Central Adverse List

Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Central Adverse List   What to study? For Prelims and mains: The list, composition, need for and significance.   Context: The Centre has removed from the …

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Topics covered:  Conservation related issues.   International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer   What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on Montreal protocol and Ozone day. For Mains: Significance of the Ozone layer and the need for protection.   Context: The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer (or World Ozone Day) is …

Package to Boost Exports and Revive Housing Sector

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Package to Boost Exports and Revive Housing Sector   What to study? For Prelims: Key highlights of the package. For Mains: Why the economy is slowing down, need for reforms and ways to address the challenge?   Context: Centre …

Collegium of Supreme Court judges

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Collegium of Supreme Court judges   What to study? For Prelims: Collegium system for the appointment of judges, selection and removal of SC judges, overview of NJAC. For …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16  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: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY Introduction:             The Ministry released Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy envisions a future with environmentally sustainable and equitable economic growth, resource security, healthy environment (air, water and land), and restored ecosystems with rich ecology and biodiversity. The Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy is guided by the principles of …

Insights into Editorial: A case for a differential global carbon tax

Insights into Editorial: A case for a differential global carbon tax Context: The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report suggests that we, as humankind, might have just over a decade left to limit global warming. The IPCC says total global emissions will need to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16  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: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and …

7) What do you understand by conscience? Discuss the different conceptions of conscience given by moral thinkers.(250 words)

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7) What do …

6) Comment on the role of behavioural economics in India to bring social change and achieve the policy objectives of welfare programmes with suitable illustrations.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6) Comment on the role of behavioural economics in India to bring social change and achieve the policy objectives of welfare programmes with suitable illustrations.(250 words) Insightsonindia Why this question: The Economic Survey 2019 …

5) ISRO’s role has been immaculate in making India a global space power; however, there are many challenges and prospects in the new space age that ISRO needs to focus on. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5) ISRO’s role has been immaculate in making India a global space power; however, there are many challenges and prospects in the …

4) What is ZBNF? What are the benefits and how is it better than organic farming? Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic: 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 4) What is ZBNF? What are the benefits and how is it better than organic farming? Elucidate. (250 words) …