QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 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 …

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   NASA’s Cassini spacecraft   What to study? For Prelims: About Cassini Mission and its accomplishments. For Mains: Significance and key objectives of the mission.   Context: Data from NASA’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft reveal new information about the lakes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The small liquid lakes in Titan’s northern …

World Haemophilia Day

Topic covered: Issues related to health.   World Haemophilia Day   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Haemophilia- causes, effects, treatment and spread.   Context: April 17 is World Haemophilia Day.   What is it? Haemophilia is a medical condition, mostly inherited, in which the ability of blood to clot is severely reduced, so …

Assam Rifles

Topic covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Assam Rifles   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Assam rifles and the issue of dual control, what needs to be done?   Why in News? The Delhi High Court has sought the response from the Cabinet Committee on Security on a plea …

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme

Topic covered: Awareness in space.   Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: GSLV and GSLV programme- key features and significance.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the ongoing Phase 4 of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme. The total fund requirement for the GSLV Continuation …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Indo-Pacific division   What to study? For Prelims: About Indo- Pacific division and key facts related, Shangri- La dialogue. For Mains: Need, significance and …

Indo-Pacific division

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Indo-Pacific division   What to study? For Prelims: About Indo- Pacific division and key facts related, Shangri- La dialogue. For Mains: Need, significance and potential of regional blocks, challenges posed by them.   Context: India has set up an …

PRELIMS STRATEGY ( + How to make Use of InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series): Dhananjay Singh Yadav, RANK 95, First Attempt, PSIR Optional, Prelims Marks in CSE-2018 GS-112.6, CSAT-144.18

  PRELIMS STRATEGY – How to make Use of InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series? Dhananjay Singh Yadav, RANK 95 CSE-2018 First Attempt Prelims Marks in CSE-2018 GS-112.6, CSAT-144.18 READ Dhananjay’s Mains Strategy HERE Hi, I am Dhananjay Singh Yadav. I got Rank 95 in UPSC CSE 2018. This was my first attempt and my optional was Political …

Insights into Editorial: Seeing darkness: the first image of a black hole

Insights into Editorial: Seeing darkness: the first image of a black hole Context: When the first-ever direct picture of a black hole was unveiled, scientists around the world were almost giddy over finally getting a chance to see one of the most mysterious objects in the universe. “A once-in-a-lifetime result,” exulted, director of the Event …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 29 to 32

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 29 to 32   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 29 to 32  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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. General Studies – …

 7) Is emotional intelligence influenced by cultural tie-ups? differentiate the application of emotional intelligence in Indian society from that of western society. (250 words)

Topic : Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.  7) Is emotional intelligence influenced by cultural tie-ups? differentiate the application of emotional intelligence in Indian society from that of western society. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why this question: The question is based on the concept of emotional intelligence and the …

6) The GST regime of the country requires compliance simplicity not conceptual simplicity. Comment in the light of recent controversies of making GST – a single rate platform. (250 words)

Topic :Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development. 6) The GST regime of the country requires compliance simplicity not conceptual simplicity. Comment in the light of recent controversies of making GST – a single rate platform. (250 words) Livemint   Why this question: The article discusses the Congress manifesto that …

5) India’s achievement rate in deporting fugitives is appallingly low. what are the problems to extradition treaties that India has with different countries? Also, give some recommendations to improve India’s extradition process.(250 words)

Topic :  Important aspects of governance, Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) India’s achievement rate in deporting fugitives is appallingly low. what are the problems to extradition treaties that India has with different countries? Also, give some recommendations to improve India’s extradition process.(250 words) Livemint Reference Reference …

4) Discuss the growing need to place a digital layer on top of existing dispute resolution methods in India in the current age of electronic transactions.(250 words)

Topic : Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 4) Discuss the growing need to place a digital layer on top of existing dispute resolution methods in India in the current age of electronic transactions.(250 words) Livemint   Why this question: The question highlights the necessity of a robust online dispute settlement system that is being necessitated by …