TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Rohan Jagadeesh, Rank 224 CSE-2018, PSIR Optional, InsightsIAS OGP Student

  TOPPER’S STRATEGY Rohan Jagadeesh Rank 224 CSE-2018, PSIR Optional InsightsIAS OGP Student     Hello, my name is Rohan Jagadeesh, I have secured Rank 224 this year. What I shall try to write in this post is a brief insight into my journey. I hope this finds you in the best of spirits and …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:     Different harvest festivals being celebrated in several parts of country:   Vaisakhi- Celebrated by Sikhs. Vishu- Kerala. Rongali Bihu- Assam. Naba Barsha- Bengal. Puthandu Pirappu- Tamil Nadu.   Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress   What to study? For Prelims: About …

Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress

Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress   What to study? For Prelims: About RCAP and ICLEI- key objectives. For Mains: Significance and the need for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, challenges therein.   Context: 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress 2019 was recently organized by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in association …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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: Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Deep regret’ is simply not good enough

Insights into Editorial: Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Deep regret’ is simply not good enough Context: Government of India has decided to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre When we observe 100 years of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, India pays tributes to all those martyred on that fateful day. The …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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 …

7) Discuss the utilitarian contract theory of Kautilya and also explain how it appealed to the moral motivation. (250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7) Discuss the utilitarian contract theory …

6) Ethical codes are merely conceals. Shiny on the outside but hollow on the inside. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic : Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct 6) Ethical codes are merely conceals. Shiny on the outside but hollow on the inside. Critically analyse. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why this question: The question is about analyzing the effect of Ethical codes and importance of their validity. Key demand of the question: The answer …

5) Discuss the provisions related to protection of Wetlands in India . Critically examine the importance of coastal livelihood programmes in the context of protection of Wetlands. (250 words)

Topic :Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 5) Discuss the provisions related to protection of Wetlands in India . Critically examine the importance of coastal livelihood programmes in the context of protection of Wetlands. (250 words) Reference Vikaspedia Why this question: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently …

4) Public policy shouldn’t be shaped in an ethical vacuum. Discuss in the context of current battle of political parties racing for a win in elections.(250 words)

Topic :  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Public policy shouldn’t be shaped in an ethical vacuum. Discuss in the context of current battle of political parties racing for a win in elections.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in …

3) What makes the principle of federalism of Indian constitution unique compared to the other constitutions of the world ? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic : Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3) What makes the principle of federalism of Indian constitution unique compared to the other constitutions of the world ? Discuss.(250 words) Indian Polity by …

2) CAG is instrumental in securing accountability of the executive to the parliament in the sphere of financial administration. Explain. List the constitutional provisions to ensure the independence of the CAG.(250 words)

Topic:Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 2) CAG is instrumental in securing accountability of the executive to the parliament in the sphere of financial administration. Explain. List the constitutional provisions to ensure …