[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30  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:Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing …

7) Utilization of public funds in a country must obey to the principles of transparency and efficiency. do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) Utilization of public funds in a country must obey to …

6) Discuss the core principles of citizens charter. How should an organisation formulate citizen’s charter? explain. (250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 6) Discuss the core principles of citizens charter. How should an …

5) The idea of providing Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) by Government of India is an accomplishment in the field of science and technology and is valuable on multiple fronts. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5) The idea of providing Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) by Government of India is an accomplishment in the field of science and technology and is valuable on multiple fronts. Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: India recently became the first country …

4) The evolution of the mobile phone to smartphone has brought about a radical change in our everyday life, discuss how much more, and how much quicker can social robots shift societal paradigms? How should we prepare ourselves to meet the AI and social robotics revolution? Examine.(250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4) The evolution of the mobile phone to smartphone has brought about a radical change in our everyday life, discuss how much more, and how much quicker can social robots shift societal paradigms? How should we prepare ourselves to meet the AI …

3) Discuss the key features of Fit India campaign, in your opinion to what extent can it help tackle rise in lifestyle disorders and diseases? elucidate. (250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Discuss the key features of Fit India campaign, in your opinion to what extent can it help tackle rise in lifestyle disorders and diseases? elucidate. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on …

2) Should States have their own flags in India? Discuss the key provisions of Flag Code of India, 2002 and justify your opinion if possibilities of having a state flag would amount to the threat of national integrity. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) Should States have their own flags in India? Discuss the key provisions of Flag Code of India, 2002 and justify your opinion if possibilities of having a state flag would amount to the threat of national …

1) Though India has been making efforts in terms of policies and programmes for the development of sports, it is yet to fulfil gaps on infrastructure front. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1) Though India has been making efforts in terms of policies and programmes for the development of sports, it is yet to fulfil gaps on infrastructure front. Critically analyse.(250 words) Financialexpress Why this question: The question aims to address …

Insights into Editorial: Rediscovering development banks

Insights into Editorial: Rediscovering development banks Context: Recently, the finance minister announced a list of measures in order to boost the economy which is presently facing a slowdown. One such announcement was setting up of a development bank in India. The Development Bank will be set up to provide credit enhancement for infrastructure and housing …

Ethics and Essay Enrichment Program – Session – 2

Ethics and Essay Enrichment Program – Session – 2 In the following video, below concepts  are discussed: 1. Moral imagination 2. Moral courage 3. Moral indignation 4. Moral agent 5. Moral emotions 6. Moral equilibrium 7. Moral intent 8. Rationalization 9. Cultural appropriation 10. Bounded ethicality 11. Doctrine of pious obligation 12. Sunk cost bias …

REDD+

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   REDD+   What to study? For Prelims: REDD+ related facts. For Mains: Significance and the need for National REDD+ strategy, performance of REDD+.   Context: The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme …

H1N1

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   H1N1   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of H1N1. For Mains: Spread, causes, symptoms and prevention.   Context: In India, the past decade saw as …

Study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga What to study? For Prelims: what is antibiotic resistance and how it occurs? For Mains: Issues and concerns associated …

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)   What to study? For prelims and Mains: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)- objectives, why US has withdrawn from this, implications and what needs to be done?   Context: Russian …

China’s One Country Two Systems policy

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   China’s One Country Two Systems policy   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 the bill and what needs to …