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 into Editorial: Giving wings to better air connectivity

Insights into Editorial: Giving wings to better air connectivity                           Context: In the last session of Parliament, the government acknowledged that only one-fourth of the air routes granted under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) or UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik- loosely translated …

[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 …

3) “To ensure genuine gender equality, we need a fundamental reform of beliefs upheld by the institutions of family and faith “, analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Women empowerment, gender issues, 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. 3) “To ensure genuine gender equality, we need a fundamental reform of beliefs upheld by the …

2) Educational reforms require teachers to play a central role in the country, do you agree? Discuss in the backdrop of recently implemented National education policy.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) Educational reforms require teachers to play a central role in the country, do you agree? Discuss in the backdrop of recently implemented National education policy.(250 words) livemint Why this question: The article discusses in detail the pivotal role …

1) India needs a comprehensive law to deal with ‘honor killing’. Critically Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) India needs a comprehensive law to deal with ‘honor killing’. Critically Examine. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question must discuss the social evil of honor killing and need for comprehensive law to tackle the same. Key demand of the question: One must discuss in …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 August 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: A monumental litmus test. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Child well-being index. Janaushadhi Sugam. Project SURE. National Digital Library of India. Eastern Economic Forum.   GS Paper 3: Rediscovering development banks. SPG, NSG and other security forces — How India …

SPG, NSG and other security forces — How India protects its VIPs

Topics covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   SPG, NSG and other security forces — How India protects its VIPs   What to study? For Prelims: Roles and features of various security forces. For Mains: Need for and significance of these security forces.   Genesis of SPG: In March 1985, following the …

Eastern Economic Forum

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Eastern Economic Forum   What to study? For Prelims: Geographical position and features of the Far East, About the forum and it’s genesis. For Mains: need for and significance of India- Russia cooperation.   Context: PM Narendra Modi has been invited as the …

National Digital Library of India

Topics covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   National Digital Library of India   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NMEICT and NDLI- key features and significance.   Context: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched National Digital Library of …