InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 37

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 37 1) Law and ethics are considered to be the two tools for controlling human conduct so as to make it conducive to civilized social existence. a) Discuss how they achieve this objective b) Giving examples, show how the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 August 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 August 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: 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 …

What is Simla Agreement?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   What is Simla Agreement?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Simla agreement- origin, impact and outcomes, has it been successful?   Context: United Nations Secretary-General …

World Biofuel day

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   World Biofuel day   What to study? For Prelims: World Biofuel Day- key facts. For Mains: Significance of Biofuels and government initiatives in this …

Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the campaign. For mains: Water conservation- issues, challenges and need of the hour.     Context: ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ Drive has been launched by the Department of …

ICAT – A World Class Automotive Testing Centre

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   ICAT – A World Class Automotive Testing Centre   What to study? For prelims and mains: About ICAT and NATRiP.   Why in news? 3rd International Electric Vehicle (EV) Conclave was recently held at the …

Rotavirus

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues related to health. Rotavirus   What to study? For prelims and mains: Rotavirus- symptoms, transmission and vaccines.   Context: The Health Ministry has drawn an ambitious plan under the 100 days agenda of the newly elected government, wherein it has been decided …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The scheme- features, significance, need and potential?   Context: …

Code of Conduct for MPs and MLAs

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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.   Code of Conduct for MPs and MLAs   What to study? For prelims …

Insights Static Quiz -363, 2019–Environment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Static Quiz -363, 2019 Environment ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 August 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10  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 …

Insights into Editorial: The hard realities of India’s fast-track courts

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: The hard realities of India’s fast-track courts Context: Recently, Minister for Women and Child Development, informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts to clear the cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2019 Introduction: The Parliament on Friday approved an amendment to the anti-terror law to give powers to the central government to designate an individual as terrorist and seize his properties. While Lok Sabha had passed the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 August 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10  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: Ethics and Human Interface: …

7) Discuss any five naturally acceptable feelings in human-human relationships.(250 words)

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

6) Mention any two unethical practices in society today and suggest a sustainable solution to each.(250 words)

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

5)  The recently released IPCC report has inferred that reduction in global heating would require transformation of food production and land management, in the light of the above statement discuss the interlinkages of climate change and land management and recommend what needs to be done. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5)  The recently released IPCC report has inferred that reduction in global heating would require transformation of food production and land management, in the light of the above statement discuss the interlinkages of climate change and …

4) Do you agree that the recently signed Singapore convention by United Nations will have huge impact on Indian economy in the context of global trade? Elucidate. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.  4) Do you agree that the recently signed Singapore convention by United Nations will have huge impact on Indian economy in the context of global trade? Elucidate. (250 words) …

3) How far can the idea of electric vehicles help tackle the air pollution problem in India? Don’t you think it can no longer be tackled with short term, reactive solutions but long term multi-pronged solutions? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 3) How far can the idea of electric vehicles help tackle the air pollution problem in India? Don’t …

2) The “Elder Abuse Study Report-2018” shows the grim condition of the old-aged in the country. How far do you think that modernization is responsible for this condition? Also discuss the steps taken by the government to provide geriatric care.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2) The “Elder Abuse Study Report-2018” shows the grim condition of the old-aged in the country. How far do you think that modernization is responsible for this condition? Also discuss the steps taken by the government …