2) In the wake of US accusations, Indian is keen to introduce several reforms in WTO. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) In the wake of US accusations, Indian is keen to introduce several reforms in WTO. Discuss.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question The article discusses the recent relationship phase between US and India and the need for reforms in the WTO …

1) Discuss how India’s diaspora policy has evolved over the years?(250 words)

Topic– Indian Diaspora 1) Discuss how India’s diaspora policy has evolved over the years?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain the how our policy regarding our diaspora has evolved over the years. We also need to highlight and explain the specific steps taken by the government to engage Indian …

Insights into Editorial: Moving away from 1%

Insights into Editorial: Moving away from 1%   Introduction: India’s health achievements are very modest even in comparison to large and populous countries such as China, Indonesia or Brazil. India’s neighbours, in the past two decades, have made great strides on the development front. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan now have better health indicators than …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,25 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: 25 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 January 2019 Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of the …

Nitrogen pollution

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Nitrogen pollution   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Nitrogen- natural cycle, pollution and ways to prevent it, South Asian Nitrogen Hub.   Context: A major international research programme is being carried out to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for environment, …

Neglected 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.   Neglected diseases   What to study? For Prelims: What are neglected tropical diseases? For Mains: Neglected diseases- spread, vulnerable sections, concerns, measures and the need for international cooperation.   Context: A …

SC/ST Act amendment

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of the vulnerable sections.   SC/ST Act amendment   What to study? For …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interest. General …

8) E-waste is a looming crisis for humanity and calls for immediate action. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 8) E-waste is a looming crisis for humanity and calls for immediate action. Discuss.(250 words) Reference   Why this question The UN has recently released a report highlighting the huge problem of e-waste across the world. In this context it is important to discuss the problem in detail. …

7) Upscaling solar power in India requires tighter land regulations. Examine.(250 words)

Topic-  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) Upscaling solar power in India requires tighter land regulations. Examine.(250 words) Reference Why this question India has placed huge stress on the solar power and has also made significant strides in capacity addition in this regard. However further upscaling has been difficult on account of land …

6) Discuss the recently released guidelines to re-energize and reinvigorate the Jan Shikshan Sansthans. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors 6) Discuss the recently released guidelines to re-energize and reinvigorate the Jan Shikshan Sansthans. (250 words) Pib Why this question Jan Shikshan Sansthans is an important institution related to skill development in India and the government has released guidelines to further strengthen and reinvigorate the …

5) Critically examine whether the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration solve the migrant crisis facing the world currently?(250 words)

Topic– Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Critically examine whether the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration solve the migrant crisis facing the world currently?(250 words) Reference Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain about the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly …

4) Frontline government workers such as Anganwadi workers, teachers, nurses etc face issues in their working conditions which need to be alleviated for better social sector indicators. Examine. (250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Human Resources. 4) Frontline government workers such as Anganwadi workers, teachers, nurses etc face issues in their working conditions which need to be alleviated for better social sector indicators. Examine. (250 words) Indianexpress  Why this question The article examines the issues faced by …

3) DAY-NRLM has played a significant role in reducing poverty in India, in the recent years. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3) DAY-NRLM has played a significant role in reducing poverty in India, in the recent years. Discuss.(250 words) Pib 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 …

2) Highlight the role played by Indian diaspora in Act East policy?(250 words)

Topic– Indian Diaspora 2) Highlight the role played by Indian diaspora in Act East policy?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to highlight the role played by diaspora in Act East policy. Structure of the answer Introduction – Highlight that India has widened it’s foreign policy perspective with reinvigorating arrangements with …

1) New India can’t view empowerment of women merely as economic resource. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Social empowerment 1) New India can’t view empowerment of women merely as economic resource. Comment.(250 words) Indian express Why this question The article examines the problems with the developmental narrative that sees improvement of status of women merely in terms of participation of women in labour force. There are several other issues faced …