QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 February 2020   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 preliminary exam 2018. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: Choice and candidacy: On crime and politics

Insights into Editorial: Choice and candidacy: On crime and politics Introduction: Criminalization of politics is a vital topic to be discussed in any democratic platform. This issue is on focus every now and then. The Government and the governance system’s credibility is questioned. Sometimes the government loses its legitimacy and authenticity due to the involvement …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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 world’s physical geography. 1. Discuss the concept of geomagnetism …

“With the advent of the new public administration and increasing diversity in the administrative field, an administrator needs to adorn both physical and mental aptitude. “Elaborate.

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. “With the advent of the new public administration and increasing diversity in the administrative field, an administrator needs to adorn both physical and mental aptitude. “Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: Ethics …

“The virtue of integrity does not exist in isolation rather it involves several other virtues to supplement and complement it”, In the light of the above statement discuss in detail what way Integrity is not just a single trait in itself.

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.“The virtue of integrity does not exist in isolation rather it involves several other virtues to supplement and complement it”, In the light of the above statement discuss in detail what way …

What are Green Buildings? Do you think innovation in green buildings can help address the carbon challenge and harness an opportunity for sustainable development? Explain.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5.What are Green Buildings? Do you think innovation in green buildings can help address the carbon challenge and harness an opportunity for sustainable development? Explain. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why this question: The Bengaluru Smart City Limited (BSCL) has signed an MoU with CII’s Indian …

The Reservation debate in India with the recent Supreme court’s pronouncement has pitted individual mobility versus class entitlements and the need of the state to identity ‘legitimate claimants’. Do you agree with the view that reservation benefits in Job promotions are not a fundamental right? Give reasons in support of your arguments.

Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. 4. The Reservation debate in India with the recent Supreme court’s pronouncement has pitted individual mobility versus …

“Judicial impartiality is a significant element of justice”, Elucidate in the backdrop of recusal made recently by Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, Supreme Court judge.

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. “Judicial impartiality is a significant element of justice”, Elucidate in the backdrop of recusal made recently by Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, Supreme Court judge. (250 words) …

Discuss the concept of geomagnetism and explain the impact of the recent shift in the Earth’s magnetic pole.

Topic:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Discuss the concept of geomagnetism and explain the impact of the recent shift in the Earth’s magnetic pole. (250 words) Reference: National Geographic  Why this question: The question is from the Geography subject of GS paper I and is based on the concept of Geomagnetism. Key demand …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 15 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 15 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Apiary on Wheels. 2. Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) issue. 3. BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation).   GS Paper 3: 1. Future of Earth 2020. 2. SyRI- an identification mechanism.   GS …

Future of Earth 2020

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Future of Earth 2020 What to study? For Prelims: The five risks and other key findings. For Mains: Concerns and challenges ahead, ways to address them. Context: The Future of Earth 2020 report has been released by the South Asia Future Earth Regional Office, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian …

BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation).

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. BIMSTEC What to study? For prelims and mains: BIMSTEC- members, objectives, significance and need for reforms. Context: The 2nd Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Disaster Management Exercise was recently conducted in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The focus of the 2nd edition of …

Apiary on Wheels

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections Apiary on Wheels What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key objectives and features, significance. Context: The Ministry of …

Insights into Editorial: Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print

Insights into Editorial: Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print Context: In Recent, the Global Hunger Index, reported that India suffers from “serious” hunger, ranked 102 out of 117 countries, and that just a tenth of children between six to 23 months are fed a minimum acceptable diet. With the largest number of undernourished people in …