Insights into Editorial: GST’s performance versus promise

Insights into Editorial: GST’s performance versus promise Introduction: The launch of the goods and services tax (GST) across the country. Billed as the biggest tax reform since independence, the landmark tax reform, with its first of its kind ‘one nation-one tax’ approach, aimed at subsuming almost all indirect taxes at the Central and State levels. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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) Public service is a privilege that must be based on pure moral foundations. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7) Public service …

6) Discuss the role of ‘attitude’ in one’s life with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude and values 6) Discuss the role of ‘attitude’ in one’s life with suitable examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is about discussing the importance of attitude in one’s life.  Key demand of the question: Explain in detail the aspects related to ‘Attitude’ as a key attribute in defining …

5) Discuss the pattern of land holdings in India and the challenges related to land fragmentation also suggest possible solutions to the problems.(250 words)

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 5) Discuss the pattern of land holdings in India and the challenges related to land fragmentation also suggest possible …

4) Discuss the scope of replication of ‘White Revolution’ in India. (250 words)

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 4) Discuss the scope of replication of ‘White Revolution’ in India. (250 words)  Indian Geography by Majid Hussain   Why …

3) Do you agree sanitation will remain a mirage even after India stops defecating in the open? Discuss the challenges with respect to sanitation aspects in India and what needs to be done to overcome the same? (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Do you agree sanitation will remain a mirage even after India stops defecating in the open? Discuss the challenges with respect to sanitation aspects in India and what needs to be done to overcome the …

2) Discuss the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his contributions to the Sikh community.(250 words)

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) Discuss the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his contributions to the Sikh community.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question:  The question is straightforward and is about discussing the contributions of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. On Thursday, a …

1) Sexual harassment at workplace is often a manifestation of expression of power, in the light of the above statement discuss the loopholes and the inadequacies in the implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and suggest what needs to be done.(250 words)

Topic: social empowerment 1) Sexual harassment at workplace is often a manifestation of expression of power, in the light of the above statement discuss the loopholes and the inadequacies in the implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and suggest what needs to be done.(250 words) Epw Why this …

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 …