QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 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 …

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)     What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities for the underprivileged- need and efforts by the government, generic …

‘Dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   ‘Dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico   What to study? For prelims and mains: location of Gulf of Mexico, about dead zones and eutrophication.   Context: Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Louisiana State University have predicted that this spring’s …

One Nation One Election

Topics covered:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   One Nation One Election   What to study? For prelims and mains: One Nation One Election- need, challenges associated, concerns and significance.   Context: PM Modi calls for all-party meet on ‘one nation, one election’. Simultaneous elections refer to holding …

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June

Topics covered: Conservation related topics.   World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June   What to study? For prelims: about WCDD- theme and significance. For mains: what is desertification, causes, effects, Concerns and measures needed to prevent?   Context: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on June 17 every year.   The …

The One Health concept

Topics covered: Issues related to health. The One Health concept   What to study? For prelims and mains: One health concept- background, features, need and significance.   What is it? The World Organization of Animal Health, commonly known as OIE (an abbreviation of its French title), summarises the One Health concept as “human health and …

Rajya Sabha TV- Science Monitor (01.06.2019)

Rajya Sabha TV- Science Monitor (01.06.2019) [GS Paper III- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. indigenization of technology and developing new technology.]   I.Graphene Production: It is a single layer of graphite. It is an …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY Introduction:             Lawmakers in the UK Parliament have declared “an environment and climate emergency,” making it the first country in the world to do so. The motion was called by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The move comes a week after 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg addressed UK lawmakers …

Insights into Editorial: Navigations in Bishkek

Insights into Editorial: Navigations in Bishkek Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. India will hold bilateral meetings with Russia and China on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) summit at Bishkek. At the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human …

7) In what way are social values different from economic values? Discuss with suitable examples. (250 words)

Topic : Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration. 7) In what way are social values different from economic values? Discuss with suitable examples. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is to compare and contrast social values with that of economic values. Key demand of the question: One has to …

6) Discuss the following concepts: Persuasion Perseverance Fortitude(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration. 6) Discuss the following concepts: Persuasion Perseverance Fortitude(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: One has to discuss the three terms in detail with relevant examples. Key demand of the question: The answer is straightforward and is about discussing the concepts in detail. Directive: …

5) Discuss How has science improved agriculture in India? With the farm sector facing headwinds what structural reforms do you think Indian agriculture requires? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Agriculture; marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 5) Discuss How has science improved agriculture in India? With the farm sector facing headwinds what structural reforms do you think Indian agriculture requires? Elucidate.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about discussing …

4) What do you understand by cryptocurrency? Do you think legalising the crypto market can help beneficiaries emerge from the shadows and make productive investments in an economy witnessing a digital transformation? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic :Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) What do you understand by cryptocurrency? Do you think legalising the crypto market can help beneficiaries emerge from the shadows and make productive investments in an economy witnessing a digital transformation? Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindubuisnessline Why this question: …

3) The growing disconnect between higher education and industry requirement in India is a matter of grave concern, Discuss the role played by private sector in scaling up skill development initiatives in such a scenario. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) The growing disconnect between higher education and industry requirement in India is a matter of grave concern, Discuss the role played by private sector in scaling up skill development initiatives in such a scenario. (250 words) Reference Why …