QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 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 …

Legislation to strengthen US-India strategic partnership

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Legislation to strengthen US-India strategic partnership   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the bill, implications if encated, overview of NATO.   Context: US lawmakers introduce new legislation to strengthen US-India …

Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)   What to study? For Prelims: CDSCO- key facts, about PvPI. For Mains: Misuse of various drugs and the need for stringent provisions to prevent …

China’s BRI

Topic covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   China’s BRI   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of BRI. For Mains: India’s concerns, ways to address …

Insights into Editorial: Agricultural policy needs to shift to a pro-farmer focus

Insights into Editorial: Agricultural policy needs to shift to a pro-farmer focus   Context: Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. Over 58 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agricultural development in post-independence India started as a response to …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to …

8) Compare and contrast Deontological ethics  and Consequentialism. (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. 8) Compare and contrast Deontological ethics  and Consequentialism. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question focuses on different approaches of ethical evaluation. Key demand of the question: The answer …

7) What do you understand by cognitive dissonance?  Discuss examples of civil servants facing such a dissonance.(250 words)

Topic : Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7) What do you understand by cognitive dissonance?  Discuss examples of civil servants facing such a dissonance.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to analyse the concept of cognitive dissonance and …

6) Critically analyse  India’s Domestic Climate Policy. Suggest solutions to overcome the current concerns associated with it.(250 words)

Topic :Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 6) Critically analyse  India’s Domestic Climate Policy. Suggest solutions to overcome the current concerns associated with it.(250 words) Epw Why this question: the article provides for a critical analysis of India’s domestic climate policy  and highlights how it is fragmented and brings out the deficiencies it has on clarity …

5) Discuss the achievements made by Namami Gange programme. How was it different in its approach from the previous policies aimed at cleaning Ganga?(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. 5) Discuss the achievements made by Namami Gange programme. How was it different in its approach from the previous policies aimed at cleaning Ganga?(250 words) Indianexpress Why this …

4) Can weeding out corruption help higher education, when there is a mismatch between number of aspirants and the number of opportunities that are available? Critically analyse .(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 4) Can weeding out corruption help higher education, when there is a mismatch between number of aspirants and the number of opportunities that are available? Critically analyse .(250 words) Epw Why this question: The question is in the context of …

3) Independence of local level institutions in a democracy are the true barometer of governance. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic :  Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3) Independence of local level institutions in a democracy are the true barometer of governance. Discuss.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is in the context of independence of local level institutions and their significance in bringing good governance. Key …

2) The 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments have remained as unfinished agenda. How does it hinder the accomplishment of economic democracy? Examine.(250 words)

Topic :Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 2) The 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments have remained as unfinished agenda. How does it hinder the accomplishment of economic democracy? Examine.(250 words) Why this question: The question is with respect to local self-government – The 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments that provided …

1) The historic leap of faith taken in granting universal adult suffrage democratized Indian governance in inconceivable ways. Analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 1) The historic leap of faith taken in granting universal adult suffrage democratized Indian governance in inconceivable ways. Analyse. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article talks about democratic evolution of right to vote and its significance as a weapon to …