QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 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 into Editorial: Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 15: ISRO

Insights into Editorial: Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 15: ISRO        Context: Chandrayaan-2, the country’s first moon lander and rover mission, is a month away. The Indian Space Research Organisation has marked mid-July for the take-off. India’s most ambitious space mission will get under way at 2.51 a.m. on July 15 when its powerful …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 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 poverty and hunger. General Studies – 2 Topic:Government policies and interventions …

7) The Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA), is proposed to be amended. Can we conclude that the forest sector in India is waking up to the much-needed reforms? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) The Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA), is proposed to be amended. Can we conclude that the forest sector in India is waking up to the much-needed reforms? Critically analyse. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is to discuss the recent forest reforms that …

6) “Rising machine intelligence is a double-edged sword”, Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) “Rising machine intelligence is a double-edged sword”, Elucidate.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is straightforward, the article analyses the pros and cons of AI in detail. Key demand of the question: Discussion should focus mainly in evaluating the Technology …

5) Discuss the role played by transport infrastructures in developing financial markets vis-à-vis economic growth.(250 words)

Topic :Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5) Discuss the role played by transport infrastructures in developing financial markets vis-à-vis economic growth.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail a study that highlighted how The Golden Quadrilateral highway network spurred greater financial activity but only in areas with existing financial development. …

4) Discuss the possible relationship between climate change and hunger.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 4) Discuss the possible relationship between climate change and hunger.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to analyse the impact of climate change on global hunger Key demand of the question: One has to analyse how and why climate Change Is Driving Global Hunger. Directive: Discuss …

3) Do you agree that the recent Muzaffarpur litchi incident is more of a manifestation of already present hunger and malnutrition conditions of Bihar rather than mere consumption of litchi fruit or failure of health facilities to address the incidence? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3) Do you agree that the recent Muzaffarpur litchi incident is more of a manifestation of already present hunger and malnutrition conditions of Bihar rather than mere consumption of litchi fruit or failure of health facilities to address the incidence? Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: …

2) “The high pendency rates in India’s judicial system have dragged down growth and hindered ease of doing business in an investment-starved economy”, Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; 2) “The high pendency rates in India’s judicial system have dragged down growth and hindered ease of doing business in an investment-starved economy”, Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article highlights how the high pendency rates in India’s …

1) What are the challenges facing Indian Telecom sector? Discuss. Also suggest what needs to be done to overcome these challenges.(250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) What are the challenges facing Indian Telecom sector? Discuss. Also suggest what needs to be done to overcome these challenges.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the challenges that are Indian telecom …

[OFFLINE] Public Administration Test Series for UPSC Mains – 2019

[OFFLINE] Public Administration Test Series for UPSC Mains – 2019   We are offering test series in Public Administration for UPSC Mains -2019. The test series will be conducted by subject toppers who have scored 300+ in UPSC CSE-2017 & 2018.  Following is the timetable. Those who are interested can visit our centre (OGP-1) and …

[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 …