QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 June 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 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: 27 June 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 June 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   DNA technology …

Falcon Heavy launch

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Falcon Heavy launch   What to study? For prelims and mains: Payloads on Falcon Heavy, objectives and significance.   Context: Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently launched its Falcon Heavy spacecraft on its third mission, and the most complex one yet by the company. Among the various reasons which make the mission …

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: India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the …

Methane On Mars

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   Methane On Mars   What to study? For prelims and mains: Significance of recent findings, what does this indicate and key facts related to Methane and it’s production.   Context: NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered high amounts of methane in the air on Mars, leading to excitement whether this was …

Space Activities Bill, 2017

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Space Activities Bill, 2017   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key provisions and significance of the bill, the need for legislation on outer space.   Context: The government is likely to introduce the Space …

DNA technology Bill

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   DNA technology Bill   What to study? For Prelims: DNA Bill- highlights, difference between DNA and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BIHAR ENCEPHALITIS DEATHS AND STATE OF MEDICAL CARE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BIHAR ENCEPHALITIS DEATHS AND STATE OF MEDICAL CARE   Introduction: The death of over 130 children in Bihar due to acute encephalitis syndrome has once again put the spotlight on the state of the healthcare sector in the country. The Supreme Court took cognizance of the matter and said the deaths …

Insights into Editorial: Reimagining the NITI Aayog

Insights into Editorial: Reimagining the NITI Aayog Introduction: India’s Constitution-makers thought of India as a union of States with a centripetal bias, done, advisedly, to preserve the unity and integrity of a newly fledged nation. The Constitution provides for a Parliamentary form of government which is federal in structure with certain unitary features. Since then, …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 June 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation …

7) Discuss the contribution of John Locke to the field of ethics.(250 words)

Topic:   Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Discuss the contribution of John Locke to the field of ethics.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question s direct and is about discussing the contributions of John Locke to the field of ethics. Key demand of the question: elaborate …

6) You the chairperson of State Public Service Commission, you come to know that there were instances of rampant cheating in the exam conducted recently by the SPSC. Your daughter who also appeared in this exam and who is confident of clearing it corroborates the same. However, she denies engaging in any such activity herself. Whatever decision the Commission takes is bound to affect the career of large number of candidates who appeared in the exam including your own daughter. Identify different stakeholders and their interest in the case above. Describe how you are going to handle the current situation. Suggest measures you want to take to make sure that a similar situation doesn’t arrive in future.(250 words)

Topic: Case study 6) You the chairperson of State Public Service Commission, you come to know that there were instances of rampant cheating in the exam conducted recently by the SPSC. Your daughter who also appeared in this exam and who is confident of clearing it corroborates the same. However, she denies engaging in any …

5) In India, a large part of the Agri supply chain ecosystem is either in the public sector, or strongly linked to it, do you think private investments in primary agriculture can prove to be a solution to make agriculture more sustainable for the country? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 5) In India, a large part of the Agri supply chain ecosystem is either in the public sector, or …

4) Discuss the major important cropping patterns of India along with the factors affecting it.(250 words)

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 4) Discuss the major important cropping patterns of India along with the factors affecting it.(250 words) Indian geography by Majid …

3) What is the potential of India’s MSME sector? Discuss the challenges and concerns associated with the growth of MSME sector in India.(250 words)

Topic: Important aspects of governance, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 3) What is the potential of India’s MSME sector? Discuss the challenges and concerns associated with the growth of MSME sector in India.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discusses the findings of the committee set up to undertake …

2) Do you think the Indian government’s intent towards data protection lie in favour data localisation? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.Cyber security related issues. 2) Do you think the Indian government’s intent towards data protection lie in favour data localisation? Critically analyse. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discusses …