Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 December 2018

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 December 2018 Paper 2 and 4: Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Fake news affects voting behaviour …

Swachhta Pakhwada

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes   Swachhta Pakhwada   As a part of the Swachhta Pakhwada of Ministry of Civil Aviation (2018), the 15 day cleanliness drive, has successfully been …

Polavaram multi-purpose project

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage.   Polavaram multi-purpose project   What to study? Static Part: Key facts about the project. Dynamic and …

India’s 9-point agenda against fugitive economic offenders

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Basics of Money Laundering.   India’s 9-point agenda against fugitive …

Global Nutrition Report (GNR)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Global Nutrition Report (GNR)   What to study? Static Part: About GNR. Dynamic and Current: Why is malnutrition …

Trans fats

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Trans fats   What to study? Static Part: Transfats- what are they and uses. Dynamic and Current: concerns and the need for reduction in their usage, WHO …

Fake news affects voting behaviour

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Fake news affects voting behaviour   What to study? Static Part: Meaning of Fake news, Beyond Fake News …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 DECEMBER 2018

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 DECEMBER 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 – …

6)  Increased incidence of heat waves across the world is a cause of concern for all countries especially India. Analyze. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic –  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6)  Increased incidence of heat waves across the world is a cause of concern for all countries especially India. Analyze. (250 words) The hindu Why this question Episodes of Heat waves have increased dramatically in the wake …

5) Explain the maternity benefits available in formal and informal sector? Examine issues and give suggestions?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic – Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. 5) Explain the maternity benefits available in formal and informal sector? Examine issues and give suggestions?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article …

4) Examine the advantages that PHC model of healthcare has over UHC model? Discuss how these models manifest in Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana?(250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Examine the advantages that PHC model of healthcare has over UHC model? Discuss how these models manifest in Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana?(250 words)  Indian …

3) Do you think that there is a need to make  international structures governing more democratic in the wake of rise of transnational conflicts . Comment.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. 3) Do you think that there is a need to make  international structures governing more democratic in the wake of rise …

2) Contrary to popular apprehensions, state reorganization on linguistic lines didn’t hamper the federal structure and unity of our nation. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic-  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2) Contrary to popular apprehensions, state reorganization on linguistic lines didn’t hamper the federal structure and unity of our nation. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words) India since Independence by Bipin Chandra Pal. Directive word Comment- here …

1) Several women leaders contributed immensely in shaping the constitution of India by participating in the debates of the Constituent Assembly of India. Discuss prominent contribution by women leaders in making constitution of India.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic -Part of static series under the heading – “ The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country” 1) Several women leaders contributed immensely in shaping the constitution of India by participating in the debates of …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 01 DECEMBER 2018

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 01 DECEMBER 2018 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

Insights Static Quiz -181, 2018 –Art and Culture

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 December 2018

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,01 December 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Why India wants to study human microbiome

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Why India wants to study human microbiome Introduction: India provides a wide range of research with more than 4,500 ethnic groups and presence of two global biodiversity hotspots Himalayas and Western Ghats. In Human beings, body is full of trillions of bacteria, …