InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 29

InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 29   1) Define the following terms with examples Temperance Rationality Consistency Conviction   2) “Truth is the sovereign principle which includes numerous other principles”. Explain the quote in light of Gandhian principle of truthfulness.   3) Write about two leaders/philosophers who have inspired you? How the inspiration has …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 August 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   PRAGATI   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and …

India’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile

Topic covered: Awareness in space.   India’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile   What to study? For Prelims: Features of ASAT missile, Low Earth Orbit. For Mains: Need, significance and concerns associated with ASAT missile, the issue of space debris.   Why in News? Four months after India successfully tested its anti-satellite (ASAT) capabilities, experts tracking the debris …

J&K Reservation Bill

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   J&K Reservation Bill   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the bill. For mains: concerns and issues associated, what is the way out?   Context: Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir …

Cabinet approves increasing strength of Supreme Court judges

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Cabinet approves increasing strength of Supreme Court judges   What to study? For Prelims: Collegium system for the appointment of judges, selection and removal of SC judges, overview …

UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the convention.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements …

Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) Program

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) Program   What to study? For Prelims: Features of Atal Innovation Mission, ACIC. For Mains: Promotion of innovation at global level and efforts by India in this regard.   Context: Atal Innovation …

Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes

Topics covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes   What to study? For prelims and mains: Need for Sub Categorization, significance, issues involved and what can be done?   Context: Cabinet approves Extension of term of the commission constituted under Article 340 of …

PRAGATI

Topics covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   PRAGATI   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the platform.   Context: The Prime Minister recently chaired his thirtieth interaction through PRAGATI – …

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

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 August 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-DATA AND PRIVACY: HOW SAFE ARE APPS?

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DATA AND PRIVACY: HOW SAFE ARE APPS? Introduction:             Faceapp, an image-editing app has caught the imagination of everyone from New York to Sydney; from Brussels to Chennai and beyond. There are millions of people, including several in India, who are transforming their current photo, using the apps age filter to see …

Insights into Editorial: India’s tiger population doubles in a dozen years

Insights into Editorial: India’s tiger population doubles in a dozen years            Context: According to the latest tiger census, India’s tiger population has doubled in the past dozen years, a significant achievement for the country’s wildlife conservation efforts. Releasing results of the 2018 census, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was now “one of …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01  August 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: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. General …

7) ‘The cause of sedition is always found in inequality’ (Aristotle). Explain.(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) ‘The cause of sedition is always …

6) The Maoist insurgency doctrine often glorifies violence as the primary means to overwhelm the existing socio-economic and political structures. Critically analyse the statement with examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6) The Maoist insurgency doctrine often glorifies violence as the primary means to overwhelm the existing socio-economic and political structures. Critically analyse the statement with examples.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is based on the theme of Maoist insurgency, …

5) Discuss the important initiatives and laws taken by government of India to deal with Left wing extremism effected areas. (250 words)

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5) Discuss the important initiatives and laws taken by government of India to deal with Left wing extremism effected areas. (250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about discussing the important initiatives and laws taken by …