TEST-47- INSIGHTS IAS REVISION PLAN FOR PRELIMS 2019 – DAILY REVISION TESTS: 30 April 2019

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 April 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 3: Topic covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.   Technical Textiles   What to study? For prelims: What are technical textiles and their significance? …

Drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million a year by 2050

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Issues related to health.   Drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million a year by 2050   What to study? For prelims: what are drug resistant diseases and how do they become drug resistant? For mains: concerns associated, effects and what needs to be …

Supreme Court seeks EC response on plea against voter prosecution

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Supreme Court seeks EC response on plea against voter prosecution What to study? For prelims: related provisions in News. For mains: need for protection of electors, concerns over misuse and reforms …

Army invokes emergency powers

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Army invokes emergency powers   What to study? For prelims and mains: emergency powers- features, need, concerns and significance.   Context: The Army is in the process of procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles from Israel …

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)   What to study? For Prelims: NCAP- features and targets. For Mains: Significance, challenges in its implementation and measures needed to improve its outcomes.   Context: MoEFCC has constituted a committee to …

Technical Textiles

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.   Technical Textiles   What to study? For prelims: What are technical textiles and their significance? For mains: Need and significance of these textiles.   Context: A Seminar was recently organized …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 April 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 …

Insights Static Quiz -298, 2019–Polity

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Insights into Editorial: Competing for the best

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Competing for the best     Introduction: India is a rapidly changing country in which inclusive, high-quality education is of utmost importance for its future prosperity. The country is currently in a youth bulge phase. It has the largest youth population in …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 April 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: Appointment to various Constitutional …

7) What do you understand by Deontology and Consequentialism in ethics? Explain with examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions. 7) What do you understand by Deontology and Consequentialism in ethics? Explain with examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications.   Why this question: The question is to evaluate the ethical …

6) Discuss the objectives, composition and significance of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. 6) Discuss the objectives, composition and significance of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).(250 words) Reference Why this question: The article captures the details of the 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on …

5) Lack of domestic consensus and regional consensus on the terms of reconciliation has left Afghanistan’s Peace elusive. Discuss. Also suggest India s role in reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan? (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5) Lack of domestic consensus and regional consensus on the terms of …

4) Elucidate on the role played by  India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in dealing with serious violation of human rights .(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 4) Elucidate on the role played by  India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in dealing with serious violation of human rights .(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: The article discusses …

3) Discuss the powers, functions and responsibility of the office of Speaker in India, why does it often come under criticism of being affiliated to some or the other political party?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3) Discuss the powers, functions and responsibility of the office of Speaker in India, why does it often come under criticism of being affiliated to some or the other political party?(250 …

2) Discuss the need for protection for both victims and accused in sexual abuse cases that have been on rise, what are the associated concerns ? Suggest measures to handle such challenges.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Issues related to women. . Indian Constitution- features, significant provisions. 2) Discuss the need for protection for both victims and accused in sexual abuse cases that have been on rise, what are the associated concerns ? Suggest measures to handle such challenges.(250 words) The …

1) The Burqa ban, is it an unreasonable limitation on religious freedom or a justifiable restriction? Critically analyse in the light of recent bans on Veils imposed by the Sri -Lankan government post Easter attacks.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) The Burqa ban, is it an unreasonable limitation on religious freedom or a justifiable restriction? Critically analyse in the light of recent bans on Veils …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 April 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 April 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 …

TEST-46- INSIGHTS IAS REVISION PLAN FOR PRELIMS 2019 – DAILY REVISION TESTS: 29 April 2019

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