Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 49 to 52

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 49 to 52   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 49 to 52 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 help …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 May 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers:   Paper 2: Topics Covered:   Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Karnataka’s order capping weight of school bags   What to study? For prelims: Highlights of …

Election Commission observers

Election Commission observers   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: EC observers- appointment, roles and functions.   Context: The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Election Commission, the West Bengal government and others on a plea challenging the appointment of two retired bureaucrats as special observer and Central police observer in the State …

Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)

Topics Covered:   Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)   What to study? For Prelims: Kalasa- Banduri project. For Mains: All about EIA.   Context: Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd., which is executing the Kalasa-Banduri project worth nearly Rs. 850 crore, has claimed that the drinking water project is …

Global Ecosystem Assessment

Topics Covered:   Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Global Ecosystem Assessment   What to study? For Prelims: The report and its key findings. For Mains: Concerns, reasons for the decline in biodiversity and measures needed.   Context: The first-ever Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform …

Pacific decadal oscillation

Topics Covered:   Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Pacific decadal oscillation   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Pacific decadal oscillation- meaning, causes and effects.   Context: Northeast India, one of the wettest places on the Earth has been experiencing rapid drying, especially in the last 30 …

Karnataka’s order capping weight of school bags

Topics Covered:   Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Karnataka’s order capping weight of school bags   What to study? For prelims: Highlights of the order. For Mains: Need for and significance of the order, concerns associated with the issue.   Context: …

Insights into Editorial: Power shift: on tussle between Puducherry Lt. Governor and Chief Minister

Insights into Editorial: Power shift: on tussle between Puducherry Lt. Governor and Chief Minister Introduction: Government of Puducherry is a democratically elected body that governs the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. It is headed by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry as its nominal head, with a democratically elected Chief Minister as real head of the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 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: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. …

7) “India’s conservation policies and legislation in environmental domain over the years reveal a dichotomy of intent and action”. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) “India’s conservation policies and legislation in environmental domain over the years reveal a dichotomy of intent and action”. Critically analyse. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The article provides for a detailed analysis India’s conservation policies and legislation in environmental domain. It highlights that …

6) Discuss the Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, what are its Pros and Cons? Elaborate. (250 words)

Topic :Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) Discuss the Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, what are its Pros and Cons? Elaborate. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about analyzing the pros and cons of Internet. Key demand of the …

5) Write a note on 4th Industrial Revolution. Discuss in detail the possible impact of it on Indian economy.(250 words)

Topic :  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Write a note on 4th Industrial Revolution. Discuss in detail the possible impact of it on Indian economy.(250 words) Reference Economictimes Why this question: The article provides for a detailed analysis on the coming of 4th Industrial Revolution. …

4) What do you understand by Banking correspondents? Highlight the advantages of Business/Banking correspondents with special reference to the role they can play in meeting the goal of financial inclusion. Also Discuss the issues being faced by them in the realization of financial inclusion. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) What do you understand by Banking correspondents? Highlight the advantages of Business/Banking correspondents with special reference to the role they can play in meeting the goal of financial inclusion. Also Discuss the issues being faced by them in the …

3) Discuss the nuances of the in- house power of inquiry of the supreme court of India. How is it an exercise of moral authority ?  comment.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary. 3) Discuss the nuances of the in- house power of inquiry of the supreme court of India. How is it an exercise of moral authority ?  comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of the investigation of sexual harassment allegations against …

2) A US-China Trade War is in no one’s interest,full-blown trade war would only weaken the global economy. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Disaster and disaster management. 2) A US-China Trade War is in no one’s interest,full-blown trade war would only weaken the global economy. Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is in the context of recent announcement made by President Donald …

1) Ban on Caster Semenya reveals limits of trying to ensure equal opportunity while delineating between male, female athletes . Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Role of women, social empowerment. 1) Ban on Caster Semenya reveals limits of trying to ensure equal opportunity while delineating between male, female athletes . Critically analyse. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The Court of Arbitration for Sport recently rejected an appeal from 800m champion runner Caster Semenya to declare void a regulation …