How to Write Essay Introductions in UPSC Mains – Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1

How to Write Essay Introductions in UPSC Mains – Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1   Note: This is a free excerpt from my upcoming book, Fundamentals of Essay and Answer Writing. I have previously published another excerpt on GS-2. The final book has similar detailed chapters on Essay and answer writing for GS-1,2,3,4, including the Anthropology …

UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2019 Results Announced – Insights OGP and Core Students Rock It!

UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2019 Results Announced – Insights OGP and Core Students Rock It! Today at around 1 am, UPSC announced the much awaited results of Civil Services Mains Examination – 2019. We wish all of them who have cleared best of luck for the Personality Test(PT). At Insights we are giving personal …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- REGULATING NEWS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- REGULATING NEWS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS Introduction:                                 The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has proposed to introduce a new set of regulations to replace the archaic Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867 that governs the registration of print and publishing industry in the country. Through the draft Registration of Press …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary 07 December 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary 07 December 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Data Protection Bill. Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG). GS Paper 3: Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with PM- KISAN. Head on Generation (HOG) technology. Neutrino project. Adaptation fund. GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development …

Adaptation fund

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Adaptation fund What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the fund.   Context: The latest data show that since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has directed $532 million to 80 concrete adaptation projects in the most vulnerable communities of developing …

Neutrino project

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Neutrino project What to study? For prelims and mains: Neutrino project, significance and what are neutrinos?   Context: The Centre has reiterated that the Indian Neutrino …

Head on Generation (HOG) technology

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Head on Generation (HOG) technology What to study? For Prelims and mains: Features and significance of HOG and EOG technologies.   Context: Between April 2018 and …

Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with PM- KISAN

GS Paper 3:   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.     Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with PM- KISAN What to study? For Prelims: Key features and …

Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) What to study? For Prelims and mains: About AsESG, SSC and Asian elephant.   Context: The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) Meeting was held recently at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, …

Data Protection Bill

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Data Protection Bill What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill. For Mains: Concerns and issues.   Context: Cleared by the Cabinet, the Personal Data Protection Bill is due …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 December 2019 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 – 2 Topic: Indian Constitution – features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; basics of …