Fall Armyworm (FAW)

Topics covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Fall Armyworm (FAW)   What to study? For prelims and mains: FAW- causes, effects, concerns and measures needed.   Context: The …

North Eastern Council

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   North Eastern Council   What to study? For Prelims: NEC, its functions and composition. For Mains: Significance of North Eastern region of the country and efforts by government for the development of the region.   Context: Centre releases 3rd issue of Newsletter of North Eastern Council. …

Motion of thanks to President’s Address

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Motion of thanks to President’s Address   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Motion of thanks, what it …

Beekeeping Development Committee report

Topics covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Beekeeping Development Committee report   What to study? For prelims: India’s rank in honey production, key recommendations. For mains: Challenges faced …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING OCEAN POLLUTION

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING OCEAN POLLUTION   Introduction:             The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region was adopted by leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which includes four of the world’s top polluters. ASEAN members Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, along with worst offender China, throw the …

Insights into Editorial: An idea whose time may not have come

Insights into Editorial: An idea whose time may not have come                           Context: Not even a month after the world’s largest elections in history were over, the debate around “one nation, one election” has been resurrected. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had continued to flag the issue for the last five years, has now called …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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) Compare and contrast the values of Impartiality and non-partnership. How are they different from each other? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections. 7) Compare and contrast the values of Impartiality and non-partnership. How are they different from each other? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The …

6)” If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Analyse the statement with focus on value of compassion. (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. 6)” If you want others to be …

5) What do understand by peri urban agriculture? In what way can it aid in addressing the effects of climate change? Discuss.(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) What do understand by peri urban agriculture? In what way can it aid in addressing the effects of …

4) Write a short note on integrated pest management (IPM) also discuss the constraints involved in the same.(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) Write a short note on integrated pest management (IPM) also discuss the constraints involved in the same.(250 words) Reference …

3) How does globalization impact money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to address such problems.(250 words)

Topic: money-laundering and its prevention. 3) How does globalization impact money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to address such problems.(250 words) Reference Why this question:  The question is to analyse the impact of globalisation on money laundering. Demand of the question: The answer must discuss the impact of globalization …

2) Discuss the salient features of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission and also elaborate upon its significance.(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. 2) Discuss the salient features of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission and also elaborate upon its significance.(250 words) pib Why this question: National Workshop on Experience Sharing under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission was held recently. …

1) The mobility landscape in India is undergoing a remarkable and revolutionary change with ecological responsibility and clean mobility making inroads in the country. Analyse in detail the transition from fossil fuels to the electric vehicles. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 1) The mobility landscape in India is undergoing a remarkable and revolutionary change with ecological responsibility and clean mobility making inroads in the country. Analyse in detail the transition …