TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Atul Vats, Rank – 60, UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015

Atul Vats Rank – 60, CSE – 2015 Regarding Prelims: Basic books for all subjects: Polity – laxmikanth Economy – sriram economy + eco survey History: ancient from NCERTs & modern from spectrum + ncert Geography: 11th & 12th ncerts + notes of Vajiram Environment: Shankar IAS + Mrunal.org Art & Culture: Nitin Singhania ji’s …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Abhishek Gupta, Rank – 202, UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015

Abhishek Gupta Rank 202, CSE-15 Interview transcript on blogging site – livingthewriteway.wordpress.com   My journey into the Civil Services Examination – After my 1st year at IIT Kanpur, I had decided that I wanted to get into the civil services. I made some efforts in college too, to study, say Laxmikant, etc. But this was …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 206: India Should Shed its Big Brother Attitude in its Neighbourhood in its own Interest

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 206 19 May 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “India Should Shed its Big Brother Attitude in its Neighbourhood in its own Interest” The Hindu NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A session. We will …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Agam Jain, Rank 133 UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015

My UPSC Journey Agam Jain, Rank 133, CSE – 2015 Agam entirely did self study for exam preparation (except optional coaching). He relied on Insights and other websites to improve his skills and fight the odds. He cleared civil services exam in his second attempt. Hope you enjoy his inspiring journey and get inspiration out …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 May  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment 1) Should there be reservation for transgender people in government jobs and educational institutions? Critically comment.  (200 Words) Business Standard   General Studies – 2 Topic: …

7) In 2011, an experts’ committee headed by C Rangarajan had proposed that the distinction between Plan and non-Plan expenditure be abolished for both the Centre and the states. Examine the rationale behind such a proposal.

Topic: Economic growth, planning 7) In 2011, an experts’ committee headed by C Rangarajan had proposed that the distinction between Plan and non-Plan expenditure be abolished for both the Centre and the states. Examine the rationale behind such a proposal. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) What are the relative merits and demerits of GDP as a tool to measure the economic performance of a nation? Has it outgrown its utility? What alternatives measures can be used to measure well-being of a nation? Examine.

Topic: Economic growth and development 6) What are the relative merits and demerits of GDP as a tool to measure the economic performance of a nation? Has it outgrown its utility? What alternatives measures can be used to measure well-being of a nation? Examine.  (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Discuss how diversification and adjustment of cropping patterns can mitigate the impact of droughts on the lives of the rural poor in India. Also examine the role of governments in this regard.

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country 5) Discuss how diversification and adjustment of cropping patterns can mitigate the impact of droughts on the lives of the rural poor in India. Also examine the role of governments in this regard. (200 Words) Livemint The Indian Express

4) In the light of changing geostrategic dynamics in the Himalayan region, it is said that India would do well to add economics and commerce to its strategic vision of the Himalayan region and change its Himalayan Doctrine. Discuss why.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4) In the light of changing geostrategic dynamics in the Himalayan region, it is said that India would do well to add economics and commerce to its strategic vision of the Himalayan region and change its Himalayan Doctrine. Discuss why. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Even though the Election Commission has succeeded in curbing many malpractices during elections, it has failed to curb the flow of cash in election campaigns. Why it’s a challenge and how it this malpractice can be curbed? Comment.

Topic😛owers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3) Even though the Election Commission has succeeded in curbing many malpractices during elections, it has failed to curb the flow of cash in election campaigns. Why it’s a challenge and how it this malpractice can be curbed? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu