Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 April 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers: Paper 3: Topic covered:  Awareness in space.   Antares rocket   What to study? For prelims and mains: Antares rocket, Cygnus cargo spacecraft- mission objectives, cubesat.     Context: Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman recently lifted off from NASA’s Wallops …

World Press Freedom Index 2019

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   World Press Freedom Index 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the index and its indicators, performance of India and other countries and measures to ensure freedom of press.   Context: The Reporters Without Borders …

Antares rocket

Topic covered:  Awareness in space.   Antares rocket   What to study? For prelims and mains: Antares rocket, Cygnus cargo spacecraft- mission objectives, cubesat.     Context: Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman recently lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore carrying the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft to the International Space Station.   …

STRATEGY + MOTIVATION: Vaibhav Gondane, Rank 25, CSE 2018, PSIR Optional, Insights Online Test Series Student

  STRATEGY + MOTIVATION Vaibhav Gondane, Rank 25, CSE 2018 PSIR Optional, Insights Online Test Series Student Hi everyone, My name is Vaibhav Gondane. I have secured AIR 25 in UPSC Civil Services Exam,2018.I come from Pune, Maharashtra and have done my B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from College of Engineering,Pune.I graduated in 2018 …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 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: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. General Studies – …

7) Discuss with examples the significance of principles of public life as recommended by Nolan committee.(250 words)

Topic : Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 7) Discuss with examples the significance of principles of public life as recommended by Nolan committee.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications.   Why this question: The question is based on the concept of principles of public life as recommended by Nolan committee. Key demand of …

6) Has the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2018, diluted India’s only protection system for the fragile ecology by opening it up to realtors and large-scale development projects? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) Has the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2018, diluted India’s only protection system for the fragile ecology by opening it up to realtors and large-scale development projects? Critically analyse.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The article captures in detail the analysis of recently released Coastal Regulation …

5) Energy mix is a step towards sustainability. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Energy. 5) Energy mix is a step towards sustainability. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the context of increasing energy demands across the globe and amidst such a situation the only better solution is to have a mix of energy for sustainability. Key demand of the question: The answer must …

4) The Indo-Pacific region is not anymore only about China’s growth but also about regional countries adopting independent foreign policy approaches. Comment (250 words)

Topic : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4) The Indo-Pacific region is not anymore only about China’s growth but also about regional countries adopting independent foreign policy approaches. Comment (250 words) Economictimes Why this question: The article discusses the viewpoint of USA’s policy of “Indo pacific strategy”. Thus …

3) Discuss how the feature of Federalism of Indian constitution  differs from that of the federalism of US constitution.(250 words)

Topic:  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 3) Discuss how the feature of Federalism of Indian constitution  differs from that of the federalism of US constitution.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is about evaluating the constitutional features of the two constitution and one must discuss how the two are …

2) Compare and contrast Indian Constitution and French Constitution with respect to the attitudes of the general public and the political establishment and explain  how they differ in each case. (250 words)

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. 2) Compare and contrast Indian Constitution and French Constitution with respect to the attitudes of the general public and the political establishment and explain  how they differ in each case. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about …

1) Assessing geographic variability in heat wave vulnerability should become the basis for planning in India to tackle the brunt of Heat waves. Discuss the statement  in the context of recent heat wave incidents often witnessed by the country.(250 words)

Topic: Climate Change – 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) Assessing geographic variability in heat wave vulnerability should become the basis for planning in India to tackle the brunt of Heat waves. Discuss the statement …

MOTIVATION & STRATEGY[Essay 148]: Nivedita S Balaraddiyavar, Rank 303, Psychology Optional, InsightsIAS Core Batch Student

  MOTIVATION & STRATEGY Nivedita S Balaraddiyavar, Rank 303, Psychology Optional InsightsIAS Core Batch Student     “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Jalal Ad-Din Rumi   This was …

Insights into Editorial: IMD’s first long-range monsoon forecast to mark El Nino impact

Insights into Editorial: IMD’s first long-range monsoon forecast to mark El Nino impact Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its first long-range forecast for the south-west monsoon. while releasing its monsoon forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) expressed the projected rainfall in terms of Long Period Average (LPA), saying that it was expected to …