Chang’e-4 mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Chang’e-4 mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, objectives and significance of the mission.   Context: China has launched Chang’e-4, a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme.   Background: The Moon is tidally …

Method to simulate, predict solar activity over ten years developed

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Method to simulate, predict solar activity over ten years developed   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the findings, sunspots and their effects.   Context: A team of researchers from IISER Kolkata have developed a way of predicting the intensity of activity in the next solar cycle …

UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 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.   UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   What …

State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (SMART) Project

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 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: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

7) Tackling climate change requires all countries to iron out the issues in framing the rulebook to implement pledges that were made by various countries at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015. Examine. (250 words) 

Topic – climate change 7) Tackling climate change requires all countries to iron out the issues in framing the rulebook to implement pledges that were made by various countries at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015. Examine. (250 words)  The hindu Why this question The framing of the rulebook for tackling climate change in COP …

6) Discuss the key features of agricultural export policy 2018 and it’s likely impact?(250 words) 

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 6) Discuss the key features of agricultural export policy 2018 and it’s likely impact?(250 words)  Economictimes Why this question The Union cabinet Thursday approved an export policy for agriculture, lifting all restrictions on organic and processed …

5) National Commission for Women needs to be given more powers in order to handle complaints more effectively. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 5) National Commission for Women needs to be given more powers in order to handle complaints more effectively. Comment.(250 words) Reference Reference Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form …

4) Discuss the problems faced by transgender persons in India. How far do you think the Transgender Persons bill, 2016 will address those issues. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 4) Discuss the problems faced by transgender persons in India. How far do you think the Transgender Persons bill, 2016 will address those issues. Comment.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Transgender persons are one of the most neglected and marginalised section of Indian society, facing neglect from …

3) Discuss the various schemes introduced by India for socio-economic empowerment of women.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 3) Discuss the various schemes introduced by India for socio-economic empowerment of women.(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 also have to discuss about the related and important aspects …

2) Gandhi’s political strategy achieved much more success in comparison to his attempts at constructive work. Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic – Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2) Gandhi’s political strategy achieved much more success in comparison to his attempts at constructive work. Critically examine.(250 words) Indian express Why this question The article discusses the achievements of Gandhi in doing political as …

1) Critically analyze the impact that social media platforms such as Facebook have had on society?(250 words)

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Critically analyze the impact that social media platforms such as Facebook have had on society?(250 words) The hindu   Why this question Social media is omnipresent in our lives and has a huge bearing on society and individuals. This article attempts to examine this and …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,08 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 important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam …