Insights into Editorial: Big bank theory: On Public Sector Bank mergers

Insights into Editorial: Big bank theory: On Public Sector Bank mergers Context: In second set of major policy announcements to address economic concerns, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced merger of six public sector banks (PSBs) with four better performing anchor banks. This comes as a mega banking realignment by the Narendra Modi government in …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 September 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: Formation of Interim government of India.   GS Paper 2: Tibetan Democracy Day. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Malé Declaration. Interpol General Assembly. Association of World Election Bodies.   GS Paper 3: Inter-ministerial panel on fintech.   Facts …

Inter-ministerial panel on fintech

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inter-ministerial panel on fintech   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key recommendations, significance and challenges present.   Context: An inter-ministerial panel on fintech has submitted its report to Finance Minister.   Key recommendations: Put in place a …

Association of World Election Bodies

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Association of World Election Bodies   Context: Election Commission is hosting the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru. India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term.   About The Association of World Election Bodies …

Interpol General Assembly

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Interpol General Assembly   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Composition, objectives and functions of IGA.   Context: India has proposed to Interpol that the General Assembly of the organization be held in New Delhi in 2022 as part of the nation’s …

Malé Declaration

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Malé Declaration   What to study? For Prelims: About Speakers’ summit and it’s significance, Overview of Male Declaration. For Mains: Significance and implications of the Declaration, Why Kashmir issue must be Treated as internal matter of India?   Context: The …

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)   What to study? For Prelims: UNCCD. For Mains: Land Degradation- issues, challenges and solutions.   Context: The 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) …

Tibetan Democracy Day

Topics Covered: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.   Tibetan Democracy Day   What to study? For Prelims: Significance if the day and about the Government in- exile. For Mains: What led to the formation of government in- exile, challenges faced by them and the overall significance.   Context: September …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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 – 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment, population and associated …

7) What do you understand by social apathy mean? How does it affect the social fabric? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 7) What do you understand by social apathy mean? How does it affect the social fabric? Elucidate.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is based on …

6) What is deontology? Do you agree with its principles? Explain with suitable examples.(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) What is deontology? Do you agree with …

5) Deep Ocean mining for rare minerals still remains an untapped sector in India; in such a context discuss the relevance of project Samudrayaan and its significance.(250 words)

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Deep Ocean mining for rare minerals still remains an untapped sector in India; in such a context discuss the relevance of project Samudrayaan and its significance.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question intends to examine the prospects …

4) Discuss the current economic slowdown being witnessed by the country. What are the underlying causes and what measures are needed to be taken to bounce back on the right growth trajectory? Explain.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Discuss the current economic slowdown being witnessed by the country. What are the underlying causes and what measures are needed to be taken to bounce back on the right growth trajectory? Explain.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article …

3) The negative impact of malnutrition on the population’s productivity remains undisputed in the country, in such a context present the current status of malnutrition in India and discuss measures proposed by the government in recent. (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. 3) The negative impact of malnutrition on the population’s productivity remains undisputed in the country, in such a context present …

2) Modern societies are shaped by migration and it may be futile to engage in costly exercises to identify “outsiders”. Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent chaos created by the NRC of Assam.(250 words)

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2) Modern societies are shaped by migration and it may be futile to engage in costly exercises to identify “outsiders”. Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent chaos created by the NRC of Assam.(250 words) Indianexress Why this …

1) Just as India has committed to moving up the ranks in Ease of Doing Business indicators, a similar commitment should be made on the ‘Ease of living’. Comment in view of prevailing corruption practices with special focus on bureaucracy.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Just as India has committed to moving up the ranks in Ease of Doing Business indicators, a similar commitment should be made on the ‘Ease of living’. Comment in …