Insights into Editorial: India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years

Insights into Editorial: India’s foreign policy needs rework in the next five years  Introduction: Need for a Foreign Policy: Foreign policy is not a fixed concept as it keeps on changing according to changing domestic and international conditions. National interest is the core objective of foreign policy of a nation. The secondary national interest may …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   President appoints Governors   What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions related to the office of governor. For Mains: Significance and issues associated …

Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Topics covered: 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.   Open Acreage Licensing Policy   What to study? For Prelims: OALP, HELP. For Mains: Need for HELP and its significance.   Context: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural …

Russia Launches Spektr-RG

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Russia Launches Spektr-RG   What to study? For prelims and mains: Objectives, launch and significance of the mission.   Context: Spektr-RG is a Russian–German high-energy astrophysics space observatory launched recently. It follows on from the Spektr-R satellite telescope launched in 2011.   About Spektr- RG: The Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma mission, also known as Spektr-RG, is a joint project …

Broadband Readiness Index for states

Topics covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Broadband Readiness Index for states   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the index.   Context: DoT and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) have …

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)

Topics covered: Cyber security related issues.   Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)   What to study? For Prelims: CCTNS, difference between CCTNS and NATGRID. For Mains: CCTNS- need and benefits, smart policing, police reforms.   Context: Against a target of covering 14306 police stations, a total of 14874 police stations (excluding police stations …

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Swadesh Darshan Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: First tribal circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, Key features of Swadesh Darshan Scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme.   Context: The Ministry of Tourism, …

President appoints Governors

Topics covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   President appoints Governors   What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions related to the office of governor. For Mains: Significance and issues associated with the office of governor- is he merely a rubber stamp, comparison of powers with the …

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

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 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 …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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, Airports, Railways etc. General Studies – 2 Topic:  Parliament and …

7) Discuss the Public Services Code as recommended by the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission. (250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 7) Discuss the Public Services Code as recommended by the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission. (250 words)  Ethics by Lexicon publications, CSE Mains 2016 – GS IV Why this question: The question is based on the concept of public service code. Key demand of the question: Explain in …

6) What do you understand by a low carbon transport system? Discuss the prospects India holds in transitioning to a low carbon transport system.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) What do you understand by a low carbon transport system? Discuss the prospects India holds in transitioning to a low carbon transport system.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is based on the theme of low carbon transport system and significance of the …