Insights into Editorial: Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee

Insights into Editorial: Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee   Introduction: Rupee strengthens little with softer oil, fund flows: Softer crude oil prices, along with foreign fund inflows, helped the rupee post over 1% gain against the dollar, giving hope for the current account deficit to remain within the tolerance limit and for a further …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 November 2018   Paper 1 and 3: Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features. Disaster and disaster management.   Heat Wave   What to study? Static Part: What are heat waves and …

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh.

Topics Covered: Women and Related Issues Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh.   The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is the first state …

Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi , Kenya

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi , Kenya   The first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference was held in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. It was organized by Kenya and co-hosted by Japan and Canada. “India endorses the growth of the Blue Economy in a sustainable, …

Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef What to study? Static Part: About Great barrier reef, location and key facts on coral reefs. Dynamic and Current: Coral reef, coral bleaching, reasons and new ways to protect and regrow them. Context: Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to …

Security restrictions in border areas revised

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Security restrictions in border areas revised   What to study? Static Part: Border states and neighbours- a brief overview of …

Fly ash

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Fly ash   What to study? Static Part: What is fly ash, how is it produced and where it can be used? Dynamic and Current: Concerns …

Heat Wave

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features. Disaster and disaster management.   Heat Wave   What to study? Static Part: What are heat waves and how are they classified? Dynamic and Current: Why is India vulnerable, effects of heatwaves …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,29 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 into Editorial: Leave them alone: on the Sentinelese

Insights into Editorial: Leave them alone: on the Sentinelese   Context: An American is reported to have been killed with arrows by the tribal people of a restricted island of Andaman. The Sentinelese people who live in the small forested island are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: Modern Indian History.   General Studies – 1 Topic -The Freedom Struggle – its …

7) What are the ethical concerns involved in gene editing technology. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 7) What are the ethical concerns involved in gene editing technology. Discuss.(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 discuss …

6) What do you understand by gene drive and examine its implications?(250 words)

Topic –  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) What do you understand by gene drive and examine its implications?(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Ending Malaria via this technology is a possibility and it is currently being debated by CBD. Such debates and the underlying technology is …

5) Analyze how use of technology enriches healthcare sector and how such technology can assist in National Health Protection Mission?(250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) Analyze how use of technology enriches healthcare sector and how such technology can assist in National Health Protection Mission?(250 words) The hindu Why this question This article discusses about the application of technology in healthcare sector and how it can …

4) Indo-German development cooperation has deepened over the six decades and the two countries today are natural partners making a joint effort for prosperity. Comment. (250 words)

Topic–   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) Indo-German development cooperation has deepened over the six decades and the two countries today are natural partners making a joint effort for prosperity. Comment. (250 words) Indian express Why this question India and Germany share several values and objectives. They …

3) IMD says moderate El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are currently prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean region and the El Nino is likely to develop in the next two months. What do you understand by El Nino and explain its impact on India’s climate?(250 words)

Topic–  Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 3) IMD says moderate El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are currently prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean region and the El Nino is likely to develop in the next two months. What do you understand by El Nino and explain its impact …

2) Discuss the reasons behind the decadence of the Swadeshi movement even though it deployed the entire gamut of Gandhian techniques.(250 words)

Topic- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) Discuss the reasons behind the decadence of the Swadeshi movement even though it deployed the entire gamut of Gandhian techniques.(250 words) India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra Pal- The Swadeshi Movement- 1903-08 Directive word Discuss- …