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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. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; …

Guidelines for crèches at workplaces

  Topics covered: Women related issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Guidelines for crèches at workplaces   What to study? Static Part: Maternity Benefit Act- key features, Guidelines on crèches at workplaces. Dynamic and Current: Significance of the act and challenges …

National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act

Topics covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act   What to study? Static Part: A brief overview of NJAC act and the key amendments proposed. Dynamic and Current: Why was it …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,03 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 into Editorial: Without maternity benefits

Insights into Editorial: Without maternity benefits Introduction: Under – nutrition continues to adversely affect majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a low birth weight baby. When poor nutrition starts in utero, it extends throughout the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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: “History of the world will include events from 18th century such as  colonization, decolonization”. …

8) Examine the adverse impacts caused by heat waves and how India should deal with it?(250 words)

Topic – Climate Change 8) Examine the adverse impacts caused by heat waves and how India should deal with it?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The Lancet countdown on health and climate report was released recently. Coming on the eve of the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland, the report of the Lancet panel …

7) In recent years, we have seen a lot of farmer’s protests demanding loan waivers. Discuss the effectiveness of loan waivers in solving farmer’s issues?(250 words) 

Topic – Issues related to agriculture 7) In recent years, we have seen a lot of farmer’s protests demanding loan waivers. Discuss the effectiveness of loan waivers in solving farmer’s issues?(250 words)  Epw Why this question Loan waiver has been a very frequent demand by the farmers in India including in the current protests in …

6) To hear the call of the Ganga, both political will and ethical responsibility are required. Analyze in the context of recent developments with respect to Ganga river. (250 words)

Topic –  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management. 6) To hear the call of the Ganga, both political will and ethical responsibility are required. Analyze in the context of recent developments with respect to Ganga river. (250 words) Epw Hindustantimes Hindubuisnessline Why this question Ganga is the largest and …

5) What are Trans Fats. Discuss their impact on health and, measures taken by the government to decrease the consumption of trans fats. (250 words)

Topic – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) What are Trans Fats. Discuss their impact on health and, measures taken by the government to decrease the consumption of trans fats. (250 words) Downtoearth Reference Why this question FSSAI has recently launched a campaign to end …

4) Despite sharing a congruence of values and democratic ideals, India and the EU have both struggled to build a partnership that can be instrumental in shaping the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the 21st century. Comment. (250 words) 

Topic: India and its bilateral relations 4) Despite sharing a congruence of values and democratic ideals, India and the EU have both struggled to build a partnership that can be instrumental in shaping the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the 21st century. Comment. (250 words)  Reference Why this question European Union releasing its strategy on India …

3) The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western-educated Africans. Examine.(250 words)

Topic-  Part of static series under the heading – “History of the world will include events from 18th century such as  colonization, decolonization” 3) The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western-educated Africans. Examine.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain that freedom …

2) What were the benefits that fascism provided to the people of Italy. What  were the problems it could not solve. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 2) What were the benefits that fascism provided to the people of Italy. What  were the problems it could not solve. Discuss.(250 words) Mastering …

1) Discuss the factors that led to the overthrow of the provisional government in Russia, formed after the February revolution of 1917. (250 words)

Topic -Events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1) Discuss the factors that led to the overthrow of the provisional government in Russia, formed after the February revolution of 1917. (250 words) …

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2018 – Week 48: Immigration is Not a Threat, but is Fundamentally an Economic Issue

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2018 – Week 48 Archives 02 December 2018 Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words:  Immigration is Not a Threat, but Fundamentally it’s an Economic Issue Hint to Topic: In the light of perceived threats of war induced (ethnic, civil, terrorist) immigration around the world, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 December 2018

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   What to study? Static Part: Meaning of Fake news, …

Swachhta Pakhwada

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 observed in M/o Civil Aviation and all of its organization. …