What is Simla Agreement?

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 António Guterres has expressed concern over the situation in Jammu …

World Biofuel day

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 regard.   Context: World Biofuel Day is observed every year on …

ICAT – A World Class Automotive Testing Centre

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 International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in Manesar, Gurugram. The …

Rotavirus

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 to provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all States …

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

  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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

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

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 (POCSO) Act. A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court in …

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

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 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend …

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

[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: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions …

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

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

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)

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 land management and recommend what needs to be done. (250 …

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)

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) Financialexpress Why this question:  Recently the Union Cabinet has approved …

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)

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 you think it can no longer be tackled with short …

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)

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 to provide geriatric care.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The …