OFFLINE PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2020: Admissions Open + Offline Test Series Students can Write Entrance Test for Core Batch – 2020

OFFLINE PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2020 Admissions Open  Offline Test Series Students can Write Entrance Test for Core Batch – 2020   Hope you have read details of newly launched InsightsIAS Prelims Test Series – 2020 HERE. Now we have opened admissions for offline Prelims Test Series – 2020. You can subscribe for the same …

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001

Topics Covered: IPR related issues.   Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features of the act and the need for protection of farmers’ rights.   Context: A group of farmer organisations and civil society representatives upped the ante against PepsiCo India after …

WHO guidelines for children under 5 years of age

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   WHO guidelines for children under 5 years of age   What to study? For prelims: highlights of guidelines. For mains: need for and significance of guidelines, challenges remaining and measures needed to meet these challenges.   Context: New WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for …

StartupBlink’s Startup Ecosystem Ranking

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   StartupBlink’s Startup Ecosystem Ranking   What to study? For prelims and mains: rankings- performance of countries, cities, challenges present and need for measures.   Context: StartupBlink’s Startup Ecosystem Ranking has been released.   Significance of the report: aim of this report is to feature and …

Melamine

Topics covered: Issues related to health. Melamine   What to study? For prelims and mains: melamine- contamination and its effects, can such bans be imposed?   Context: The government has extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China till laboratories at ports for testing presence of toxic chemical melamine are upgraded. …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 April 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Line of caution: On suspension of cross-LoC trade

Insights into Editorial: Line of caution: On suspension of cross-LoC trade               Context: the Ministry of Home Affairs announced the suspension from midnight of trade at the two designated points at Salamabad and Chakan-da-Bagh, citing concerns about “illegal weapons, narcotics and fake currency” being transported into India. The Central government’s decision to …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of …

7) To attach to towering moral standards and ideals in a highly immoral society is bare act stupidity. Critically analyse with examples.(250 words)

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface. 7) To attach to towering moral standards and ideals in a highly immoral society is bare act stupidity. Critically analyse with examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications.   Why this question: The question is based upon the conduct of Moral behaviour and its practice in real life. A world …

6) “Man-induced famines have become more common than the nature-induced ones.” Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, climate change. 6) “Man-induced famines have become more common than the nature-induced ones.” Comment. (250 words) Reference   Why this question: The article talks about the woes of helpless farmers in the arid Saurashtra region that is facing acute water crisis leading to agrarian crisis. Key …

5) Suspension of cross LoC trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) is part of a larger change in the strategy for dealing with Kashmir at the policy level. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development. 5) Suspension of cross LoC trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) is part of a larger change in the strategy for dealing with Kashmir at the policy level. Discuss.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discusses the effects of …

4) Discuss the recent major environmental orders taken by the Judicial wing of the country and analyse their significance in keeping a check on the decisions of the executive.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4) Discuss the recent major environmental orders taken by the Judicial wing of the country and analyse their significance in keeping a check on the decisions of …