TEST-56- INSIGHTS IAS REVISION PLAN FOR PRELIMS 2019 – DAILY REVISION TESTS: 09 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTS IAS REVISION PLAN FOR PRELIMS 2019 – DAILY REVISION TESTS: TEST-56

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 09 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 09 May 2019 Relevant articles from pib: Paper 2: Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people   What to study? …

 Trans fatty acids (TFA)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to health.    Trans fatty acids (TFA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Transfats- what are they, uses, concerns and the need for reduction in their usage.   Context: The WHO has joined hands with the International Food and …

Basel Convention

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Basel Convention   What to study? For prelims and mains: features, need for and significance of the convention.   Context: 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-14) is being held …

El Niño

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. El Niño   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ENSO- El Nino and La Nia- causes, effects and impacts, global climate change and ENSO cycle.   Context: El Niños have become stronger and their pattern too has been changing, …

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of DART.   Context: NASA’s First Planetary Defense Technology Demonstration to Collide with Asteroid in 2022.     What is it? The …

Char Dham pilgrimage

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Char Dham pilgrimage   What to study? For prelims: bout Char Dham project and its geographical location. For mains: Significance of the project, environmental concerns, NGT …

Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people   What to study? For prelims and mains: about the list, rationale behind, need for review and significance.   …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 02 MAY 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 02 MAY 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

Insights into Editorial: Talking fair trade in Delhi

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Talking fair trade in Delhi           Context: India will host the second mini-ministerial meet of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It is a kind of preparatory meeting to set a common agenda at the 12th Ministerial Conference, scheduled for June 2020 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09 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: Government Budgeting. General Studies …

7) Do you think It’s time for the govt to consider Catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities with increasing frequency of natural calamities? Discuss in the light of recent disasters that stuck India.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Disaster and disaster management. Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth. 7) Do you think It’s time for the govt to consider Catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities with increasing frequency of natural calamities? Discuss in the light of recent disasters that stuck India.(250 words) …

6) What are key functions and Principles of Budgeting in India? How far has India evolved in refining its budgetary processes? Elucidate.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government Budgeting 6) What are key functions and Principles of Budgeting in India? How far has India evolved in refining its budgetary processes? Elucidate.(250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is straightforward and aims to analyse the evolution of budgetary …

5) Amidst the expected future global financial and economic crisis, Military spending around the world still continues to boom. Discuss the factors driving such a boom, how would continued spending be justified in such an era?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government Budgeting. 5) Amidst the expected future global financial and economic crisis, Military spending around the world still continues to boom. Discuss the factors driving such a boom, how would continued spending be justified in such an era?(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article brings …

4) Do you agree that the benefits of biodiversity far exceed the costs of current levels of biodiversity protection? Explain the impacts of biodiversity on economic activities of a country.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) Do you agree that the benefits of biodiversity far exceed the costs of current levels of biodiversity protection? Explain the impacts …

3) “Apex court’s handling of charges against CJI has left a deep scar that will take decades to fade.” Critically analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary. 3) “Apex court’s handling of charges against CJI has left a deep scar that will take decades to fade.” Critically analyse. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is in the context of recent issue …

2) Discuss the utility of socio-economic caste census in targeting the beneficiaries across welfare schemes of the country. What are the challenges in choosing the beneficiaries? Elaborate.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector. 2) Discuss the utility of socio-economic caste census in targeting the beneficiaries across welfare schemes of the country. What are the challenges in choosing the beneficiaries? Elaborate.(250 words) …

1) Discuss the importance of an effective, efficient and expeditious contract enforcement regime to economic growth and development.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) Discuss the importance of an effective, efficient and expeditious contract enforcement regime to economic growth and development.(250 words) Hindubusinessline Why this question: With India currently …