QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 April 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 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 …

Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)   What to study? For prelims and mains: ABU- objectives, composition and significance, about the summit and its theme.   Why in News? 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness was held …

Jan Dhan

Topics covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   Jan Dhan   What to study? For prelims: key features and benefits of the scheme. For mains: significance and benefits of the scheme.   Why in News? Five years after its launch, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme has almost achieved a total …

Bangladesh- China- India- Myanmar (BCIM) Economic corridor

Topics covered:           Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Bangladesh- China- India- Myanmar (BCIM) Economic corridor   What to study? For prelims: About BCIM corridor and BRI, their geographical stretch. For mains: significance of these initiatives and concerns associated.   Why in News? …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 April 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. General …

7) Rising mob protest and violence demands effective Emotional Intelligence from civil servants on ground. Suggest measures for strengthening emotional intelligence in civil servants for their effective applications in such cases. (250 words)

Topic : Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7) Rising mob protest and violence demands effective Emotional Intelligence from civil servants on ground. Suggest measures for strengthening emotional intelligence in civil servants for their effective applications in such cases. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why this question: The article …

6) Do you think terror has religion ? Analyse with recent examples where terrorism has been often related to religion. (250 words)

Topic :  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6) Do you think terror has religion ? Analyse with recent examples where terrorism has been often related to religion. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discusses how religion is often associated with terrorism. Key demand of …

5) The economy that Biotechnology is bringing with it, is like soothing balm for the recession-hit world economy. Discuss with its relevance to India. (250 words)

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology, Indian Economy. 5) The economy that Biotechnology is bringing with it, is like soothing balm for the recession-hit world economy. Discuss with its relevance to India. (250 words) Reference why this question: The Article discusses how biotech has arguably emerged as a preferred investment sector. Money is …

4) “It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” Critically analyse the statement in the light of Indian political scenario and the rising menace of corruption.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 4) “It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject …

3) Explain the Powers of Union Public Service Commission with special focus on its advisory powers.(250 words)

Topic : Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3) Explain the Powers of Union Public Service Commission with special focus on its advisory powers.(250 words) Polity by Lakshmikanth   Why this question: The question is straightforward and from static portions based on the theme of Union Public Service …

2) Discuss the powers, functions and responsibilities of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in India. (250 words)

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 2) Discuss the powers, functions and responsibilities of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in India. (250 words) Polity by Lakshmikanth Why this question: The question is straight forward and direct from the static portions. Key demand of the question: The answer …

1)Discuss the contributions of Dakshayani Velayudhan  with special emphasis with respect to formation of the Pulaya Mahana Sabha.(250 words)

Topic : Role of women, The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1)Discuss the contributions of Dakshayani Velayudhan  with special emphasis with respect to formation of the Pulaya Mahana Sabha.(250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article brings out the contributions made by  Dakshayani …

Insights into UPSC Prelims: A Statistical Justification – Why you should attempt more Qs in UPSC Prelims

Insights into UPSC Prelims A Statistical Justification: Why you should attempt more Qs in UPSC Prelims This article draws some critical observations from a statistical study of the results of our Prelims Test Series, 2019. The study is based on test result samples from our offline batch since the offline format resembles the actual testing …