QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 May 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 May 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 May 2019 Relevant articles from various news papers:   Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   Generalized …

CRISPR Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Ethical Issues involved.   CRISPR Technology   What to study? For prelims: All about CRISPR technology and how it works? For mains: Recent developments, significance of the technology, concerns associated and ethical concerns associated.   Why in news? CRISPR anti-venom: Antidote to …

 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: PepsiCo India has agreed to withdraw its lawsuit against farmers in Gujarat whom it had accused …

Seismic activity triggered by human actions

Topics covered: Disaster and disaster management.   Seismic activity triggered by human actions   What to study? For prelims and mains: human induced seismic activities and their effects.   Context: Seismic activity triggered by human actions like construction of large reservoirs or injection of wastewater into the ground for oil and gas production can have …

National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at the Workplace (NPSHEW)

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at the Workplace (NPSHEW)   What to study? For prelims: key features of the policy. For mains: need, significance and challenges to its implementation.   Context: It’s …

Namami Gange

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Namami Gange   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the project, About Namami Gange Programme. For Mains: Significance of the project and issues associated with the cleaning of river Ganga.   Context: 10 of the 100 sewage infrastructure projects commissioned after 2015 …

PCPNDT Act

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   PCPNDT Act   What to study? For prelims: key features of the act. For mains: performance and efficacy of the act and what else needs to be done?   Context: In a significant judgment, …

Insights into Editorial: The cost of antimicrobial resistance

Insights into Editorial: The cost of antimicrobial resistance   Introduction: Antibiotics are drugs that treat infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections and Strep throat. They work by either killing bacteria directly or preventing them from reproducing, making it manageable for our immune system to eliminate the bacteria.   Antimicrobial resistance is one …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 May 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: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. General Studies – 1 Topic: Indian Culture will …

8) Social influence and persuasion are fundamental functions of communication, in relevance to pubic services, discuss the significance of these values to a public servant’s life.(250 words)

Topic:  Foundational values for Civil Service. 8) Social influence and persuasion are fundamental functions of communication, in relevance to pubic services, discuss the significance of these values to a public servant’s life.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the significance of the values of Social influence and persuasion …

7) Define trust and explain the expected outcome of having trust in a relationship. Use an example of a situation that an individual may encounter in a professional domain to illustrate issues arising out of trust deficit. (250 words)

Topic: Ethics in private and public relationships. 7) Define trust and explain the expected outcome of having trust in a relationship. Use an example of a situation that an individual may encounter in a professional domain to illustrate issues arising out of trust deficit. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why this question: The question is …

 6) Underline the development perspective to disaster management with focus on disaster management in coastal regions.(250 words)

Topic : Disaster and disaster management.  6) Underline the development perspective to disaster management with focus on disaster management in coastal regions.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of recent cyclone Fani that has hit coastal regions of coastal Odisha. Thus it is important for us to evaluate the significance of …

5) The Indian Power sector has undergone a paradigm change, India jumped to 24th rank in 2018 on World Bank’s Ease of Getting Electricity in the world as against 111th rank in 2014, Analyse this quantum leap and suggest what should be the way forward for India to ensure power for all in coming future. (250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy 5) The Indian Power sector has undergone a paradigm change, India jumped to 24th rank in 2018 on World Bank’s Ease of Getting Electricity in the world as against 111th rank in 2014, Analyse this quantum leap and suggest what should be the way forward for India to ensure power for all …

4) In the recent times misuse of drugs has been on rise in India and the need for stringent provisions to prevent their misuse has become the need of the hour. In this context discuss the major functions played by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in regulating the manufacture, sale and distribution of Drugs.(250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 4) In the recent times misuse of drugs has been on rise in India and the need for stringent provisions to prevent their misuse has become the need of the hour. In this context discuss the major functions played by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in regulating …

3) Discuss the significance and role played by Prime Minister’s Science, Technology And Innovation Advisory Council in the development of science and technology domain of the country.(250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 3) Discuss the significance and role played by Prime Minister’s Science, Technology And Innovation Advisory Council in the development of science and technology domain of the country.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is about the significance and role played by Prime Minister’s Science, Technology And Innovation …

2) While the Judicial system of the country  preaches people transparency, it thyself has remained as the country’s most opaque institution. Critically analyse under the recent controversies surrounding it. Do you think it requires an institutional reset ?(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary 2) While the Judicial system of the country  preaches people transparency, it thyself has remained as the country’s most opaque institution. Critically analyse under the recent controversies surrounding it. Do you think it requires an institutional reset ?(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: Off-late the  SC has been …