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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,13 October 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 exam …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 October 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 October 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Malaysian government decides to abolish capital punishment   What to study? For Prelims: About the abolishment. For Mains: Capital punishment- concerns, its effectiveness, challenges and need for abolition. …

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

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 OCTOBER 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 1) The fact …

7) The value of tolerance is simply the opposite of intolerance. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words)

Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) The value of tolerance is simply the opposite of intolerance. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and …

6) Explain land use pattern in India and why has the land under forest not increased much since 1960-61? Also examine why majority of landholdings in India are small?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Land use pattern in India” 6) Explain land use pattern in India and why has the land under forest not increased much since 1960-61? Also examine why majority of landholdings in India are small?(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to highlight …

5) Why air-quality has been better in North India before winters this year. Explain.(250 words)

Topic-  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) Why air-quality has been better in North India before winters this year. Explain.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question North India faces severe air pollution in winters on account of several natural as well as anthropogenic factors. In this context it is essential to understand why …

4) Economists have pointed towards several risks which RBI cant ignore in India’s current low-inflation spell. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Economists have pointed towards several risks which RBI cant ignore in India’s current low-inflation spell. Discuss.(250 words) Economic times Why this question India’s headline inflation data may be subdued for now, but there are mounting risks that are difficult …

3) Discuss the structure and the functioning of UNHRC. Also, discuss the criticism faced by the organization.(250 words)

Topic- Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3) Discuss the structure and the functioning of UNHRC. Also, discuss the criticism faced by the organization.(250 words) Ndtv Wikipedia Why this question In the recent elections, India got 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates. UNHRC is …

2) Overworked courts cannot become a one-stop solution for performing legislative/executive tasks. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic – Indian Polity : Issues 2) Overworked courts cannot become a one-stop solution for performing legislative/executive tasks. Discuss. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The article highlights the responsibility and actions of judiciary, executive and legislative and makes a point that off late the burden of deepening democracy, bringing in progressive legislation etc has …

1) The fact that every 6th Indian suffers from depression is reason enough to make mental health a priority in Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Examine. (250 words)

Topic–  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 1) The fact that every 6th Indian suffers from depression is reason enough to make mental health a priority in Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Examine. (250 words) Financial express Why this question The article discusses the status of mental illness in …

Insights into Editorial: Another warning on warming

Insights into Editorial: Another warning on warming     Context: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a special report on global warming of 1.5°C over pre-industrial temperatures. IPCC provides details on how the global response to climate change needs to be strengthened within the broader context of sustainable development and continuing efforts …