Nine new items added to MSP for minor forest produce scheme

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Nine new items added to MSP for minor forest produce scheme   What to study? For Prelims: MSP for MFP scheme, …

The dispute between Britain and Mauritius over Chagos islands

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   The dispute between Britain and Mauritius over Chagos islands   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About ICJ, implications of its advisory opinion, Chagos islands and about the dispute.   Context: The UK should end its …

‘IPrism’

Topics Covered: IP related issues.   ‘IPrism’   What to study? For Prelims: CIPAM and the new IPR policy. For Mains: IPR Policy related issues.   Context: The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, in collaboration with ASSOCHAM and ERICSSON India, has launched the second edition …

Global Digital Health Partnership

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Global Digital Health Partnership   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: GDHP- composition, roles, objectives and significance.   Context: India is hosting 4th Summit of Global Digital Health Partnership.   About GDHP: Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is an international collaboration of …

Skill Saathi Youth Conclave

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Skill Saathi Youth Conclave   What to study? For Prelims: Skill Saathi Youth initiative- Key features, implementation and significance. For Mains: Need for skilling, challenges and various initiatives in this regard.   Context: Nua Odisha, Dharmapada Samvaad-Skill …

National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards

Topics covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, applications, models, success, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards   What to study? For Prelims: About National Youth Parliament festival, awards and NYD- its significance, about NSS and NYKS.   Context: …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- …

8) Gandhi’s 7 social sins are a comprehensive list of behaviors that cause serious harm to society. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 8) Gandhi’s 7 social sins are a comprehensive list of behaviors that cause serious harm to society. 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 …

7) Highlight the findings of Uday Kotak committee on corporate governance and examine the ethical dilemma the proposed reforms bring for businesses?(250 words)

Topic – corporate governance 7) Highlight the findings of Uday Kotak committee on corporate governance and examine the ethical dilemma the proposed reforms bring for businesses?(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the recommendations of Uday Kotak committee on corporate governance and the impact that the implementation of the recommendations have had on …

6) Discuss the role of Final Action Task Force in combating money laundering and terror financing.(250 words)

Topic– money-laundering and its prevention 6) Discuss the role of Final Action Task Force in combating money laundering and terror financing.(250 words) Reference Wikipedia Why this question Recently in the wake of the Pulwama attack the FATF has criticized Pakistan for its role. In this context it is important to discuss about FATF, its mandate and …

5) Entry of e-pharmacies will bring down the price of medicine for Indian patients. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) Entry of e-pharmacies will bring down the price of medicine for Indian patients. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The article digs deep into controversies and criticism faced by e-pharmacies and discusses at length as to how …

4) Discuss the key features of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance and examine its impact?(250 words)

Topic– Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Discuss the key features of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance and examine its impact?(250 words) The hindu Why this question President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday promulgated the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance …

3) The Gurdwara reform movement of Punjab made an important contribution towards India’s freedom struggle. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 3) The Gurdwara reform movement of Punjab made an important contribution towards India’s freedom struggle. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand …

2) The Raiyatwari and the Zamindari system shared certain fundamental similarities. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) The Raiyatwari and the Zamindari system shared certain fundamental similarities. 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. …

1) Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom.(250 words)

Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom.(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the role …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 February 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,26 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 …