1) The recent Sabarimala controversy is a fight between socio-religious political entrepreneur and the social reformers. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues 1) The recent Sabarimala controversy is a fight between socio-religious political entrepreneur and the social reformers. Comment.(250 words) Indian express Why this question The article examines the recent Sabarimala controversy from a sociocultural perspective and links it with India’s freedom struggle where the …

PIB+BACKGROUND: Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project

PIB+BACKGROUND: Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project Government of India and the World Bank sign $310 million Loan Agreement for Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project to provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24×7 electricity to the citizens of Jharkhand. The Government of India, the Government of Jharkhand and the World Bank signed a $310 million Loan Agreement …

PIB+BACKGROUND: City Gas Distribution (CGD)

PIB+BACKGROUND: City Gas Distribution (CGD) Hon’ble Prime Minister to lay Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Projects in 65 Geographical Areas (GAs) in 129 Districts under the 9th CGD Bidding Round. (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas) The Prime Minister would lay the Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Projects in 65 Geographical …

PIB+BACKGROUND: “Act East” policy

PIB+BACKGROUND: “Act East” policy President of India addresses National Assembly of Vietnam; leads delegation-level talks; says Vietnam is pivotal to India’s “Act East” policy (President’s Secretariat) The President of India held bilateral meetings with the President of Vietnam as well as led delegation-level talks. The two countries signed and exchanged four agreements: An agreement between …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,21 November 2018 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 preliminary exam …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Witness protection scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the draft. For Mains: Need for the scheme, need for protection of witness, challenges …

Insights into Editorial: Further stressed by thermal power

Insights into Editorial: Further stressed by thermal power Introduction: Water and energy are closely linked. The water industry is energy-intensive, consuming electricity for desalination, pumping, and treatment of wastewater. The energy industry is also water-intensive, which is the focus of this report. Water is used for resource extraction (oil, gas, coal, biomass etc.), energy conversion …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 NOVEMBER 2018 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   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and …

8) Discuss the contribution of Jean-Jacques Rousseau towards the field of philosophy.(250 words)

Topic-Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 8) Discuss the contribution of Jean-Jacques Rousseau towards the field of philosophy.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to …

7) Zeno’s (of Citium) philosophy offered a middle way between the Cynics’ complete rejection of society and the  Stoics’ obsession with duty. Comment.(250 words)

Topic-Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 7) Zeno’s (of Citium) philosophy offered a middle way between the Cynics’ complete rejection of society and the  Stoics’ obsession with duty. Comment.(250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express …

6) Solving the open defecation challenge requires an investment in technology. Examine.(250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Solving the open defecation challenge requires an investment in technology. Examine.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has done some exemplary work in ensuring that the sustainable development goals related to sanitation do not just …

5) The controversy with respect to demand for reservation by communities such as Marathas, Jats etc highlight that there is a need to reexamine the reservation policy. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Indian polity : Issues 5) The controversy with respect to demand for reservation by communities such as Marathas, Jats etc highlight that there is a need to reexamine the reservation policy. Comment.(250 words) Indian express Why this question Maharashtra government has cleared reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs. This …

4) Indian policymakers need to be mindful of domestic industry’s concerns and not get into a raw deal with respect to the RCEP. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4) Indian policymakers need to be mindful of domestic industry’s concerns and not get into a raw deal with respect to the RCEP. Critically analyze.(250 words) Financial express Why this question The article discusses the concerns that the domestic industry …

3) The State Election Commission of Maharashtra has undertaken a series of electoral reforms in the last few years. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3) The State Election Commission of Maharashtra has undertaken a series of electoral reforms in the last few years. Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question Electoral reforms are much needed in India, given the importance of the elections in  democracy and also given that our electoral processes are …

2) Unfolding of the MeToo Campaign in India recently lays bare the critical failure of our education system. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)

Topic –  Effects of globalization on Indian society, Social empowerment 2) Unfolding of the MeToo Campaign in India recently lays bare the critical failure of our education system. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The article examines the role of education in ending sexism and misogyny that the present education …