8) Work ethics include not only how one feels about their job, career or vocation, but also how one does his/her job or responsibilities. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Work culture, Quality of service delivery 8) Work ethics include not only how one feels about their job, career or vocation, but also how one does his/her job or responsibilities. Comment.(250 words) Reference Reference Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion …

7) In the wake of the recent scientific reports on Climate change, it is imperative to finalise the rule book by 2018. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Climate Change 7) In the wake of the recent scientific reports on Climate change, it is imperative to finalise the rule book by 2018. Comment.(250 words) Livemint Why this question Accounting procedures, regarding the flow of climate finance, has become one of the most controversial issues being debated at Katowice, Poland where countries …

6) Discuss the measures that can help address the agrarian distress in the country. (250 words) 

Topic – Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; 6) Discuss the measures that can help address the agrarian distress in the country. (250 words)  Indian express Why this question Farmers suicides and …

5) Our Indian Education system needs serious reforms and changes. Comment. (250 words)

Topic –  Part of static series under the heading – “issues related to education” 5) Our Indian Education system needs serious reforms and changes. Comment. (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to bring out the issues in Indian education system and suggest reforms that would make education outcomes more …

4) Given the structural problems in the Indo-Pakistan relationship, no corridor cutting through the Radcliffe Line seems to have the potential to ensure better relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic– India and its bilateral relations 4) Given the structural problems in the Indo-Pakistan relationship, no corridor cutting through the Radcliffe Line seems to have the potential to ensure better relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Critically examine. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question Opening of the Kartarpur corridor has been seen as a harbinger …

3) Discuss the factors determining the quality and quantity of nutrition in children. Also discuss the need to improve nutritional outcomes among Indian children.(250 words)

Topic- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) Discuss the factors determining the quality and quantity of nutrition in children. Also discuss the need to improve nutritional outcomes among Indian children.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The recently released Global Nutrition Report highlights the status …

2) The draft Witness Protection Scheme, 2018, is the first attempt at the national-level to holistically provide for the protection of the witnesses, which will go a long way in eliminating secondary victimisation. Discuss. (250 words) 

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 2) The draft Witness Protection Scheme, 2018, is the first attempt at the national-level to holistically provide for the protection of the witnesses, which will go a long way in eliminating secondary victimisation. Discuss. (250 words)  The …

1) Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing.’ Explain by giving reasons.(250 words)

Topic – Developmental issues, issues related to poverty and hunger. 1) Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing.’ Explain by giving reasons.(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to bring out the status of poverty in India, the steps taken …

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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,05 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 December 2018 Paper 2: Topics Covered: 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 the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, …

Dual-Fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Dual-Fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles   The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified dual-fuel usage for agricultural and construction equipment vehicles. …

Norms for payment apps

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and associated issues.   Norms for payment apps   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Need for norms for payment apps- concerns, issues and challenges.   Context: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to come up with regulations to oversee …

Kandhamal Haldi

Topics Covered: IPR related issues.   Kandhamal Haldi   What to study? For Prelims: GI tags and about Kandhmal Haldi. For Mains: Significance of GI tags.   Context: Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, is all set to receive GI tag.   Key facts: The golden yellow spice, named after the district …

ExseedSAT 1, India’s 1st private satellite

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in space.   ExseedSAT 1, India’s 1st private satellite   What to study? For Prelims: About ExeedSAT 1, significance of Falcon 9 recent launch. For Mains: Applications and significance of ExseedSAT …

India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11

Topics covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in space.   India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11   What to study? For Prelims: All about GSAT- 11, For Mains: India’s space odyssey, Significance and applications of GSAT-11, technological achievements.   Context: …

Accounting methods of climate fund questioned

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Accounting methods of climate fund questioned   What to study? For Prelims: About GCF and its funding. For Mains: India’s observations on funding pattern, need for review and clarity …

Guidelines to ensure safety of children in hostels

Topics Covered: 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 the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these …