SYNOPSIS(Model Answers): UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper – 2 (Answers to All GS-2 Questions Included)

SYNOPSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper – 2 (Answers to All GS-2 Questions Included) The PDF attached below has model answers for the General Studies Paper – 2 of recently concluded UPSC civil services Mains 2019 exam. These answers are indicative answers that show what type of arguments and examples should be included …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK: THE UNFINISHED AGENDA

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK: THE UNFINISHED AGENDA Introduction:             Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India, which expects to gain physical control over the region one day, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said against the backdrop of heightened tensions with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. Terrorism is the only issue India is willing to discuss …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27  September 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 General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Power dissemination in the …

7) Why is India pushing for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)? What are the impediments to joining the group for India? Examine.(250 words)

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 7) Why is India pushing for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)? What are the impediments to joining the group for India? Examine.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article discusses that China has kept India out of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group, which …

6) Government has revived National Population Register project at a time when National Register of Citizens has been published in Assam. How are the two different? What kind of data will be collected, and why? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6) Government has revived National Population Register project at a time when National Register of Citizens has been published in Assam. How are the two different? What kind of data …

5) Discuss in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in what way India’s Smart Cities Mission is creating new opportunities for better management of wastes.(250 words)

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) Discuss in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in what way India’s Smart Cities Mission is creating new opportunities …

4) Comment on the new draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019.How far does it seek to plug gaps in implementation of waste laws?(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) Comment on the new draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019.How far does it seek to plug gaps in implementation of waste laws?(250 words) livemint Why this …

3) The future of news hinges on the interplay of the Press and online aggregators, and survival of the offline Press Critically analyse the statement in the backdrop of coming of newer business models of news aggregation.(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 3) The future of news hinges on the interplay of the Press …

2) How is Internet access different from digital literacy? What is the role of digital literacy? Discuss the current status of digital literacy in India.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) How is Internet access different from digital literacy? What is the role of digital literacy? Discuss the current status of digital literacy in India.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article captures the discussion as to why …

1) Power dissemination in the society is usually enabled through social stratification and accumulation of power reinforces further social differentiation. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Power dissemination in the society is usually enabled through social stratification and accumulation of power reinforces further social differentiation. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words) Indian Society NCERT class 11 and 12 Why this question: The question is based on the negative side of social …

ANALYSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2019 General Studies + Essay Papers

ANALYSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2019 General Studies + Essay Papers   In the following video, we have analysed the emerging trends in the way questions are set, and changing expectations by UPSC (or Government/Party in power) from candidates in the UPSC civil services Mains examination, especially in General Studies and Essay papers.  The …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 September 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Paika Rebellion.   GS Paper 2: How a US President can be impeached? Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month). ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign. Nuclear Suppliers Group.   GS Paper 3: Quantum Supremacy. National Water Mission.   Facts for Prelims: …

National Water Mission

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   National Water Mission   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and targets of the mission, Overview of National Water Policy.   Context: National Water Mission Awards-2019 awarded. The awards are given to incentivise an organisation/company through awards recognising excellence in water conservation, efficient water use and sustainable water …

Quantum Supremacy

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Quantum Supremacy   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is it? Significance.   Context: Google researchers claim to have achieved a major milestone in computer science known as “quantum supremacy.”   What is …

Nuclear Suppliers Group

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Nuclear Suppliers Group   What to study? For Prelims: NSG- key facts. For Mains: Why India should be given NSG membership, challenges involved and …

Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month)

Topics covered: Issues related to health and Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre.   Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month)   What to study? For Prelims: Poshan Maah and POSHAN Abhiyan – features. For Mains: Significance of the campaign and government efforts to address malnutrition in the country.   Context: The Government …

Paika Rebellion

Topics covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Paika Rebellion   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Paika Rebellion- what when and why?   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind to lay the foundation of a memorial dedicated to the 1817 Paika …