Social and Labor Convergence Programme (SLCP)

Topic covered: 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.   Social and Labor Convergence Programme (SLCP)   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, significance and …

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Topic covered: Issues related to health   International Classification of Diseases (ICD)   What to study? For prelims and mains: ICD- features, need and significance, overview of ICD- 11.   Context: The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a …

BIMSTEC

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   BIMSTEC   What to study? For prelims and mains: BIMSTEC- members, objectives, significance and need for reforms.   Context: By inviting leaders from the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries, Kyrgyz Republic and …

Akash Missile:

Akash Missile:   Context: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile. Key facts: This is surface to air anti-aircraft missile with a strike range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of 60 kilogram. It can reach an altitude of 18 km and can be fired from both tracked …

Veer Savarkar

Topic covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Veer Savarkar   What to study? For prelims and mains: contributions made by Veer Saga else.   Context: On May 28, 2019, birth anniversary of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar was observed.   Key facts- …

Insights into Editorial: A blueprint for a national security strategy

Insights into Editorial: A blueprint for a national security strategy   Introduction: A National Security Strategy or Policy (NSS or NSP) is a key framework for a country to meet the basic needs and security concerns of citizens, and address external and internal threats to the country. It is pertinent to ask, even today, whether …

Insights into Editorial: Eye in the sky: on RISAT-2B

Insights into Editorial: Eye in the sky: on RISAT-2B                                             Context: Radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B: RISAT-2B, the country’s newest microwave Earth observation satellite, rode to its orbit 557 km above the ground. With the successful pre-dawn launch of RISAT-2B satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has added another feather to its cap. Data …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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) ‘Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.’ Elucidate the statement with its relevance to our country.(250 words)

Topic:   Ethics 7) ‘Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.’ Elucidate the statement with its relevance to our country.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Publications Epw Why this question: The question is based on the statement famously given by philosopher John Locke. Key demand of the question: The answer must discuss in detail how tyranny and law are …

6) Ethics is the cornerstone of effective, efficient, democratic governance. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Role of ethics 6) Ethics is the cornerstone of effective, efficient, democratic governance. Comment.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about discussing the role of ethics in effective, efficient democratic governance. Key demand of the question: The answer must discuss in detail how ethics is critical …

5) What have been the major reasons for the development of solar energy in India despite its high potential? Discuss the achievements so far and challenges in harnessing it. What should be the way forward.(250 words)

Topic:  Energy, mobilization of resources, growth, development 5) What have been the major reasons for the development of solar energy in India despite its high potential? Discuss the achievements so far and challenges in harnessing it. What should be the way forward.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is about analyzing why is scope …

4) With the help of Forums like SAARC/ other alternative measures, how can India help build a cohesive south Asia? comment. (250 words)

Topic : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/ or affecting India’s interests. 4) With the help of Forums like SAARC/ other alternative measures, how can India help build a cohesive south Asia? comment. (250 words)   Why this question: The question straightforward and is about discussing efforts that can be made …

3) who is an independent candidate in the elections of India? Discuss the issues associated with independent candidates and their contestations in the elections. Are they unimportant for political representation? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) who is an independent candidate in the elections of India? Discuss the issues associated with independent candidates and their contestations in the elections. Are they unimportant for political representation? Critically analyse.(250 words) Hindustantimes   …

2) Discuss the possible Foreign policy challenges awaiting India, as great power rivalry aggravates in international politics bringing disruptions for India at bilateral and regional level. (250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 2) Discuss the possible Foreign policy challenges awaiting India, as great power rivalry aggravates in international politics bringing disruptions for India at bilateral and regional level. (250 words) Economictimes Why this question: The article discusses in detail the effect of current …

1) Evaluate the role played by Conditional Cash Transfer schemes in successfully curbing child marriages and addressing gender inequality.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, social issues. 1) Evaluate the role played by Conditional Cash Transfer schemes in successfully curbing child marriages and addressing gender inequality.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The article provides for a detailed analysis of interlinkages between conditional cash transfers and their role played in addressing gender inequality …