1) Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment(250 words)

Topic– Indian Art and culture 1) Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain what constitutes Indian art and heritage, why this heritage is under threat, why we need to safeguard India’s art heritage and the steps that …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 February 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,21 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   Operation Digital Board   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of ODB. For Mains: Significance and potential of the project.   Context: Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched …

LOFAR telescope

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   LOFAR telescope   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: LOFAR telescope- objectives, features and significance of the latest discovery.   Context: A new map of the night sky published recently charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using LOFAR telescope that can detect light sources optical …

US National Emergency

Topics Covered: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.   US National Emergency   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of US National Emergency, key facts related and comparison with National Emergency in India.   Context: US President Trump has officially declared the US-Mexico border a “national emergency,” which …

Military Space Force

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Military Space Force   What to study? For Prelims: Space force- composition and functions. For Mains: Space force- the idea, concerns, challenges and the need for free outer- space.   Context: President Trump has signed a directive- …

Govt approves capital infusion in 12 PSBs

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   Govt approves capital infusion in 12 PSBs   What to study? For Prelims: …

States’ ranking on Startup initiatives

Topic: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   States’ ranking on Startup initiatives   What to study? For Prelims: About States’ Start- up Ranking 2018- key facts. For Mains: Significance of the rankings and challenges ahead, significance of the startups, …

Sikaria Mega Food Park

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Sikaria Mega Food Park   What to study? For Prelims: Mega food park scheme and mega food …

Operation Digital Board

Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   Operation Digital Board   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of ODB. For Mains: Significance and potential of the project.   Context: Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched Operation Digital Board to leverage technology in order to boost quality education in the country. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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 …

7) Teacher training requires an urgent overhaul in India. Examine.(250 words)

Topic– Issues related to education, human resources 7) Teacher training requires an urgent overhaul in India. Examine.(250 words) Livemint Why this question One of the major reason for our poor ranking in education indicators can be attributed to the quality of teaching staff in India. The article examines the issue and proposes solutions and thus …

6) The advent of Industry 4.0 requires a human centric approach unlock growth. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Human Resources 6) The advent of Industry 4.0 requires a human centric approach unlock growth. Discuss.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the potential human capital related challenge that is likely given the way 4th industrial revolution is shaping up. The …

5) Do you think India needs an anti-torture legislation. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors. 5) Do you think India needs an anti-torture legislation. Critically analyze.(250 words) The hindu Why this question Custodial torture is an inhuman and barbaric practice, which has been in vogue since ages, except in most of the modern liberal democracies, where it has been abolished. …

4) The cultural creativity and intellectual efflorescence that were the hallmarks of the European Renaissance were conspicuous by their absence in the Indian situation. Comment. (250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 4) The cultural creativity and intellectual efflorescence that were the hallmarks of the European Renaissance were conspicuous by their absence in the Indian situation. Comment. (250 words) The hindu   Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and …

3) The Vijayanagar empire architecture was heavily borrowed from the earlier dynasties of the region. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 3) The Vijayanagar empire architecture was heavily borrowed from the earlier dynasties of the region. Analyze. (250 words) Reference Ncert Directive word Analyze-here we  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, …

2) Kabir was one of the chief exponents of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period. Discuss the Relevance of the teachings of Kabir in Contemporary India?(250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) Kabir was one of the chief exponents of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period. Discuss the Relevance of the teachings of Kabir in Contemporary India?(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to highlight the status …

1) Literary account of foreigners proved extremely useful in writing the history of Ancient India. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Art and culture 1) Literary account of foreigners proved extremely useful in writing the history of Ancient India. Discuss.(250 words)   Key demand of the question Literary account of foreigners have played a useful role in writing the history of ancient India. The question expects us to discuss the account of such travellers …