UN Women

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Women   What to study? For Prelims: About UN Women- composition, objectives, programmes and significance. For Mains: 33% reservation for women- need, significance, challenges in implementation and role in overall women empowerment.   Context: United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) recently appointed Indian-origin Anita …

Insights into Editorial: Why the integrity of data matters

Insights into Editorial: Why the integrity of data matters Context: Recently, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation (MoSPI) passed an order to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into the National Statistical Office (NSO). The announcement that the government has decided to merge the National Sample Survey Office …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. General Studies – 2 Topic: Salient …

7) What is scientific temper? Discuss the need for inculcating scientific temper among the masses.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour – Scientific temper 7) What is scientific temper? Discuss the need for inculcating scientific temper among the masses.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The question is about discussing the concept of scientific temper, Discuss the need for inculcating scientific temper among the …

6) Necessity to view sustainable development from the prism of interest of flora and fauna and not just from the standpoint of human beings is the need of the hour. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Necessity to view sustainable development from the prism of interest of flora and fauna and not just from the standpoint of human beings is the need of the hour. Discuss. (250 words) Epw   Why this question: The article brings out the case study …

5) Critically analyse the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and vis-à-vis evaluate the sex work debate in India. (250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) Critically analyse the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and vis-à-vis evaluate the sex work debate in India. (250 words) epw Why this question: The question is intended to critically analyse the …

4) Discuss the significance of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)? What are the bottlenecks in the scheme? Do you think it can serve as a path-breaking support incentive for farmers?(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4) Discuss the significance of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)? What are the bottlenecks in the scheme? Do you …

3) “Suicides are a not just a consequence of psychological or emotional influences alone but have social dimensions too”. Discuss in the context of rising student suicides in India.(250 words)

Topic: Social issues 3) “Suicides are a not just a consequence of psychological or emotional influences alone but have social dimensions too”. Discuss in the context of rising student suicides in India.(250 words) Epw Why this question: The article discusses the death of Payal Tadvi, a 26-year-old resident doctor at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital, which has …

2) Discuss How Representation of People’s Act, 1951 is different from the provisions related to elections in Constitution of India?(250 words)

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2) Discuss How Representation of People’s Act, 1951 is different from the provisions related to elections in Constitution of India?(250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikanth Why this question: Question is straightforward and is about comparing the constitutional provisions and Representation of People’s Act, 1951. Key demand …

1) Do you think EVMs fail on the tests of a free and fair election? Discuss with respect to the aspects of transparency, verifiability, and secrecy.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 1) Do you think EVMs fail on the tests of a free and fair election? Discuss with respect to the aspects of transparency, verifiability, and secrecy.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the issues associated with EVMs. Key demand of …

UPDATED -ANSWER KEY(All 4 Sets – A, B, C and D): UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Question Paper – 2019 (Provisional)

UPDATED ANSWER KEY(All 4 Sets – A, B, C and D) UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Question Paper – 2019 (Provisional) (Please post your Expected Marks in comments section) We have tried our best to provide most authentic answer key for UPSC prelims paper 2019 (Series C).  In 2-3 days we will be uploading answer …

MOTIVATION [Plus Video]: For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019 (By Insights Team)

  MOTIVATION For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019 (By Insights Team)   By now you might have already revised so many things; or you may want to revise so many things. You might still be telling yourself that you could have solved few more tests or revised few  books once again. You tend …

Insights into Editorial: Government’s key agenda must be to accelerate growth

Insights into Editorial: Government’s key agenda must be to accelerate growth     Introduction: As in the revised new base estimates, the growth rate in 2016-17 was 8.2%. In 2018-19 it was 7%. The national income numbers continue to be controversial. No serious policy decision can be taken with ambiguous numbers. Nevertheless, even with the …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Test 77

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Test 77   Following are the compilations of Revision Test 77 which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will help you revise even better. …