral relations 2) The recent political results in Bangladesh will provide a fillip to India Bangladesh bilateral relations. Comment(250 words) Economictimes Why this question The recent elections in Bangladesh will have a bearing on the relationship between India and Bangladesh as has been seen earlier. It is important to understand …

1) India’s strategic interests are better served through a continuity in USA’s foreign policy. Evaluate.(250 words)

Topic – India and its bilateral relations. 1) India’s strategic interests are better served through a continuity in USA’s foreign policy. Evaluate.(250 words) Reference Indianexpress Why this question The article discusses the impact of changes and continuity in US foreign policy on the strategic interests of India. The articles discusses the impact on a range …