QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,29 January 2019 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: 29 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 January 2019 Paper 2: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Curative petition   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of curative petition, about methyl iso cyanide(MIC). For Mains: The tragedy- how it took place, the fight for fair compensation …

‘India can’t handle more big cats’

Topic covered: Conservation related issues.   ‘India can’t handle more big cats’   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: International Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation, project tiger, global tiger initiative and Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP).   Context: With shrinking habitats, experts opine that India has almost neared its capacity to manage tigers. …

Delhi To Introduce MSP based on Swaminathan Commission Report

Topics Covered: Issues related to subsidies. Govt policies and their performances.   Delhi To Introduce MSP based on Swaminathan Commission Report   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is MSP, need for revision and MS Swaminathan Committee recommendations and their significance.   Context: The Delhi government has decided to introduce Minimum Support Price …

Tackling climate change from a security perspective

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Tackling climate change from a security perspective   What to study? For Prelims: UNSC; key facts. For Mains: Declaring Climate …

New Delhi superbug gene reaches the Arctic

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   New Delhi superbug gene reaches the Arctic   What to study? For Prelims: What are superbugs, brief overview of known superbugs. For Mains: MDR- causes, concerns and solutions.   Context: In a significant find in …

Non-communicable diseases

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Non-communicable diseases   What to study? For Prelims: What are NCDs? For …

Curative petition

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Curative petition   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of curative petition, about methyl iso cyanide(MIC). For Mains: The tragedy- how it took place, the fight for fair compensation and what needs to be done?   Context: The Supreme Court …

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture- Importance of Voting

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture- Importance of Voting (TOPICS COVERED: PRELIMS: Indian Polity and Governance, Current events of national importance MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES II – Governance, Constitution, Polity) India celebrated its 9th National Voters Day on 25 January 2019. The celebration was initiated in 2011 on the 61st foundation day of Election Commission of …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 January 2019 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: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. General Studies …

7) Media plays an important role in inculcating and shaping our values.  Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Media plays an important role in inculcating and shaping our values.  Discuss.(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 …

6) India has huge opportunity to become an AI specialist but there are several challenges involved therein . Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) India has huge opportunity to become an AI specialist but there are several challenges involved therein . Critically analyze.(250 words) Reference Timesofindia Why this question India has been touted as one of the leading AI ready nations in the world. However …

5) Discuss about the CRISPR gene editing technology and the concerns raised by it.(250 words)

Topic- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5) Discuss about the CRISPR gene editing technology and the concerns raised by it.(250 words) Reference Why this question The CRISPR technology is a revolutionary technology which has enhanced our capabilities to edit genetic information. It finds use in many cutting edge …

4) What do you understand by 5g technology? Discuss the advantages it offers? (250 words)

Topic- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4) What do you understand by 5g technology? Discuss the advantages it offers? (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question is quite straightforward in its demand. Explain what the technology, the characteristics which set it apart and the advantages …

3) What are the measures which can help reduce agrarian distress in the country. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic–  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3) What are the measures which can help reduce agrarian distress in the country. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question India is reeling under a protracted agrarian distress and the importance of agriculture in India’s society, economy and polity …