[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 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 …

6) India urgently needs a national security doctrine and another knee jerk reaction will not suffice. Critically comment. (250 words)

Topic – challenges to internal security 6) India urgently needs a national security doctrine and another knee jerk reaction will not suffice. Critically comment. (250 words) Indianexpress Reference Why this question The Pulwama strike has raised several questions over the internal security situation in the country particularly with respect to Kashmir. The issue highlights the …

5) India has a lot to gain from supporting the reform agenda of Mohammed Bin Salman.  Critically analyze. (250 words)

Topic– India and its bilateral relations 5) India has a lot to gain from supporting the reform agenda of Mohammed Bin Salman.  Critically analyze. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question This article delves deep into the background of India’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the issues and enablers of the relationship. The article makes …

4) Supreme Court’s recent decision flags the need to address complexities in Centre- NCTD relations.Analyze. (250 words)

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers 4) Supreme Court’s recent decision flags the need to address complexities in Centre- NCTD relations.Analyze. (250 words) The hindu The hindu Why this question The recent judgement of the SC on centre-Delhi relations has …

3) Avadhana is a unique classical Indian art of spontaneous creation. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 3) Avadhana is a unique classical Indian art of spontaneous creation. Discuss.(250 words) Reference wikipedia The hansindia 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 …

2) Discuss the emergence and evolution of Buddhist art in India.(250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) Discuss the emergence and evolution of Buddhist art in India.(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 …

1) Benode Behari Mukherjee made great strides in Indian paintings besides his physical disability. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Benode Behari Mukherjee made great strides in Indian paintings besides his physical disability. 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topic covered: Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)   What to study? For Prelims: About NCST, objectives, roles, functions and schemes.   Context: …

Policy bias against rainfed agriculture

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Policy bias against rainfed agriculture   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Various schemes for the …

Azov sea

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Azov sea   What to Study? For Prelims: Location of Azov Sea and Kerch strait. For Mains: Conflict on Azov sea between Russia and Ukraine, its political implications, impact on other countries, what needs to be done? …

Finance Commission of India

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Finance Commission of India   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About FC- roles, objectives, functions, criteria used and need for reforms.   Context: People representatives of Panchayat Raj institutions and urban local bodies in Hyderabad are planning …

Scientists discover massive mountains under Earth’s crust

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Scientists discover massive mountains under Earth’s crust   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Latest …

Kannadigas to get priority in private sector jobs

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Employment related issues.   Kannadigas to get priority in private sector jobs   What to study? For Prelims: About the new policy of Karnataka. For Mains: Significance, challenges and concerns associated, what is the need …

Guidelines on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure- roadways and energy.   Guidelines on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure   What to study? For Prelims: Key Guidelines on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. For Mains: Policy and schemes related to e- vehicles and their …

Eco Circuit

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Eco Circuit   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme, …

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: For the overall empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangajan), a “Regional Conference on Deendayal …

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

Topic covered: Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)   What to study? For Prelims: About NCST, objectives, roles, functions and schemes.   Context: Foundation Day of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes is being observed on 19th February, 2019. …