MOTIVATION: Road to Success

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 31 DECEMBER 2017

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Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2017 – Week 50: Impact of the new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 DECEMBER 2017

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 December 2017

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Insights into Editorial: Out at sea

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Insights into Editorial: There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today

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All India Radio News Summary: 29 DECEMBER 2017

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All India Radio News Summary: 27 and 28 DECEMBER 2017

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 30 DECEMBER 2017

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 30 DECEMBER 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 December 2017

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9) There is a need for removing discretion and codifying the conflict of interest inherent in having senior bureaucrats assuming corporate roles post-resignation or retirement. Comment.

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8) Why do you think there is a need for IAS to reinvent itself? What kind of attitudinal changes should IAS incorporate? Justify.

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7) On December 18, 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued a draft notification to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (2006) and subsequent amending notifications such as those issued in 2014 and 2016. Discuss these amendments and their significance.

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6) When most of the terms of trade are against farmers, doubling their income by 2022 will e a very difficult challenge unless we address the post-production issues. Analyse.

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5) Rethinking privacy as a social or collective paradigm would allow us to develop stronger principles to manage indiscriminate data collection and surveillance by state and non-state institutions. In the light of the K Puttaswamy v Union of India judgement, comment on the statement.

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4) It is said that to chalk out the future course of action in view of the disputes regarding the use of Mahanadi river water, a well-rounded strategy that includes both the people and policymakers is needed. Discuss the nature of Mahanadi river dispute and strategy needed to resolve this dispute.

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3) Accredited social health activists (ASHAs), despite being at the forefront of health activism and acting as crucial link in the institutionalisation of state health service delivery in India, face myriad of problems. Comment.

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2) The right to privacy, as conceptualised in K Puttaswamy v Union of India, addresses many concerns that feminists have had with this right. Applied logically and robustly, this judgment has the potential to transform the landscape of women’s entitlements under the law. Discuss.

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment 2) The right to privacy, as conceptualised in K Puttaswamy v Union of India, addresses many concerns that feminists …