4) Critically examine whether loan waivers are a panacea for farm distress?(250 words)

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3) NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ contains the blueprint for India’s future development. Critically examine. (250 words)

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2) India must shed its zero-sum style foreign policy-making, and work towards South Asian integration. Critically Analyze.(250 words)

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1) What do you understand by impact investing? Comment on how technology is playing a key role in bringing a measurable social change? Discuss the lessons that India should learn from its experience of impact investing so far?(250 words)

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Insights into Editorial: On a shaky foundation

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Insights into Editorial: Citizen-led employment generation is what’s needed

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 December 2018

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 December 2018

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Year End Review – 2018: Ministry of Tourism

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DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented

 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. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented   As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada held from 1st to 15th November, …

Niti Aayog releases second Delta Ranking of Aspirational districts

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. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders …

New High Court for Andhra Pradesh

Topics covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   …

RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning …

Tansen Samman

Topics covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Tansen Samman   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About Tansen Samman, Tansen festival and Tansen.   Context: Noted sitar player Manju Mehta has been conferred with the ‘Tansen Samman’ for 2018 by …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 DECEMBER 2018

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8) Discuss the three jewels of jainism and their relevance for today’s society.(250 words)

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7) Investment in airports and roads has seen an upswing in recent years. Examine the reasons and discuss the challenges going forward?(250 words)

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