Insights into Editorial: All the President’s men

Insights into Editorial: All the President’s men   Context: According to author, the recent appointment of five Governors by the President must be viewed with grave scepticism. By nominating persons who are deeply embedded within the Party ecosystem, the Union Government has sent the clear and ominous signal that constitutional principles and judicial diktats are …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 17 September 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Impact of attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility.   GS Paper 3: Hidden cost of global food, land use at $12 trillion. NIRVIK scheme. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP). Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). …

NIRVIK scheme

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. NIRVIK scheme   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) has introduced ‘NIRVIK’ scheme to ease the lending process and enhance loan availability …

Hidden cost of global food, land use at $12 trillion

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security.   Hidden cost of global food, land use at $12 trillion   What to study? For Prelims: What is hidden cost? Key findings of the report. For …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17  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: A milestone in greater transparency, accountability

Insights into Editorial: A milestone in greater transparency, accountability Context: The State Government of Rajasthan has recently launched the first-ever public information portal named “Jan Soochna Portal-2019”. Jan Soochna Portal (JSP) is a remarkable achievement in advancing the Right to Information (RTI). The portal aims to provide information to the public about government authorities and …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17  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) Police stations are more a demo of power center than service center. After getting into civil services, suppose you become Police head of a district. Analyze the steps which you will take to improve the image of the police service.(250 words)

Topic: case study 7) Police stations are more a demo of power center than service center. After getting into civil services, suppose you become Police head of a district. Analyze the steps which you will take to improve the image of the police service.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is situation based and …

6) “Economic diversification is imperative to cope with climate crisis”, justify the statement with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) “Economic diversification is imperative to cope with climate crisis”, justify the statement with suitable examples.(250 words) Downtoearth Why this question: The article deals in detail as to in what way climate crisis can be addressed better if economies are diversified. Key demand of the question: …

5) The recent Godavari boat tragedy underlines the negligence on part of various government agencies of the state of Andhra Pradesh who failed to follow the safety mandate suggested. Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5) The recent Godavari boat tragedy underlines the negligence on part of various government agencies of the state of Andhra Pradesh who failed to follow the safety mandate suggested. Critically examine.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: As many as 12 people died on Sunday afternoon when a tourist boat …

4) While India has had the longest, uninterrupted and most substantial ties with Gulf nations, it also has the highest stake in regional stability because of its energy and economic interests. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4) While India has had the longest, uninterrupted and most substantial ties with Gulf nations, it also has the highest stake in regional stability because of …

3) What do the bank mergers mean for the banking sector? Explain the connection between bank merger and economic growth of the country.(250 words)

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3) What do the bank mergers mean for the banking sector? Explain the connection between bank merger and economic growth of the country.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently announced that 10 banks owned …

2) Do you think it is possible for India to achieve the “Zero hunger by 2030”.Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 2) Do you think it is possible for India to achieve the “Zero hunger by 2030”.Discuss.(250 words) Timesofindia Why this question: The article discusses the state of Hunger in the country in comparison with the global hunger rates. Key demand of the …

1) The idea of making Hindi a common language of the country still remains” Critically examine the evolution of Hindi and its role as the official language of the country. (250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 1) The idea of making Hindi a common language of the country still remains” Critically examine the evolution of Hindi and its role as the official language …