[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens …

8) A woman is sexually harassed by a top-level senior executive in a large company. She sues the company, and during settlement discussions she is offered an extremely large monetary settlement. In the agreement, the woman is required to confirm that the executive did nothing wrong, and after the agreement is signed the woman is prohibited from discussing anything about the incident publicly. Before the date scheduled to sign the settlement agreement, the woman’s lawyer mentions that she has heard the executive has done this before, and the settlement amount is very large because the company probably had a legal obligation to dismiss the executive previously. The company however wants to keep the executive because he is a big money maker for the company. What are the issues of integrity, ethics and law posed in the case study? What options does the woman have? What should she do and why? (250 words)

Topic– Part of  the series of Ethics Case Studies 8) A woman is sexually harassed by a top-level senior executive in a large company. She sues the company, and during settlement discussions she is offered an extremely large monetary settlement. In the agreement, the woman is required to confirm that the executive did nothing wrong, …

7) Compare and contrast the performance of Delhi vis a vis Beijing in tackling air pollution?(250 words) 

Topic – Environmental pollution and degradation 7) Compare and contrast the performance of Delhi vis a vis Beijing in tackling air pollution?(250 words)  Financial express Why this question The article compares and contrasts the performance of Delhi and Beijing in tackling air pollution. Learning from the example of a city that has managed to successfully alleviate …

6) Stagnant incomes has more than offset any “asset” gains made in the recent period. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic-Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Stagnant incomes has more than offset any “asset” gains made in the recent period. Analyze.(250 words) Indian express Why this question The recent elections can be objectively analyzed if we look at the conditions of the rural sector of India …

5) One of the neglected areas of reforms of India’s senior civil services relates to the rationalisation of its branching structure and the related debate of generalist vs specialist services. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Role of civil services” 5) One of the neglected areas of reforms of India’s senior civil services relates to the rationalisation of its branching structure and the related debate of generalist vs specialist services. Comment.(250 words) Key demand of the question. The question wants us to …

4) Some authors have defined e-Governance as the e-business of the state. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 4) Some authors have defined e-Governance as the e-business of the state. 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 question wants …

3) India must offer unique services, not just depend on low-cost production. Comment in context of the Teacher-student ratios in India.(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) India must offer unique services, not just depend on low-cost production. Comment in context of the Teacher-student ratios in India.(250 words) Indian express Indian express Why this question Low income countries in general and India in particular have …

2) E-governance in not only about utilization of the power of new technology but also much about the critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “e-governance” 2) E-governance in not only about utilization of the power of new technology but also much about the critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to examine the importance and relevance …

1) Explain the role of RBI in the economy and critically analyze whether it makes sense to restrict the primary role of RBI to inflation management?(250 words) 

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and constitutional bodies 1) Explain the role of RBI in the economy and critically analyze whether it makes sense to restrict the primary role of RBI to inflation management?(250 words)  Livemint Why this question The article critically analyzes the role of RBI in the past in comparison to post MPC. Thereafter, it …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 13 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 13 December 2018 Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure- energy related issues.   Saubhagya scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features, objectives and targets of the scheme. For …

FAME-India Scheme

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   FAME-India Scheme   To promote manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicle technology and to ensure sustainable growth of …

UN ‘Momentum for Change’ climate action award

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   UN ‘Momentum for Change’ climate action award   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, awardees and significance of the award.   Context: An Indian private project, HelpUsGreen is one of 15 ground-breaking projects …

Rohingya refugees

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. India and its neighbourhood- relations. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Rohingya refugees   What to study? For Prelims: Who are Rohingyas? For Mains: Displacement of …

National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. India and its neighbourhood- relations. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   National Register of Citizens (NRC)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of NRC …

Saubhagya scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure- energy related issues.   Saubhagya scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features, objectives and targets of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme.   Context: Nine States have achieved complete household …