Statistics Day

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Statistics Day What to study? For Prelims: Statistics day, ISI. For Mains: Important contributions of PC Mahalanobis.   National Statistics Day: In recognition of the notable contributions made …

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for the protection of vulnerable sections of the society.   Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of RVY and about ALIMCO. For Mains: Significance of the programme and similar policies for the aid of old …

One nation-one ration card

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security. One nation-one ration card What to study? For prelims: key features of the proposed scheme, PDS. For mains: Need for, significance of the scheme and challenges in its implementation. …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 27 JUNE 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 27 JUNE 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: 26 JUNE 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 26 JUNE 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: 24 JUNE 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 24 JUNE 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 …

Insights into Editorial: The state of Indian prisons

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: The state of Indian prisons Context: In the midst of the election process this year, the release of the data-driven report, the Prison Statistics India 2016, published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in April went largely unnoticed. The National Crime …

Insights Static Quiz -331, 2019–Environment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Static Quiz -331, 2019 Environment ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE Introduction:             In line with its election promise of Rs 100 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector by 2024, the NDA government would be targeting low-hanging fruits, such as Metro projects, inland waterways, natural gas grids and airport …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL Introduction:             A petition seeking notification and implementation of guidelines for fixing accountability on schools for the safety of children has been filed in the Supreme Court. The petition has been filed by NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 July 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 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 …

7) As an SDM you have received a complaint that in a village under your jurisdiction, people belonging to a religious community who are in majority there (this community is a minority in the state and country) are constructing an illegal religious structure on village common land. It is nearing completion.  The complaint is filed by a local leader belonging to a community who are in minority (majority in the state and country) in the village. You have verified the complaint and found that indeed the structure is being illegally constructed on village common land. You also find that this structure is funded by local MLA. You had issued a show cause notice to the trust that’s constructing the structure asking them why it shouldn’t be demolished. They have replied that a Panchayat of villagers (not official Gram Sabha) was convened and it had decided to construct the structure for the community purpose as they didn’t have a proper place for prayers and congregation. They have also replied that they are willing to pay the fine if the government decides to impose any and have ardently requested not to order demolition as it might lead to communal clashes in the village. The issue is sensitive as majority of the village wants it constructed at any cost. As SDM how will you proceed to resolve the issue?(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: case study. 7) As an SDM you have received a complaint that in a village under your jurisdiction, people belonging to a religious community who are in majority there (this community is a minority in the state and country) are constructing an illegal religious …

6) What do you understand by Citizen’s Charter? Discuss in detail its importance and objectives, Also discuss the problems faced in its implementation.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Citizen’s charter 6) What do you understand by Citizen’s Charter? Discuss in detail its importance and objectives, Also discuss the problems faced in its implementation.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the topic of citizen’s charter and …

5) “Assertion of environmental citizenship by the people of India is the need of the hour”. Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) “Assertion of environmental citizenship by the people of India is the need of the hour”. Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article discusses in detail the Hindu Vedic principle …

4) The progress in livestock sector of the country is directly related to a more balanced development of rural economy and upliftment of poorer sections of the society. comment.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. 4) The progress in livestock sector of the country is directly related to …

3) Agriculture is possibly the most environmentally destructive human activity, high yields coupled with lower greenhouse gas emissions, which GM crops have been proven to provide, are absolutely essential for a sustainable future. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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) Agriculture is possibly the most environmentally destructive human activity, high yields coupled …

2) Do you think the recent G20 summits have turned into talking shops rather than getting down to brass tacks? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. 2) Do you think the recent G20 summits have turned into talking shops rather than getting down to brass tacks? Critically analyse.(250 words) Livemint   Why this question: World leaders from 19 countries and the …

1) India’s megacities have continued to remain engines of growth; however, a faster pace of spatial development is the need of the hour to enable the country to take full advantage of its demographic dividend afforded by its young population. Discuss. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 1) India’s megacities have continued to remain engines of growth; however, a faster pace of spatial development is the need of the …

INSIGHTS IAS Ethics 70 Days Plan for UPSC CS Mains – 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTS IAS Ethics 70 Days Plan for UPSC CS Mains – 2019 Download the Timetable HERE Note: Under this plan, Questions will be posted every day in the night at around 9 pm.  Along with Essay paper, General Studies paper-4 is very rewarding in UPSC …