QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 09 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 09 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Satnami Rebellion.   GS Paper 2: WHO issues first World report on vision. Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).   GS Paper 3: Nobel Prize in Physics. Global Competitiveness Index. Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).   Facts for prelims: Rafale …

Global Competitiveness Index

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Global Competitiveness Index   What to study? For Prelims: Performance of India and other countries. For Mains: Challenges and concerns for India, ways to address them. …

Nobel Prize in Physics

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Nobel Prize in Physics   Context: Three scientists- Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz- have jointly been awarded the 2019 …

Satnami Rebellion

Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.   Satnami Rebellion   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Who are Satnamis? Why they revolted against Mughal Empire? Outcomes and significance.   Who are Satnamis? Originally, they were a militant sect of Hindu Worshippers. …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION IN INDIA

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION IN INDIA Introduction:             The All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) has announced the launch of a new initiative, dubbed AICRA Tech Startup Programme. As the name suggests, the programme will act as an incubation environment for startups and other early stage adopters working on robotics and …

Insights into Editorial: A Bill that undercuts key constitutional values

Insights into Editorial: A Bill that undercuts key constitutional values       Context: Secularism as a basic structure has been reiterated by the Supreme Court in S R Bommai vs. Union of India (1994). Recently while speaking about implementing a National Register of Citizens in West Bengal, Home Minister said, “I want to assure …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09  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: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts …

7) “In the age of rising intolerance and polarization, forgiveness and compassion are much needed values.” Examine.(250 words)

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) “In the age of rising intolerance …

6) Examine the causative factors and circumstances that lead to conflict of interest for a public servant and suggest ways to resolve them.(250 words)

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. 6) Examine the causative factors and circumstances that lead to conflict of interest for a public servant and suggest ways to resolve them.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why …

5) What are Green Skills? Discuss the Importance of Green Skill Development Programme that was launched recently. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) What are Green Skills? Discuss the Importance of Green Skill Development Programme that was launched recently. (250 words) Vikaspedia Why this question: India would need around 10.4 crores of new workforces …

4)  What is graded response action plan (GRAP)? Discuss the effectiveness of such plans in solving the issue of air pollution in cities like Delhi. (250 words)

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)  What is graded response action plan (GRAP)? Discuss the effectiveness of such plans in solving the issue of air pollution in cities like Delhi. (250 words) Indianexpress …

3) “Tribal movements under British rule were the most frequent, militant and violent of all freedom movements”. Explain.(250 words)

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 3) “Tribal movements under British rule were the most frequent, militant and violent of all freedom movements”. Explain.(250 words) Modern history of India – spectrum publications Why this question: The question is about discussing the role of tribals …