Insights OGP-2019(VIDOES): Know your Faculty

  Insights OGP-2019: Know your Faculty   At InsightsIAS we have a dedicated full-time faculty who not only teach concepts with highest clarity, but also passionately mentor our students showing them right path towards success. Having see UPSC journey from very close quarters with many years of teaching experience, our faculty is empathetic in understanding …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 June 2019 Paper 2: Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Quad countries to focus on maritime security   What to study? For Prelims: Members of the Quad grouping, countries in the Indian ocean region, Chinese military bases. For Mains: The Quad grouping- features, significance, concerns and …

Why CBI needs consent?

Topics covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Why CBI needs consent?   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: CBI- Establishment, its functioning, issues related to its autonomy and need for consent in investigations.   Context: Reversing his predecessor’s orders, Andhra Prdesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has allowed …

Nipah virus

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Nipah virus   What’s important? For Prelims: Nipah Virus Infection- causes, spread and symptoms. For Mains: Major outbreaks and government preparedness to tackle them.   Context: The deadly Nipah Virus has resurfaced in Kerala.    What is Nipah Virus? According to WHO, the Nipah virus infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, …

SDG Gender Index

Topics covered: Issues related women.   SDG Gender Index   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features and findings of the latest SDG Index.   Context: The 2019 edition of SDG Gender Index has been released.   About the SDG Gender Index: Developed by Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global …

Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)   What to study? For Prelims: IOC- key facts. For Mains: India’s involvement in the organization, need, significance and challenges.   Context: The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The …

Quad countries to focus on maritime security

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Quad countries to focus on maritime security   What to study? For Prelims: Members of the Quad grouping, countries in the Indian ocean region, Chinese military bases. For Mains: The Quad grouping- features, significance, concerns and potential.   Context: The fourth edition of the Quadrilateral meet among India, Japan, Australia …

Insights into Editorial: Breaking out of the middle-growth orbit

Insights into Editorial: Breaking out of the middle-growth orbit Context: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is kicking off his second term in office with unwelcome news on the state of the country’s economy and the jobs market. Government figures released showed India’s economy grew at a much-lower-than-expected 5.8 percent in the first three months of …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 June 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: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. General Studies – 2 Topic: Salient …

7) Abolition of untouchability in all its forms, including scavenging, remains an unrealized constitutional right, Discuss in detail the scope of constitutional morality in such conditions. (250 words)

Topic: Morality; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; 7) Abolition of untouchability in all its forms, including scavenging, remains an unrealized constitutional right, Discuss in detail the scope of constitutional morality in such conditions. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is about discussing the concept of constitutional morality, its scope …

6) What do you understand by Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)? Discuss the features in detail. Quote the reasons for which US withdrew GSP with India the repercussions of the same and what should India do?(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. 6) What do you understand by Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)? Discuss the features in detail. Quote the reasons for which US withdrew GSP with India the …

5) India’s unemployment challenge party lies in its success in expanding education while not expanding formal sector jobs. Comment. (250 words)

Topic : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) India’s unemployment challenge party lies in its success in expanding education while not expanding formal sector jobs. Comment. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The Article discusses at length the problem of unemployment and in what …

4) The geo-strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has seen a gradual increase in the recent past. Under such conditions discuss the significance of Indian Navy’s Presence and Surveillance Missions in the region and critical role played by them. (250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Security challenges and their management in border areas 4) The geo-strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has seen a gradual increase in the recent past. Under such conditions discuss the significance of Indian Navy’s Presence and Surveillance Missions in the region and critical role played by them. …

3) “An educational tilt in favor of Hindi has been gridlocked historically by our champions of linguistic diversity, if a language-based class barrier needs to be taken down, ‘English for all’ is probably the best possible fix to the problem in Indian scenario”. Critically analyse.  (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) “An educational tilt in favor of Hindi has been gridlocked historically by our champions of linguistic diversity, if a language-based class barrier needs to be taken down, ‘English for all’ is probably the best possible …

2) Do you think Misquoting judicial orders for electoral gain deserves to be made a corrupt practice? Discuss the need to frame guidelines against religious, casteist and “fake” statements uttered for electoral capital.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2) Do you think Misquoting judicial orders for electoral gain deserves to be made a corrupt practice? Discuss the need to frame guidelines against religious, casteist and “fake” statements uttered for electoral capital.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is intended to evaluate the …

1) Representation of the People Act, 1951 serves as backbone of the Indian electoral system. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 1) Representation of the People Act, 1951 serves as backbone of the Indian electoral system. Elucidate.(250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikanth Why this question: The question is about discussing the importance of Representation of the People Act, 1951 in the Indian electoral system. Demand of the …