PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society. Agriculture related schemes.   PM – KISAN scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for the scheme, concerns and challenges over its implementation, is it sufficient?   Context: Seeding of Aadhaar with bank accounts …

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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,01March 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 2018. …

Insights into Editorial: De-odourising sewage

Insights into Editorial: De-odourising sewage Introduction: Present status of Water Pollution: we all know water is crucial for life, we trash it anyway. Some 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped largely untreated back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans. This widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health. Unsafe water …

Insights into Editorial: The correct prescription

Insights into Editorial: The correct prescription                      Introduction: The increasing popularity of e-commerce, including e-pharmacies, is undeniable. E-Pharmacies, operate through websites or smartphone apps on the Internet. E-pharmacies offer the comfort of shopping from home, privacy, and price discounts. It also allows access to drugs, not available locally. They offer medicines for sale at a …

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Melting of Himalayan Glaciers (TOPICS COVERED: PRELIMS: General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES – BIO-DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT) At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. This set out a global action plan …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of …

7) 5G technology can fulfil the vast potential ascribed to it these past years. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7) 5G technology can fulfil the vast potential ascribed to it these past years. Examine. (250 words) Livemint Why this question The article brings out the huge potential of 5G technology and discusses its application and …

6) Discuss the current state of India Pakistan relations and comment on the way forward for relations between the two countries?(250 words)

Topic: India and its bilateral relations 6) Discuss the current state of India Pakistan relations and comment on the way forward for relations between the two countries?(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the status of India Pakistan relations which has seen heightened levels of acrimony in the days gone by with things …

5) Displaced and hounded out of their original habitats, Adivasis are now largely internally-displaced refugees. Critically comment.(250 words)

Topic – poverty and developmental issues 5) Displaced and hounded out of their original habitats, Adivasis are now largely internally-displaced refugees. Critically comment.(250 words) Indianexpress Reference Why this question The article discusses the issues related to forest rights and how the tribal population of India has ended up getting the raw deal when it comes …

4) The growth of “Gandhian nationalism” also depended to a very substantial extent on Mahatma Gandhi’s followers. Comment.(250 words)

Topic –  Indian freedom struggle- Phases 4) The growth of “Gandhian nationalism” also depended to a very substantial extent on Mahatma Gandhi’s followers. Comment.(250 words) Ncert Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.   Key demand of the question. The question …

3) South Africa was “the making of the Mahatma”. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Freedom Struggle- Important personalities 3) South Africa was “the making of the Mahatma”. Discuss.(250 words) Ncert Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question …

2) The development  of the Moderate thought was the culmination of a tradition which can be traced back to Raja Rammohan Roy. Examine. (250 words)

Topic-Indian Freedom Struggle- Phases 2) The development  of the Moderate thought was the culmination of a tradition which can be traced back to Raja Rammohan Roy. Examine. (250 words) Reference Directive word Examine- here we have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any.   …

1) The Congress programme during the first phase (1885-1905) was very modest. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-Indian Freedom Struggle- Phases 1) The Congress programme during the first phase (1885-1905) was very modest. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question …