1) What is Article 35(A)? Why is it a controversial, even sentimental issue for the Kashmir Valley? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 1) What is Article 35(A)? Why is it a controversial, even sentimental issue for the Kashmir Valley? Critically analyse. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: …

UPDATE: Insights Integrated Prelims cum Mains Test Series – 2020

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INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Unspent CSR Funds”.

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InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 27

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 30 July 2019

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Dam Safety Bill 2019

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

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GI Certification

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INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SPACE AND MAJOR DISASTERS

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Renaming of states

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Central Wakf Council

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Insights Static Quiz -354, 2019–Art and Culture

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

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 26 JULY 2019

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Insights into Editorial: Governing India through fiscal math

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RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CONSPIRACY AGAINST JUDICIARY

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

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7) Discuss any four essential values imparted to an individual during the primary, secondary and higher education stages, respectively.(250 words)

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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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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) …

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)

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