QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,23 June 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 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: Parched or polluted: on India’s water crisis

Insights into Editorial: Parched or polluted: on India’s water crisis   Context: The NITI Aayog released the results of a study warning that India is facing its ‘worst’ water crisis in history and that demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030 if steps are not taken. Nearly 163 million of India’s population of …

Insights into Editorial: Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

Insights into Editorial: Countering China in the Indo-Pacific Introduction: India appears to have set a long-term plan during which it will build its capabilities—economic and military strength, network of military facilities and agreements to access military facilities in countries across the Indo-Pacific, expanding economic and military ties. The Wuhan summit and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,22 June 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 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 Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 JUNE 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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) Mr  Ranbir Sinha, a distinguished structural engineer, received a phone call from an engineering student at a nearby college. The student expressed concern that Mr. Ranbir’s famous skyscraper had a serious technical design flaw. At first, Mr. Ranbir’s  dismissed the student’s concerns outright but the conversation gets him thinking. Over the weekend, Mr. Ranbir sifts through his data and realizes the student is indeed correct – strong winds could cause this famous landmark to topple and in the process kill thousands of innocent people. Rectifying the problem would be no small task and would require notifying the building’s owners, city officials, and the press and might negatively impact Mr. Ranbir’s professional reputation. Consider each of the following questions and evaluate the case study: What is the action or inaction that is the cause for concern? Who or what may be affected? How will they be affected? (i.e., what are the possible consequences?)  Are there any laws, regulations written or unwritten that may apply? What actions might be taken and what would the consequences of these actions be? Can anything be done to prevent this from reoccurring or to minimize the severity of the consequences? (250 words)

Topic: Case Studies 7) Mr  Ranbir Sinha, a distinguished structural engineer, received a phone call from an engineering student at a nearby college. The student expressed concern that Mr. Ranbir’s famous skyscraper had a serious technical design flaw. At first, Mr. Ranbir’s  dismissed the student’s concerns outright but the conversation gets him thinking. Over the …

6)“Rules based trading system” is the ultimate casualty of the ongoing trade wars between some of the major economies of the world. Discuss.(250 words) 

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy 6)“Rules based trading system” is the ultimate casualty of the ongoing trade wars between some of the major economies of the world. Discuss.(250 words)  The hindu   Why this question One of the biggest news item of the past few days has been the ongoing trade wars with tariffs …

5) The draft on cross-border insolvency, recently released by the government will ensure an effective resolution mechanism in place for cross-border insolvency. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic -Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) The draft on cross-border insolvency, recently released by the government will ensure an effective resolution mechanism in place for cross-border insolvency. Discuss.(250 words) Indian express Why this question Many insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings undergoing in India involve cross-border presence …

4) In light of the spate of lynchings in news in several parts of the country, critically examine the need of an anti lynching law?(250 words)

Topic:Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 4) In light of the spate of lynchings in news in several parts of the country, critically examine the need of an anti lynching law?(250 words) The hindu Why this question Several incidents of lynchings have taken place in Assam, …

3) Policies and politics of social justice have reached a dead end in contemporary India. This does not, however, mean a futile or wasted journey. Critically comment with respect to reservations as a policy for social justice.(250 words)

Topic – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. 3) Policies and politics of social justice have reached a dead end in contemporary India. This does not, however, mean a futile or wasted journey. Critically comment with respect to reservations as a policy for social justice.(250 words) …

2) Critically analyze, whether the  National Capital Territory of Delhi should be given statehood or not.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Critically analyze, whether the  National Capital Territory of Delhi should be given statehood or not.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The NCT of Delhi has been surrounded by a lot of controversy, especially since the incumbent government took power. There …

1)The Chola State during the imperial period (850-1200) was marked for its uniqueness and innovativeness. Comment.(250 words)

  Topic – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1)The Chola State during the imperial period (850-1200) was marked for its uniqueness and innovativeness. Comment.(250 words) Reference   Why this question The issue is indirectly related to GS- 1 syllabus under the following heading- salient aspects of Art Forms, …