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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 February 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: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. General Studies – 1 …

7) The most central theme in Tagore’s philosophy is the human being, his or her potential and the question of how this potential can be reached. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) The most central theme in Tagore’s philosophy is the human being, his or her potential and the question of how this potential can be reached. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail …

6) For Jiddu Krishnamurti, education is educating the ” whole person, as a whole, within the whole”. Elaborate.(250 words)

Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6) For Jiddu Krishnamurti, education is educating the ” whole person, as a whole, within the whole”. Elaborate.(250 words) Reference Directive word Elaborate- It demands us to add more information to or explain something that has been said. Key demand of the question. The …

5) Kant’s moral philosophy is entwined with his political philosophy. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 5) Kant’s moral philosophy is entwined with his political philosophy. 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 related and …

4) Discuss the contribution of John Stuart Mill towards ethics and moral philosophy. (250 words)

Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 4) Discuss the contribution of John Stuart Mill towards ethics and moral philosophy. (250 words) Reference 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 …

3) Examine whether the Wahhabi Salafi influence on the practice of Islam in India merits concern from an internal security standpoint?(250 words)

Topic – Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 3) Examine whether the Wahhabi Salafi influence on the practice of Islam in India merits concern from an internal security standpoint?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article discusses the distinct nature of Indian Islam and how the radical …

2) Critically analyze whether strengthening MGNREGA would prove more beneficial than investing in PM KISAN?(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 2) Critically analyze whether strengthening MGNREGA would prove more beneficial than investing in PM KISAN?(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article compares and contrasts MGNREGA scheme with PM KISAN and makes a point …

1) Examine the impact of rapidly declining insect population?(250 words)

Topic–  changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) Examine the impact of rapidly declining insect population?(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the initiative. …

40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Topics Covered: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.   40th anniversary of Iran revolution   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of Iran …

African Union

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   African Union   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: AU- objectives, composition, functions and significance.   Context: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has taken over as the chair of the African Union (AU). The post of AU’s chair rotates annually between the …

LAWASIA Human Rights Conference

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   LAWASIA Human Rights Conference   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: LAWASIA and Human Rights Conference organized by it- objectives, significance and challenges highlighted, measures to address them.   Context: The first LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was organised by LAWASIA, in association …

Rajasthan to scrap education criterion

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.   Rajasthan to scrap education criterion   What to study? For Prelims: …

National Gas Grid

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.   National Gas Grid   What to study? For Prelims: National Gas Grid- objectives, need and significance.   Context: The Union Government has envisaged the development of the National Gas Grid.   The objectives of the National Gas Grid are: To remove regional imbalance within the country with regard to access …

Akshaya Patra Foundation

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Akshaya Patra Foundation   What to study? For Prelims: About Midday meals scheme and Akshaya Patra foundation. For Mains: Features, need and significance of the scheme, performance analysis of the scheme. …

National Productivity Week

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   National Productivity Week   What to study? For Prelims: National Productivity Council (NPC) and National Productivity week. For Mains: Significance of National productivity week and objectives and role of NPC.   …

Defence Innovation Hubs

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Defence Innovation Hubs   What to study? For Prelims: About iDEX and DIHs. For Mains: Objectives and their significance.   Context: The Defence Innovation Organisation set up under Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework has announced setting up of two Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in Tamil …