QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,05 November 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, 05 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 November 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Competition Commission of India   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: CCI- features, composition, functions and significance, Key features of the Competition Act.   Context: A ‘National Conference on Public Procurement & Competition Law’ is being …

Insights into Editorial: Choked by smog: on air pollution

Insights into Editorial: Choked by smog: on air pollution   Context: Air pollution is choking several cities in the northern States once again, as changes in temperature and slowing winds trap soot, dust and fine particulate matter. The National Capital Region is badly hit, as the burning of agricultural residue in Punjab and Haryana is …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 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: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. General Studies – …

8) What do you understand by a Blue Bond. Discuss its relevance for a country like India.(250 words)

Topic–  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 8) What do you understand by a Blue Bond. Discuss its relevance for a country like India.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Seychelles has recently been successful in raising around 15 million dollars from its newly devised Blue Bonds. In this context it is essential …

7) According to IPCC report, unless net carbon dioxide emissions are brought down to zero by 2050, warming above 1.5°C is practically inevitable. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) According to IPCC report, unless net carbon dioxide emissions are brought down to zero by 2050, warming above 1.5°C is practically inevitable. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question The recent IPCC report has highlighted the gravity of situation with regard to the impending climate and …

6) What do you understand by precision medicine and how can it help in cancer treatment and other various chronic and life threatening diseases? (250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) What do you understand by precision medicine and how can it help in cancer treatment and other various chronic and life threatening diseases? (250 words) Reference Why this question The article discusses this novel method of precision medicine and how it …

5) For MSME sector, access to credit is one of the most significant challenge amongst the several challenges that the sector faces. Analyze issues related to credit availability for MSME sector and the role government is playing?(250 words)

Topic – Indian economy : Issues 5) For MSME sector, access to credit is one of the most significant challenge amongst the several challenges that the sector faces. Analyze issues related to credit availability for MSME sector and the role government is playing?(250 words) Financial express Why this question This article discusses the issues plaguing …

4) Explain Section 123 of Representation of People’s Act 1951? Examine whether mass religious appeals for electoral gains can be categorised as a corrupt practice?(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Representation of People’s Act” 4) Explain Section 123 of Representation of People’s Act 1951? Examine whether mass religious appeals for electoral gains can be categorised as a corrupt practice?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what RPA is in …

3) Many committees have recommended state funding of election.What is meaning of state funding of election and critically analyse the significance of state funding of election?(250 words)

Topic: Part of static series under the heading – “Representation of People’s Act” 3) Many committees have recommended state funding of election.What is meaning of state funding of election and critically analyse the significance of state funding of election?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what state funding …

2) Why did Stalin enforce the collectivization of agriculture in USSR. Also discuss the impact it had on USSR.(250 words)

Topic– Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 2) Why did Stalin enforce the collectivization of agriculture in USSR. Also discuss the impact it had on USSR.(250 words) Mastering World History by Norman Lowe; Communism- Rise and Decline. Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates …

1) A society that fails to internalise the value of gender justice is one that is lacking in self-respect.Comment in the context of the recent Sabarimala judgment and its aftermath.(250 words)

Topic- Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) A society that fails to internalise the value of gender justice is one that is lacking in self-respect.Comment in the context of the recent Sabarimala judgment and its aftermath.(250 words) epw Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the …

Insights New Secure Revision Test – 2 (04 November 2018)

Following is the revision test under Insights New Secure initiative. We will be posting these questions every Sunday night around 10 pm to 11 pm. (if you want we will increase number of questions under this initiative). NOTE: Yes, we will post subtopics and updates timetable this week by Sunday.    Insights New Secure Revision Test …

The Indian constitution is also an ethical document. Analyse. (250 Words)

  Following is the revision test under Insights New Secure initiative. We will be posting these questions every Sunday night around 10 pm to 11 pm. (if you want we will increase number of questions under this initiative). NOTE: Yes, we will post subtopics and updates timetable this week by Sunday.    Insights New Secure Revision …

Ease of doing business comes at environmental cost. Comment. (150 Words)

Following is the revision test under Insights New Secure initiative. We will be posting these questions every Sunday night around 10 pm to 11 pm. (if you want we will increase number of questions under this initiative). NOTE: Yes, we will post subtopics and updates timetable this week by Sunday.    Insights New Secure Revision Test …

What do you understand by ‘separation of powers’? How is separation of powers in India different from that of the US system? Examine. (150 Words)

Following is the revision test under Insights New Secure initiative. We will be posting these questions every Sunday night around 10 pm to 11 pm. (if you want we will increase number of questions under this initiative). NOTE: Yes, we will post subtopics and updates timetable this week by Sunday.    Insights New Secure Revision Test …