Rajya Sabha TV In Depth – 74th Constitutional Amendment

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth – 74th Constitutional Amendment Year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the historic 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution of India that conferred constitutional status to local self governments in rural and urban areas and strengthened democracy at grass root levels. Prior to these amendments only states were recognized …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,24 July 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 July 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Clarification: Q2 (23rd July Quiz) must be rephrased; it should read, “Which one of the following handicrafts that has been accorded the Geographical Indication tag does not belong to the state of Jammu and Kashmir?” The answer will …

Insights into Editorial: The state of state government finances

Insights into Editorial: The state of state government finances Context: The annual study of state government finances by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) becomes important. The latest edition, published last week, shows that states missed the fiscal deficit target of 3% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third year in a row. The …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 JULY 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, …

7) Mahesh, a pre-med. student, works two part-time jobs while attending Prestigious University. Mahesh finds his course load for the spring semester very challenging and he struggles to keep up with the assignments in his anthropology course. Mahesh knows anthropology instructor, Dr. B., thinks highly of him and that Dr. B has a reputation of being somewhat of a softy when it comes to “good” students. So, having missed the deadline for submission of an important paper, Mahesh goes to Dr. B with the story that he and his twin brother were in a serious car accident over the weekend. Mahesh explains that he didn’t hand in the assignment because he has been at the hospital sitting at his brother’s bedside in the intensive care unit where his brother is now on life support. Dr. B is of course very sympathetic and grants Mahesh an extension on the assignment. Later in the semester Mahesh once again finds himself behind the eight ball on an assignment… 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?)(250 words)

Topic– Part of the ethics case studies. 7) Mahesh, a pre-med. student, works two part-time jobs while attending Prestigious University. Mahesh finds his course load for the spring semester very challenging and he struggles to keep up with the assignments in his anthropology course. Mahesh knows anthropology instructor, Dr. B., thinks highly of him and …

6) India needs to recognise that addressing farmers’ woes by raising procurement prices is going to have limited effectiveness. Critically analyze.(250 words) 

Topic– Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 6) India needs to recognise that addressing farmers’ woes by raising procurement prices is going to have limited effectiveness. Critically analyze.(250 words)  indian express Economic times Why this question One of the key steps taken by the current government to improve the …

5) Water crisis is an impending catastrophe, likely to hit India. Critically analyze,in the context of India’s present  water crisis. (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; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) Water crisis is an impending catastrophe, likely to hit India. Critically analyze,in the context of India’s present …

4) Both investment and its productivity should pick up, in order to boost India’s economic growth. Critically analyze. (250 words) 

Topic –   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Both investment and its productivity should pick up, in order to boost India’s economic growth. Critically analyze. (250 words)  Livemint Why this question Economic growth is one of the most essential determinants of socio-economic development. It is important …

3) Examine whether Article 246 is the cornerstone of centre state legislative relations? Discuss whether Concurrent list created confusion with respect to extent of legislative power of centre and states?(250 words) 

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Centre State Legislative Relations” 3) Examine whether Article 246 is the cornerstone of centre state legislative relations? Discuss whether Concurrent list created confusion with respect to extent of legislative power of centre and states?(250 words)    Key demand of the question The question expects us …

2) Discuss the provisions of Trafficking of persons Bill 2018. Critically Examine whether it would help in solving the problems faced by those being trafficked?(250 words)

Topic– mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) Discuss the provisions of Trafficking of persons Bill 2018. Critically Examine whether it would help in solving the problems faced by those being trafficked?(250 words) Hindustantimes Reference Why this question The article is quite useful in preparing critical …

1) Colonial exploitation and domination scarred Indian society in many ways. But paradoxically, colonialism also gave birth to its own enemy – nationalism. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Colonial exploitation and domination scarred Indian society in many ways. But paradoxically, colonialism also gave birth to its own enemy – nationalism. Comment.(250 words) NCERT Key demand of …

SYNOPSIS: Insights 70 Days Ethics Plan – Day – 20

SYNOPSIS Insights 70 Days Ethics Plan Day – 20 1.Define/Differentiate the following in the context of public service with suitable examples :- a) Civil service vs Public Service Civil service is performed by a civil servant, a bureaucrat hired by the country’s government who works for the public sector. Conversely, public service is performed by a …

SYNOPSIS: Insights 70 Days Ethics Plan – Day – 19

SYNOPSIS Insights 70 Days Ethics Plan Day – 19 1.Define/Differentiate the following in the context of public service with suitable examples: a) Impartiality Impartiality means that, regardless of a public servants personal beliefs and preferences, and personal relationships with other servants or with members of the community; he or she must impartially serve the government of …