Insights into Editorial: Something special: On Narendra Modi’s Bhutan visit

Insights into Editorial: Something special: On Narendra Modi’s Bhutan visit Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to Thimphu affirmed a long-standing tradition between India and Bhutan, where the leaders of both countries have given visiting each other a major priority early in their tenures. Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined a new blueprint for …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22  August 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: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.   General Studies – …

7) “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle. Critically analyse the relevance and significance of the statement.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle. Critically analyse the relevance and significance of the statement.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: The question is based on the statement made by …

6) Discuss the contributions of the following moral thinkers of the world: Plato Aristotle.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6) Discuss the contributions of the following moral thinkers of the world: Plato Aristotle.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about discussing the contributions of the moral thinkers. Key demand of the question: Explain in detail …

5) What is money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to tackle the problem.(250 words)

Topic: Money-laundering and its prevention. 5) What is money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to tackle the problem.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The CBI’s case is that the INX Media allegedly flouted the conditional FIPB approval, and brought in over ₹305 crore of FDI against the approved inflow …

4) Do you think Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, which guarantee the right to equality and the right to live with dignity, are violated by having different legal age for men and women to marry in India? Debate with suitable justifications. (250 words)

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Do you think Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, which guarantee the right to equality and the right to live with dignity, are violated by having different legal age for …

3) One Country, Two Systems” – Hong Kong’s Transformation since the handover has been a crisis of democracy. Thus, critically examine the recent uproar in demand of democracy in Hong Kong and the impact it is manifesting in the south Asian political setup. (250 words)

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) One Country, …

2) Do you agree that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act could prove catastrophic for fundamental rights? Is sacrificing liberty for national security justified? Discuss and provide for your opinion.(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 2) Do you agree that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act could prove catastrophic for fundamental rights? Is sacrificing liberty for national …

1)  “Kashmir needs a new leadership emerging from the development narrative of the 21st century, not the separatist themes of the 20th century.” Comment. (250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1)  “Kashmir needs a new leadership emerging from the development narrative of the 21st century, not the separatist themes of the 20th century.” Comment. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question:  Th article discusses the need for new …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 August 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Awareness in space. Chandrayaan-2   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key objectives, significance, payloads of the mission.   Context: The second moon mission of India, the Chandrayaan-2 has been precisely inserted in defined orbit. Next …

Fly ash

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Fly ash   What to study? For prelims: What is fly ash, how is it produced and where it can be used? For mains: Concerns associated with its contamination, what needs to be done and legislative measures necessary.   Context: IIT Hyderabad scientists convert …

New anti-tuberculosis drug

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   New anti-tuberculosis drug   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the new drug, Need for, and concerns associated with drug resistant tb.   Context: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug Pretomanid for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis — multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) …

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, objectives and significance of the mission.   Context: The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) recently made the first precise measurements of an interplanetary shock using high-resolution instruments. These interplanetary shocks provide ideal test beds for learning about larger …

Chandrayaan-2

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Chandrayaan-2   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key objectives, significance, payloads of the mission.   Context: The second moon mission of India, the Chandrayaan-2 has been precisely inserted in defined orbit. Next in line is the landing mission. The soft landing will be near lunar South Pole.    …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21  August 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 …