Insights into Editorial: Symptom as cause: On automobile industry woes

Insights into Editorial: Symptom as cause: On automobile industry woes Context: India’s automobile industry is experiencing a snowballing crisis of demand that shows no signs of abating, leave alone reversing. Domestic sales across all vehicle categories slid 19% year-on-year in July, as passenger vehicle despatches plunged 31% to register the segment’s steepest fall in almost …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17  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 …

India’s NFU Policy

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   India’s NFU Policy   What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on India’s nuclear capability. For Mains: NFU- need, concerns and why have it?   Context: The Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh has given major hints …

Char Dham pilgrimage

Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 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.   Char Dham pilgrimage   What to study? For prelims: About …

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation or KALIA Scheme

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; …

Transgender Rights Bill

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Transgender Rights Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Definitions included and key features of …

Four New Products get GI Tag

Four New Products get GI Tag:   The Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has registered 4 new GIs.  They are: PalaniPanchamirtham from Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State. Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei from the state of Mizoram. Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala.

Know India Programme

Know India Programme:   What is it? Know India Programme is a flagship programme of Ministry of External Affairs for engagement with Indian origin youth (between 18-30 years) to enhance their awareness about India, its cultural heritage, art and to familiarise them with various aspects of contemporary India. Eligibility: Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from …

Aadi Mahotsav

Aadi Mahotsav:   It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED). The theme of the festival is : “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”. TRIFED essentially is to play the role of a ‘Service provider’ & …

Navroz festival:

Navroz festival:    It is a Parsi New Year festival celebrated to mark the beginning of the new Iranian calendar. While the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle Easterns celebrate the festival on March 21, the first day of the Zoroastrian calendar, in India there is another version of the festival that is followed according to the Shahanshahi calendar and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING JUDICIAL APPARATUS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING JUDICIAL APPARATUS Introduction:             Expressing concern over pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi  said that more than two lakh cases are in courts for 25 years, while over 1,000 cases have not been disposed of even after five decades. Speaking at a public function, Gogoi said though …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17  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: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication …

7) What is objectivity? Discuss its significance in civil services and illustrate using suitable example.(250 words)

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) What is objectivity? Discuss its significance in civil services and illustrate using suitable example.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: The question is based on the …

6) When you choose to do work in the public sector it is because you want to make an impact, and in such decisions, dedication plays a significant role. What factors decide dedication? and what is the impact of the same? Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic:Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 6) When you choose to do work in the public sector it is because you want to make an impact, and in such decisions, dedication plays a significant role. What factors …