Insights Static Quiz -404, 2019–Geography

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 02 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 02 October 2019 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: SC/ST judgment. Ayushman Bharat. Drone Innovators Network Summit 2019.   GS Paper 3: Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative. The Gandhian Challenge.   Facts for …

The Gandhian Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Awareness in technology and development of new technology.   The Gandhian Challenge   Context: On the 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, AIM, NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India, including Generation Unlimited, have launched ‘The Gandhian Challenge’.   What is it? …

RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Awareness in technology and development of new technology.   RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative   What to study? For Prelims: RUCO- features. For Mains: Need for regulation of used cooking oil and uses of used cooking oil.   Context: To mark the …

Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: APAs- meaning, features and significance.   Context: CBDT inks the 300th Advance Pricing Agreement. APA Programme …

Drone Innovators Network Summit 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Drone Innovators Network Summit 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Composition and objectives of DIN. For Mains: Need for regulations and international cooperation, overview of India’s drones regulations.   Context: Drone Innovators …

Ayushman Bharat

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Ayushman Bharat   What to study? For Prelims: Overview and key features of the act. For Mains: achievements, significance, challenges present and ways to address them.   Context: One Year of Ayushman Bharat. Arogya Manthan event was organised …

SC/ST judgment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   SC/ST judgment   What to study? For Prelims: Features of SC/AT act and …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02  October 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 …

INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “UN Climate Action Summit”.

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Insights into Editorial: The link between jobs, farming and climate

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[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 02 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 02  October 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) “The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.- Mahatma Gandhi”. Analyse the quote with suitable examples.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) “The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.- Mahatma Gandhi”. Analyse the quote with suitable examples.(250 words) Livemint Why this …

6) Do you agree with the fact that Educational institutions in India recently have ceased to become temples of values? What are its repercussions? Discuss with suitable justifications to your opinion. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) Do you agree with the fact that Educational institutions in India recently have ceased to become temples of values? What are its repercussions? Discuss with suitable justifications to your opinion. (250 words) Economictimes …

5) States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh face floods frequently because of various natural and manmade reasons. Analyse floods with Patna as a case study in mind.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5) States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh face floods frequently because of various natural and manmade reasons. Analyse floods with Patna as a case study in mind.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Nearly 110 people died in rain-related incidents …

4) Is it imperative to focus on agricultural production in devising a long-term solution to the problem of unemployment and the present slowdown in economy? Critically Analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Is it imperative to focus on agricultural production in devising a long-term solution to the problem of unemployment and the present slowdown in economy? Critically Analyse. (250 words) The …

3) Discuss the merits of the idea of setting up of the regional Supreme Court benches and  ‘divisions’ of the top court and also discuss the possible procedure that would be followed if the idea has to be taken further. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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) Discuss the merits of the idea of setting up of the regional Supreme Court benches and  ‘divisions’ …

2) Technological and climatic trends could see the Arctic region emerge as a hotspot of great power competition in the times ahead. Elaborate. (250 words)

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1) “Swachh Bharat Mission campaign has become the global benchmark for participatory and transformative development.” Elucidate.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) “Swachh Bharat Mission campaign has become the global benchmark for participatory and transformative development.” Elucidate.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The author explains how in last five years, Swachh Bharat mission has captured people’s imagination, …