International Religious Freedom 2019 report

Topics covered: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.   International Religious Freedom 2019 report   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key findings, concerns and what needs to be done?   Context: United States Commission has released its International Religious Freedom 2019 report. US Commission on International Religious Freedom is a bipartisan, independent federal …

RISAT 2BR1

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   RISAT 2BR1   What to study? For prelims and mains: about RISAT 2BR1 satellite- objectives.   Context: India is planning to launch its latest radar imaging satellite RISAT 2BR1 towards the end of May 2019 on board PSLV-C46.   About RISAT: The RISAT, which was first deployed in orbit …

Waste to Wealth Technologies

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   Waste to Wealth Technologies   What to study? For prelims: about PM-STIAC- composition, roles and objectives. For mains: waste to wealth- need, significance and challenges.   Context: To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) …

Sri Vedanta Desikan

Topics covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Sri Vedanta Desikan   What to study? For prelims: about Sri Vedanta Desikar- teachings, achievements and literary works. For mains: significance and relevance of his teachings.   Why in News? A postage stamp has …

Insights into Editorial: Downbeat diesel: on Maruti Suzuki phasing out diesel cars

Insights into Editorial: Downbeat diesel: on Maruti Suzuki phasing out diesel cars                           Context: Maruti to pull the plug on diesel cars in April 2020: Maruti Suzuki, which is the largest car maker in the country, announced plans to discontinue selling all diesel cars in the country from April 1, 2020, citing uncertainty over …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 May 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: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. General Studies – 1 Topic: Communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) How does …

7) What do you understand by Autonomous Vehicles?Discuss the Ethical concerns involved in their launch. (250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. accountability and ethical governance. 7) What do you understand by Autonomous Vehicles?Discuss the Ethical concerns involved in their launch. (250 words) Indianexpress why this question: The article is in the backdrop of recent move by the Tesla that declared to offer fully …

6) Climate change is not anymore only an environmental problem, but a unique one with  multi-scalar characteristic, from the global to the local. Comment, also discuss challenges in tackling the problem of climate change across the world. (250 words)

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Climate change is not anymore only an environmental problem, but a unique one with  multi-scalar characteristic, from the global to the local. Comment, also discuss challenges in tackling the problem of climate change across the world. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The …

5) Do you agree that Asia, not West Asia is turning into a host to multiple “terrorist safe havens,” owing to the rise of mass radical movements and years of complacency on the part of policymakers. Elucidate with recent examples. (250 words)

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5) Do you agree that Asia, not West Asia is turning into a host to multiple “terrorist safe havens,” owing to the rise of mass radical movements and years of complacency on the part of …

4) Discuss the emergence of quasi-judicial bodies as an alternative justice system in India.(250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 4) Discuss the emergence of quasi-judicial bodies as an alternative justice system in India.(250 words) Polity by Lakshmikant, D D Basu Why this question: The question is about evaluating the role of quasi-judicial bodies in functioning as an alternate justice system. Key demand of the question: The answer must …

3) The listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist has opened new phase in India-China relations. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  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. 3) The listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist has opened new phase in India-China relations. Analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The United Nations …

2) Discuss the roles and responsibilities of National Anti-Profiteering Authority as a quasi- judicial body in ensuring transparency in the trading industry post GST roll out.(250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 2) Discuss the roles and responsibilities of National Anti-Profiteering Authority as a quasi- judicial body in ensuring transparency in the trading industry post GST roll out.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to analyse the roles and objectives of the quasi-judicial body of National Anti-Profiteering Authority. Demand …

1) How does religion influence politics in India? Critically analyse in the light of recent 2019 report of  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. (250 words)

Topic: Communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) How does religion influence politics in India? Critically analyse in the light of recent 2019 report of  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. (250 words) The hindu why this question: Recently The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, in its 2019 report has stated that there is an “overall deterioration of …