SYNOPSIS(Model Answers): UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper – 2 (Answers to All GS-2 Questions Included)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper – 2 (Answers to All GS-2 Questions Included) The PDF attached below has model answers for the General Studies Paper – 2 of recently concluded UPSC civil services Mains 2019 exam. These answers are indicative answers that …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK: THE UNFINISHED AGENDA

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK: THE UNFINISHED AGENDA Introduction:             Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India, which expects to gain physical control over the region one day, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said against the backdrop of heightened tensions with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27  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: Salient features of …

7) Why is India pushing for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)? What are the impediments to joining the group for India? Examine.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 7) Why is India pushing for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)? What are the impediments to joining the group for India? Examine.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article discusses that China has …

6) Government has revived National Population Register project at a time when National Register of Citizens has been published in Assam. How are the two different? What kind of data will be collected, and why? Elucidate.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6) Government has revived National Population Register project at a time when National Register of Citizens has been published in …

5) Discuss in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in what way India’s Smart Cities Mission is creating new opportunities for better management of wastes.(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. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) Discuss in detail the issues and challenges involved in India’s waste Management system also explain in …

4) Comment on the new draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019.How far does it seek to plug gaps in implementation of waste laws?(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 of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) Comment on the new draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP), 2019.How far does it seek to plug …

3) The future of news hinges on the interplay of the Press and online aggregators, and survival of the offline Press Critically analyse the statement in the backdrop of coming of newer business models of news aggregation.(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 of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 3) The …

2) How is Internet access different from digital literacy? What is the role of digital literacy? Discuss the current status of digital literacy in India.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) How is Internet access different from digital literacy? What is the role of digital literacy? Discuss the current status of digital literacy in India.(250 words) The hindu Why …

1) Power dissemination in the society is usually enabled through social stratification and accumulation of power reinforces further social differentiation. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Power dissemination in the society is usually enabled through social stratification and accumulation of power reinforces further social differentiation. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words) Indian Society NCERT class 11 and 12 Why this question: …

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

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

Insights Static Quiz -399, 2019–Economy

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 September 2019

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

National Water Mission

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

Quantum Supremacy

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

Nuclear Suppliers Group

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

‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to health and Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre.   ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: TB related facts, concerns for India and what needs to be done to …

Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues related to health and Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre.   Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month)   What to study? For Prelims: Poshan Maah and POSHAN Abhiyan – features. For Mains: Significance of the campaign and government …

How a US President can be impeached?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.   How a US President can be impeached?   What to study? For Prelims: How is US President impeached? For Mains: Impeachment process in India.   Context: US House of Representatives Speaker …

Paika Rebellion

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