ANALYSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2019 General Studies + Essay Papers

ANALYSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains – 2019 General Studies + Essay Papers   In the following video, we have analysed the emerging trends in the way questions are set, and changing expectations by UPSC (or Government/Party in power) from candidates in the UPSC civil services Mains examination, especially in General Studies and Essay papers.  The …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 September 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Paika Rebellion.   GS Paper 2: How a US President can be impeached? Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month). ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign. Nuclear Suppliers Group.   GS Paper 3: Quantum Supremacy. National Water Mission.   Facts for Prelims: …

National Water Mission

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   National Water Mission   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and targets of the mission, Overview of National Water Policy.   Context: National Water Mission Awards-2019 awarded. The awards are given to incentivise an organisation/company through awards recognising excellence in water conservation, efficient water use and sustainable water …

Quantum Supremacy

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Quantum Supremacy   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is it? Significance.   Context: Google researchers claim to have achieved a major milestone in computer science known as “quantum supremacy.”   What is …

Nuclear Suppliers Group

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Nuclear Suppliers Group   What to study? For Prelims: NSG- key facts. For Mains: Why India should be given NSG membership, challenges involved and …

Paika Rebellion

Topics covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Paika Rebellion   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Paika Rebellion- what when and why?   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind to lay the foundation of a memorial dedicated to the 1817 Paika …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26  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- In Depth – Yudh Abhyas 2019 | India-US Joint Military Exercise

RSTV- In Depth – Yudh Abhyas 2019 | India-US Joint Military Exercise Introduction:             The latest joint military exercise between India and the US began on September 5 and concluded on 18th September in Washington. This exercise is an important part of the ongoing defence co-operation between the two nations. Named Yudh Abhyas, the exercise …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26  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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features …

7) “Non-performance of duty by a public servant is a form of corruption.” Do you agree with this view? Justify your answer.(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) “Non-performance of …

6) What is Darknet?Are Dark Web and Deep Web one and the same? Discuss in detail the associated concerns of the same.(250 words)

Topic: 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 6) What is Darknet?Are Dark Web and Deep Web one and the same? Discuss in detail the associated concerns of the same.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: …

5) Discuss in what way the Automobile Industry slump has coincided with an overall slowdown of the Industries that has affected almost all segments of the society. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Discuss in what way the Automobile Industry slump has coincided with an overall slowdown of the Industries that has affected almost all segments of the society. (250 words) Timesofindia Why this question: The state of the Indian economy is …

4) What do you understand by Agro ecology? Why do Powerful lobbies with vested interests see agro ecology as a threat to their influence on farming systems? Discuss the case of Indian farming system.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 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) …

3) How is Indian president impeached?What is the procedure for impeachment of a president? Compare and contrast it with the process of impeachment of the President of United States.(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. 3) How is Indian president impeached?What is the procedure for impeachment of a president? Compare and contrast it with the process of impeachment of the President of …