Policy Watch Episode: ONGC-HPCL Merger

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Policy Watch Episode:  ONGC-HPCL Merger     The Cabinet recently gave an in-principle nod to the merger of state owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. A committee for the deal will soon be formed and the merger is likely …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 August 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  04 August  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives   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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 Aug 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 Aug 2017 Paper 2:   Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   NOTA option to stay in Rajya Sabha polls The Supreme Court has refused to stay an Election Commission circular issued in January …

Insights MINDMAPS: “Child Protection & Child Rights in India” and “Digital Industrialization”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights MINDMAPS: “Child Protection & Child Rights in India” and “Digital Industrialization” PDF Child Protection & Child Rights in India Digital Industrialization Child Protection & Child Rights in India     Digital Industrialization  

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 04 August 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   SECURE SYNOPSIS: 04 August 2017 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 August 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 August 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;   Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   1) Critically comment on the views expressed by Deendayal Upadhyay, Dayanand …

9) Define integrity, impartiality, non-partisanship and objectivity.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 70 Days ETHICS PLAN   Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service; integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity   9) Define integrity, impartiality, non-partisanship and objectivity. (150 Words) Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

8) What do you understand by bitcoin’s ‘hard fork’? Is ‘hard fork’ a good development? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, 8) What do you understand by bitcoin’s ‘hard fork’? Is ‘hard fork’ a good development? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint Telegraph

7) Does India need an anti-lynching law? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 7) Does India need an anti-lynching law? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) As ‘the guardian of the public purse’, Parliament must play a greater role in budgetary governance. Do you think there is a need to establish a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in the parliament? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.; Paper-3 Government Budgeting 6) As ‘the guardian of the public purse’, Parliament must play a greater role in budgetary governance. Do you think there is …

5) Should NOTA (none of the above) be an option in a State Assembly vote for the Rajya Sabha, as it is for the electorate in direct elections? Discuss merits and demerits.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies 5) Should NOTA (none of the above) be an option in a State Assembly vote for the Rajya Sabha, as it is for the electorate in direct elections? Discuss merits and demerits. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “India’s West Asia relations are no longer viewed through the prism of Israel-Palestine, but through the changing security landscape in the region pertaining to Iran.” Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) “India’s West Asia relations are no longer viewed through the prism of Israel-Palestine, but through the changing security landscape in the region pertaining to Iran.” Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Discuss the significance of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States; legislature; executive 3) Discuss the significance of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) “Advancing rights of women farmers can revolutionise the rural ecosystem.” Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of women 2) “Advancing rights of women farmers can revolutionise the rural ecosystem.” Discuss. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) Critically comment on the views expressed by Deendayal Upadhyay, Dayanand Saraswati, Rajgopalachari on caste system and its role in society

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   1) Critically comment on the views expressed by Deendayal Upadhyay, Dayanand Saraswati, Rajgopalachari on caste system and its role in society. (200 Words) The Indian Express

COMPILATIONS: INSIGHTS SECURE MAY 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) COMPILATIONS: INSIGHTS SECURE MAY 2017   General Studies Paper – 1 General Studies Paper – 2 General Studies Paper – 3