QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 June 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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 June 2019 Relevant articles from various news sources: Paper 2: Topic covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031   What to study? For prelims: key features of the strategy. For mains: significance, need …

Cabinet Secretary

Topic covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Cabinet Secretary   What to study? For prelims and mains: Cabinet secretary- roles, functions, appointment and significance.   Context: Govt Amends 60-Year-Old Rule to Pave Way for Cabinet Secretary Extension. With this, the …

Leader of Opposition

Topic covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Leader of Opposition   What to study? For prelims and mains: LoP- status, roles, significance and what needs to be done to strengthen the office of LoP?   Why in News? Congress, with …

Pacific ring of fire

Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location. Disaster and disaster management.   Pacific ring of fire   What to study? For Prelims: About Mount Sinabung, pacific ring of fire and key geographical locations. For Mains: Volcanic eruptions- causes, effects and management.   Context: Mount …

Insights into Editorial: A rocky road for strategic partners

Insights into Editorial: A rocky road for strategic partners   Context: The Donald Trump administration’s recent actions threaten the foundation of trust and flexibility on which India-U.S. relations are premised. However, they seem to be part of a pattern progressively visible in American foreign policy in which bullying friends has become the name of the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of …

7) What do you understand by war ethics? Do you agree ‘Everything is fair in love and war’? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic :  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) What do you understand by …

6) School and family are two important agents through which the child is develops moral values and evolves as an ethical individual. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions. 6) School and family are two important agents through which the child is develops moral values and evolves as an ethical individual. Elucidate.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is to analyse the significant role played by school and family in …

5) Discuss the key highlights of ‘prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets’ that were recently released by RBI, also discuss significance of such steps.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Discuss the key highlights of ‘prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets’ that were recently released by RBI, also discuss significance of such steps.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the context of recently released RBI’s …

4) Do you think Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act violates international human rights standards on freedom of association? Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Do you think Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act violates international human rights standards on freedom of association? Critically examine. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently Union Home Ministry has warned of taking penal action against NGOs who have …

3) What are the major reforms needed in Food Corporation of India to ensure food security in India? Do you think the recommendations of the Shanta Kumar Committee take us in that direction? (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) What are the major reforms needed in Food Corporation of India to ensure food security in India? Do you think the recommendations of the Shanta Kumar Committee take us in that direction? (250 words) pib …

2) Is the reservation policy earmarking a 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the “general category” empirically founded and justifiable? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  2) Is the reservation policy earmarking a 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the “general category” empirically founded and justifiable? Critically analyse.(250 words) Epw Why this question: An analysis of 445 premier higher education …

1) The art of storytelling through paintings reached its zenith during Mughal Period in India. Elucidate with suitable examples. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) The art of storytelling through paintings reached its zenith during Mughal Period in India. Elucidate with suitable examples. (250 words) Class XI NCERT Medieval India Why this question: The question is about discussing the prevalent …