Insights into Editorial: Another look at fiscal transfers

Insights into Editorial: Another look at fiscal transfers Introduction: The Indian Constitution lays down the functions as well as taxing powers of the Centre and States. The Constitution of India has provided provisions which enable the Union and the States to work in coordination and to levy and collect taxes through systematic arrangements. In our …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   In News- Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA) …

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: WMO- objectives, functions, reports and significance.   Context: Every year, on March 23, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) commemorates its founding by observing World Meteorological Day. This year, the organisation is …

WEF Energy Transition Index

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy related issues.   WEF Energy Transition Index   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The index- key findings, significance, performance of various countries and key observations.   Context: World Economic Forum has released its global Energy Transition index. The annual list ranks 115 economies on their ability to balance energy …

Sharda Peeth Corridor

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Sharda Peeth Corridor   What to study? For Prelims: Sharada Peeth- religious significance, location and related facts. For Mains: Significance and outcomes of this development in bilateral relations.   Context: Pakistan has given its …

PSLV-C45/ Emisat Mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   PSLV-C45/ Emisat Mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the mission.   Context: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT, the primary satellite and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, …

In News- Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA)

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   In News- Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of ISRO’s Young Scientist programme. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 March 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:  Effects of globalization on Indian society General Studies – 1 Topic: Effects of globalization …

7) You are stuck in traffic driving a car. A poor girl looking very frail approaches you and start begging for  money. Looking at her frail appearance, out of compassion, you take out your wallet to search for a ten Rupees note.  The girl then snatches your wallet and starts running. A man on a motorbike who see this act, catches the girl and starts  beating her in full view of public. Now the traffic is moving and your car is in the middle of the road. What will you do in such a situation? And why?(250 words)

Topic:  Case Studies on compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) You are stuck in traffic driving a car. A poor girl looking very frail approaches you and start begging for  money. Looking at her frail appearance, out of compassion, you take out your wallet to search for a ten Rupees note.  The girl then snatches …

6) Discuss the salient features of Indian Accounting Standards why is it significant? Elaborate on the need to have  an independent Accounting Standards. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Discuss the salient features of Indian Accounting Standards why is it significant? Elaborate on the need to have  an independent Accounting Standards. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in the context of recent  move taken by …

5) “Indian education system needs an overhaul of the existing governance structures along with Academic interventions”. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic :  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) “Indian education system needs an overhaul of the existing governance structures along with Academic interventions”. Discuss.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article captures in detail the significance of systematic approach in Indian education system and the …

4) Historically, startups, whether in business or in politics, have a very high mortality rate. In this context discuss the factors that make a political startup survive and thrive with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic :  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4) Historically, startups, whether in business or in politics, have a very high mortality rate. In this context discuss the factors that make a political startup …

3) Critically examine the success of Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme?(250 words)

Topic: 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 vulnerable sections. 3) Critically examine the success of Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme?(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article analyses in …

2) To what degree globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.(250 words)

Topic– Effects of globalization on Indian society 2) To what degree globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is about recognizing the specific impacts that globalization has made over cultural diversity of India.   Demand of the question: This question seeks to examine the …

1) Critically examine how globalisation has affected urban  and rural society differently in India.(250 words)

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1) Critically examine how globalisation has affected urban  and rural society differently in India.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question: The question is in the context of Effects of globalization on Indian society and more so specifically with respect to its effect on Urban and rural society.   …