Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 9 to 12

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 9 to 12   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 9 to 12  which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 3: Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   What is Mission Shakti?   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of A- SAT missile and significance of Mission Shakti. For Mains: …

Electoral bond scheme

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Electoral bond scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of Electoral Bonds and highlights of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme, benefits and concerns associated.   Context: The Election …

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and significance of the Bill. For Mains: Need for a legislation …

RBI plans a regulatory sandbox

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   RBI plans a regulatory sandbox   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Regulatory sandbox- meaning, features, need and significance.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue guidelines …

What is Mission Shakti?

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   What is Mission Shakti?   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of A- SAT missile and significance of Mission Shakti. For Mains: Need for such technologies and threats to outer space region.   Context: Indian scientists have …

Insights into Editorial: Reality of impunity, rhetoric of human rights

Insights into Editorial: Reality of impunity, rhetoric of human rights   Context: In recent issue in Sitamarhi district, Bihar, two families received the bodies of their two sons from the police. The two men were questioned at the Dumra police station for a case of theft and murder in the area. Instead, they came back …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 March 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. General Studies – 1 Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, …

8) Discuss the impact of Social influence on public service.(250 words)

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 8) Discuss the …

7) Living up to the public trust is much more than just an act of compliance. Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) Living up to the public trust is much more than …

6) Has the recent Missile test Shakti  in space paved the way for India’s attempt to draw new red lines redefining it’s security calculus? Examine.(250 words)

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 6) Has the recent Missile test Shakti  in space paved the way for India’s attempt to draw new red lines redefining it’s security calculus? Examine.(250 words) Livemint The hindubusinessline Why this question: India has rewritten the rules of global engagement …

5) With World heading towards ecosystem collapse and a climate-run riot .Discuss the need for India to reframe engagement with climate change. (250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental degradation. 5) With World heading towards ecosystem collapse and a climate-run riot .Discuss the need for India to reframe engagement with climate change. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article provides a detailed analysis of the frame of engagement of India with respect to climate change and how the way …

4) The concept universal basic income is now firmly etched in India’s political discourse.  Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic :  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) The concept universal basic income is now firmly etched in India’s political discourse.  Critically analyse.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The opposition party has recently mooted its political agenda of universal basic income for BPL Indian citizens. In …

3) The recent storm related to demand for more transparency by means of electoral bonds mechanisms holds widespread importance but it may also lead to overlap priorities comment? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) The recent storm related to demand for more transparency by means of electoral bonds mechanisms holds widespread importance but it may also lead to overlap priorities comment? Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu why this question: …

2) Define Communalism and discuss the rise Communalism in India and its ramifications. What steps are needed to be taken to check the growth of Communalism?(250 words)

Topic-Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2) Define Communalism and discuss the rise Communalism in India and its ramifications. What steps are needed to be taken to check the growth of Communalism?(250 words)   Why this question: Question is about communalism and how it has evolved in India, question is to analyse the ramifications of …