2) Describe India’s core foreign policy goals and origin of QUAD. How is QUAD a reflection of multi-polar foreign policy.(250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 2) Describe India’s core foreign policy goals and origin of QUAD. How is QUAD a reflection of multi-polar foreign policy.(250 words) Reference Why this question: Question is straightforward and is about discussing role played by India in QUAD. Key demand of the question: The answer …

1) What do you understand by Anthropocene epoch? Discuss its significance while elucidating some of the geological markers used in declaring Anthropocene epoch.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1) What do you understand by Anthropocene epoch? Discuss its significance while elucidating some of the geological markers used in declaring Anthropocene epoch.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: A 34-member panel of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) has voted 29-4 in favor of designating a new geological …

United States’ currency monitoring watchlist

Topic covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   United States’ currency monitoring watchlist   What to study? For prelims and mains: features, implications and issues associated with this list.   Context: The Donald Trump administration has removed India from its currency monitoring watchlist. In its …

Export policy

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Export policy   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need, challenges and significance of the policy.   Context: The Commerce Ministry has come out with a comprehensive draft of the export …

UN Habitat

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.    UN Habitat   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Composition, objectives, functions and significance of NMCG and UN Habitat, World Cities Day and its significance.   Context: India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly.   About UN …

UN Security Council

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Security Council   What to study? For Prelims: About UNSC- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Role and significance of UNSC, need for UNSC reforms, why India should be given permanent membership?   Context: Vice President calls for renewed efforts for India …

Insights into Editorial: Taking stock of Islamic State 2.0

Insights into Editorial: Taking stock of Islamic State 2.0   Context: On Easter Sunday this year, April 21, Sri Lanka witnessed a series of coordinated bomb blasts, killing over 250 people. The orchestrated attacks, on three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists, were clearly intended to forward a message. It was the heaviest toll …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. General Studies – 2 Topic: …

7) Define trust and explain the natural outcome of having trust in a relationship. Use an example of a situation that a student may encounter in a professional institution to illustrate your point.(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions. 7) Define trust and explain the natural outcome of having trust in a relationship. Use an example of a situation that a student may encounter in a professional institution to illustrate your point.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this …

6) What do you understand by the Citizen’s Charter? Highlight its importance in the Governance of developing nation like India?(250 words)

Topic :  Citizen’s charter 6) What do you understand by the Citizen’s Charter? Highlight its importance in the Governance of developing nation like India?(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Question is about discussing the  meaning and scope of citizen’s charter and then also discuss about its essential components while highlighting iits significance in governance …

5) The problem with the Indian economy is not “jobless” growth. It is the inadequacy and instability of incomes for millions. Critically Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) The problem with the Indian economy is not “jobless” growth. It is the inadequacy and instability of incomes for millions. Critically Analyse.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the prevailing conditions of poverty amidst election …

4) What is UN-Habitat programme? What are its objectives? Discuss with special emphasis on role played by India with respect to it.(250 words)

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) What is UN-Habitat programme? What are its objectives? Discuss with special emphasis on role played by India with respect to it.(250 words) Reference Why this question: Question is straightforward and is about discussing the UN Habitat programme in detail. India has been elected to …

3) Discuss the significance of BIMSTEC in bridging South Asia and Southeast Asia. What is India’s stake in the region? Elaborate.(250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3) Discuss the significance of BIMSTEC in bridging South Asia and Southeast Asia. What is India’s stake in the region? Elaborate.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: By inviting leaders from the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries, Kyrgyz Republic …

2) Discuss the contributions of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the freedom movement of India. (250 words)

Topic : contributors to Indian freedom struggle. 2) Discuss the contributions of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the freedom movement of India. (250 words) Reference Why this question: Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s birth anniversary was celebrated yesterday thus it is important for us to analyse his contributions to Indian freedom struggle . Demand of the question: …

1) Educational institutions have been the preserves of the upper caste and the rich. With affirmative action in the form of caste-based reservations, however this hegemony has been challenged to a significant extent often through harassment, disgrace and coercion. Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent incident of Mumbai doctor’s suicide owing to caste-based discrimination.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1) Educational institutions have been the preserves of the upper caste and the rich. With affirmative action in the form of caste-based reservations, however this hegemony has been challenged to a significant extent often through harassment, disgrace and coercion. …