Khushi Scheme of Odisha

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: 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. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

Mohan Reddy Committee

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. Issues relating to development …

Insights Static Quiz -207, 2019 –Polity

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Static Quiz -207, 2019 Polity ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 January 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,31 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers   Introduction: Rural agrarian distress is firmly at the centre of the national discourse today, triggered by the recent Assembly election results in the Hindi heartland as well as continuous farmer agitations. Eight state governments have given …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 January 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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:  Aptitude and foundational values …

8) What is empathy and why is it important in public services. How can we increase empathy among civil servants. Discuss.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 8) What is empathy and why is it important in public services. How can we increase empathy among civil servants. …

7) Many civil servants have left a huge impact in the areas they have worked in. What do you think are the qualities which enable such civil servants to excel? Give an example of a civil servant who inspires you and how he imbibes the qualities described above?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic-Part of static series under the heading – “Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service” 7) Many civil servants have left a huge impact in the areas they have worked in. What do you think are the qualities which enable such civil servants to excel? …

6) A small cohort of technology firms now guards the door to the modern economy. Discuss why information technology markets of today are highly concentrated. Also discuss the need to adapt our regulatory policies to new business models.(250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) A small cohort of technology firms now guards the door to the modern economy. Discuss why information technology markets of today are highly concentrated. Also discuss the need to adapt our …

5) Repeated loan waivers may be in the interest of political parties but are not in the interest of farmers. Critically examine.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic-Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Repeated loan waivers may be in the interest of political parties but are not in the interest of farmers. Critically examine.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Farm loan waivers introduced recently by several state governments have …

4) The era of specialisation has its own achievements but it has also created narrow reductionist viewpoints on environment and nature. Comment.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic –  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) The era of specialisation has its own achievements but it has also created narrow reductionist viewpoints on environment and nature. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question …

3) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana has a number of challenges to contend with as it seeks to improve the status of healthcare in India. Discuss.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana has a number of challenges to contend with as it seeks to improve the status of healthcare in India. Discuss.(250 words) Financial express …

2) The recent political results in Bangladesh will provide a fillip to India Bangladesh bilateral relations. Comment(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic – India and its bilateral relations 2) The recent political results in Bangladesh will provide a fillip to India Bangladesh bilateral relations. Comment(250 words) Economictimes Why this question The recent elections in Bangladesh will have a bearing on the relationship between India and Bangladesh …

1) India’s strategic interests are better served through a continuity in USA’s foreign policy. Evaluate.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic – India and its bilateral relations. 1) India’s strategic interests are better served through a continuity in USA’s foreign policy. Evaluate.(250 words) Reference Indianexpress Why this question The article discusses the impact of changes and continuity in US foreign policy on the strategic interests …