QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 March 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 …

Interest Rate Derivatives

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Interest Rate Derivatives   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning of Interest Rate Derivatives and swap- their significance.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed non-residents to participate in the rupee interest rate …

Government sets up group to monitor terror sympathizers

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Government sets up group to monitor terror sympathizers   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Composition and terms of reference of the committee, threats posed by terror sympathizers and the need for their monitoring.   Context: The …

Insights into Editorial: Paradigm shift for TB control

Insights into Editorial: Paradigm shift for TB control              Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) remains the biggest killer disease in India, outnumbering all other infectious diseases put together this despite our battle against it from 1962, when the National TB Programme (NTP) was launched. All hope was pinned on mass BCG vaccination …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 March 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 features of world’s physical geography. General Studies – 1 Topic: The salient aspects …

7) Explain the essentials of information sharing and citizen charter in public service.(250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) Explain the essentials of information sharing and citizen charter in …

6) It is not only the intensity of environmental disasters that makes disasters devastating but poverty also has a huge bearing. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic : Disaster and disaster management. 6) It is not only the intensity of environmental disasters that makes disasters devastating but poverty also has a huge bearing. Critically analyse.(250 words) Reference   Why this question: The article evaluates the tropical cyclone  Idai that recently rampaged south-eastern Africa – one of the worst disasters ever to …

5) Discuss the key proposals of island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 recently notified for Andaman and Nicobar . Discuss the Concerns raised over relaxation of certain norms under it. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) Discuss the key proposals of island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 recently notified for Andaman and Nicobar . Discuss the Concerns raised over relaxation of certain norms under it. …

4) The MCC Is not legally binding and there is no great punishment or penalty for violating it. unless the violation can be prosecuted under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure At the least. In such a context how is the party in power expected to conduct itself when MCC is in operation? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 4) The MCC Is not legally binding and there is no great punishment or penalty for violating it. unless the violation can be prosecuted under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Code of …

3) Explain the meridional circulation of the atmosphere and its importance in world climate.(250 words)

Topic-Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3) Explain the meridional circulation of the atmosphere and its importance in world climate.(250 words)   Why this question: Question is based on the concept of Meridional circulation of the atmosphere and it significance in World climate. Demand of the question: This question seeks to examine the role of …