InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 1

InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 1   1) What is ethics? How ethics helps in building social relations? http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/introduction/intro_1.shtml#h5   2) What does this quotations mean to you in the present context: “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” https://www.deccanherald.com/content/360176/tolerance-patience-signs-strength.html   3) Differentiate between the following terms …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 3: Topics covered: Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security. One nation-one ration card What to study? For prelims: key features of the proposed scheme, PDS. For mains: Need for, significance of the scheme …

PUNCH mission

PUNCH mission   Context: NASA has selected an US based Indian researcher to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun. About PUNCH (Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere): It  is focused on understanding the transition of particles from the Sun’s outer corona to the solar wind that fills interplanetary space. It will …

UN resolution on torture

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   UN resolution on torture   What to study? For prelims: key features of the resolution. For mains: Why India abstained from voting, concerns, issues and what needs to be done?   Context: India joined ranks with Russia and 42 …

Maratha Reservation issue

Topic covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Maratha Reservation issue   What to study? For prelims and mains: provisions in regard to reservations in India, issues present, need for revamping the policy. Context: The Bombay High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha …

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of regions and countries in Indo- pacific region, important straits. For Mains: Significance and potential of the region, need for international cooperation to main …

Statistics Day

Topics covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Statistics Day What to study? For Prelims: Statistics day, ISI. For Mains: Important contributions of PC Mahalanobis.   National Statistics Day: In recognition of the notable contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of …

One nation-one ration card

Topics covered: Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security. One nation-one ration card What to study? For prelims: key features of the proposed scheme, PDS. For mains: Need for, significance of the scheme and challenges in its implementation.   Context: Government all set to implement “One nation-one ration …

Insights into Editorial: The state of Indian prisons

Insights into Editorial: The state of Indian prisons Context: In the midst of the election process this year, the release of the data-driven report, the Prison Statistics India 2016, published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in April went largely unnoticed. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is an attached office of the Ministry …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 July 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- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE Introduction:             In line with its election promise of Rs 100 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector by 2024, the NDA government would be targeting low-hanging fruits, such as Metro projects, inland waterways, natural gas grids and airport privatisation, to give a fillip to private sector investment in …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL Introduction:             A petition seeking notification and implementation of guidelines for fixing accountability on schools for the safety of children has been filed in the Supreme Court. The petition has been filed by NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, run by Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. The petitioner has …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 July 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 related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution …

7) As an SDM you have received a complaint that in a village under your jurisdiction, people belonging to a religious community who are in majority there (this community is a minority in the state and country) are constructing an illegal religious structure on village common land. It is nearing completion.  The complaint is filed by a local leader belonging to a community who are in minority (majority in the state and country) in the village. You have verified the complaint and found that indeed the structure is being illegally constructed on village common land. You also find that this structure is funded by local MLA. You had issued a show cause notice to the trust that’s constructing the structure asking them why it shouldn’t be demolished. They have replied that a Panchayat of villagers (not official Gram Sabha) was convened and it had decided to construct the structure for the community purpose as they didn’t have a proper place for prayers and congregation. They have also replied that they are willing to pay the fine if the government decides to impose any and have ardently requested not to order demolition as it might lead to communal clashes in the village. The issue is sensitive as majority of the village wants it constructed at any cost. As SDM how will you proceed to resolve the issue?(250 words)

Topic: case study. 7) As an SDM you have received a complaint that in a village under your jurisdiction, people belonging to a religious community who are in majority there (this community is a minority in the state and country) are constructing an illegal religious structure on village common land. It is nearing completion.  The …