Enemy properties

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Enemy properties   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of enemy properties and key features of the enemy properties act. For Mains: Significance and key features of the act.   Why in News? The …

Rajasthan’s Gujjar quota faces a legal challenge

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Rajasthan’s Gujjar quota faces a legal challenge   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the Bill, 9th For Mains: Significance and concerns associated with the reservations, solutions to the problem of reservation.   Context:  The Supreme Court has refused …

Hayabusa2

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Hayabusa2   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives and significance of the mission, Asteroid Ryugu. Context: Japan’s spacecraft Hayabusa-2 recently dropped an explosive on an asteroid to make a crater. It’s aim was to make a crater on asteroid. Also, this spacecraft will collect its underground samples …

History of Muslim League in Kerala and India

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues   History of Muslim League in Kerala and India   What to study? For Prelims: About Muslim League- establishment, evolution, objectives and accomplishments. For Mains: Evolution of Muslim league in India after independence and recent …

Hindu New Year:

Hindu New Year:   Context: Hindu New Year was welcomed in different parts of the country with traditional festivities and celebrations. The Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Navareh, Navroz and Chetti Chand are the same festivals in different names, marking the occasion. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Ugadi. Karnataka: Yugadi /Ugadi. Maharashtra: Gudi Padwa. Sindhis: Cheti …

Green Urban Areas

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Green Urban Areas   What to study? For Prelims: About CPWD. For Mains: Green Space Areas- their significance, need and measures needed to increase green spaces in urban areas.   Context: CPWD recently organized National Seminar on “Greenery …

FAME 2 scheme

Topics Covered: Infrastructure   FAME 2 scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: FAME- India scheme- features, significance and potential.   Context: NITI Aayog & Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Release Technical Analysis of FAME II Scheme. Report looks at potential saving in areas of energy, oil and carbon emissions.   Key highlights from …

Insights into Editorial: Serious setback: on SC setting aside RBI’s ‘Feb. 12 circular’

Insights into Editorial: Serious setback: on SC setting aside RBI’s ‘Feb. 12 circular’                         Context: The Supreme Court order quashing a circular issued by the RBI on resolution of bad loans is a setback to the evolving process for debt resolution. According to data from the ratings agency …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 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:  Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and …

8) Explain the relationship between social influence and persuasion.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 8) Explain the relationship between social influence and persuasion.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the relationship between social influence and persuasion. Key demand of the question: …

7) Explain the determinants and consequences of ethics in human action with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions. 7) Explain the determinants and consequences of ethics in human action with suitable examples.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is about discussing the importance determinants and consequences of ethics in human action. Key demand of the question: The question …

6) What is Hawking’s theory of dark matter? Discuss the recent findings and their significance. (250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications. 6) What is Hawking’s theory of dark matter? Discuss the recent findings and their significance. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently a group of scientists have ruled out Stephen Hawking’s theory for mysterious dark matter. Dark matter remains one of the biggest mysteries in physics. …

5) With health accessibility and affordability still remaining  a crucial healthcare problem facing the 21st century, Discuss the significance of Universal Health Coverage along with concerns associated also explain what needs to be done to overcome these challenges.(250 words)

Topic: Issues related to health. 5) With health accessibility and affordability still remaining  a crucial healthcare problem facing the 21st century, Discuss the significance of Universal Health Coverage along with concerns associated also explain what needs to be done to overcome these challenges.(250 words) Financialexpress Reference Why this question: The article is in the backdrop …

4) What do you understand by Populism? Do you think  populist nationalism can be divisive and damage the economic growth of the country ? critically analyse.(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. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) What do you understand by Populism? Do you think  populist nationalism can be divisive and …

3) “The historic date of 6 April 1930, that marked the end of famous Dandi March, also marked the beginning of one of the first women’s movements in the history of modern India”. Comment.(250 words)

Topic:  . The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Role of women and women’s organization. 3) “The historic date of 6 April 1930, that marked the end of famous Dandi March, also marked the beginning of one of the first women’s movements in the history …

2) Explain the concept of geomagnetism. List out the causes that make earth to behave as a magnet. Discuss the implications of the change in  earth’s magnetic field in recent geological past.(250 words)

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2) Explain the concept of geomagnetism. List out the causes that make earth to behave as a magnet. …

1) ”Rising Climate change guarantees coral reef extinction in coming 100 years”. Discuss(250 words)

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) ”Rising Climate change guarantees coral reef extinction in coming 100 years”. Discuss(250 words) Reference Why this question: …