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

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26  September 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- In Depth – Yudh Abhyas 2019 | India-US Joint Military Exercise

RSTV- In Depth – Yudh Abhyas 2019 | India-US Joint Military Exercise Introduction:             The latest joint military exercise between India and the US began on September 5 and concluded on 18th September in Washington. This exercise is an important part of the ongoing defence co-operation between the two nations. Named Yudh Abhyas, the exercise …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26  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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features …

7) “Non-performance of duty by a public servant is a form of corruption.” Do you agree with this view? Justify your answer.(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7) “Non-performance of …

6) What is Darknet?Are Dark Web and Deep Web one and the same? Discuss in detail the associated concerns of the same.(250 words)

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention 6) What is Darknet?Are Dark Web and Deep Web one and the same? Discuss in detail the associated concerns of the same.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: …

5) Discuss in what way the Automobile Industry slump has coincided with an overall slowdown of the Industries that has affected almost all segments of the society. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Discuss in what way the Automobile Industry slump has coincided with an overall slowdown of the Industries that has affected almost all segments of the society. (250 words) Timesofindia Why this question: The state of the Indian economy is …

4) What do you understand by Agro ecology? Why do Powerful lobbies with vested interests see agro ecology as a threat to their influence on farming systems? Discuss the case of Indian farming system.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 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) …

3) How is Indian president impeached?What is the procedure for impeachment of a president? Compare and contrast it with the process of impeachment of the President of United States.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3) How is Indian president impeached?What is the procedure for impeachment of a president? Compare and contrast it with the process of impeachment of the President of …

2) Harmonization of food safety standards is vital for enhancing food trade worldwide and to protect the health of the users. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) Harmonization of food safety standards is vital for enhancing food trade worldwide and to protect the health of the users. Discuss.(250 words) Financialexpress Why this question: The article discusses that Harmonization in food safety can only be attained …

1) As an issue, land degradation of land is much more complex than it appears. Explain in context of its relationship with climate change.(250 words)

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) As an issue, land degradation of land is much more complex than it appears. Explain in context …

Insights on Civil Services from Mr Anil Swarup Sir, former IAS officer who was Coal and HRD Secretary to Govt of India

Insights on Civil Services from Mr Anil Swarup Sir, former IAS officer who was Coal and HRD Secretary to Govt of India On 22nd September 2019, InsightsIAS (Bangalore Centre) conducted a special session for IAS aspirants by inviting Mr Anil Swarup Retired IAS who was Secretary to Coal and Education ministries.  Mr. Anil Swarup was one of those who spent his days …

Insights IAS Delhi Centre – Admissions Open for Offline Prelims, Mains and IPM Courses

Insights IAS Delhi Centre – Admissions Open for Offline Prelims, Mains and IPM Courses     Since we opened our OFFLINE centre in Delhi, the response of the students has been phenomenal. Those who want to avail PERSONAL GUIDANCE from team Insights and see improvement in your UPSC civil services exam preparation, please visit our …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 September 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: National Service Scheme. Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).   GS Paper 3: India Water Week-2019. Draft NREP.   Facts for Prelims: Gandhi Solar Park at UN headquarters. Vaidyaratnam P. S. Warrier. Ramanujan Prize. Dadasaheb Phalke Award for …

India Water Week-2019 

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   India Water Week-2019    What to study? For Prelims: Objectives and significance of the event. For Mains: Water conservation- need, challenges and measures needed.   Context: 6th India Water Week-2019 is being observed. It is being organised in New Delhi between 24th and 28th September 2019. Organized by the Department of Water …

DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY

Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the policy. For Mains: Resource efficiency- need, significance, challenges and means to achieve it, NITI Aayog’s strategy on resource efficiency.   Context: Concerns over resource depletion have soared in India because of rising factory output, …

Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Composition, objectives and significance of GIFCT.   Context: Led by Presidents of New Zealand and France, the members of GIFCT recently met at the UN General Assembly to …

National Service Scheme

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   National Service Scheme What to study? For Prelims: What is NSS? For Mains: Significance and the need for NSS.   Context: President of India presents National Service Scheme Awards.   About …