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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 July 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 services …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 July 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 July 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies (Partially related to GS Paper 1 topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India and social empowerment).   Commission for denotified, semi-nomadic, nomadic tribes   Context: The NITI Aayog has backed a proposal by a panel constituted …

Insights into Editorial: Educating girls can improve India’s health outcomes

Insights into Editorial: Educating girls can improve India’s health outcomes         Introduction: Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, as many affirmed. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 JULY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 JULY 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) General Studies – 1 Topic– Salient features of Indian Society 1) Discuss the various forms of violence faced by Dalits in …

7) Discuss the ethics of weaponized AI and suggest what should be done in this regard?(250 words)

Topic– Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions 7) Discuss the ethics of weaponized AI and suggest what should be done in this regard?(250 words) Reference hindustantimes Why this question Drone strikes, while they are increasing in number, pose a huge question over the ethics of such strikes. Weaponized …

6) For gaining real acquisition of technology, a purposive policy intervention is required through regulatory supervision of costs and conditions negotiated in technology collaboration agreements. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic-  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6) For gaining real acquisition of technology, a purposive policy intervention is required through regulatory supervision of costs and conditions negotiated in technology collaboration agreements. Discuss. (250 words) epw Why this question Technology transfer has been one of the …

5) The internet and social media platforms pose an impossible challenge for government and civil society. Critically analyze.(250 words) 

Topic –   Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) The internet and social media platforms pose an impossible challenge for government and civil society. Critically analyze.(250 words)  epw Why this question Internet and social media are playing an increasingly broader and important role in our lives. It is pertinent …

4) Discuss whether separation of power in India, as provided by Indian constitution, is rigorous and whether it is more separation of functions rather than separation of power?(250 words) 

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “ Separation of power and Indian political system” 4) Discuss whether separation of power in India, as provided by Indian constitution, is rigorous and whether it is more separation of functions rather than separation of power?(250 words)    Key demand of the question By rigorous …

3) In light of the recent report of Standing Committee on Rural Development, critically analyze the performance of Swachh Bharat Mission?(250 words)

Topic– Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 3) In light of the recent report of Standing Committee on Rural Development, critically analyze the performance of Swachh Bharat Mission?(250 words) Reference Why this question The article highlights the findings of the report of …

2) “Swadeshi is that spirit in us which restricts us to the use and service of our immediate surroundings to the exclusion of the more remote.”Comment.(250 words) 

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) “Swadeshi is that spirit in us which restricts us to the use and service of our immediate surroundings to the exclusion of the more remote.”Comment.(250 words)  Third class in Indian railways By Mahatma Gandhi Reference Why …

1) Discuss the various forms of violence faced by Dalits in Indian society? Examine whether SC’s verdict in Kashinath Mahajan case marks a death knell for Prevention of Atrocities Act?(250 words)

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society 1) Discuss the various forms of violence faced by Dalits in Indian society? Examine whether SC’s verdict in Kashinath Mahajan case marks a death knell for Prevention of Atrocities Act?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The Article brings our attention back to this landmark SC judgment. Dalit protests …