REDD+

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   REDD+   What to study? For Prelims: REDD+ related facts. For Mains: Significance and the need for National REDD+ strategy, performance of REDD+.   Context: The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme …

H1N1

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   H1N1   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of H1N1. For Mains: Spread, causes, symptoms and prevention.   Context: In India, the past decade saw as …

Study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Study to check antibiotic resistance in Ganga What to study? For Prelims: what is antibiotic resistance and how it occurs? For Mains: Issues and concerns associated …

China’s One Country Two Systems policy

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   China’s One Country Two Systems policy   What to study? For prelims: Geographical and political position of Hong Kong. For mains: The recent controversy over the extradition bill, concerns expressed, key features of the bill and what needs to …

National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Register of Citizens (NRC)   What to study? For Prelims: Particulars of NRC. For Mains: Update of NRC- issues associated including ethical concerns.   Context: Assam-based NGO says, National Register of Citizens (NRC) …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29  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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29  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:Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing …

7) What are professional codes of ethics? Discuss the relevance of it in public services. (250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) What are professional codes of ethics? Discuss the relevance of …

6) Explain any four generally accepted probity principles that serve to maintain the integrity of the process.(250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 6) Explain any four generally accepted probity principles that serve to …

5) Discuss the key features of e-commerce presently witnessed in India, in what way do you think e-commerce 2.0 could significantly expand India’s online market and make it truly inclusive?(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. . Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Discuss the key features of e-commerce presently witnessed in India, in what way do you think e-commerce 2.0 could significantly expand India’s online market and make it truly inclusive?(250 words) Livemint …

4) Discuss the issue of child well- being in India, what are the challenges faced by the children and list down measures to ensure their well- being.(250 words)

Topic: 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. 4) Discuss the issue of child well- being in India, what are the challenges faced by the children and list …