InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 19

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 19 Case study 1 You are a Block Development Officer. You have been invited by a Panchayat Secretary to attend the Gram Sabha meeting. The meeting has been called to allot houses to the poor with an aim to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: 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 …

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation related issues.   IUCN Red List of Threatened Species   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Categorization of IUCN red list, features and criteria, recent additions from India to the list.   …

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) 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.   Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill, NHRC and SHRC. For Mains: Human …

Chandipura virus:

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Chandipura virus:   What to study? For prelims and mains: About the virus, symptoms, effects and prevention.   Context: Chandipura virus detected in Gujarat.   What is it? Named after the Maharashtra village where the virus was first …

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (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.   Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019   What to study? For prelims and mains: AERA- key features, composition, functions and recent …

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019   What to study? For prelims: key features of RTI, amendments proposed and the need. For main: significance …

Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, e-applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Government e Marketplace (GeM)   What to study? For Prelims: About GeM and it’s features. For Mains: Significance …

Schemes to support organic farming in the country

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: 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.   Schemes to support organic farming in the …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 JULY 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 JULY 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 15 JULY 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 15 JULY 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 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: Investment models. General Studies …

7) Young people with ethical conduct are not willing to come forward to join active politics. Suggest steps to motivate them to come forward. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethics 7) Young people with ethical conduct are not willing to come forward to join active politics. Suggest steps to motivate them to come forward. (250 words)

6) What are social stock exchanges? Discuss its need and potential in India.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Investment models 6) What are social stock exchanges? Discuss its need and potential in India.(250 words) Indianexpress

5) India’s own manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is scheduled to be launched by 2022. In this light, discuss the achievements of previous global space missions. What are the possible spin-offs for India through Gaganyaan.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Science and Technology; Space Technology 5) India’s own manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is scheduled to be launched by 2022. In this light, discuss the achievements of previous global space missions. What are the possible spin-offs for India through Gaganyaan.(250 words) Indianexpress Indianexpress

4) Discuss the role and contributions from agriculture towards India’s goal of $5 trillion economy. What measures need to be taken in agriculture to reach its goal.(250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Indian Economy; Agriculture. 4) Discuss the role and contributions from agriculture towards India’s goal of $5 trillion economy. What measures need to be taken in agriculture to reach its goal.(250 words)  The hindu

3) “Draft NEP wants critical thinking and Creativity to be treated as the cornerstone of intellectual development”. In this light, what are the recommendations made by Kasturirangan committee. What measures have been taken by government to ensure critical thinking and creativity.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies 3) “Draft NEP wants critical thinking and Creativity to be treated as the cornerstone of intellectual development”. In this light, what are the recommendations made by Kasturirangan committee. What measures have been taken by government to ensure critical thinking and creativity.(250 words) …

2) Discuss the controversies surrounding the office of speaker in India. Suggest measures to make the office of speaker impartial and independent. Should it be modeled on the lines of office of British speaker?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Polity 2) Discuss the controversies surrounding the office of speaker in India. Suggest measures to make the office of speaker impartial and independent. Should it be modeled on the lines of office of British speaker?(250 words) Laxmikant: Indian Polity

1) India’s urban water crisis calls for an integrated approach. Discuss the importance of wetland conservation in urban areas? Write a note on importance of involvement of local communities in water conservation efforts.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Urbanization and its problems 1) India’s urban water crisis calls for an integrated approach. Discuss the importance of wetland conservation in urban areas? Write a note on importance of involvement of local communities in water conservation efforts.(250 words) Deccanherald Reference