TEST-62- INSIGHTS IAS REVISION PLAN FOR PRELIMS 2019 – DAILY REVISION TESTS: 15 May 2019

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 May 2019   Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3:   Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)   What …

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty   What to study? For Prelims: CTBT- key facts. For Mains: Significance of the treaty and why India is not willing to sign …

The menace of wastewater

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Pollution related issues.   The menace of wastewater   What to study? For prelims and mains: the menace of waste water, concerns and measures needed.   Context: The National Green Tribunal has directed 18 States and 2 Union Territories to submit their respective …

YUva VIgyani KAryakram

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   YUva VIgyani KAryakram   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features …

World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4)   What to study? For prelims: about WRC. For mains: significance and the need for inclusion.   Context: The Fourth edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4) was held …

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)   What to study? For Prelims: About UNISDR, Sendai framework and the targets, GFDRR. For Mains: Disaster risk reduction- need, challenges …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 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 …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 09 MAY 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 09 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: Loud and clear: on India-U.S. discord on market access

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Loud and clear: on India-U.S. discord on market access Context: In scathing speech by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in New Delhi, it is no longer possible for the government to brush under the carpet its differences with Washington. U.S. Commerce Secretary …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 May 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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: Welfare schemes for vulnerable …

7) Evaluate the role of Women in disaster management. Justify your answer with suitable examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 7) Evaluate the role of Women in disaster management. Justify your answer with suitable examples.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail how women can play a role centric to managing disasters. Recently a project named …

6) CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently sequenced Asiatic lion genome. Discuss in what way such projects can be significant turning points in the conservation efforts of such endangered animals?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation. 6) CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently sequenced Asiatic lion genome. Discuss in what way such projects can be significant turning points in the conservation efforts of such endangered animals?(250 words) The hindu Why this question: For …

5) Culture of ‘bending rules’ in India has repeatedly challenged the U.S. drug agency, in such a circumstance discuss the issues facing the Pharma industry in this direction? Suggest measures to overcome the same. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Industrial growth, Government Policies & Interventions 5) Culture of ‘bending rules’ in India has repeatedly challenged the U.S. drug agency, in such a circumstance discuss the issues facing the Pharma industry in this direction? Suggest measures to overcome the same. (250 words) Livemint   …

4) Explain the significance of International Monitoring System (IMS) of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). How can it be relevant to India? Analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Explain the significance of International Monitoring System (IMS) of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). How can it be relevant to India? Analyse. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The executive secretary of …

3) Breaking down the boundaries guarding our privacy? Debate the benefits these technologies offer with respect to the data breaches they make.(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. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 3) Breaking down the boundaries guarding our privacy? Debate the benefits these technologies offer …

2) Do you think Internet of Things offer a new form of persistent surveillance by Discuss the salient features of PM Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM), how is it a new hope of light for the Pension Scheme for Unorganized sector workers in India? (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) Do you think Internet of Things offer a new …

1) “Improving employability of students by introducing employment relevance into the learning process of the higher education system is the need of the hour”. Discuss the role played by Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS) of Government of India in this direction.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 1) “Improving employability of students by introducing employment relevance into …