Why lakhs are protesting on the streets in Hong Kong

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Why lakhs are protesting on the streets in Hong Kong   What to study? For prelims: Geographical and political position of Hong Kong. For mains: The recent controversy over the extradition bill, concerns expressed, key features of …

BS – VI norms

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. BS – VI norms   What to study? For prelims: what are BS Norms, components and comparison between BS – IV norms and the BS- VI? For mains: Need for upgradation, role of new norms …

Rajya Sabha TV-The Big Picture: BIMSTEC vs. SAARC

Rajya Sabha TV-The Big Picture: BIMSTEC vs. SAARC Introduction: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently said that India would aim to enhance regional cooperation under the BIMSTEC grouping as there have been certain problems with SAARC.  He added that implementation of developmental projects in neighbouring countries and elsewhere will be one of his key focus …

Insights into Editorial: India needs a solar manufacturing strategy

Insights into Editorial: India needs a solar manufacturing strategy     Introduction: India has made significant progress in creating capacity for solar energy generation in the last few years. The unit costs of solar power have fallen, and solar energy has become increasingly competitive with alternative sources of energy. India expanded its solar generation capacity …

[Must Read] Guidelines for InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series – 2020

   Guidelines for InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series – 2020 NOTE: These guidelines must be read before and after you join InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series – 2020. Our test series is intended to PREPARE you for actual exam to face all kinds of uncertainty that UPSC throws at you. The test series is more effective, as …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 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: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of …

7) Do you think politics and ethics are interwoven into the science of moral duty and are inseparable? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Do you think politics and ethics are …

6)AI-driven technology will become counterproductive if a legal framework is not devised to regulate it. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6)AI-driven technology will become counterproductive if a legal framework is not devised to regulate it. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail how AI-driven technology will become counterproductive if a legal framework is not devised to regulate …

5) What do you understand by agricultural development? Discuss the role played by NGOs in supporting farmers across the states for agricultural development. (250 words)

Topic: The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders, Agriculture 5) What do you understand by agricultural development? Discuss the role played by NGOs in supporting farmers across the states for agricultural development. (250 words) The hindubuisnessline Why this question: The article discuses a specific case study of …

4) “India’s workforce is masculinizing rapidly”, Critically analyse the statement in the light of recently released official data on Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR).(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) “India’s workforce is masculinizing rapidly”, Critically analyse the statement in the light of recently released official data on Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR).(250 words) Livemint Why this question: Representation of women in India’s workforce is at a historic low, …

3) Discuss the significance of early childhood care and education. To what extent has the draft National Education Policy 2019 addressed the concerns of early childhood care and education? (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Discuss the significance of early childhood care and education. To what extent has the draft National Education Policy 2019 addressed the concerns of early childhood care and education? (250 words) The hindu Why this question: …

2) In the backdrop of recently released revised prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets, “RBI’s debt resolution rules are a mixed bag”, Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  2) In the backdrop of recently released revised prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets, “RBI’s debt resolution rules are a mixed bag”, Critically analyse. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article provides for a …

1) Analyse the effect of Urban traffic congestion on economic growth and quality of life of the country. (250 words)

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Analyse the effect of Urban traffic congestion on economic growth and quality of life of the country. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: A recent study has ranked Mumbai as the most traffic-congested city in the world for the second straight year, and Delhi at fourth …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Kruthika, Rank 100 CSE-2018, Insights Core Student, Optional – Public Administration, 121 Marks in Ethics Paper

  TOPPER’S STRATEGY Kruthika, Rank 100 CSE-2018 Insights Core Student, Optional – Public Administration Hello everyone. I am Kruthika. I secured rank 100 in CSE 2018 and rank 194 in CSE 2017. Currently I am in IRS (IT) training at NADT Nagpur. I secured rank in my fifth attempt. This year, I have got 443 …