NGOs and regulation of their foreign funding

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Money laundering related issues.    NGOs and regulation of their foreign funding   What to study? For Prelims: FCRA guidelines on foreign funding to NGOs, eligibility. For Mains: Misuse of foreign funds, issues and the …

Unlawful activities (Prevention) Act

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Unlawful activities (Prevention) Act   What to study? For prelims and mains: UAPA- features, significance, concerns over its misuse and need. …

CPI inflation

Topic covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. CPI inflation   What to study? For prelims and mains: CPI inflation- how is it measures? Its significance, effects of variations on economy.   Why in News? Retail inflation rose to a six-month high of 2.92 per cent in …

ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT):

ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT):   Context: DRDO recently conducted the flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from a test range in Odisha. The configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine and it uses indigenously developed MEMS based navigation system. ‘Abhyas’ is designed for …

Insights into Editorial: Resolving India’s banking crisis

Insights into Editorial: Resolving India’s banking crisis   Introduction: On bank Non-performing assets (NPAs): Non-performing assets (NPAs) at commercial banks amounted to Rs.10.3 trillion, or 11.2% of advances, in March 2018. Public sector banks (PSBs) accounted for Rs.8.9 trillion, or 86%, of the total NPAs. The ratio of gross NPA to advances in PSBs was …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

7) Differentiate between private/public morality and political morality, why do people choosing political life require ethics different from personal morality? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: moral and political attitudes 7) Differentiate between private/public morality and political morality, why do people choosing political life require ethics different from personal morality? Elucidate.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail that When people choose a political life, they ought to have to follow an ethic distinct from private …

6)  Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental concern that requires our collective action. Discuss this statement in the background of Basel Convention on the control of hazardous wastes which recently was amended to include plastic waste. (250 words)

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6)  Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental concern that requires our collective action. Discuss this statement in the background of Basel Convention on the control of hazardous wastes which recently was amended to include plastic waste. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: Recently Around …

5) What is the basic idea behind initiating the e Choupal?  Discuss how it has proved to be an aggregator of Agricultural Services.(250 words)

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 5) What is the basic idea behind initiating the e Choupal?  Discuss how it has proved to be an aggregator …

4) Discuss the various constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4) Discuss the various constitutional safeguards for protection of the minority and schemes introduced by the government to empower them.(250 …

3) The Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route linking Middle East oil producers to markets in other parts of the world, has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades. Critically Analyse. (250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) The Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route linking Middle East oil producers to markets in other parts of the world, has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: …

2) Do you think there exists a correlation of an agroclimatic conditions of a region with the strategy for water management practices? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

Topic: 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. 2) Do you think there exists a correlation of an agroclimatic conditions of a region with the strategy for water management practices? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words) Reference   Why …