QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Community Radio Stations and SVEEP   What to study? For Prelims: What are Community radio stations and what is SVEEP. For Mains: Significance of community radio stations and challenges …

El Niño

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   El Niño   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ENSO- El Nino and La Nia- causes, effects and impacts, global climate change and ENSO cycle.   Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has finally declared that weak El Nino conditions are prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.   …

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: EPCA- objectives, composition and significance.   Context: EPCA comes out with parking management plan for Delhi. In report, agency flags free parking on public land, multiplicity of agencies to be key …

Article 370

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 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.   Article 370   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of …

International Solar Alliance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Solar Alliance   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ISA- key facts, significance and India’s solar power potential.   Context: Bolivia has joined the International Solar Alliance by signing the framework agreement on International Solar Alliance.   Background: The agreement of …

‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)   What to study? For Prelims: CCIT- key facts. For Mains: Significance and the need for convention, terrorism- threats, concerns and need for international cooperation in curbing.   Context: In the wake of growing threats and acts …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 13 to 16

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 13 to 16   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 13 to 16  which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will …

Insights into Editorial: The ABC of India’s anti-satellite missile test

Insights into Editorial: The ABC of India’s anti-satellite missile test Context: India announced to the world that it had carried out a successful anti-satellite missile test, becoming only the fourth country to do so. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming on television himself to make the announcement, the test is being described as a giant …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of …

7) Evaluate laws, rules, regulations are conscience as source of ethical guidance. (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. 7) Evaluate laws, rules, regulations are conscience …

6) Holistic overview of the linkages between the different components of energy is the need of the hour to flip the ratio between fossils and renewables in the energy basket of emergent India. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic : Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6) Holistic overview of the linkages between the different components of energy is the need of the hour to flip the ratio between fossils and renewables in the energy basket of emergent India. Discuss. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article evaluates the pressing …

5) “Owing to the unparalleled transformation in the world of work, there are numerous transformational challenges that are bound to occur” Discuss the persistent future challenges in the world of work with the advent of the automation.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. developing new technology. 5) “Owing to the unparalleled transformation in the world of work, there are numerous transformational challenges that are bound to occur” Discuss the persistent future challenges in the world of work with the advent of the automation.(250 …

4) Critically analyse Africa as the rising China’s sphere of influence.(250 words)

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. 4) Critically analyse Africa as the rising China’s sphere of influence.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: Sino-African relations are a vibrant, two-way dynamic in which both sides adjust to policy initiatives and popular perceptions emanating from the other. China is both …

3) The New foreign policy doctrine is manifesting a gradual shift from the fundamental non-aligned past of Nehruvian foreign policy. Illustrate. (250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 3) The New foreign policy doctrine is manifesting a gradual shift from the fundamental non-aligned past of Nehruvian foreign policy. Illustrate. (250 words) Hindustantimes   Why this question: The article provides for a brief analysis of changing foreign policy directive of our country, how the foreign policy is gradually …

2) Volcanic eruptions in the tropics can trigger El Nino events and create a dramatic global impact on the climate . Comment.(250 words)

Topic-Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2) Volcanic eruptions in the tropics can trigger El Nino events and create a dramatic global impact on the climate . Comment.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: It is about analysing how volcanic eruptions can trigger El Nino events and thus impact global environment. The article captures the study …

1) What do you understand by Great Pacific Garbage? Discuss its environmental impact and  necessary measures to tackle the issue.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1) What do you understand by Great Pacific Garbage? Discuss its environmental impact and  necessary measures to tackle the issue.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Great Pacific Garbage that is alarming the world the ill effects of Plastic pollution. Key …