Commonwealth Tribunal

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Commonwealth Tribunal   What to study? For prelims and mains: the tribunal, Composition and functions.   Context: Justice KS Radhakrishnan, a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed as the Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal of London. He will serve a …

Monkeypox virus: Singapore reports first case of rare virus

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Monkeypox virus: Singapore reports first case of rare virus   What to study? For prelims and mains: Monkeypox Virus- causes, effects and treatment.   Context: Singapore recently reported the first ever case of the Monkeypox Virus, a rare virus similar to the human smallpox.   About Monkeypox Virus: …

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)   What to study? For Prelims: MODIS- objectives and significance. For Mains: Greening efforts by China and India, significance.   Context: NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data shows that China and India are leading the increase in “greening efforts” across the world. …

World Customs Organization

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Customs Organization   What to study? For prelims: Key facts on WCO. For mains: Role of WCO in global market and emerging challenges.   Context: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under Ministry of Finance is organising a meeting of …

Insights into Editorial: Conservation minus the people?

Insights into Editorial: Conservation minus the people?     Introduction: India, a state that supports about 8% of global species diversity and over 100 million forest-dwellers, issued a court order which stood to evict more than a million forest-dwelling people from their homes. Although this order was subsequently stayed, though temporarily, it provides valuable insights …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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 – 1 Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages …

8) In any given situation, how can you distinguish whether your desire is based on consciousness, or on preconditioning or on your natural acceptance? Justify your answer with examples.(250 words) 

Topic :  conscience as sources of ethical guidance 8) In any given situation, how can you distinguish whether your desire is based on consciousness, or on preconditioning or on your natural acceptance? Justify your answer with examples.(250 words)  Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the relationship between ethics and …

7) What do you understand by corporate governance? How can ethics make corporate governance more meaningful? Explain. (250 words)

Topic: corporate governance. 7) What do you understand by corporate governance? How can ethics make corporate governance more meaningful? Explain. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Livemint Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the role of corporate governance in successful and ethical management of companies and corporations. Key demand of the question: The …

6) Why cannot an outgoing government present a full budget? Discuss the issues involved and need for clear guidelines on this also elaborate on the utility of an Interim budget in such a scenario. (250 words)

Topic: Government Budgeting 6) Why cannot an outgoing government present a full budget? Discuss the issues involved and need for clear guidelines on this also elaborate on the utility of an Interim budget in such a scenario. (250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is to evaluate the method of Interim …

5) Elaborate upon the key features  of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) scheme , what is the potential it carries for India in the renewable energy sector? (250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure 5) Elaborate upon the key features  of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) scheme , what is the potential it carries for India in the renewable energy sector? (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail in the coming of FAME -II , its impact on the energy …

4) What do you understand by Outcome budget? How is it different from performance budget? Explain.(250 words)

Topic : Government Budgeting. 4) What do you understand by Outcome budget? How is it different from performance budget? Explain.(250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikanth   Why this question: The question is to evaluate – outcome budget, performance budget. Key demand of the question: The answer must provide for a detailed discussion on the two …

3) Despite farm productivity rising in the country, severe distress in the Agriculture sector is still a cause of concern. How grave is the situation? Discuss with respect to small and marginal farmers.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, Agriculture. 3) Despite farm productivity rising in the country, severe distress in the Agriculture sector is still a cause of concern. How grave is the situation? Discuss with respect to small and marginal farmers.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article highlights the need for …

2) Discuss the nature of the powers of Election commission of India. What is the procedure of disposal of matters that come before ECI? Elaborate on the procedure when the Election commissioner dissents.(250 words)

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2) Discuss the nature of the powers of Election commission of India. What is the procedure of disposal of matters that come before ECI? Elaborate on the procedure when the Election commissioner dissents.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article provides for clear insights on the …