InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 15

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 15 1) Differentiate between political and social attitude explaining its importance in life of an individual. 2) What is the difference between persuation and motivation? Which one do you think are important for a public servant? 3) Discuss the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Infrastructure- waterways.   Sagarmala   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Government on Monday said …

Blue flag project

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Blue flag project   Context: The Union Environment Ministry has selected 12 beaches in India to vie for a ‘Blue Flag’ certification, an international recognition conferred on beaches that meet certain criteria of cleanliness and environmental propriety. These beaches are …

Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?   What to study? For prelims and mains: How power tariffs are determined? Need for uniform national rate and challenges therein.   Context: Few lawmakers have suggested that …

Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Evolution of the issue and why censure it?   Context: Rajasthan High …

Thirty Meter Telescope

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Awareness in space.   Thirty Meter Telescope   What to study? For prelims and mains: TMT- objectives and significance, location.   Context: Thirty Meter Telescope Set to Begin Construction. Background: The mega telescope completed its design and development phase in 2009, but legal …

National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill 2019   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the Bill, about NIA and the need …

In News- ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   In News- ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’   What to study? For Prelims: ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’- features. For Mains: GST and its implications, issues associated and …

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The scheme- features, significance, need and potential.   Context: 30,85,205 …

Guidelines for crèches at workplaces

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Women related issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Guidelines for crèches at workplaces   What to study? For Prelims: Maternity Benefit Act- key features, Guidelines on crèches at workplaces. …

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy and conservation related issues.   Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SATAT initiative- key objectives, significance and brief overview on CNG and CBG.   Context: The government has said that the SATAT …

Sagarmala

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Infrastructure- waterways.   Sagarmala   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Government on Monday said it has created about 10,000 jobs under its ambitious ‘Sagarmala’ initiative during the last three years. …

Insights Static Quiz -342, 2019–Geography

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Static Quiz -342, 2019 Geography ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Tread with caution: on labour laws

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Tread with caution: on labour laws                                  Context: As a part of its ease of doing business initiative, the government will be subsuming a total of 44 labour laws into four codes — on wages, social security, industrial safety and welfare and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PEPSICO V/S POTATO FARMERS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PEPSICO V/S POTATO FARMERS Introduction: A variety of potatoes developed by FMCG giant Pepsico’s India division has triggered a patent-infringement battle in the country. The snacks and beverages major has sued a few farmers in Gujarat for growing potatoes which the …

INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Food and Nutrition Security Analysis India, 2019”.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Food and Nutrition Security Analysis India, 2019”. Food and Nutrition Security Analysis India, 2019 Food and Nutrition Security Analysis India, 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, …

7) Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers. Mr. Y had been a wild kid and once was arrested for shoplifting and the possession of drugs. Mr. Y had completed mandatory counseling and, as far as Mr. X knew, Mr. Y had straightened out his life and had done well during the last twenty years. Mr. Y hadn’t indicated in his application that he had once been arrested and Mr. X feared that the company would never hire someone with a police record, no matter how minor or how long ago the offence was. Do you favor Mr. X revealing the information? (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:case study 7) Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. …

6) Untreated waste water poses a threat to both human health and the aquatic ecosystems. Explain the statement with examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) Untreated waste water poses a threat to both human health and the aquatic ecosystems. Explain the statement with examples.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The article discusses the threats posed by untreated waste water on …