UPDATE: Ethics and Essay Enrichment Class – 2 will be conducted on Thursday at 2 pm

      The Next Class on Ethics and Essay Enrichment will be on 25th July 2019 i.e. Coming Thursday at 2 pm in OGP-2 Centre. In this class as per the schedule 10 Western Moral Philosophers will be discussed in addition to few more important key concepts that would help in enrichment of Ethics …

How to Prepare for Current Affairs in UPSC Civil Services Exam- By Anudeep Durishetty, Rank – 1 CSE-201

How to Prepare for Current Affairs in UPSC Civil Services Exam By Anudeep Durishetty, Rank – 1 CSE-2017   Note: For the benefit of UPSC aspirants, I am working on a detailed guide book on how to write powerful Essays and compelling answers in the UPSC exam. Subscribe to my blog to hear first when …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Who is a Service Voter, how can he cast vote, significance and challenges associated, Key …

Indian Forest Act amendment

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act and amendments. For Mains: Need for review and the …

Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS)

Topics covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS)   What to study? For prelims and mains: AFRS- features, need, concerns and significance.   Context: On June 28, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released a Request for …

Block Chain Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology.   Block Chain Technology   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential.   What are Blockchains? Blockchains are a new data structure that is secure, cryptography-based, and distributed across a network. The …

Why are parliamentary standing committees necessary?

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Why are parliamentary standing committees necessary?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Parliamentary standing committees- roles, need, functions and significance.   Context: Eleven of the 22 Bills introduced in the ongoing …

Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Who is a Service Voter, how can he cast vote, significance and challenges associated, Key features of ETPBS.   Context: In the seven phases Lok Sabha polls, a record 18,02,646 eligible …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 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- AFGHANISTAN TALKS HIT ROADBLOCK

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- AFGHANISTAN TALKS HIT ROADBLOCK Introduction:             U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to express disappointment over the postponement of talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent group’s recent announcement of a “spring offensive.” Some 250 Afghan politicians and civil society figures had been due …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING Introduction:             Some northern Indian states could receive rainfall during the next 4-5 days, but monsoon activity could be subdued in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra’s interiors, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next 3-4 days, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday. After recording above …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. General Studies – 2 Topic: Parliament …

7) A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then would it not be better to do away with them entirely? Critically analyse the statement from ethical perspective.(250 words)

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) A nuclear war cannot be won …

6) What is international morality? Discuss its relevance in international politics. (250 words)

Topic: Morality 6) What is international morality? Discuss its relevance in international politics. (250 words) Why this question: The question is based on the theme of international morality. Key demand of the question: The answer must discuss the concept of international morality in detail and its relevance in international politics. Directive: Discuss – This is …