[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution …

7) “When a man assumes public trust, he should consider himself as public property”. Illustrate the essence of the statement. (250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 7) “When a man assumes public trust, he should consider himself as public property”. Illustrate the essence of the statement. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on …

6) Explain the difference between animal consciousness and human consciousness. (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. 6) Explain the difference between animal consciousness and human consciousness. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based upon the theme of consciousness. Key demand of the …

5) Why are Mumbai rains so disastrous despite the thousand crores spent? discuss the problems plaguing Mumbai’s urban drainage system.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5) Why are Mumbai rains so disastrous despite the thousand crores spent? discuss the problems plaguing Mumbai’s urban drainage system.(250 words)  Timesofindia Why this question: Flooding seems to recur almost every year in Mumbai, with this year being particularly severe. The city witnessed extremely heavy rains all through Monday.  In …

 4) Discuss the impact of global warming on future economy and Jobs, explain more so specifically with respect to Indian scenario.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.  4) Discuss the impact of global warming on future economy and Jobs, explain more so specifically with respect to Indian scenario.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question:  The article discusses the report, ‘Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent …

3) Discuss the effects of livestock farming on environment.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 3) Discuss the effects of livestock farming on environment.(250 words) Indian Geography by Majid Hussain Why this question: The question is direct and …

2) Discuss the importance of Public Distribution System in India and also explain the challenges involved and what reforms are required to overcome these challenges. (250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 2) Discuss the importance of Public Distribution System in India and also explain the challenges involved and what reforms are required to overcome …

1) The utility of the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill could be of enormous abet in many areas yet bereft of safeguards. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 1) The utility of the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill could be of enormous abet in many areas yet bereft of safeguards. Critically …

Fly ash

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Fly ash   What to study? For prelims: What is fly ash, how is it produced and where it can be used? For mains: Concerns associated with its contamination, what needs to be done and legislative measures necessary.   Context: The National Green Tribunal …

AFSPA

Topics Covered: 1.Security challenges and their management in border areas.   AFSPA   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: AFSPA- features, draconian provisions, misuses and need for review.   Context: Centre has declared entire State of Nagaland a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of 6 more months under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).   What …

Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN)

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN)   What to study? For prelims: RIIN- key features, aims and objectives. For mains: need, challenges and significance.   Context: Nagaland government has decided to set up a …

International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Whaling Commission (IWC)   What to study? For Prelims: About IWC- composition, functions and significance. For Mains: Moratorium on commercial whaling, concerns over Japan’s move and the way ahead.   Context: Japan has resumed commercial whale hunting after a hiatus of more …

STRIDE scheme

Topics covered: Issues related to education. STRIDE scheme   What to study. For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the scheme.   Context: UGC announces new Initiative – Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) to boost research culture in India.   Key features: STRIDE will provide support to …

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 and Mains: Features and significance of the scheme, Important circuits and overview of their locations and geographical significance.   Context: Recognizing the potential of rural …

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Jal Shakti Abhiyan   What to study? For prelims and mains: features, need for and significance of the campaign.   Context: Jal Shakti Abhiyan for Water Conservation Launched.   Key facts: It is a time-bound, mission-mode campaign that would focus on 1,592 “water-stressed” blocks in 257 districts. The campaign will …