Insights into Editorial: Helping the invisible hands of agriculture

Insights into Editorial: Helping the invisible hands of agriculture Context: Since 2017, October 15 is celebrated as Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas in India. UN observed this day as International Day of Rural Women by the United Nations. In 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare decided to take the lead in celebrating the event, …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 OCTOBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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, Education, Human Resources. …

7) Location of thermal power plants and coal fields in India are not mutually conducive. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “distribution of mineral and energy resources” 7) Location of thermal power plants and coal fields in India are not mutually conducive. Analyze.(250 words) Key demand of the question The questions expects us to explain the location and distribution of thermal power plants in India and …

6) Critically examine whether India’s drone policy is unnecessarily rigorous and sweeping?(250 words)

Topic – Internal security 6) Critically examine whether India’s drone policy is unnecessarily rigorous and sweeping?(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses India’s new drone policy and the lacunae in the policy. The article examines the reasons why India’s policy may be considered as unnecessarily rigorous and sweeping. Since the applications of drones …

5) What do you understand by a charter city. Critically analyze the relevance of charter cities for a developing country placed like India.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) What do you understand by a charter city. Critically analyze the relevance of charter cities for a developing country placed like India.(250 words) The hindu Wikipedia Why this question One of the nobel prize winners of 2018 has forwarded the idea …

4) Trade and Development Report 2018 talks about issues of data sovereignty and the need to design national policies to ensure equitable distribution of gains arising from data which is generated within the national boundaries. Discuss the recommendations and how it can help shape India’s e-commerce policy?(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy : Issues 4) Trade and Development Report 2018 talks about issues of data sovereignty and the need to design national policies to ensure equitable distribution of gains arising from data which is generated within the national boundaries. Discuss the recommendations and how it can help shape India’s e-commerce policy?(250 words) Financial express …

3) Ethical leadership is influencing people through ethics. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; 3) Ethical leadership is influencing people through ethics. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon. Key demand of the question. The …

2) The recently proposed amendments to the RTI Act would, instead of strengthening the hands of the commissions, weaken them. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic –  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 2) The recently proposed amendments to the RTI Act would, instead of strengthening the hands of the commissions, weaken them. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question RTI is one …

1) Insurance-based schemes like Ayushman Bharat are no substitute for public provisioning of health. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic–  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1) Insurance-based schemes like Ayushman Bharat are no substitute for public provisioning of health. Analyze. (250 words) The hindu Why this question Health is an important indicator and determinant of development of a country. Ayushman Bharat Scheme has been …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 October 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,15 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, 16 October 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 October 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.   Special courts to try politicians What to study? For Prelims: States where special courts have been …

Insights into Editorial: The great Indian abdication

Insights into Editorial: The great Indian abdication     Introduction: The mission of deepening democracy and protecting and advancing social freedoms is placed solely on the Judiciary, but the role of Parliament is forgotten. After the slew of verdicts by the Supreme Court, on triple talaq, Section 377, adultery, and the Sabarimala temple, a prominent …

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 OCTOBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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 – 1   Topic- Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, …

7) “Technology itself is value-neutral. It is the responsibility of the companies and the government to deploy it in ways that will maintain and protect our digital commons.” Comment.(250 words)

Topic- Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 7) “Technology itself is value-neutral. It is the responsibility of the companies and the government to deploy it in ways that will maintain and protect our digital commons.” Comment.(250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- …

6) Economics of animal rearing will play a major role of the dream of doubling farmer’s income is to be achieved. Examine, in this context, the steps taken by the government in promoting animal rearing and suggest ways to promote this sector?(250 words)

Topic:  Part of static series under the heading – “Livestock” 6) Economics of animal rearing will play a major role of the dream of doubling farmer’s income is to be achieved. Examine, in this context, the steps taken by the government in promoting animal rearing and suggest ways to promote this sector?(250 words)   Key …

5) Discuss the role biotechnology played in Green Revolution? Do you think the answer to India’s hunger problem lies in biotechnology?(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 5) Discuss the role biotechnology played in Green Revolution? Do you think the answer to India’s hunger problem lies in biotechnology?(250 words) Indian Express Why this question The article highlights the role genetic modification played in developing new varieties of seeds which ushered in the era of green …

4) Despite the affinity for education in Indian society, the lack of world class universities in India is surprising. Examine.(250 words)

Topic – Social sector issues related to education 4) Despite the affinity for education in Indian society, the lack of world class universities in India is surprising. Examine.(250 words) Indian express Why this question The article discusses the lack of good quality higher educational institution in India and ways in which the same can be …

3) The outcomes of laws need to be analysed before enactment. Discuss in the context of the need for legislative impact assessment in India.(250 words)

Topic – Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) The outcomes of laws need to be analysed before enactment. Discuss in the context of the need for legislative impact assessment in India.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Governance is a complex …

2) Metoo movement brings out the issue of sexual harassment, among many others. Analyze the lacunae in India’s sexual harassment laws and what needs to done? (250 words)

Topic–  mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) Metoo movement brings out the issue of sexual harassment, among many others. Analyze the lacunae in India’s sexual harassment laws and what needs to done? (250 words) The hindu Why this question Metoo movement has showed us once …