PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) and BirdLife International 

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) and BirdLife International    Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) Least Concern (LC) — IUCN Red List Neelkant — throat and upper breast are purple in color state bird of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Telangana Range — widely across tropical Asia from Iraq eastward …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 April 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. …

7) “Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”. Critically comment.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 7) “Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”. Critically comment. (150 Words) The Indian Express Why this question This is a very famous statement by Rousseau whose implications in the present times is immense. Rousseau was under the …

6) Indian economic policy has not allowed firms to be created and to grow and prosper at the levels required for adequate job creation. Examine.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  6) Indian economic policy has not allowed firms to be created and to grow and prosper at the levels required for adequate job creation. Examine. (250 Words) The Financial Express   Why this question Generation of employment has been a huge …

5)Examine the impediments to the growth of agricultural exports in India. Discuss the steps taken by government to boost agricultural exports.

Topic:  Indian economy; Agriculture 5)Examine the impediments to the growth of agricultural exports in India. Discuss the steps taken by government to boost agricultural exports. (250 Words)  The Indian Express   Why this question: Dalwai Committee on doubling farmer’s income and Draft Agricultural Policy both highlight the importance of boosting agricultural exports for improving the economic …

4) Aspirational District Programme (ADP) is a marked shift in India’s governance model, that embodies cooperative as well as competitive federalism and efficiency in resource utilization, as its key determinants. Critically analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources 4) Aspirational District Programme (ADP) is a marked shift in India’s governance model, that embodies cooperative as well as competitive federalism and efficiency in resource utilization, as its key determinants. Critically analyse. (250 Words) The Hindu Hindustan Times The Economic …

3) Instead of unilateral military action, Syria needs an aggressive multilateral diplomacy to find an immediate end to violence and more so to find a long-lasting political solution. Comment

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) Instead of unilateral military action, Syria needs an aggressive multilateral diplomacy to find an immediate end to violence and more so to find a long-lasting political solution. Comment. (250 Words) The Hindu Financial Times BBC   Why this question Syria has …

2) Unlike the dark middle ages of Europe, India’s middle ages brought about a very rich tradition of devotional literature and poetry which dispels its assumption of a dark period of India’s history. Comment.

Topic:  Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) Unlike the dark middle ages of Europe, India’s middle ages brought about a very rich tradition of devotional literature and poetry which dispels its assumption of a dark period of India’s history. Comment. (250 Words) NCERT Class IX & X …

1) Discuss how the theory of plate tectonics is an improvement over the theory of continental drift.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1) Discuss how the theory of plate tectonics is an improvement over the theory of continental drift. (250 Words) NCERT Class XI, Fundamentals of Physical Geography Wikipedia     WHY THIS QUESTION In geography direct conceptual questions can be asked and the question is related to GS-1 syllabus under the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 April 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 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 …

SOLUTIONS – INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 26 (Ancient History and The National Movement)

SOLUTIONS  INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 26 (Ancient History and The National Movement)   Consider the following statements. The basic teachings of Zoroaster are contained in the maxim “ Good thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds” Most of the Ashokan’s inscriptions were in Pali language. Arikamedu is a coastal settlement known …