INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Protecting India’s Wetlands”.

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 02 FEBRUARY 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 02 FEBRUARY 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [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 …

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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 February 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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   …

African Union

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

LAWASIA Human Rights Conference

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses   …

Rajasthan to scrap education criterion

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

National Gas Grid

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

Akshaya Patra Foundation

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

National Productivity Week

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

Defence Innovation Hubs

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …