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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 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: Kerala floods: The prescriptions for the Western Ghats

Insights into Editorial: Kerala floods: The prescriptions for the Western Ghats     Context: Madhav Gadgil Report:     The floods in Kerala have brought the focus back on an almost forgotten 2011 report on the Western Ghats that had made a set of recommendations for preserving the ecology and biodiversity of the fragile region along the …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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 – 1 Topic – changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna …

7) DIscuss the four principles of healthcare ethics as forwarded by Beauchamp and Childress. Also give an example of a situation, where conflict between any two or more of these values can be discerned. (250 words)

Topic – Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships 7) DIscuss the four principles of healthcare ethics as forwarded by Beauchamp and Childress. Also give an example of a situation, where conflict between any two or more of these values …

6) Explain why does Western Ghats receive more rainfall than Eastern Ghats?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Precipitation” 6) Explain why does Western Ghats receive more rainfall than Eastern Ghats?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to first explain the comparison of rainfall received by western and eastern ghats. Thereafter, we need to explain the different reasons why …

5) Critically examine whether India’s approach to RCEP negotiations is flawed?(250 words)

Topic – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Critically examine whether India’s approach to RCEP negotiations is flawed?(250 words) Financial express Why this question The article provides a nice perspective on the trade positions taken by India in RCEP and examines at a macro level whether there …

4) Criminalization of politics is a disease that will make our democracy hollow if left unchecked. Discuss the measures implemented to check criminalization of politics and the effectiveness of those measures?(250 words)

Topic – Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 4) Criminalization of politics is a disease that will make our democracy hollow if left unchecked. Discuss the measures implemented to check criminalization of politics and the effectiveness of those measures?(250 words) Financial express …

3) Discuss the solutions proposed by the recent NITI aayog report- “Transformative Mobility Solutions For All”, to make India’s passenger mobility shared, electric, and connected. (250 words) 

Topic–  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Discuss the solutions proposed by the recent NITI aayog report- “Transformative Mobility Solutions For All”, to make India’s passenger mobility shared, electric, and connected. (250 words)  Reference Reference Why this question In an urbanizing world, …

2) Despite the launch of  PM Ujjwala Yojana, many poor families have not shifted completely to LPG  cooking fuel. Examine.(250 words)

Topic–  Issues relating to development and  management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) Despite the launch of  PM Ujjwala Yojana, many poor families have not shifted completely to LPG  cooking fuel. Examine.(250 words) Economictimes Reference Why this question Indoor pollution is a serious public health problem affecting more severely the health …

1) Life on earth is precariously equilibrated because of a balance between positive and negative feedback, which is set to be disturbed as a result of anthropological factors. Examine the issue and suggest ways through which such a scenario can be avoided?(250 words)

Topic – changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes 1) Life on earth is precariously equilibrated because of a balance between positive and negative feedback, which is set to be disturbed as a result of anthropological factors. Examine the issue and …