India Urban Observatory & Video Wall

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   India Urban Observatory & Video Wall   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of India Urban Observatory, data smart cities policy.   Context: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the state-of-the-art …

BEE Star Ratings

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   BEE Star Ratings What to study? For Prelims and Mains: BEE, start ratings and significance, different types.   Context: The Ministry of Power has announced that two more electrical appliances microwave ovens and washing machines will now be assigned star ratings based on their energy efficiency metrics. The programme …

Return Policy for militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges.   Return Policy for militants in Jammu and Kashmir   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the policy, policies on …

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Kashi Vishwanath Corridor   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Location of Kashi Vishwanath, the proposed Corridor and its significance.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the …

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Disaster and disaster management.   Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of DRIP and states covered. For Mains: Need for and significance of DRIP, why safety of …

PMUY

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   PMUY   What to study? For Prelims: PMU- key features. For Mains: PMUY- objectives, features, significance and measures needed to sustain the momentum.   Context: The Centre has disbursed over seven crore LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The target has …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 March 2019 Relevant articles form PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Protection of vulnerable sections of the society.   Pulse Polio Program 2019   What to study? For Prelims: What is IPV and its significance, about polio. For Mains: Pulse Polio Programme- significance and the …

Pulse Polio Program 2019

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Protection of vulnerable sections of the society.   Pulse Polio Program 2019   What to study? For Prelims: What is IPV and its significance, about polio. For Mains: Pulse Polio Programme- significance and the need.   Context: In order to sustain polio eradication drive from the country, government has …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 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: 11 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 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:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world …

7) While northern India is witnessing an extended winter season, the southern part of the country has started experiencing heat wave conditions this March, In this context discuss the significance and relevance of India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP).(250 words)

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management. 7) While northern India is witnessing an extended winter season, the southern part of the country has started experiencing heat wave conditions this March, In this context discuss the significance and relevance of India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP).(250 words) Indiatoday Reference Why this question: The articles provide for a coverage of …

6) Discuss the role of Artificial intelligence in managing and mitigating floods. What are the issues and challenges involved? Discuss in the light of Google’s newly launched flood forecasting project in India.(250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life./ Disaster and disaster management. 6) Discuss the role of Artificial intelligence in managing and mitigating floods. What are the issues and challenges involved? Discuss in the light of Google’s newly launched flood forecasting project in India.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The …

5) RBI’s recent constricted monetary policy has kept real interest rates high, impacting investment flow and job creation. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) RBI’s recent constricted monetary policy has kept real interest rates high, impacting investment flow and job creation. Critically analyze.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article captures the recent trends of RBI’s tight monetary policy that has kept real …

4) With India going to witness biggest election in world history  with total electorate being more than the population of every continent, Discuss the issues and challenges faced by Election commission in conducting elections of such magnitude with special emphasis on role of social media.(250 words)

Topic:   Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 4) With India going to witness biggest election in world history  with total electorate being more than the population of every continent, Discuss the issues and challenges faced by Election commission in conducting elections of …

3) “Cooperative federalism is being replaced with coercive federalism”. Elucidate. Also discuss the importance of fundamental renegotiation of powers between Union and states in favor of political democracy in this context.(250 words)

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3) “Cooperative federalism is being replaced with coercive federalism”. Elucidate. Also discuss the importance of fundamental renegotiation of powers between Union and states in favor …

2) Define nationalism. Giving reasons for rise of nationalism in 19th century Europe, assess its role in the outbreak world wars.(250 words)

Topic– Industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 2) Define nationalism. Giving reasons for rise of nationalism in 19th century Europe, assess its role in the outbreak world wars.(250 words) World history by Norman Lowe, World history NCERT …