Article 370

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 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. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal …

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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,27 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 into Editorial: Get the model right: on state-sponsored insurance

Insights into Editorial: Get the model right: on state-sponsored insurance   Introduction: A report by the World Health Organisation has shown that around 3.2% of Indians would fall below the poverty line because of high Out-of-pocket (OoP) health expenditure. World Bank data, in 2015, showed that nearly 65% of health-care expenditure in India is “Out …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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: Modern Indian History.   General Studies – 1 Topic – Part of static series …

8) The life of Martin Luther King provides us with many valuable lessons. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 8) The life of Martin Luther King provides us with many valuable lessons. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we …

7) Discuss the key challenges to India’s counterterrorism efforts and also suggest solutions?(250 words)

Topic –  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 7) Discuss the key challenges to India’s counterterrorism efforts and also suggest solutions?(250 words) Livemint Indian express Why this question 26 Nov 2018 marks a decade of Mumbai terror attacks and forces us to rethink about the progress we have …

6) Regional agreements such as the BRI could embrace greater trade liberalisation goals. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic-  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) Regional agreements such as the BRI could embrace greater trade liberalisation goals. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question In the face of growing protectionism being witnessed across the globe it is important to evaluate the BRI …

5) The World Malaria Report 2018 of the World Health Organisation notes that India’s record offers great promise in the quest to cut the number of new cases and deaths globally. Critically Analyze.(250 words)

Topic-  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) The World Malaria Report 2018 of the World Health Organisation notes that India’s record offers great promise in the quest to cut the number of new cases and deaths globally. Critically Analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question …

4) There is a need to strengthen the whistleblower protection mechanism not dilute it. Discuss in the context of proposed changes to whistleblower protection Bill?(250 words)

Topic– Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) There is a need to strengthen the whistleblower protection mechanism not dilute it. Discuss in the context of proposed changes to whistleblower protection Bill?(250 words) Financial express Why this question While the Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014 (WBP Act), passed to protect the whistle-blowers, has not …

3) Explain how cyclones are formed and what happens after they hit land? Explain what is rare about Cyclone Titli?(250 words)

Topic– Important Geophysical phenomena 3) Explain how cyclones are formed and what happens after they hit land? Explain what is rare about Cyclone Titli?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia, a 45-nation international organisation on disaster warning, has termed ‘Titli’, the severe cyclonic …

2) Discuss the reasons as to why the proposals of the Cripps mission were rejected by the Congress and the Muslim league. (250 words)

Topic- Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2) Discuss the reasons as to why the proposals of the Cripps mission were rejected by the Congress and the Muslim league. (250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us …

1) It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India in just three years but for the experience gained with the Government of India Act, 1935. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Modern Indian History” 1) It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India in just three years but for the experience gained with the Government of India Act, 1935. Discuss.(250 words)   Key …

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 26 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 26 November 2018 Paper 1 and 2: Topics covered: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) What …