MOTIVATION(Must Read): For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 – By Saurabh Kumar Rank 16, IFoS 2018

MOTIVATION: For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019  By Saurabh Kumar Rank 16, IFoS 2018 Estimated read time – 15 minutes Ideally, by now, 1) One should have completed and revised the whole syllabus many times… he/she should remember all the facts of basic books. 2) One should have attended more than 50 tests.. made …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 May 2019 Relevant articles from various news sources:   Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNESCO World Heritage Sites   What to study? For Prelims: UNESCO WHS- important sites. For Mains: Significance and the need for conservation of WHS.   …

Institutes of Eminence Scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Institutes of Eminence Scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Institutes …

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Wildlife Fund (WWF)   What to study? For prelims and mains: about WWF, composition, objectives and reports.   Context: Six mammal, bird and fish species are facing the spectre of extinction in Russia according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). These include the …

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNESCO World Heritage Sites   What to study? For Prelims: UNESCO WHS- important sites. For Mains: Significance and the need for conservation of WHS.   Context: The Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh has been included in tentative list of the World Heritage Sites …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 69 to 72

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 69 to 72   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 69 to 72 which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will help …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. General …

7) Discuss any two women social reformers who in your opinion have fought for doing away with societal evils and have proved to be game changer.(250 words)

Topic:  case study based on ethics. 7) Discuss any two women social reformers who in your opinion have fought for doing away with societal evils and have proved to be game changer.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question is to reflect upon the role of women social reformers and their contributions …

6) Discuss the significance of ethical accountability in public services also explain what are the challenges in achieving it?(250 words)

Topic:  Ethical dilemma based case. 6) Discuss the significance of ethical accountability in public services also explain what are the challenges in achieving it?(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: The question is to address the significance of ethical accountability and the challenges in achieving the same in public services. Key demand …

5) What do you understand by Green New Deal (GND)? Evaluate its prospects for India’s ailing economy.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) What do you understand by Green New Deal (GND)? Evaluate its prospects for India’s ailing economy.(250 words) livemint   Why this question: The question is around the concept of Green new deal and the prospects it has for Indian …

4) What is the significance of Leader of opposition in Indian Polity? Explain in what way an effective opposition is crucial to an effective democracy?(250 words)

Topic :  . Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. 4) What is the significance of Leader of opposition in Indian Polity? Explain in what way an effective opposition is crucial to an effective democracy?(250 words) hindustantimes Why this question: The article discusses about the current situation of the Congress party which …

3) Comment on the aspects that are turning SAARC futile and dysfunctional. What steps should be taken to make it more relevant and workable in the present conditions?(250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interests. 3) Comment on the aspects that are turning SAARC futile and dysfunctional. What steps should be taken to make it more relevant and workable in the present conditions?(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is about discussing the problems …

2) What do you understand by ‘Shanghai spirit’?  Discuss what is the strategic importance of SCO for India?(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 2) What do you understand by ‘Shanghai spirit’?  Discuss what is the strategic importance of SCO for India?(250 words) Reference Why this question: The Indian delegation is participating in the second Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum at Bishkek in …

1) Manual scavenging in india still remains a lethal Filth. Critically Analyse the statement with emphasis on initiatives taken by the government in this direction and reason for their failures.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues. 1) Manual scavenging in india still remains a lethal Filth. Critically Analyse the statement with emphasis on initiatives taken by the government in this direction and reason for their failures.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: While expressing concern over the …