[Must Read] Analysis of Prelims – 2019 (Paper-1) and Hidden Syllabus – UPSC Prelims (And Important Tips to Ace Prelims in 2020)

   Analysis of Prelims – 2019 (Paper-1) and Hidden Syllabus – UPSC Prelims DISCOUNT: Subscribe to InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series 2020 Download PDF of this article HERE   Introduction UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) exam is not so predictable and uncertain elements keep popping up year after year, we all realize this, but note that it …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 June 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 June 2019 Relevant articles from various news sources: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Operation sunrise and Kaladan Project   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the project, overview of Sittwe …

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) and Bonn Challenge

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation related issues.   Forest landscape restoration (FLR) and Bonn Challenge   What to study? For prelims and mains: FLR and Bonn challenge- features and significance.   Context: The centre has launched a flagship project on enhancing capacity on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and …

Data Localization

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Cyber security related issues.   Data Localization   What to study? For Prelims: What is data localization, Highlights of Srikrishna panel report. For Mains: Data localisation- Why government …

Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Speaker of the Lok Sabha   What to study? For prelims and mains: The office of Speaker, powers, roles, appointment and functions.   Context: Om Birla has been named as the new Lok …

Bt Cotton

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Bt Cotton   What to study? For Prelims: About GM crops, their production and other Genetic engineering related key facts. For …

Operation sunrise and Kaladan Project

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Operation sunrise and Kaladan Project   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the project, overview of Sittwe port, Operation Sunrise.   Context: Operation Sunrise: India-Myanmar target insurgent groups camp in North East. Named Operation …

Insights into Editorial: Squandering the gender dividend

Insights into Editorial: Squandering the gender dividend Context: The 61st round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) recorded 48.5% rural women above the age of 15 as being employed either as their major activity or as their subsidiary activity but this number dropped to 23.7% in the recently released report of the Periodic Labour …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 June 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: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human …

7) Discuss the significance of environmental ethics in the context of present-day challenges that the world is facing. (250 words)

Topic : Environmental ethics 7) Discuss the significance of environmental ethics in the context of present-day challenges that the world is facing. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is direct and is based on the concept of environmental ethics. Key demand of the question: One must discuss the concept of environmental …

6) Rising mob protest and violence demand effective Emotional Intelligence from civil servants on ground. Provide measures for strengthening emotional intelligence in civil servants for their effective applications in such cases.(250 words)

Topic:  Emotional Intelligence 6) Rising mob protest and violence demand effective Emotional Intelligence from civil servants on ground. Provide measures for strengthening emotional intelligence in civil servants for their effective applications in such cases.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is being asked in the backdrop of the recent protests by …

5) What do you understand by desertification? List down its causes. Also evaluate the role played by United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) so far in addressing the concerns posed by desertification world across.(250 words)

Topic :Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) What do you understand by desertification? List down its causes. Also evaluate the role played by United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) so far in addressing the concerns posed by desertification world across.(250 words) Reference Why this question: World Day to Combat Desertification and …

4) “Metropolises are going to be a key feature of India’s urbanisation and will play a crucial role in fuelling growth”. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Isues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 4) “Metropolises are going to be a key feature of India’s urbanisation and will play a crucial role in fuelling growth”. Elucidate.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article highlights Global Metro Monitor 2018 reports which says that Nine …