MARKS CSE-2018: Check your Prelims and Mains Score of CSE-2018

    MARKS CSE-2018 Check your Prelims and Mains Score of CSE-2018 You may share your Mains scores in the comments section. Gives an idea about overall trend.  Click Here 1. CIVIL SERVICES(MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2018 (FOR CANDIDATES QUALIFIED IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION) Click Here 2. CIVIL SERVICES(MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2018 (FOR CANDIDATES NOT QUALIFIED IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION)Click Here 3. CIVIL SERVICES …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 3: Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology.   Nirbhay missile:   Context: India recently successfully test-fired its first Sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay. Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development …

NGT forms Central Monitoring Committee to check river pollution

Topics Covered: Pollution and conservation related issues.   NGT forms Central Monitoring Committee to check river pollution   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Functions and composition of the committee constituted, river pollution- extent, challenges, concerns and measures needed.   Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare …

Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) initiative

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) initiative   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: BBIN- features, need and significance.   Context: The Bhutan government has decided to send the bill for ratification of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) initiative for road and rail connectivity …

Prime Minister and Sadr-e-Riyasat of Jammu & Kashmir

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Prime Minister and Sadr-e-Riyasat of Jammu & Kashmir   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Prime Minister and Sadr-e-Riyasat of Jammu & Kashmir- when they were in existence and when were they removed? Reasons for and significance of amendments …

Nirbhay missile:

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology.   Nirbhay missile:   Context: India recently successfully test-fired its first Sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay. Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile can be launched from multiple platforms and is capable of carrying …

IFoS Strategy: Mains + Interview (Optionals – Agricultural Engineering and Forestry) – By Jamir Sheikh, Rank 18 (2018)

  IFoS Strategy: Mains + Interview (Optionals – Agricultural Engineering and Forestry) By Jamir Shaikh, Rank 18 (2018)   Hello friends, I am writing this article because many students are asking about strategy and sources for Agricultural Engineering and Forestry optionals. I will divide this article in four sections, first two for optional, one for …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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) Essence of Democracy lies in the respect for multiple views. Discuss Ambedkar and Gandhi’s views on democracy in this context.(250 words)

Topic:  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) Essence of Democracy lies in the respect for multiple views. Discuss Ambedkar and Gandhi’s views on democracy in this context.(250 words) Why this question: The question is straightforward …

7) Elucidate on Nishkam Karma principle of Bhagwat Geetha.(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Elucidate on Nishkam Karma principle of Bhagwat Geetha.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the virtuous tenet from Bhagwat Geetha. Key …

6) What do you understand by absolute good and relative good? Explain with examples.(250 words)

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics. 6) What do you understand by absolute good and relative good? Explain with examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why this question: The question is direct and aims at analyzing  the difference between absolute good and relative …

5) The world’s oceans are currently undergoing a dangerous transformation resulting into suffocating dead zones, in this context discuss the causes and effects  of Oceanic dead zones on Marine ecosystem.(250 words)

Topic :Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 5) The world’s oceans are currently undergoing a dangerous transformation resulting into suffocating dead zones, in this context discuss the causes and effects  of Oceanic dead zones on Marine ecosystem.(250 words) Reference   Why this question: The world’s oceans are currently undergoing a dangerous transformation. Scientists have detected vast …

4) Election finance is at the root of much corruption in India. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic :   Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 4) Election finance is at the root of much corruption in India. Critically analyse. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the alarming issue of election finance which is at the root of much corruption in India and how until it …

3) The anti-defection law and issuance of whips by political parties curtail the freedom of independence of MPs. Critically analyse. (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) The anti-defection law and issuance of whips by political parties curtail the freedom of independence of MPs. Critically analyse. (250 words) Indian Polity by …