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 …

5) Discuss the role of IT in Agriculture and also explain what are the major challenges in the spread of e-technology to farmers. (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 role of IT in Agriculture and also explain what are the major challenges in the spread …

4) To tackle agrarian distress in a sustainable manner, direct income support to farmers needs to be complemented with reforms in Agriculture marketing and trade policies.Explain.(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) To tackle agrarian distress in a sustainable manner, direct income support to farmers needs to be complemented with reforms …

Overcoming depression and feeling of lost out during CSE preparation: Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54, CSE 2018)

Overcoming depression and feeling of lost out during CSE preparation: Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54, CSE 2018)   Hello friends, I hope your mains preparation is going good. I am writing this post to help you out if you ever found yourself in a depressed situation or feeling completely lost out in this long journey. …

3) What is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)? Discuss the challenges around the vaccination, what are the views opposing and supporting the HPV vaccination?Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) What is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)? Discuss the challenges around the vaccination, what are the views opposing and supporting the HPV vaccination?Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The article states that widespread vaccination programmes can help achieve WHO’s global …

2) Do you think reservations are now a policy device for employment creation and power-sharing rather than for the originally devised mandate of social justice? Critically analyse. (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. 2) Do you think reservations are now a policy device for employment creation and power-sharing rather than for the originally …

1)  The increasing rate of Glacier meltdown calls for focused strategies to tackle its causes and consequences, the situation thus can be considered as an opportunity in many ways alongside the crisis for India. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 1)  The increasing rate of Glacier meltdown calls for focused strategies to tackle its causes and consequences, the situation thus can be considered as an opportunity in many ways alongside the crisis for India. Analyse.(250 words) Reference Why this question: …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 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: 27 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   DNA technology …

Falcon Heavy launch

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Falcon Heavy launch   What to study? For prelims and mains: Payloads on Falcon Heavy, objectives and significance.   Context: Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently launched its Falcon Heavy spacecraft on its third mission, and the most complex one yet by the company. Among the various reasons which make the mission …

UN Security Council

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Security Council   What to study? For Prelims: About UNSC- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Role and significance of UNSC, need for UNSC reforms, why India should be given permanent membership?   Context: India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the …