QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,30 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 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: Council conundrum: on States having a Legislative Council

Insights into Editorial: Council conundrum: on States having a Legislative Council Why Some States in India have Bicameral Legislatures? The Constitution of India had the provision of establishing bicameral legislatures in more populous states of the country. Initially states such as Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab etc. were slated to have two houses. …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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– Salient features of Indian Society 1) Evaluate whether gender bias is all pervasive in Indian societies. …

7) The aim of education is knowledge, not of facts but of values. Comment. (250 words)

Topic-   Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) The aim of education is knowledge, not of facts but of values. Comment. (250 words) ncert Livemint Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and …

6) Compare and contrast Temperate cyclones vis a vis tropical cyclones.(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “tropical cyclones and temperate cyclones” 6) Compare and contrast Temperate cyclones vis a vis tropical cyclones.(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to give similarities and differences in the nature, origin, physical traits etc of temperate cyclone vis a vis tropical …

5) Ecosystem based adaptation focuses on the benefits humans derive from biodiversity and ecosystem services, and how these benefits can be utilized in the face of a disaster. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) Ecosystem based adaptation focuses on the benefits humans derive from biodiversity and ecosystem services, and how these benefits can be utilized in the face of a disaster. Discuss.(250 words) indianexpress Reference Why this question The recent Kerala floods have demonstrated the vulnerability of today’s …

4) Bioremediation process is a better, alternate low-cost solution to capping of solid waste management and disposal in our cities. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4) Bioremediation process is a better, alternate low-cost solution to capping of solid waste management and disposal in our cities. Analyze.(250 words) indianexpress Indian express Why this question Open dump sites and mismanaged landfills are the harsh realities of most of the Indian cities today. They contribute …

3) Evaluate whether the current focus on collecting and highlight various forms of data reflects a commitment to evidence based policy making?(250 words)

Topic– Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) Evaluate whether the current focus on collecting and highlight various forms of data reflects a commitment to evidence based policy making?(250 words) Hindustantimes The hindu Why this question The article discusses the current focus on data in terms of comparison between states, refining data collection and …

2) India China reset is necessary for India to pursue meaningful engagement with South East Asian countries. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic–  India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) India China reset is necessary for India to pursue meaningful engagement with South East Asian countries. Critically analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the impact and links that China has with ASEAN. The article argues that in terms of India’s relationship with ASEAN, India …

1) Evaluate whether gender bias is all pervasive in Indian societies. Discuss how we are dealing with correcting these biases?(250 words) 

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society 1) Evaluate whether gender bias is all pervasive in Indian societies. Discuss how we are dealing with correcting these biases?(250 words)  Indianexpress Why this question The article discusses the issue of gender bias in our country and exposes how it is prevalent in more 0fields than just economic. The …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,29 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 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: Learning from the past on medical device pricing

Insights into Editorial: Learning from the past on medical device pricing   Context: Government plans to reduce prices of medical devices: India is set to cap trade margins on medical devices, abandoning the current price control mechanism, as it seeks to curb profiteering as well as allay concerns of device makers, particularly importers of stents …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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–  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 1) Sabarimala temple …

7) Age has an important influence in shaping the  the value system of a person. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic- Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Age has an important influence in shaping the  the value system of a person. Discuss. (250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us …