QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,13 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 August 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 preliminary …

Insights into Editorial: Railways’ focus misplaced: CAG

Insights into Editorial: Railways’ focus misplaced: CAG   Introduction: The Indian Railways (IR) is the fourth-largest railway network in the world – in terms of size, its total track length being 1,21,407 kilometer. It operates more than 13,000 passenger trains on a daily basis. It is currently the 8th-largest employer in the world, with more …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 AUGUST 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 – 2 Topic–  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their …

7) India is the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market and regional connectivity is critical if this high growth is to be sustained. In this context, discuss the achievements of UDAN-RCS and the challenges lying in front of it.(250 words)

Topic– Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) India is the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market and regional connectivity is critical if this high growth is to be sustained. In this context, discuss the achievements of UDAN-RCS and the challenges lying in front of it.(250 words) Yojana Magazine, July 2018 issue. Reference Why this …

6) Explain the three major groups of rocks along with their sub types which are found in Earth’s lithosphere?(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “ Earth’s lithosphere and rocks” 6) Explain the three major groups of rocks along with their sub types which are found in Earth’s lithosphere?(250 words) GC Leong – Ch2: Earth’s crust Key demand of the question The question is straightforward in its demand. It expects …

5) Several factors have contributed to the slow progress in India’s biodiesel development programme. Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic–  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5) Several factors have contributed to the slow progress in India’s biodiesel development programme. Critically examine.(250 words) Reference Reference Pib Why this question Biodiesel and ethanol are one the most important economically as well as technologically feasible alternatives to fossil fuel use in automobiles. India has not …

4) A plethora of regulations are already in use to combat fugitive economic crimes in India. Examine the legislative void that Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill is trying to fill and analyze its effectiveness?(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy – Issues 4) A plethora of regulations are already in use to combat fugitive economic crimes in India. Examine the legislative void that Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill is trying to fill and analyze its effectiveness?(250 words) epw Why this question In recent years a lot of economic offenders have fled from the …

3) Despite people’s faith in the police becoming precarious, the pace of police reforms is dismal. Critically comment.(250 words)

Topic– Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) Despite people’s faith in the police becoming precarious, the pace of police reforms is dismal. Critically comment.(250 words) EPW Why this question This article discusses the need for police reforms in India which has been repeated ad infinitum by several committees in India. Police is still …

2) Discuss the aim and the working of the CITES. Also discuss the criticism faced by the organization.(250 words)

Topic– Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 2) Discuss the aim and the working of the CITES. Also discuss the criticism faced by the organization.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question The international trade of animals and plants stands as one of the biggest threats to many endangered species worldwide. Illegal wildlife …

1) Examine the reasons behind reduction in number of insured farms, agricultural area under the PMFBY.(250 words)

Topic–  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) Examine the reasons behind reduction in number of insured farms, agricultural area under the PMFBY.(250 words) Reference Why this question PMFBY is an important scheme of the govt of India, and an instrument of the …