4) Out of Pocket Expenditure is one of the major challenges in improving status of healthcare in the country. Now that Ayushman Bharat has tried to address this problem, examine the issues involved and highlight the lessons that can be learnt from RSBY while implementation of Ayushman Bharat?(250 words)

Topic – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. 4) Out of Pocket Expenditure is one of the major challenges in improving status of healthcare in the country. Now that Ayushman Bharat has tried to address this problem, examine the issues involved and highlight the lessons that can be learnt …

3) Critically analyze whether India’s laws on surveillance are a threat to privacy? (250 words)

Topic– Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Critically analyze whether India’s laws on surveillance are a threat to privacy? (250 words) The hindu   Why this question The government has recently brought out a notification which authorizes several government agencies to intercept, …

2) Discuss how the recently released e-commerce rules will impact the marketplace and the consumers.(250 words)

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. 2) Discuss how the recently released e-commerce rules will impact the marketplace and the consumers.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question Online shopping has witnessed a very high growth rate …

1) If social inequality is the most acutely felt social problem in India, insecurity, more than poverty, is the most acutely felt economic problem. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Poverty and developmental issues. 1) If social inequality is the most acutely felt social problem in India, insecurity, more than poverty, is the most acutely felt economic problem. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question Economic insecurity is a serious problem which can lead to not only deprivation but also social unrest. …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 December 2018

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Rajya Sabha TV In Depth – India’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 December 2018

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Guidelines issued to ensure transparency in Selection of Sportspersons

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Establishment of NIMZs

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Children’s Science Congress

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Children’s Science Congress   What to study? For Prelims: About NCSC, NCSTC. For Mains: Significance of the platform.   Context: 26th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) …

National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Topics covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   National Register of Citizens (NRC)   …

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Topics covered: Women related issues. 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 …

‘Adopt a Heritage’ project

Topics covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 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, …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 DECEMBER 2018

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8) What are the reasons that you think are responsible for the decline in empathy in the modern age. Discuss.(250 words)

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7) “In diverse societies, bureaucracies have to be contextual, and therefore emotional. They must be designed for everyone, and not just for a few.” Comment.(250 words)

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6) The draft IT rules seek to ensure that  “unlawful” content does not feed back into social unrest. Critically analyze.(250 words)

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5) The disaster that struck a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills district on December 13, trapping at least 13 workers, is a shocking reminder that a fast-growing economy such as India continues to allow Dickensian mining practices. Discuss.(250 words)

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