Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ Awards   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About Maharshi Badrayan, contributions and awards, …

GIAN Program

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.   GIAN Program   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: GIAN Program- objectives, significance and features.   Context: The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, had launched a programme under the Global …

Global Cooling Coalition

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Global Cooling Coalition   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the coalition- objectives, significance and functions.   Context: The first-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at the recently held First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 …

State of Global Air-2019 Report

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   State of Global Air-2019 Report   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key findings of the report, concerns and measures needed to control air pollution.   Context: Two US based institutes Health Effects Institute (HEI) and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) …

Hawking’s Theory for Source of Dark Matter ruled out

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Hawking’s Theory for Source of Dark Matter ruled out   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What was Hawking’s theory, what are the recent findings and their significance? Gravitational lensing.   Context: A group of scientists have ruled out Stephen Hawking’s theory for mysterious dark matter.   What …

Asian Development Outlook 2019

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Asian Development Outlook 2019   What to study? For Prelims: About ADB and key findings in the report. For Mains: India’s position- concerns, reasons and reforms needed.   Context: ADB publishes Asian Development Outlook 2019.   Key findings: …

World Health Day

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   World Health Day   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: World Health Day, theme and significance, challenges to UHC and the need for international cooperation.   Context: April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. This year’s World Health Day will focus on …

Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ Awards

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman’ Awards   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About Maharshi Badrayan, contributions and awards, what is Vedanta philosophy?   Why in News? Vice President recently conferred around 100 ‘President’s …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 April 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 into Editorial: Ensuring access to justice

Insights into Editorial: Ensuring access to justice   Introduction: The justice system in any democracy is set up, under the Constitution to serve the public without “fear or favour, affection or ill-will” as far as judges are concerned. The Indian Judiciary plays an increasingly important role in the life and the governance of this country. …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 17 to 20

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 17 to 20   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 17 to 20  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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 April 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:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian …

7) Delineate role of integrity and impartiality in public administration.(250 words)

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) Delineate role of integrity and impartiality in public administration.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the importance of of integrity and …

6) Exemplary leadership is critical to encouraging ethical behaviour in government organizations. Discuss.(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. 6) Exemplary leadership is critical to encouraging …

5) Discuss the significance of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and the need for Infrastructure funding in India.(250 words)

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. and related issues. 5) Discuss the significance of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and the need for Infrastructure funding in India.(250 words) Financialexpress Why this question: Roadis, a private investor and operator of transport infrastructure worldwide and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have jointly …