Insights into UPSC Prelims: How to avoid overthinking

Insights into UPSC Prelims: How to avoid overthinking Being hyper-critical of the question and overthinking the options are not uncommon among UPSC aspirants, and many aspirants end up marking wrong answers in the exam precisely because they overestimate the depth of a question. Most questions in UPSC (Prelims) do not require you to think very …

Genetic studies on the people of the Lakshadweep archipelago

Topics covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Genetic studies on the people of the Lakshadweep archipelago   What to study? For prelims: CCMB, need for and objectives of Genetic studies. For mains: significance and potential of the project, concerns associated.   …

Arctic Council

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Arctic Council   What to study? For prelims and mains: Composition of Arctic Council, membership, objective, subordinate bodies and significance.   Context: At 11th Arctic Council ministerial meeting held at Rovaniemi in Finland, India was re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic …

Basavanna

Topics covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Basavanna   What to study? For prelims and mains: contributions of basavanna to Indian Literature and philosophy.   Context: Basava Jayanthi was observed on birthday of Basavanna, a Hindu Kannada poet of 12th century. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 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) “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Discuss the statement in the light of the virtue of raising voice against the wrongs. (250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions 7) “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Discuss the statement in the light of the virtue of raising voice against the wrongs. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon   Why …

6) Discuss the objectives of Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), How far has UDAY been able to address the stagnation/decline in the electricity generation capacity of State power utilities?(250 words)

Topic : Infrastructure – Energy 6) Discuss the objectives of Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), How far has UDAY been able to address the stagnation/decline in the electricity generation capacity of State power utilities?(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The article highlights the recent report made by Crisil that suggested State-owned power generation …

5) What are NBFCs? How are they different from banks? Discuss their financial activities and the issues currently being faced by the Indian NBFCs. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) What are NBFCs? How are they different from banks? Discuss their financial activities and the issues currently being faced by the Indian NBFCs. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article highlights the ripple effect of the NBFCs crisis …

4) Discuss the importance of ‘Climate resilience’ in the eventualities of disasters. Explain how building climate-resilient structures aid to minimise long-term cost of reconstruction in the disaster hit regions.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 4) Discuss the importance of ‘Climate resilience’ in the eventualities of disasters. Explain how building climate-resilient structures aid to minimise long-term cost of reconstruction in the disaster hit regions.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The article discusses in detail the commendable emergency response to cyclone Fani that saved lives in Odisha, …

3) What is Intra – Afghan Dialogue? With India being a key player in the Afghanistan’s peace process, Discuss the effects of such a doialogue n India. (250 words)

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) What is Intra – Afghan Dialogue? With India being a key player in the Afghanistan’s peace process, Discuss the effects of such a doialogue n India. (250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The question is in …

2) What do you understand by Pacific decadal oscillation? discuss in detail the causative factors and effects.(250 words)

Topic:  Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 2) What do you understand by Pacific decadal oscillation? discuss in detail the causative factors and effects.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article captures the context of Northeast India, one of the wettest places on the Earth that has been experiencing …

1) Discuss the role played by the geographical factors such as physiography and climatic phenomena in determining the air quality of the region. Explain with examples. (250 words)

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) Discuss the role played by the geographical factors such as physiography and climatic phenomena in determining the air …