Video Testimonial – Srushti Deshmukh (IAS) Rank 5, CSE – 2018

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Insights New Secure – 2020: Detailed Timetable for Success in UPSC CSE-2020

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Insights Static Quiz -403, 2019–Environment

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 01 October 2019

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Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs)

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Sovereign Gold Bond scheme

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Penicillin to fight rheumatic fever

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Electoral Bond Scheme

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School Education Quality Index (SEQI) 

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National Nutrition Survey

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 October 2019

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RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CLIMATE: TIME TO ACT

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Insights into Editorial: Bio-restoring degraded patches of Sunderbans

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INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)”.

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[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 October 2019

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7) India is preparing for a massive digital and technological transformation; in such a phase discuss India’s preparedness with respect to embracing Industrial Revolution 4.0.(250 words)

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6) Extreme weather like long dry spells, accompanied with more intense rainfall concentrated over fewer days, are becoming the norm. In this context critically evaluate how Climate change and poor urban planning are jeopardizing lives of people. (250 words)

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5) If the government is serious about Make in India for APIs and boosting R&D spending by pharmaceutical companies, it must shun price controls as a policy measure. Discuss measures required to be taken by the government in augmenting the Pharma sector.(250 words)

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4) What are your thoughts on the British-era sedition law, should it stay or has it outlived its utility? Critically analyse. (250 words)

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3) Present your arguments whether security imperatives can supersede democratic and human rights in case of the on-going Kashmir issue.(250 words)

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