Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 June 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 June 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Bankim Chandra Context: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal is planning to celebrate the achievements of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.   Bankim Chandra- important …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,11 June 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 June 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: To be an environmental world power

Insights into Editorial: To be an environmental world power                                  Context: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has chosen India to be the ‘host country’ to mark World Environment Day. But the question is when will New Delhi rise to connect the dots between representative democracy and ecological sanity. The theme of the …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 JUNE 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 JUNE 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 Indian Society, Diversity of India. Role …

7) Cooperative energy generation may present one of the most viable and self-sustaining solutions for rural communities.Discuss, in the light of India‘s universal electrification achievement.(250 words) 

Topic:Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models. 7) Cooperative energy generation may present one of the most viable and self-sustaining solutions for rural communities.Discuss, in the light of India‘s universal electrification achievement.(250 words)  epw   Key demand of the question. The question wants us to analyse India‘s universal electrification achievement and identify its deficiencies/ …

6) Discuss some of the traditional water conservation structures/ techniques and examine their role in the present situation in India.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) Discuss some of the traditional water conservation structures/ techniques and examine their role in the present situation in India.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Although modern water conservation and harvesting techniques/ technologies are gaining prominence world over, the importance of traditional water conservation techniques …

5) Critically examine the idea of predicting food price inflation through online prices  in India.(250 words)

Topic – Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5) Critically examine the idea of predicting …

4) Discuss the role of SFIO in tackling white collar crimes? Examine its weaknesses?(250 words)

Topic – Challenges to Internal security 4) Discuss the role of SFIO in tackling white collar crimes? Examine its weaknesses?(250 words) epw Why this question As our economy develops, white collar crimes see a steep increase. Off late, several instances of corporate fraud such as Nirav Modi case etc has come to the limelight. SFIO …

3) Trace the developments that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.(250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. 3) Trace the developments that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to identify the major events that led to the collapse of USSR and the reason …

2) Analyze the strategic content in India’s Act East Policy?(250 words) 

TOPIC: India and its bilateral relations 2) Analyze the strategic content in India’s Act East Policy?(250 words)  Reference Reference   Why this question Indo Pacific is the hub of geopolitics. 21st century is widely perceived to be Asian century and various countries in Asia and around the world are recalibrating their foreign policy to gain …

1) Discuss the role of women in farming in India. Also, discuss the problems faced by women farmers in India.(250 words) 

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Discuss the role of women in farming in India. Also, discuss the problems faced by women farmers in India.(250 words)  Reference Why this question Women form …