Insights into Editorial: Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee

Insights into Editorial: Breathing space: on the strengthening rupee Introduction: Rupee strengthens little with softer oil, fund flows: Softer crude oil prices, along with foreign fund inflows, helped the rupee post over 1% gain against the dollar, giving hope for the current account deficit to remain within the tolerance limit and for a further reduction …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 November 2018 Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage   What to study? Static Part: About UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Indian entries in the list, about Reggae. Dynamic and Current: Significance of the …

‘Heli-Clinics’ for remote areas.

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   ‘Heli-Clinics’ for remote areas.   Union Minister has mooted “Heli-Clinics”/Helicopter Clinics for remote areas, which could help to provide specialized medical care to people living in inaccessible hilly terrains of the States like Jammu & …

“8 States achieve 100% household electrification under Saubhagya; total 15 States now have 100% household electrification”.

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes Infrastructure and related issues.   “8 States achieve 100% household electrification under Saubhagya; total 15 States now have 100% household electrification”.   8 States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya namely Madhya …

PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellites HysIS and 30 foreign satellites.

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenizationof technology and developing new    PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellites HysIS and 30 foreign satellites.   The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish …

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Climate Vulnerable Forum   What to study? Static Part: About the Forum and its key objectives. Dynamic and Current: Significance of the forum and why do we need to worry about climate vulnerability? Context:  Climate …

Private member’s Bill

Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Private member’s Bill   What to study? Static Part: Private Member’s Bill- introduction and procedure followed. Dynamic and Current: Issues associated and why …

UN predicts El Niño likely to form by February

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Disaster and disaster management.   UN predicts El Niño likely to form by February   What to …

UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage   What to study? Static Part: About UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Indian entries in the list, about Reggae. Dynamic and Current: Significance of the list and the need for conservation. Context: UNESCO, the United Nations …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 NOVEMBER 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts …

6) The World needs more emotionally intelligent leaders. Do you agree. Comment by giving example of an emotionally intelligent leader.(250 words)

Topic– Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 6) The World needs more emotionally intelligent leaders. Do you agree. Comment by giving example of an emotionally intelligent leader.(250 words) Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon. …

5) What do you understand by human microbiome? Why is it important to study human microbiome? Explain the nature of research being carried out in India related to human microbiome?(250 words)

Topic –  Awareness in the fields of bio-technology 5) What do you understand by human microbiome? Why is it important to study human microbiome? Explain the nature of research being carried out in India related to human microbiome?(250 words) Indian express Why this question Human microbiome is an emerging research area where India has started …

4) The RBI, the RBI board and the government must understand the limits to which they can push each other. 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. 4) The RBI, the RBI board and the government must understand the limits to which they can push each other. Discuss. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The interrelationship between …

3) Explain the Tribal Panchsheel policy of Jawaharlal Nehru? Discuss in light of this policy whether Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation has helped in protection of indigenous tribals?(250 words)

Topic–  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India; Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 3) Explain the Tribal Panchsheel policy of Jawaharlal Nehru? Discuss in light of this policy whether Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation has helped in protection of indigenous tribals?(250 words) The hindu Why this question Our …

2) The Rajkot Satyagraha brought into clear focus the paradoxical situation that existed in the Princely States. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) The Rajkot Satyagraha brought into clear focus the paradoxical situation that existed in the Princely States. Analyze. (250 words) India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra Pal Directive word Analyze- here we  have to examine methodically …