Insights Offline SOCIOLOGY Test Series for UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2018

    Insights Offline SOCIOLOGY Test Series for UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2018   We are starting SOCIOLOGY optional offline test series for UPSC civil services mains – 2018. There will be orientation class on Sociology optional at Insights OGP centre tomorrow at 6.30 pm. It’s open only for Insights students – OGP, Core …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,12 June 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 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 …

A note on UPSC civil services Prelims – 2018 and How Insights was Useful for CS Prelims – 2018

A note on UPSC civil services Prelims – 2018 and How Insights was Useful   Comments on the Paper and questions covered in the Test Series UPSC is a constitutional body that has to adhere to its standards of testing candidates. This year’s paper, like every year’s, would have come as an unpleasant surprise to …

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Manish Kumar, Rank – 61, CSE-2017 – Post Prelims – The Road is not easy but did you expect it

  TOPPER’S STRATEGY Manish Kumar, Rank – 61, CSE-2017 Post Prelims – The Road is not easy but did you expect it   So Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am back again. I always write to en-light and teach to enrich, in which continuity is paramount. Last article we discussed how crucial it was to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 June 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 June 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women related issues.   Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) Context: After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made some headway and provided cash incentives to nearly 23.6 lakh beneficiaries out of …

Insights into Editorial: An unexceptional economic performance

Insights into Editorial: An unexceptional economic performance Context: Recently, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released much-awaited estimates of National income for the final quarter of the 2017-18 financial year. The government embraced the GDP figures to declare that it has successfully “accelerated growth”. However, while this holds true for the past few quarters it does …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 JUNE 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, …

6) You are a trainee accountant in your second year of training within a small practice. A more senior trainee has been on sick leave, and you are due to go on study leave. You have been told by your manager that, before you go on leave, you must complete some complicated reconciliation work. The deadline suggested appears unrealistic, given the complexity of the work. You feel that you are not sufficiently experienced to complete the work alone. You would need additional supervision to complete it to the required standard, and your manager appears unable to offer the necessary support. If you try to complete the work within the proposed timeframe but fail to meet the expected quality, you could face repercussions on your return from study leave. You feel slightly intimidated by your manager, and also feel pressure to do what you can for the practice in what are challenging times. Discuss the key ethical issues involved here. Discuss your future course of action along with the justification. (300 words)

TOPIC:Case Studies 6) You are a trainee accountant in your second year of training within a small practice. A more senior trainee has been on sick leave, and you are due to go on study leave. You have been told by your manager that, before you go on leave, you must complete some complicated reconciliation …

5) What do you understand by Personally Identifiable Information as per GDPR of EU. How do you think businesses will be impacted by the new regulations. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5) What do you understand by Personally Identifiable Information as per GDPR of EU. How do you think businesses will be impacted …

4) Discuss the structure, mandate and functions performed by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.(250 words)

Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Discuss the structure, mandate and functions performed by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.(250 words) Wikipedia Reference Why this question With increasing migration and displacement of people due to conflicts world over, the role of UNHCR has been recently criticized. The question is related to …

3)Recognition of tribal rights over non-timber forest products (NTFPs) would accelerate empowerment of the poor and marginalised. Comment.   (150 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 3)Recognition of tribal rights over non-timber forest products (NTFPs) would accelerate empowerment of the poor and marginalised. Comment.   (150 words) …

2) Critically analyze the  benefits offered by the open-data policy and data- driven governance, in the context of India.(250 words)

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 2) Critically analyze the  benefits offered by the open-data policy and data- driven governance, in the context of India.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Huge amount of data is …

1) What do you understand by, Decade Volcanoes. Discuss the aim and,importance of the Decade Volcano project. (250 words) 

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) What do you understand by, Decade Volcanoes. Discuss the aim and,importance of the Decade Volcano project. (250 …