7) Despite its many challenges, wind energy in India has a lot to gain from its experience and its large manufacturing base. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) Despite its many challenges, wind energy in India has a lot to gain from its experience and its large manufacturing base. Analyze.(250 words) Reference Why this question India has been placing huge importance to renewable energy and has launched various missions in this regard. Wind Energy …

6) Highlight the issues in dispute resolution process of WTO?(250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 6) Highlight the issues in dispute resolution process of WTO?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the dispute resolution process of WTO and thereafter examine the issues and discuss way forward. Structure of the answer Introduction – Highlight …

5) Belt and Road Initiative of China poses a threat to the unipolarity enjoyed by USA post 1990s. Comment. (250 words)

Topic– Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5) Belt and Road Initiative of China poses a threat to the unipolarity enjoyed by USA post 1990s. Comment. (250 words) epw   Why this question The article wonderfully explains the theory of international relations by juxtaposing it to the current …

4) Examine the fears of the developing countries with regards to displacing the “development agenda” in the WTO for a new agenda on digital trade?(250 words)

Topic– Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4) Examine the fears of the developing countries with regards to displacing the “development agenda” in the WTO for a new agenda on digital trade?(250 words) Reference Why this question The article discusses the issues raised by civil society groups and …

3) The judicial appointment to the higher courts remains riddled with arbitrariness, opacity, and an ­absence of accountability. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic– Indian polity : issues 3) The judicial appointment to the higher courts remains riddled with arbitrariness, opacity, and an ­absence of accountability. Analyze. (250 words) epw Why this question The article highlights some of the controversies in the appointment of judges which brings the focus back on appointment process of judges. It makes sense …

2) Constitution alone cannot fight social evils. Comment in the context of the Sabarimala temple controversy.(250 words)

Topic-Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Constitution alone cannot fight social evils. Comment in the context of the Sabarimala temple controversy.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The recent Sabarimala controversy highlights the deep social divides still relevant In Indian society. In this context it is essential to discuss …

1) Saving the Constitution is not about saving a text, it is about renewing a commitment to each other. Comment.(250 words)

Topic-Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 1) Saving the Constitution is not about saving a text, it is about renewing a commitment to each other. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question This republic day we need to introspect our relationship with the constitution and with the fellow citizens which …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 January 2019 Paper 2: Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   70th Republic Day   Context: India is celebrating 70th Republic Day. Theme: ‘life of Gandhi’ which is a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th …

Bandar Abbas to host IONS next month

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Bandar Abbas to host IONS next month   What to study? For Prelims: IONS- composition, objectives and meetings. For Mains: Significance of IONS and its role in securing the Indian Ocean region.   Context: …

Report on ‘e-waste’ by UN

Topic Covered: Govt policies and their performances. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Report on ‘e-waste’ by UN   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ‘e-waste’- concerns, challenges, issues, measures and the need for international collaboration.   Context: To highlight the rising challenge posed by mountains of discarded electronics worldwide, seven …

70th Republic Day

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   70th Republic Day   Context: India is celebrating 70th Republic Day. Theme: ‘life of Gandhi’ which is a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. Chief guest: President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,26 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interest.   …

7) Discuss the relevance of life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in today’s era?(250 words)

Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Discuss the relevance of life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in today’s era?(250 words) Reference Why this question The article discusses the life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King and discusses what lessons can be drawn from their …

6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words)

Topic- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words) Economic times Why this question Facebook has recently mulled the idea of integrating three of its social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. In this context it …

5) The developments in Venezuela offer huge advantages for Indian economy. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 5) The developments in Venezuela offer huge advantages for Indian economy. Comment.(250 words) Reference The hindubuisnessline Why this question The recent political crisis may not be in the interest of the country or the world in general but it offers benefits …

4) Frequent transfers of government employees is a constant source of worry, which affects their performance negatively. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Role of civil services in a democracy. 4) Frequent transfers of government employees is a constant source of worry, which affects their performance negatively. Comment.(250 words) Livemint   Why this question The recent CBI episode highlights the plight of government servants at the hands of their political masters. In this context it is essential …

3) The ASER report highlights that there is a need for innovation in education sector in India. Comment. (250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Human Resources. 3) The ASER report highlights that there is a need for innovation in education sector in India. Comment. (250 words) Reference Why this question The ASER report highlights what we already know about the status of learning outcomes in the country. …