1) A major weakness of the 19th century peasant movements was the lack of an adequate understanding of colonialism. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic -The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) A major weakness of the 19th century peasant movements was the lack of an adequate understanding of colonialism. Discuss.(250 words) India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra Pal- Peasant Movements and uprisings after 1857 Directive word …

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB: 28 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB: 28 November 2018   Paper 1, 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental …

MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Topic Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)   Theme of the Year: “Early Warning for Disasters” Early warning is a major element of disaster risk reduction and can minimize the loss of lives and economic impacts. Timely early warning is …

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’   Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’. The event showcased salient inventions and innovations …

HysIS

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. HysIS   What to study? Static Part: About HysIS, objectives and significance. Dynamic and Current: India’s space capabilities and its significance.   Context: HysIS, the country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation, is slated for the launch. About 30 small satellites of foreign customers will be its co-passengers …

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Inclusive Wealth Report 2018   What to study? Static Part: Key facts and highlights of the report. Dynamic and Current: What is sustainable development and why is it significant, issues highlighted and what needs to be done to balance?   Context: Inclusive wealth index, …

Water Deficit next year in India

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management.   Water Deficit next year in India   What to study? Static Part: Who releases Global Water Monitor and Forecast Watch list. Dynamic and Current: Highlights of the report, concerns, challenges and measures necessary.   Context: Latest edition of Global Water …

Measures to tackle crisis in stressed thermal power projects

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure: Energy.   Measures to tackle crisis in stressed thermal power projects   What to study? Static Part: All about thermal plants and their operation. Dynamic and Current: Crisis and reasons for the crisis, solution. …

CRISPR Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Ethical Issues involved.   CRISPR Technology   What to study? Static Part: All about CRISPR technology and how it works? Dynamic and Current: Recent developments, significance of the technology, concerns associated and ethical concerns associated.   Context: A Chinese researcher recently claimed …

Central Water Commission

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Central Water Commission   What to study? Static Part: About CWC- composition and objectives. Dynamic and Current: River Ganga and its conservation related issues, why disband CWC and what needs to be done?   Context: The Central Water …

Char Dham pilgrimage

Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 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.   Char Dham pilgrimage What to study? Static Part: About Char …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,28 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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 -Part of static series under …

8) Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. Comment in the light of dwindling public services values in India.(250 words)

Topic– Ethics in private and public relationships. 8) Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. Comment in the light of dwindling public services values in India.(250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion …

7) Well-being within ecological limits requires a societal transformation redefining ‘happiness’. Comment in the context of the rising environmental pollution in India.(250 words)

Topic –  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management. 7) Well-being within ecological limits requires a societal transformation redefining ‘happiness’. Comment in the context of the rising environmental pollution in India.(250 words) Livemint Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form …

6) Discuss about the NASA’S InSight mission on Mars?(250 words)

Topic – Awareness in the fields of Space. 6) Discuss about the NASA’S InSight mission on Mars?(250 words) Indian express Why this question The landing of InSight on Mars is a significant development in the field of space technology. In the past, UPSC has asked about such space mission, like the question on Juno and …

5) The misery or sanitation workers need to be put to an end, for the success of swachh Bharat mission. In this regard, analyze the problems faced by sanitation workers and ways to resolve it?(250 words)

Topic-  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 5) The misery or sanitation workers need to be put to an end, for the success of swachh Bharat mission. In this regard, analyze the problems faced by sanitation workers and ways to resolve it?(250 words) Indian express Why …