‘Industry 4.0’

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   ‘Industry 4.0’   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is it, significance, potential, challenges and ways to address them.   Context: The Ministry of Railways and Department of Science & Technology have joined hands …

Ban on export of onion

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Ban on export of onion   What to study? For Prelims: Why onion prices are on rise? …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)   What to study? For Prelims:about IPCC, working groups and assessment reports. For Mains: Climate change and role of IPCC in assessing these changes.   Context: IPCC Working Group III is meeting in India to further preparations …

The idea of regional Supreme Court Benches, and ‘divisions’ of the top court

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   The idea of regional Supreme Court Benches, and ‘divisions’ of the top court   What to study? For Prelims: Supreme Court- various benches and their establishment. For Mains: Need for division and more benches, challenges involved.   Context: Recently VP M …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30  September 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: Why the latest IPCC report on oceans matters

Insights into Editorial: Why the latest IPCC report on oceans matters Context: A new report issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change paints a troubling picture of the world’s ice and oceans. The ocean effects of climate change, from warming waters to ocean acidification to sea level rise, are already altering the weather, …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30  September 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   General Studies – 2 Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising …

7) Discuss the concept of Integral Humanism outlined by Deendayal Upadhyaya. Also elucidate how integral humanism is the answer to contemporary political, social, economic and religious challenges.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Discuss the concept of Integral Humanism outlined by Deendayal Upadhyaya. Also elucidate how integral humanism is the answer to contemporary political, social, economic and religious challenges.(250 words) Reference Why this question: Nation paid homage to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary …

6) Fundamental weaknesses in the structure of the economy need to be removed to sustain high growth along with countercyclical policies to boost demand. Explain the role of government in this case.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Fundamental weaknesses in the structure of the economy need to be removed to sustain high growth along with countercyclical policies to boost demand. Explain the role of government in this case.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article states …

5) The Political Meddling in the institutions has deteriorated the credibility of the institutions over time which in turn has crippled the economy. Elaborate with examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 5) The Political Meddling in the institutions has deteriorated the credibility of the institutions over time which in turn has crippled the economy. Elaborate with examples.(250 words) The hindu Why …

4) India needs universities with a core mission of producing educated people who are needed to build and run a flourishing economy, in such a context discuss the relevance of triple helix model to Indian universities.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) India needs universities with a core mission of producing educated people who are needed to build and run a flourishing economy, in such a context discuss the relevance of triple helix model to Indian universities.(250 words) The hindu …

3) “The current case against the actions of prime minister of UK is truly a Kesavananda Bharti moment for the British courts”. Explain. (250 words)

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 3) “The current case against the actions of prime minister of UK is truly a Kesavananda Bharti moment for the British courts”. Explain. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The United Kingdom Supreme Court, in a slender but significant judgment, decided that the …

2) To what extent the sixth schedule of the constitution has been successful in appeasing the demands of people of North Eastern states. Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) To what extent the sixth schedule of the constitution has been successful in appeasing the demands of people of North Eastern states. Critically examine. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: A sub-committee constituted by the Meghalaya government has decided to …

1) Discuss in detail the objectives of National Launch of 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029).(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) Discuss in detail the objectives of National Launch of 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029).(250 words) Pib Why this question: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI launched the …