Insights into Editorial: Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers

Insights into Editorial: Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers   Context: Floodplains of rivers can provide a new source of water. They are a local, non-polluting, perennial and non-invasive source of water for urban centres. Delhi Jal Board did ground-breaking efforts on extracting water from Yamuna’s floodplains in an environmentally sustainable manner.  The Palla floodplain scheme …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 29 : 25 March -01 April 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 29 : 25 March -01 April 2018 Hot Spots Due to geological changes, molten rocks formed in the deeper hot regions of earth’s crust are pushed upward and trapped in certain regions called ‘hot spots’. When underground water comes in contact with the hot spot, steam is generated. Sometimes hot water …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 26 : 25 February – 04 March 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 26 : 25 February – 04 March 2018 Types of roots There are two main types of roots according to origin of development and branching pattern in the angiosperms: taproot system and fibrous system. The taproot system enables the plant to anchor better to the soil and obtain water from deeper …

All India Radio News Summary: 09 APRIL 2018

All India Radio News Summary: 09 APRIL 2018 Defence Minister asks Indian Defence Attaches to enhance their role towards implementation of India’s defence engagement in bilateral, regional and multilateral frameworks. In the first such engagement with Defence Attaches in New Delhi, the Minister outlined Indian interest in building stronger military to military cooperation, training and capacity building …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 April 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 April 2018   Paper 1: Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.   “Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign Context: To commemorate the launch of Champaran Satyagraha over a century ago on 10th April, 1917, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 April 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 April 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 April 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 April 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  LIST of TOPICS (Static) REVISION TIMETABLE FOR PRELIMS – 2018  Revision Tests   General Studies – 1     Topic:  Social empowerment; Art and culture; …

8) Science brings society to the next level, ethics keep us there. Critically analyse.

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 8) Science brings society to the next level, ethics keep us there. Critically analyse. (150 Words) Reference Reference Why this question Conflict between science and ethics has broadened in the wake of rise of new technologies like AI, genetic engineering etc. However, there is …

7)What is Green Technology? Discuss India’s progress in transitioning to Green Technology.

Topic:Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7)What is Green Technology? Discuss India’s progress in transitioning to Green Technology. (250 Words) The Financial Express   Why this question Mix of SnT and Environment where a new technology has the potential to significantly alter the quality of life. …

6) Evaluate the role Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has played in improving Ease of Doing Business. Discuss the changes required in IBC in light of Injeti Srinivas Committee recommendations.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 6) Evaluate the role Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has played in improving Ease of Doing Business. Discuss the changes required in IBC in light of Injeti Srinivas Committee recommendations. (250 Words) Financial Express Livemint The Economic Times Why this question …

5) We need ecologically robust and socially just solutions to cope with decreasing forest cover and increasing development pressures. Critical analyse the draft Forest Policy,2018 in the light of the above statement.

Topic: Conservation; EIA 5) We need ecologically robust and socially just solutions to cope with decreasing forest cover and increasing development pressures. Critical analyse the draft Forest Policy,2018 in the light of the above statement. (250 Words)  The Hindu MoEF   Why this question Recently released draft forest policy accepts the fact that in order to …

4) Incidents of mass copying and question paper leaks represent the deep rooted malaise that affects our education system. Discuss how technology can be exploited to prevent such incidents.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources; Paper-3 (Awareness in IT) 4) Incidents of mass copying and question paper leaks represent the deep rooted malaise that affects our education system. Discuss how technology can be exploited to prevent such incidents. (250 Words) The Indian Express   Why this question …

3) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 in its current form has many procedural and legal infirmities. Examine the statement in light of the Supreme Court verdict in Shayara Bano case

Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections;  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 3) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 in its current form has many procedural and legal infirmities. Examine …

2) One of the important aims of Swadeshi movement was the building up of a parallel and independent system of ‘national education’. Discuss the limitations of the system so created.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) One of the important aims of Swadeshi movement was the building up of a parallel and independent system of ‘national education’. Discuss the limitations of the system so created. (250 Words) Bipan Chandra – India’a Struggle for Independence, Chapter …

1) India has a rich tribal art, replete with exclusivity but their commercialization has not been realised upto the desired  extent. Discuss the impediments faced in their commercialization and measures needed to overcome them.

Topic:  Social empowerment; Art and culture; Poverty and developmental issues 1) India has a rich tribal art, replete with exclusivity but their commercialization has not been realised upto the desired  extent. Discuss the impediments faced in their commercialization and measures needed to overcome them. (250 Words) Livemint Reference   Why this question Tribal art offers huge …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 19 (Indian Polity )

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 19 (Indian Polity ) 1) Consider the following Statements. All the three levels of Panchayati Raj institutions are elected directly by the people. If the State government dissolves the Panchayat before the end of its five year term, fresh elections must be held within three months …