Insights into Editorial: In political micro-targeting, the vulnerable Indian voter

Insights into Editorial: In political micro-targeting, the vulnerable Indian voter Context: In recent, there was a massive outcry against the hiring, by Indian political parties, of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analytics firm. The episode highlighted the need for regulating social media platforms by way of a comprehensive data protection law which takes issues …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 February 2020 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1   Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. . Social empowerment. 1. …

“”The methods of Ethics are continuous with those of empirical science”, elaborate by emphasizing the essence of objectivity in Ethics.

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. “”The methods of Ethics are continuous with those of empirical science”, elaborate by emphasizing the essence of objectivity in Ethics. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: …

State the defining characteristics of Empathy, sympathy and compassion.

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. State the defining characteristics of Empathy, sympathy and compassion. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper IV …

Discuss the effect of global price movements on food inflation in India.

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Discuss the effect of global price movements on food inflation in India. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: The article brings out the fact that Retail and wholesale food inflation rates for December 2019 were the highest since …

Discuss the reasons leading to depletion of Native breeds of cattle in the country, recommend measures to preserve them.

Topic:  economics of animal-rearing. 4. Discuss the reasons leading to depletion of Native breeds of cattle in the country, recommend measures to preserve them. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The government has unveiled SUTRA PIC or Scientific Utilisation Through Research Augmentation-Prime Products from Indigenous Cows – a programme to research on ‘indigenous’ …

“Corruption deepens inequalities and increases poverty and obstructs the growth prospects of the nation. “Comment.

Topic:   Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. 3. “Corruption deepens inequalities and increases poverty and obstructs the growth prospects of the nation. “Comment. (250 words) Reference: PIB Why this question: In a speech, Sri M Venkaiah Naidu said that corruption is biggest hurdle to inclusive growth and called …

Do you agree with the view that “Collegium system requires reconsideration”. Give reasons in support of your arguments.

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. 2. Do you agree with the view that “Collegium system requires reconsideration”. Give reasons in support of your arguments. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: …

With making laws on prostitution still a solicitous debate, Discuss the factors driving the sex workers to their industry and suggest measures to address it.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. . Social empowerment. 1. With making laws on prostitution still a solicitous debate, Discuss the factors driving the sex workers to their industry and suggest measures to address it. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question: As much as 68 per cent of women sex …