RSTV In Depth: Border Surveillance

RSTV In Depth: Border Surveillance (PRELIMS: Current events of national and international importance MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES III – Security challenges and their management in border areas) India’s land border covers around 15,106 km sharing boundaries with Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Varied terrains, climatic conditions and hostile neighbours make its borders complex …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Janaushadhi Diwas   What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities …

National Rural Economic Transformation Project

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Rural Economic Transformation Project   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of …

Nitrogen pollution

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Nitrogen pollution   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Nitrogen- natural cycle, pollution and ways to prevent it.   Context: The annual Frontiers Report 2019 published by the United Nations (UN), has included a chapter on nitrogen pollution in its latest edition. The …

UNODC

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNODC   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the report, about UNODC. For Mains: Significance of the report and concerns raised, need for comprehensive measures.   Context: The latest report released by United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says that …

Guard against misuse, social media platforms told

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Guard against misuse, social media platforms told   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Misuse of social media platforms, concerns over misuse and need for comprehensive guidelines. …

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Rankings of cities in various categories. For Mains: Swachh Bharat Mission- Significance, challenges and solutions.   Context: The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were recently conferred by President Ram …

Hazardous Waste (Management& Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Hazardous Waste (Management& Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of rules. For Mains: Significance and the need for these rules, comprehensive waste management rules.   Context: In order to strengthen …

Quality Assurance Scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Quality Assurance Scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the scheme and the need for quality assurance.   Context: NABL launches Quality Assurance Scheme for Basic Composite …

Janaushadhi Diwas

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Janaushadhi Diwas   What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities for the underprivileged- need and efforts by the government, generic medicines and their increasing popularity …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,07 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. General Studies – 1 Topic– Post-independence consolidation …

Question Banks on Art and Culture, History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern) for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam by InsightsIAS – Published by McGraw Hill Education

  Question Banks on Art and Culture, History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern) for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam by InsightsIAS – Published by McGraw Hill Education We are delighted to announce that McGraw Hill publication has published two more books from InsightsIAS – one  on Art and Culture and another on History – both question …

6) Does the death penalty stop crime? Do you think India abolish capital punishment? Critically analyze. (250 words)

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6) Does the death penalty stop crime? Do you think India abolish capital punishment? Critically analyze. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The article is in the backdrop …

8) What do you know by ‘ Ethical Human Conduct’? In what way is it imperative to be ethical along with being professionally competent?(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 8) What do you know by ‘ …

7) Solar power is turning rural India bright and shining. Discuss the recent initiatives taken by the Centre in this direction with special emphasis on agrarian economies of rural India. (250 words)

Topic-Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) Solar power is turning rural India bright and shining. Discuss the recent initiatives taken by the Centre in this direction with special emphasis on agrarian economies of rural India. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The question is in the context of central government’s recent initiatives …