InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 65

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 65   1) Define the following in context of public service: Probity Accountability Tolerance Prudence   2) What does the quote means to you in present context: “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 September 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Uniform Civil Code. Jan Soochna Portal-2019. Community Radio Stations.   GS Paper 3: Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy. Groundwater crisis.   Facts for prelims: Hindi Diwas. Bamboonomics.   GS Paper …

Groundwater crisis

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Groundwater crisis   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Groundwater crisis- causes, extent, concerns, challenges and measures by govt to save groundwater.   Context: Expressing concern over depleting groundwater levels, the National Green …

Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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.   Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the draft …

Community Radio Stations

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Community Radio Stations   What to study? For Prelims: What are Community radio stations. For Mains: Significance of community radio stations and challenges faced by them.   Context: 118 new Community Radio Stations to …

Jan Soochna Portal-2019:

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Jan Soochna Portal-2019:   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the portal.   What is it? It is the first-ever public information portal launched in Rajasthan. Aim: To …

Uniform Civil Code

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Uniform Civil Code   What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions related to Uniform Civil Code. For Mains: UCC- need, concerns, challenges and is it suitable for India?   Context: Government has failed to …

Insights Static Quiz -390, 2019–Environment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Static Quiz -390, 2019 Environment ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14  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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PM AT EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PM AT EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM Introduction:             Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum at Vladivostok, Prime Minister Modi while unveiling the “Act Far East” policy, extended 1 billion dollar Line of Credit to Russia’s Far East. The Prime Minister also reiterated …

InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan – Day 64

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) InsightsIAS Ethics 70 Days Plan  Day 64   1) Differentiate between wisdom and knowledge. For a public servant, which one of these two is more important? Justify.   2) “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Discuss …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14  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: population and …

7) “In the era of information transparency must be accompanied by accountability”, discuss how far the statement is true in the context of recent Jan Soochna Portal (JSP) launched by the government of Rajasthan. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: 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) “In the era …

6) Global Co-operation and intelligence-sharing have become quintessential to fight the new age terrorism which has global reach and sophisticated tools at its disposal. Discuss.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:   Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6) Global Co-operation and intelligence-sharing have become quintessential to fight the new age terrorism which has global reach and sophisticated tools at its …

5) In the emerging multipolar world order, India is a natural leader in the Indian Ocean region. Comment. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, IndianDiaspora. 5) In the emerging multipolar world order, India is a natural leader in the Indian Ocean region. Comment. (250 words) Indiatoday The hindubusinessline Why this question: The Fourth Indian Ocean Conference …

4) Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting a uniform civil code (UCC) for its citizenry as provided for by the Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) of the Indian constitution. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out oftheir design and implementation. 4) Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting a uniform civil code (UCC) for its citizenry as provided for by the Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) of the Indian …

3) The recent suspension of U.S.-Taliban talks has opened the space for the global community and India to reset the peace process, do you agree? Analyse and give your opinion. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) The recent suspension of U.S.-Taliban talks has opened the space for the global community and India to reset the peace process, do you agree? Analyse and give your opinion. …

2) Environmental movements in the post independent India did not have pan Indian character as they were mostly outcomes of local issues. Critically Analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2) Environmental movements in the post independent India did not have pan Indian character as they were mostly outcomes of local issues. Critically Analyse.(250 words) post-independence India by Bipin Chandra Why this question: The question is from …

1) India is on the path of becoming the most populous nation of the world. In such a context discuss the consequences of the soon to be acquired distinction.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) India is on the path of becoming the most populous nation of the world. In such a context discuss the consequences of the soon to be acquired distinction.(250 words) …