National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

Topics Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of NDRF. For Mains: It’s significance and usage.   Context: Centre approves additional financial assistance of Rs.1813.75 crore from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to the State of Karnataka and Bihar.   Background: The States of …

Indian Forest Act amendment

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act and amendments. For Mains: Need for review and the expected outcomes.   Context: The Mizoram government has rejected the Centre’s proposed amendment to Indian Forests Act, 1927, …

World Cotton Day

Topics Covered: Major crops and cropping patterns.   World Cotton Day   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Significance of the day, key facts related to Cotton.   Context: World Cotton Day being observed from 7th October to 11th October 2019 in Geneva.   About the World Cotton Day: Organised by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) …

Transfats

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Transfats   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Transfats- what are they, uses, concerns and the need for reduction in their usage.   Context: FSSAI launches ‘Trans-Fat Free’ logo. This marked an important milestone in the movement against Trans-Fats and also provided a momentum to accelerate the ‘Eat …

Youth Co:Lab

Topics Covered: Issues related to development and management of social sector/services.   Youth Co:Lab   What to study? For Prelims and mains : Youth Co: Lab- establishment, significance and potential.   Context: Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, UNDP India Jointly Launch Youth Co:Lab to accelerate youth-led social entrepreneurship and innovation in India.   How …

Insights into Editorial: Furthering this neighbourhood friendship

Insights into Editorial: Furthering this neighbourhood friendship Context: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made her first official visit to India, post the general elections in Bangladesh (December 2018) and India (May 2019). She addressed the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit followed by the bilateral visit. India and Bangladesh today enjoy one of the best …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05  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 – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1 Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture …

6) Mahatma Gandhi fostered an attitude of encouraging multiple religious attachments in his discourse; in this context discuss what according to him constitutes practicing plurality? How can it be fostered?(250 words)

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) Mahatma Gandhi fostered an attitude of encouraging multiple religious attachments in his discourse; in this context discuss what according to him constitutes practicing plurality? How can it be …

5) In the rising threats of water scarcity, critically analyse India’s relations on river water sharing with neighboring countries.(250 words)

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 5) In the rising threats of water scarcity, critically analyse India’s relations on river water sharing with neighboring countries.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: The question seeks to examine the alarming water crisis situation in the …

4) India is witnessing a gender revolution in education, but not in jobs. Critically analyse the statement listing out the causative factors responsible for such a trend. (250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) India is witnessing a gender revolution in education, but not in jobs. Critically analyse the statement listing out the causative factors responsible for such a trend. (250 words) Hindustantimes   Why this question: The article highlights the recent …

3) Indian federalism is a case sui generis”. Examine with necessary justifications. (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3) Indian federalism is a case sui generis”. Examine with necessary justifications. (250 words) Indian polity by Lakhsmikant Why this question: The question is based on the statement given by Alexandrowicz in his work “Constitutional Development in India, 1957”. It was quoted …

2) Discuss the contributions of Bhakti poets to the literature of the times that not only led to development of Indian literature but also contributed to social upliftment and transformation of the society.(250 words)

Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) Discuss the contributions of Bhakti poets to the literature of the times that not only led to development of Indian literature but also contributed to social upliftment and transformation of the society.(250 words) Art and culture …

1) Festivals of India often are demonstrations of living personification of environment. Do you agree? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Festivals of India often are demonstrations of living personification of environment. Do you agree? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words) Art and culture by Nitin Singhania Why this question: The question revolves around the significant connection …