QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 February 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,22 February 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 …

STRATEGY: InsightsIAS OGP-2018 Student, All India Rank Rank 26, IFoS Topper, Interview Marks 186, Second Attempt

STRATEGY InsightsIAS OGP-2018 Student All India Rank Rank 26, IFoS Topper, Interview Marks 186, Second Attempt Hello all I am AGRIM SAINI. I have recently secured AIR 26 in Indian Forest Service Examination 2018. I am writing this article to share my experience. I hope it helps people who are preparing or aim to prepare …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 February 2019 Relevant Articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 4: Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Shisht Bharat Campaign   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance …

Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families

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.   Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families   What to study? …

Green India Mission

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Green India Mission   What to study? For Prelims: GIM- Key features, NAPCC. For Mains: Performance analysis of GIM, challenges and concerns highlighted, need for reforms.   Context: According to a Parliamentary committee report, Green India Mission, aimed at “protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s …

Jallianwala: Punjab Assembly seeks UK apology

Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.   Jallianwala: Punjab Assembly seeks UK apology   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Jallianwala Bagh incident- overview, impacts and outcomes.   Context: In the run-up to centenary year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the …

Indus Water Treaty

Topics Covered: India and neighbourhood relations.   Indus Water Treaty   What to study? For Prelims: Indus Water Treaty- key facts. For Mains: Issues associated with the implementation of the treaty and their resolution, how bilateral tensions affect the treaty.   Context: In response to Pulwama terror attack, the Centre has decided to stop India’s …

HOPE Portal

Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   HOPE Portal   What to study? For Prelims: About NABH and HOPE Portal. For Mains: Need for and significance of accreditation.   Context: National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations (NABH) has revamped Entry-Level Certification Process of hospitals to make it simpler, digital, faster …

Shisht Bharat Campaign

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Shisht Bharat Campaign   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the campaign.   What is it? The Shisht Bharat campaign, launched by a NGO, aims to …

Insights into Editorial: The Saudi-India-Pakistan triangle

Insights into Editorial: The Saudi-India-Pakistan triangle India and Saudi Arabia: India and Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial and friendly relations reflecting the centuries old economic and socio-cultural ties. Close geographical proximity, civilizational links, cultural affinity, natural synergies, vibrant people to people contacts. Common challenges and opportunities have added momentum to this robust engagement. The two sides …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. General …

8) Critically analyze the challenges involved in moving security forces in the volatile regions of J&K.(250 words)

Topic– Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 8) Critically analyze the challenges involved in moving security forces in the volatile regions of J&K.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The recent attack on security forces in Kashmir highlights the threats and challenges in moving forces across the valley. In …

7) Critically analyze the state of unemployment and the political discourse around it in India.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7) Critically analyze the state of unemployment and the political discourse around it in India.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Unemployment has become a chronic problem of India and in the recent years the situation has only worsened. In …

6) Withdrawing MFN status of Pakistan by India will have little intended  impact. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic– India and its neighborhood- relations. 6) Withdrawing MFN status of Pakistan by India will have little intended  impact. Analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The recent attack on security forces in Kashmir highlights the instability in the region and the role of external threats. In retaliation India has decided to withdraw the MFN …

5) What choices does India have in dealing with Pakistan to curb the constant export of terror? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic– India and its bilateral relations 5) What choices does India have in dealing with Pakistan to curb the constant export of terror? Discuss. (250 words) Indianexpress Financialexpress Why this question The recent Pulwama attack and the role of Pakistan based terror groups in the attack has once again brought the focus on India Pakistan …

4) Substance abuse is a problem that merits serious consideration in India. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) Substance abuse is a problem that merits serious consideration in India. Examine. (250 words) Reference Why this question The article discusses the high instance of alcohol and drug abuse among Indians which is often ignored. The article highlights the lacunae in our …

3) During the age of the Guptas, literature flourished and a number of literary masterpieces were produced. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 3) During the age of the Guptas, literature flourished and a number of literary masterpieces were produced. Discuss. (250 words) Reference   Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand …