2) Explain the concept of discordant drainage? Do structure and lithological aspects always control drainage systems? Explain with examples. (250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2) Explain the concept of discordant drainage? Do structure and lithological aspects always control drainage systems? Explain with examples. (250 words)   Why this question: The question is based on the concept of types of drainage system and role of structure and lithological aspects as a control factor …

1) Indian music not just showcases the diversity of dialect and intellect but also is an evidence of diversity in taste. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: The salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Indian music not just showcases the diversity of dialect and intellect but also is an evidence of diversity in taste. Comment.(250 words) Why this question: The question is to examine the significance Indian Music as to in what way …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 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 …

RAJYA SABHA TV IN DEPTH: A-SAT MISSILE

RAJYA SABHA TV IN DEPTH: A-SAT MISSILE (TOPICS COVERED PRELIMS: Current event of national and international importance MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES III – Achievements of India in Science and Technology, indigenisation of technology and developing new technology) On March 27th 2019, India joined the elite club of nations who posses an anti-satellite technology. The technology mission …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 March 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers: Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 for Andaman and Nicobar   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of IPZ notification, overview of geographical location of A&N Islands. For Mains: Concerns over relaxation …

Block Chain Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology.   Block Chain Technology   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential.   Context: Coffee Board Activates Blockchain Based Marketplace in India. Blockchain based market place app for trading of Indian coffees …

Biomedical Research Career Programme

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Biomedical Research Career Programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the programme.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Biomedical Research Career Programme …

African Union (AU)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   African Union (AU)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: AU- objectives, composition, functions and significance.   Context: India and the African Union have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform.   Key facts: The ICMR …

Oxfam report on Women’s labour force participation

Topics Covered: Women related issues.   Oxfam report on Women’s labour force participation   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key findings, concerns, potential and need for reforms.   Context: Oxfam, an international non-profit organisation, has released a report on women’s labour force participation. The report based its estimates on employment unemployment survey (EUS) …

Island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 for Andaman and Nicobar

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 for Andaman and Nicobar   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of IPZ notification, overview of geographical location of A&N Islands. For Mains: Concerns over relaxation of few norms and what needs to be done?   Context: The union environment ministry has notified …

Insights into Editorial: Delaying bad news: on proposed banking reforms

Insights into Editorial: Delaying bad news: on proposed banking reforms   Context: The Reserve Bank of India postponed the implementation of the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) norms for banks indefinitely, citing the need for amendments to be made by the government to the relevant banking laws. The move will bring huge relief to the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of …

7) Describe codes of conduct and quality of service delivery are most important at present scenario in governance. (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) Describe codes of conduct and quality of service delivery are …

6) The easy drift in inflation is anticipated to continue, raising hopes of a promising policy shift by the RBI. Suggest what according to you should be the role of RBI in such a  scenario?(250 words)

Topic :  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) The easy drift in inflation is anticipated to continue, raising hopes of a promising policy shift by the RBI. Suggest what according to you should be the role of RBI in such a  scenario?(250 words) Livemint   Why …

5) Strengthening adaptation is must to protect human health in face of climate change.comment.(250 words)

Topic :  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.. Conservation, environmental degradation. 5) Strengthening adaptation is must to protect human health in face of climate change.comment.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question: The article provides a detailed analysis on the effect of climate change on Human health. …

4) Discuss the key proposals of the National Mineral Policy 2019. Does it ensure environmentally and socially responsible mining? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.          Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) Discuss the key proposals of the National Mineral Policy 2019. Does it ensure environmentally and socially responsible mining? Critically analyse.(250 words) Reference Why …

3) The idea of an urban employment programme is gaining traction in political and policy debates. In the context of the above statement, Discuss the problems associated with urban employment in India.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation . Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3) The idea of an urban employment programme is gaining traction in political and policy debates. In the context of the above …