[VIDEOS] Economic Survey – 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [VIDEOS] Economic Survey – 2019 *Missing Videos will be posted soon. You can download, summary of Economic Survey here  

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 September 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: National Recruitment Agency. A bit of RTI expanded. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. International Migrant Stock 2019.   GS Paper 3: Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). Human Space Flight Programme. …

Electric or hydrogen cars? Why Asian economies are backing the latter

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Human space flight Programme

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Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)

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International Migrant Stock 2019

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Ambit of RTI expanded

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FCRA and foreign funding

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National Recruitment Agency (NRA)

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Insights Static Quiz -393, 2019–Polity

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 September 2019

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Insights into Editorial: Why India’s growth figures are off the mark

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RSTV: IN DEPTH- THE OZONE LAYER

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[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 September 2019

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7) “Ethics may be only instrumental, it may be only a means to an end, but it is a necessary means to an end”, comment.(250 words)

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6) Is there more unethical behaviour in government than in business? Analyse by giving your opinion with suitable examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

5) Discuss the challenges and opportunities in India’s domestic civil aviation sector by bringing out the recent policy interventions.(250 words)

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4) The Saudi Aramco incident is a wake-up call for Indian policymakers to work on an inward looking national policy on energy security. Critically analyse. (250 words)

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3) National identity is something that transcends linguistic and regional differences. In such a scenario, is it justified to link it to any one language based on majority? Critically analyse.(250 words)

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2) What is Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Safety Act? Why is it considered draconian? Discuss the constitutional safeguards guaranteed to a person so detained.(250 words)

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