6) Explain the role of the polar front and the air masses that come in conflict in the polar front zone in the temperature and precipitation cycles of the mid latitude and high latitude climates?(250 words)

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5) Critically analyze the  options available for price stabilisation of agriculture commodities in the face of  increased output.(250 words)

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4) It is time to formulate water management policies for reservoirs in such a manner that dams are used to control floods, not cause them. Critically Comment.(250 words)

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3) When it comes to regional cooperation, India’s focus has shifted from SAARC to BIMSTEC. Discuss.(250 words)

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2) Examine whether Right to privacy and right to information are inherently at conflict with each other. Discuss the regulatory architecture through which the two objectives can be reconciled?(250 words)

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1) Sabarimala temple entry case is a test case not only for freedom of religion and women’s rights but also for constitutional interpretation. Comment.(250 words)

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 20 AUGUST 2018

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 AUGUST 2018

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 28 AUGUST 2018

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,28 August 2018

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Insights into Editorial: Should Article 35A be scrapped?

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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 AUGUST 2018

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7) What are human values. Discuss. Also discuss some the human values having a universal relevance.(250 words)

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6) Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes?(250 words)

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5) There is a need to strengthen the EIA procedures and norms to make ourselves less vulnerable to the vagaries of nature. Analyze. (250 words)

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4) Insurance based health schemes are unlikely to succeed unless supplemented with improvements in primary healthcare. Discuss.(250 words)

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3) If there was any real benefit in having a Legislative Council, all States in the country should, and arguably would, have a second chamber. Evaluate.(250 words)

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