8) Law and ethics are well-thought-out to be the two tools for regulating human conduct so as to make it favourable to humanised social existence. Comment. (250 words)

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 8) Law and ethics are well-thought-out to …

7) “Carbon emissions have risen to a record high in 2018 as demand for energy  has soared in countries such as the US, China and India, pointing to a seeming neglect of global warming concerns.” Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental degradation. 7) “Carbon emissions have risen to a record high in 2018 as demand for energy  has soared in countries such as the US, China and India, pointing to a seeming neglect of global warming concerns.” Comment. (250 words) Livemint The hindu Why this question: The article discusses the International Energy Agency …

6) Discuss the problems associated with the development of North- east of India. Analyse the role of Infrastructure projects in the development of this region.(250 words)

Topic :  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Discuss the problems associated with the development of North- east of India. Analyse the role of Infrastructure projects in the development of this region.(250 words) Epw Livemint Why this question: The question is in the context of development …

5) “Balkanizing the world by raising barriers would convert unequal prosperity to collective poverty.” Discuss in the light of Brexit Issue?(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 5) “Balkanizing the world by raising barriers would convert unequal prosperity to collective poverty.” Discuss in the light of Brexit Issue?(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article is by ex RBI Governor Raghuram G. Rajan, He analyses the affects of …

4) Do you think  lack of employment opportunities is the biggest challenge facing India?  Discuss.(250 words)

Topic : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) Do you think  lack of employment opportunities is the biggest challenge facing India?  Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: Human capital is now the fastest-growing component of India’s wealth, but to reap the benefits of this ‘demographic …

3) Has the Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) turned out to be less of a boon and more of a Bane to the Marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Has the Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) turned out to be less of a boon and more of a Bane to the Marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society? Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu why …

2) “Homosexuality remains a taboo for a large portion of Indian society, even among the youth”. Critically analyse the statement and suggest measures to overcome the ills of it.(250 words)

Topic-Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2) “Homosexuality remains a taboo for a large portion of Indian society, even among the youth”. Critically analyse the statement and suggest measures to overcome the ills of it.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article brings out that the survey shows that among India’s urban youth, those with …

1) What do you understand by regionalism? Does regionalism support India’s federal character? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) What do you understand by regionalism? Does regionalism support India’s federal character? Discuss.(250 words) Insightsonindia why this question: The question is about discussing the concept of regionalism and its role both positive and negative in defining the federal character of the country. Key demands of the question: …

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 …