Konark Sun Temple

Topics Covered:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Konark Sun Temple What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key facts. Context: A plan to restore and preserve the nearly 800-year-old Konark Sun Temple in Odisha would be drawn up soon, after a two-day …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 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 …

Reservation as right: The Delhi model of education

Reservation as right: The Delhi model of education   Introduction: Mahatma Gandhi secured the participation of thousands of households in the freedom struggle when he launched the civil disobedience movement. For every household today, rich or poor, education has the same relevance as salt did in 1930. This is seen in the resounding verdict given …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Government policies and interventions for …

Why should impartiality and nonpartisanship be considered as foundational values? Analyse and Give reasons.

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. Why should impartiality and nonpartisanship be considered as foundational values? Analyse and Give reasons. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question is based on …

What is the difference between probity, honesty and integrity? Discuss their relevance to civil services.

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. What is the difference between probity, honesty and integrity? Discuss their relevance to civil services. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question is from the …

Discuss the prospects of transforming Indian Agriculture through farm Mechanization. Highlight the steps taken so far by the government of India in recent times in this direction.

Topic:  E- technology in the aid of farmers, Technology Missions 4.Discuss the prospects of transforming Indian Agriculture through farm Mechanization. Highlight the steps taken so far by the government of India in recent times in this direction. (250 words) Reference: PIB Why this question: The article highlights the significance of transforming agriculture through farm mechanization. …

What is a privilege motion? Discuss the rules related to it and the authority of the Speaker/ Chairperson vis-a-vis privilege motion.

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3. What is a privilege motion? Discuss the rules related to it and the authority of the Speaker/ Chairperson vis-a-vis privilege motion. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: Recently, Privilege motion was submitted …

Is the concept of marriage less exclusionary in our country? In the context of same-sex marriage, discuss the need for a multi-pronged approach to deal with issue of prejudice and discrimination prevalent in society against them.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2. Is the concept of marriage less exclusionary in our country? In the context of same-sex marriage, discuss the need for a multi-pronged approach to deal with issue of prejudice and discrimination prevalent in society against them. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: A …

Do you think denying a path to citizenship to immigrants of a particular religion is an unconcealed expression of the two-nation theory which formed the basis for the partition of India in 1947? Compare and analyse.

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1. Do you think denying a path to citizenship to immigrants of a particular religion is an unconcealed expression of the two-nation theory which formed the basis for the partition …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 February 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 February 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Voting Rights of Prisoners. 2. Vivad Se Vishwas scheme. 3. Debts Recovery Tribunals. 4. Tribes of Tripura. 5. Major Port Authority Bill, 2020. 6. Don’t detain children in jails, lockups, Supreme Court tells police.   GS Paper …

Jal Jeevan Mission

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Jal Jeevan Mission What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the mission. For Mains: challenges and concerns in water conservation, ways to address them.  Context: Rajasthan government has sought changes in the norms for Central assistance for the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in order …

Pesticides Management Bill 2020

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. Pesticides Management Bill 2020 What to study? For Prelims: Key provisions. For Mains: Need for and significance of the bill. Context: Union …

Don’t detain children in jails, lockups, Supreme Court tells police

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. Don’t detain children in jails, lockups, Supreme Court tells police What to study? For Prelims: About JJB and JJ …