UPDATE: Insights Integrated Prelims cum Mains Test Series – 2020

UPDATE: Insights Integrated Prelims cum Mains Test Series – 2020   We have postponed tests under IPM-2020 by one week (First Mains test starts on August 05) to align it with Yearlong Mains Test Series – 2020. Please check the updated timetable below: INSIGHTS INTEGRATED PRELIMS MAINS TEST SERIES (IPM) 2020 Why you should subscribe? …

InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 27

InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 27 1) Analyse John Rawl’s concept of social justice in the indian context. 2) Do you agree that Tagore’s concept of universalism holds answer for present trend of hyper nationalism? 3) “In civilised life ethics floats over sea of law”. Elaborate.

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Statutory bodies.   Central Wakf Council   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives, composition, functions and significance of the Central Wakf Council.   Context: A national conference of Central Waqf Council (CWC) was recently held. …

Dam Safety Bill 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Dam Safety Bill 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Highlights of the Bill and key functions of the National Dam Safety Authority, concerns expressed by states over the Bill.   Context: Opposition …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)   What to study? For prelims: RCEP- Key facts and Geographical location of member countries. For mains: Why is India concerned, gains and losses from this, what India needs …

GI Certification

Topics Covered: IPR related issues.   GI Certification   What to study? For Prelims: GI tags and about Rasagulla and controversy surrounding it’s origin. For Mains: Significance of GI tags.   Context: Odisha has bagged the geographical indication (GI) tag for its local version of “Rasagola”.  This GI tag, numbered 612, is the second for Odisha. It …

INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SPACE AND MAJOR DISASTERS

Topics covered: Disaster and disaster management.   INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SPACE AND MAJOR DISASTERS   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the charter.   Context: India, by virtue of being a member of the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ has received a satellite data related to the Assam floods from other member nations …

Renaming of states

Topics covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Renaming of states   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Procedure to change the name of states in India.   Context: Over …

Central Wakf Council

Topics Covered: Statutory bodies.   Central Wakf Council   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives, composition, functions and significance of the Central Wakf Council.   Context: A national conference of Central Waqf Council (CWC) was recently held.   What is it? Central Wakf Council is a statutory body established in 1964 by the Government of …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 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 into Editorial: Governing India through fiscal math

Insights into Editorial: Governing India through fiscal math                           Introduction: The Budget 2019-20 has pegged the fiscal deficit for the year 2019-20 at 3.3% of GDP. Revenue deficit is targeted at 2.3% of GDP, which is higher than the revised estimate of 2.2% in 2018-19.  Note that the government is estimated to breach its …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CONSPIRACY AGAINST JUDICIARY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CONSPIRACY AGAINST JUDICIARY Introduction: The Supreme Court called the Directors of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Delhi Police Commissioner to look into the material furnished by lawyer Utsav Bains in support of his allegations in the framing of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30  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: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. General Studies – 1 Topic:  population and …

7) Discuss any four essential values imparted to an individual during the primary, secondary and higher education stages, respectively.(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) Discuss any four essential values imparted …

6) “Much of the unrest in society, especially that which has given rise to militant movements such as the Naxalite movement, is linked to lack of access to basic resources to sustain livelihood”. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism 6) “Much of the unrest in society, especially that which has given rise to militant movements such as the Naxalite movement, is linked to lack of access to basic resources to sustain livelihood”. Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question aims to analyse the …

5) The main support for the Naxalite movement comes from Dalits and Adivasis. Discuss the correspondence and linkages of the social conditions of these communities of the population and Naxalism of a particular region. (250 words)

Topic:Linkages between development and spread of extremism 5) The main support for the Naxalite movement comes from Dalits and Adivasis. Discuss the correspondence and linkages of the social conditions of these communities of the population and Naxalism of a particular region. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question aims to establish the interlinkages between …

 4) India-Bhutan relations not only reflects the contemporary nature of their relationship but also lay the foundation for their future development in the 21st century. Elucidate the statement in the backdrop of India’s emphasis on neighborhood-first policy.(250 words)

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.  4) India-Bhutan relations not only reflects the contemporary nature of their relationship but also lay the foundation for their future development in the 21st century. Elucidate the statement in the backdrop of India’s emphasis on neighborhood-first policy.(250 words) livemint Why this question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bhutan …