Registration of political parties under Section 29A of the RP Act, 1951

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   Registration of political parties under Section 29A of the RP Act, 1951   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Registration of political parties and provisions governing them, benefits of registration.   Context: The commission has announced the elections for the Lok Sabha and …

Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Composition, role, objectives and significance of FSDC.   Context: FSDC meeting held recently was chaired by the Union Finance Minister.   About FSDC: The …

‘Bomb Cyclone’

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   ‘Bomb Cyclone’   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Bomb cyclone- meaning, features, threats and preparedness, why are they on rise in recent times?   Context: A powerful bomb cyclone has impacted several part of the US causing heavy floods. …

District mineral foundations

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   District mineral foundations   What to Study? For Prelims: About DMFs, composition, funds and jurisdiction, about PMKKKY. For Mains: Why they should be placed under respective planning departments …

How the 2015-16 El Nino affected disease outbreaks

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. Disaster management.   How the 2015-16 El Nino affected disease outbreaks   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ENSO- El Nino and La Nia- causes, effects and impacts, global climate change and ENSO cycle.   Context: Global climatic disruptions due to …

Domestic systemically important bank

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Domestic systemically important bank   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: D- SIB- meaning, concerns, need and management.   Context: RBI categorises IDBI Bank as Private Sector Bank; SBI, ICICI and HDFC remain Systemically Important Banks.   …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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 into Editorial: Caution: Vaccine misinformation could be injurious to public health

Insights into Editorial: Caution: Vaccine misinformation could be injurious to public health   Context: Recent Incident, Facebook said it would step-in to curb misinformation on vaccines. The move followed anti-vaxx campaigners using social media to spread the fear of vaccines and the risk of links to autism. Earlier in Feb-march, an international study had said …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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 Indian Society, Diversity of India. General Studies – 1 Topic:  Indian …

VIDEO: Insights with Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Mr Rajiv Mehrishi IAS

  Insights with Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Mr Rajiv Mehrishi IAS   Recently we, InsightsIAS, had an opportunity to meet Mr Rajiv Mehrishi (IAS) CAG India, former Defence, Home and Finance Secretary to the Govt. of India – at his residence and discuss challenges related to civil services exam preparation, IAS profile …

7) “Rawls’ theory of justice requires the advantaged to help the disadvantaged under circumstances in which the disadvantaged benefit more than the advantaged do themselves. Do you agree ? elucidate with examples. (250 words)

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world 7) “Rawls’ theory of justice requires the advantaged to help the disadvantaged under circumstances in which the disadvantaged benefit more than the advantaged do themselves. Do you agree ? elucidate with examples. (250 words) Why this question: The question is in the context of …

6) The recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand depict obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and rising Islamophobia across the world. Do these incidents reflect rising sentiments of racism and intolerance into a perverse and murderous ideology? Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic: 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, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention 6) The recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand depict obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and …

5) In the light of recently released Climate variability index for Himalayan states, Discuss the role of socio-economic factors in determining the climate vulnerability of a region.  (250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) In the light of recently released Climate variability index for Himalayan states, Discuss the role of socio-economic factors in determining the climate vulnerability of a region. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the context of the recently launched Climate Vulnerability Index that …

4) Discuss the Implication of the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2019 that was held recently in India. What are the key challenges faced by entrepreneurs in our country? suggest some measures to address them.(250 words)

Topic : Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Discuss the Implication of the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2019 that was held recently in India. What are the key challenges faced by entrepreneurs in our country? suggest some measures to address them.(250 words) Reference …

3) Provide for a critical review of the age of criminal responsibility of juvenile in India vis-a-vis global scenario. (250 words)

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 3) Provide for a critical review of the age of criminal responsibility of juvenile in India vis-a-vis global scenario. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The maximum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) for juveniles was set at 16 years recently, and the Juvenile Justice …

2) India’s female Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) has sharply declined over the last decade, despite being a period of high GDP and employment growth. Discuss why and what needs to be done to improve this condition ? (250 words)

Topic-Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2) India’s female Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) has sharply declined over the last decade, despite being a period of high GDP and employment growth. Discuss why and what needs to be done to improve this condition ? (250 words) Reference   Why this question: Female labour …