2) Article 35A is at the heart of Indian federation and any attempt to hold it otherwise will have negative consequences. Comment.(250 words)

Topic–  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Article 35A is at the heart of Indian federation and any attempt to hold it otherwise will have negative consequences. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The SC is presently hearing a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of article 35A. …

1) After getting independence from the colonial powers African countries suffered from several shared problems. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1) After getting independence from the colonial powers African countries suffered from several shared problems. Discuss.(250 words) Mastering Modern …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,27 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 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: Another step in the battle against leprosy

Insights into Editorial: Another step in the battle against leprosy   Introduction: Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but has a wide range of clinical manifestations. The disease is characterized by long incubation period generally 5-7 years and is classified as paucibacillary or …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 AUGUST 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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–  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. …

7) Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health challenges of 21st century. Examine why. Also discuss the threat posed in this regard by gut bacteria?(250 words)

Topic – Achievements of Indians in science & technology 7) Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health challenges of 21st century. Examine why. Also discuss the threat posed in this regard by gut bacteria?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the findings of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) that …

6) Explain Madden Julian oscillation? How do jet streams impact monsoons in India?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading -”Jet Streams” 6) Explain Madden Julian oscillation? How do jet streams impact monsoons in India?(250 words) NCERT Class XI – India : Physical environment Chapter 3 Key demand of the question The first part of the question expects us to explain what Madden Julian oscillations are. In …

5) The absence of legislation for curbing the practice or paid news requires urgent attention. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 5) The absence of legislation for curbing the practice or paid news requires urgent attention. Analyze.(250 words) Financial express Why this question The question discusses the problem of paid news, the problems created by the absence of a specific legislation, the measures being contemplated by …

4) Analyze the reasons behind the differences in performance of some of  India’s large cities, with respect to transport related pollution.(250 words)

Topic-Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) Analyze the reasons behind the differences in performance of some of  India’s large cities, with respect to transport related pollution.(250 words) Reference Why this question Urban commuting has become one of the most energy- and pollution-intensive activities in India, contributing to increased greenhouse gas emissions. Transport …

3) Tariff liberalisation policies and the liberal FDI policy regime, enveloped within a passive industrial policy framework, have resulted in India’s increased electronics import dependence. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 3) Tariff liberalisation policies and the liberal FDI policy regime, enveloped within a passive industrial policy framework, have resulted in India’s increased electronics import dependence. Critically analyze.(250 words) epw Reference Why this question Liberalization in India helped …

2) Discuss the steps taken by the RBI in recent years to clean up the balance sheets of commercial banks. (250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 2) Discuss the steps taken by the RBI in recent years to clean up the balance sheets of commercial banks. (250 words) epw economictimes Economictimes Why this question India’s NPA problem is huge and has been gradually resolving but the …

1) Pricing of medicines in the face of rising healthcare costs, has been an persistent issue of concern for the Indian government. Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic–  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1) Pricing of medicines in the face of rising healthcare costs, has been an persistent issue of concern for the Indian government. Critically examine. (250 words) epw Timesofindia Why this question Healthcare is a critical sector for any society …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,25 August 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 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 …