QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,12 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: 12 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 January 2019 Paper 1 and 3: Topics Covered:   Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Disaster and disaster …

Armed Forces Veteran Day

 Topics covered: History of the World – 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.   Armed Forces Veteran Day   The Armed Forces are celebrating the Veterans Day on 14 Jan to …

Renuka dam

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 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; e-technology in the aid of farmers. …

Partnership Summit

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Partnership Summit   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The summit- objectives, features and significance.   Context: The 25th edition of the Partnership Summit will be held in Mumbai. It is being organized by the Department …

Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza

Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of SIDCOP, …

Earth’s magnetic North Pole is moving

Topics Covered:   Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Disaster and disaster management.   Earth’s magnetic North Pole is moving   What to study? For …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian …

8) Universal Basic Income has its own pros and cons. Discuss in the context of Indian economy.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 8) Universal Basic Income has its own pros and cons. Discuss in the context of Indian economy.(250 words) Indianexpress Indianexpress Why this question The Union government has recently mooted the idea of UBI for …

7) There is a need to iron out the flaws in RTI act rather than manipulating its loopholes. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 7) There is a need to iron out the flaws in RTI act rather than manipulating its loopholes. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress The hindu Why this question RTI has been a revolutionary legislation and has significantly increased the transparency and accountability in government functioning. However recently there have …

6) While the Good Samaritan law is a step in the right direction, at the same time there needs to be more awareness around the subject. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic–  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 6) While the Good Samaritan law is a step in the right direction, at the same time there needs to be more awareness around the subject. Discuss. (250 words) Livemint Why this question The article delves …

5) The window of demographic dividend points to a differential approach to socio-economic policy planning. Examine.(250 words)

Topic- Salient features of Indian Society 5) The window of demographic dividend points to a differential approach to socio-economic policy planning. Examine.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the spread of demographic dividend in India across time and states and examines the kind of policy approach required to take advantage of such dividend. …

4) Analyze the factors for the highly decentralized cotton textile industry in India?(250 words)

Topic –  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 4) Analyze the factors for the highly decentralized cotton textile industry in India?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what do we mean by decentralised cotton …

3) With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the atomic energy is gaining more and more significance in India. Discuss the availability of raw material required for “the generation of atomic energy in India and in the world”(250 words)

Topic-   Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 3) With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the atomic energy is gaining more and more significance in India. Discuss the availability of raw material required for “the generation of atomic energy in India and in the world”(250 words)   …

2) Afghanistan’s resources could make it the richest mining region on earth. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 2) Afghanistan’s resources could make it the richest mining region on earth. Discuss.(250 words) Reference wikipedia Directive word Discuss- …

1) Discuss the economic importance of Indian ocean region for India.(250 words)

Topic– Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 1) Discuss the economic importance of Indian ocean region for India.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing …

Insights into Editorial: Why MCQ isn’t an option

Insights into Editorial: Why MCQ isn’t an option   MCQs in Various modes of Examinations: The growing legitimisation of the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) pattern of exams for all sorts of entrance tests, particularly in the field of liberal arts and social sciences, indicates the poverty of pedagogic imagination that seems to have inflicted a …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,11 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 …