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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 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: Wanted, a National Rubber Policy (NRP)

Insights into Editorial: Wanted, a National Rubber Policy (NRP) Introduction: The long awaited release of the government’s first ever report on a national rubber policy (NRP) has still not come out. Apparently, differences of opinion among members of the expert committee representing various stakeholder groups had been the major reason for withholding the document for …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,20 June 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 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 …

ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017- How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Book list and Basic Plan

    ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017- How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Book list and Basic Plan   Note: There a total of 3 blog posts on Anthropology. This first article primarily talks about my book list and the basic approach I followed. The second and third articles deal with topic wise …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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 aspects of Art Forms, Literature and …

7) In 2003, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched a new campaign, named “Holocaust on Your Plate,” that compares the slaughter of animals for human use to the murder of 6 million Jews in WWII. The campaign centers around the power of emotion, and Lisa Lange, the vice president of PETA communications, stated that “The idea for the effort came from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote: ‘In relation to them [animals], all people are Nazis; for them it is an eternal Treblinka’ — a death camp in Poland” Is “Holocaust on Your Plate” ethically wrong or a truthful comparison? Critically Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Case Studies 7) In 2003, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched a new campaign, named “Holocaust on Your Plate,” that compares the slaughter of animals for human use to the murder of 6 million Jews in WWII. The campaign centers around the power of emotion, and Lisa Lange, the vice president …

 6) Offshore wind generation offers several benefits over onshore wind energy generation but there are many challenges involved. Discuss.(250 words) 

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.  6) Offshore wind generation offers several benefits over onshore wind energy generation but there are many challenges involved. Discuss.(250 words)  Economic times Reference Why this question The central government has recently revealed its aim to build 30 GW of offshore wind energy. Offshore wind energy offers several …

5) Assess the performance of GST regime so far and discuss challenges going forward?(250 words)

Topic –Indian Economy – Issues 5) Assess the performance of GST regime so far and discuss challenges going forward?(250 words) Financial express Why this question GST on 1st July will complete a year which makes it the opportune time to discuss about the impact that this taxation system had on our economy and on revenue …

4)SCO provides immense opportunities for India provided India understands the dynamics of the region and of individual nations of SCO. Critically analyze the statement in light of the recently held SCO summit.(250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4)SCO provides immense opportunities for India provided India understands the dynamics of the region and of individual nations of SCO. Critically analyze the statement in light of the recently held SCO summit.(250 words) The hindu Why this question With the conclusion …

3)What do you mean by negative and positive rights? Discuss the category in which fundamental rights provided by Indian constitution fall into?(250 words)

Topic – Fundamental Rights 3)What do you mean by negative and positive rights? Discuss the category in which fundamental rights provided by Indian constitution fall into?(250 words) The hindu Key demand of the question The question is quite straightforward. It expects us to explain what fundamental rights are and assess whether the fundamental rights provided …

2)Discuss how plateaus are classified and also discuss their economic significance.(250 words)

Topic– Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2)Discuss how plateaus are classified and also discuss their economic significance.(250 words) Reference Why this question The question is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading – Salient features of world’s physical geography. Key demand of the question. The question wants us to classify the plateaus of the …

1) Although the contact between the Macedonians and ancient Indians was for a brief period, its impact was fairly wide in range. Discuss.(250 words)

  Topic – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Although the contact between the Macedonians and ancient Indians was for a brief period, its impact was fairly wide in range. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question Greek invasion of northwest India and contact with the Indian civilization though …

ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017 – How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Topic Wise Plan for Paper I

    ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY By Anudeep Durishetty, RANK-1 UPSC CSE-2017 How to Ace Anthropology Optional: Topic Wise Plan for Paper I Read First Article of this Series Here Note: On Anthropology, there are a total of three blog posts, of which this is the second one. The first one primarily talks about my book list and the …