QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,21 May 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 May 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 …

Insights into Editorial: A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal

Insights into Editorial: A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal   Context: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visited Nepal. His third time visit since he became Prime Minister in 2014. Each of the visits has been markedly different, in terms of both atmospherics and outcomes. This is due to the political backdrop against which it took place, reflecting the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 MAY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 MAY 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of …

8) Discuss the problems faced by rivers in India. Examine the factors behind failure of river rejuvenation programs in India.(250 words) 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 8) Discuss the problems faced by rivers in India. Examine the factors behind failure of river rejuvenation programs in India.(250 words)  Reference The hindu Why this question Most of Indian rivers are highly polluted and in stress and the situation  is exacerbated by the Climate Change …

7) Critically analyze the process of removal of dams, as witnessed in several European countries, with special emphasis on India.(250 words) 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 7) Critically analyze the process of removal of dams, as witnessed in several European countries, with special emphasis on India.(250 words)  Reference Why this question Dams exert a huge influence on the environment, especially the rivers on which they are built. Recently many dams were removed …

6) Drone use for civilian purposes have immense applications but also poses regulatory challenges. Examine. Also evaluate whether India needs a policy for regulating drone use?(250 words)

Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Challenges to internal security 6) Drone use for civilian purposes have immense applications but also poses regulatory challenges. Examine. Also evaluate whether India needs a policy for regulating drone use?(250 words) Reference   Why this question Drone technology has advanced significantly and drones …

5) The arbitrary and indiscriminate use of the Public Safety Act, 1978 to stifle political dissent in the Kashmir Valley shows a blatant disregard for the Constitution and the right to personal liberty. Critically comment.(250 words)

TOPIC: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 5) The arbitrary and indiscriminate use of the Public Safety Act, 1978 to stifle political dissent in the Kashmir Valley shows a blatant disregard for the Constitution and the right to personal liberty. Critically comment.(250 words) epw Why this question Along with …

4) New challenges confront India and Russia in their bilateral relationship which requires India to tread cautiously. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: India and its bilateral relationship 4) New challenges confront India and Russia in their bilateral relationship which requires India to tread cautiously. Examine. (250 words) Reference Why this question With Modi’s visit to Sochi coming soon, a time to have a relook at the India Russia bilateral relationship is required. The relationship is passing …

3)The ordinance making power of the legislature should be used sparingly and with due respect to the constitution. Discuss.(250 words) 

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3)The ordinance making power of the legislature should be used sparingly and with due respect to the constitution. Discuss.(250 words)  epw   Why this question Recently the Parliament promulgated 3 ordinances and it is a …

2) Gender inequalities in access to formal credit have long manifested in India’s scarce gender-wise financial statistics. Analyze.(250 words)

TOPIC:  poverty and developmental issues, Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 2) Gender inequalities in access to formal credit have long manifested in India’s scarce gender-wise financial statistics. Analyze.(250 words) Financial express Why this question Global Findex Survey released by World Bank has underlined a critical issue – gender inequality in access to formal …

1) Examine how Subhash Chandra Bose tried to give the Indian National Congress a socialist direction?(250 words)

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1) Examine how Subhash Chandra Bose tried to give the Indian National Congress a socialist direction?(250 words) Bipin Chandra – India’s struggle for independence , Pg 16 Reference Key demand of the question The focus of the …

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Greater flamingo and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018 Greater flamingo and United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Greater flamingo Least concerned — IUCN CMS Appendix II CITES Appendix II   Habitat The species inhabits shallow eutrophic waterbodies  such as saline lagoons, saltpans and large saline or alkaline lakes   Range this species is regularly seen from West Africa eastward …