Insights into Editorial: UAPA declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

Insights into Editorial: UAPA declared terrorists under new anti-terror law              Context: Recently, amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (“UAPA”), India’s signature anti-terrorism legislation, allowing the Central government to designate individuals as “terrorists”, caused a furore. According to statistics published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 922 cases were reported under UAPA in …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09  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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RISING OCEANS, SINKING CITIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RISING OCEANS, SINKING CITIES Introduction:              Oceans act as a sponge for the ill effects of the climate change by absorbing heat and CO2 generated by greenhouse gas emissions. However these same oceans are likely to unleash their wrath on a global scale. According to a draft report of United Nations …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09  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:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s …

7) “Mob not only threatens democracy but also is one of the greatest impediments for the civil servants to provide good governance.” Discuss. In such a context do you think the ‘citizen’ in citizen charter is a misnomer? Critically analyse. (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) “Mob not only threatens democracy but also is one of …

6) Bring out the issue of desertification in India and discuss the importance of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster and disaster management. 6) Bring out the issue of desertification in India and discuss the importance of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.(250 words) Downtoearth Why this question: The article talks about the significance of research that could hold the key for global land …

5) The Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership (RCEP) agreement has the potential to be a game changer for India. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 5) The Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership (RCEP) agreement has the potential to be a game changer for India. Elucidate.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: Recently RCEP grouping resolved to conclude negotiations for a free trade agreement by the year end while …

4) What is International Criminal Court? Do you think the refusal of major states to come under ICC jurisdiction has weakened the objective of building a future free of violence? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) What is International Criminal Court? Do you think the refusal of major states to come under ICC jurisdiction has weakened the objective of building a future free of violence? Critically analyse.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to evaluate the relevance of …

3) Recent legal reforms and judgments have pointed towards India as a country gradually developing into an arbitration-friendly regime. Comment on the statement in the light of recently passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Recent legal reforms and judgments have pointed towards India as a country gradually developing into an arbitration-friendly regime. Comment on the statement in the light of recently passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019.(250 …

2) Primary health care is the key to the attainment of the goal of “Health for All”, in this context discuss the relevance of Alma Ata principles and elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) Primary health care is the key to the attainment of the goal of “Health for All”, in this context discuss the relevance of Alma Ata principles and elucidate.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article discusses in …

1) Is sand mining illegal in India? Discuss the impacts of sand mining and suggest way forward.(250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 1) Is sand mining illegal in India? Discuss the impacts of sand mining and suggest way forward.(250 words) Timesofindia Why this question: Sasikanth Senthil, a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, has …