QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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: 28 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   G20 Summit 2019   What to study? For prelims: All about G20, composition, objectives and significance. For mains: Significance, composition, issues associated and need for revamping the grouping. …

Sister-city agreement between Kobe and Ahmedabad

Topics covered: Population and associated issues.   Sister-city agreement between Kobe and Ahmedabad   Context: In a bid to cultivate, promote and enhance opportunities on business, academic and cultural fronts between Kobe in Japan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, a sister-city agreement has been inked between the two cities.   Significance: This agreement will formalize the relationship …

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)   What to study? For prelims and mains: ISTA- composition, objectives, roles, functions and significance.   Context: The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is to hold its 32nd Congress in Hyderabad. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare …

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Jal Shakti Abhiyan   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, significance and the need for Jal Shakti Abhigyan.   Context: The Centre is set to initiate the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to ramp up rainwater harvesting and conservation efforts in 255 water-stressed districts from July 1, in line with …

Fortified rice

Topics covered: Biotechnology related issues.   Fortified rice   What to study? For Prelims: What is food fortification, FSSAI. For Mains: Food fortification and food security. Context: Department of Food & Public Distribution has approved the “Centrally Sponsored Pilot Scheme on Fortification of Rice & its distribution through Public Distribution System”. Financial Assistance up to …

Atal Tinkering Labs

Topics covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Atal Tinkering Labs   What to study? For Prelims: AIM, ATL and their important features. For Mains: Various initiatives to promote innovation and their significance.   Context: 8878 schools have been selected for establishing Atal Tinkering Lab (ATLs) to promote research and innovation in schools. …

Electoral Bond Scheme

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Electoral Bond Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of Electoral Bonds and highlights of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme, benefits and concerns associated.   Context: State Bank …

G20 Summit 2019

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   G20 Summit 2019   What to study? For prelims: All about G20, composition, objectives and significance. For mains: Significance, composition, issues associated and need for revamping the grouping.   Context: World leaders from 19 countries – and the European Union – are meeting …

Insights into Editorial: India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life

Insights into Editorial: India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life Context: More than 400 children with acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) have been admitted to various hospitals in Bihar. It has claimed the lives of over 100 children. Most of the deaths have been attributed to low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia). Encephalitis results …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation …

7) What do you understand by Corporate Governance? Discuss the ethical issues with Corporate Governance in India? Suggest measures to improve Corporate Governance in India.(250 words)

Topic:   Corporate Governance 7) What do you understand by Corporate Governance? Discuss the ethical issues with Corporate Governance in India? Suggest measures to improve Corporate Governance in India.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the concept of corporate governance. Key demand of the question: Explain in detail …

6) Do you agree that most of the time it is the circumstances that justify morality and not the morality itself justifying morality? Analyse and substantiate your stand with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6) Do you agree that most of the time it is the circumstances that justify morality and not the morality itself justifying morality? Analyse and substantiate your stand with suitable examples.(250 words) Ethics by …