QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 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: 10 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023. Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme.   GS Paper 3: Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan). Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Rehabilitation package to 5,300 J&K displaced families.   Facts for Prelims: World Mental Health …

Rehabilitation package to 5,300 J&K displaced families

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Rehabilitation package to 5,300 J&K displaced families   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the rehabilitation programme. For Mains: Challenges present, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Cabinet has approved Inclusion of 5,300 Displaced …

PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   PM – KISAN scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for …

Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the programme, eligibility and targets. For Mains: Significance and the need for the programme.   Context: Ministry of Skill Development …

The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023   What to study? For Prelims: What is CCS? For Mains: India CCS, significance and other things necessary in this regard.   Context: ‘The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023: A Time of Transition’ has been launched.   Overview of India …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10  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) “Mahatma Gandhi was a thinker with a profoundly ecological sensibility”. Comment.(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 value. 7) “Mahatma Gandhi was a thinker with a profoundly ecological sensibility”. Comment.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The article captures the environmental sensibility that Gandhi had. Discuss …

6) “Vanilla Islands can act as a gateway to strategic space for Delhi in south western Indian Ocean”. Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic: 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. 6) “Vanilla Islands can act as a gateway to strategic space for Delhi in south western Indian Ocean”. Elucidate. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article …

5) What is Wuhan Spirit? Provide for detailed analysis of the effects of first Wuhan Summit on Indo-China relations.(250 words)

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) What is Wuhan Spirit? Provide for detailed analysis of the effects of first Wuhan Summit on Indo-China relations.(250 words) Indiatoday Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of the informal summit that is to be held between …

4) Under nutrition and over nutrition in Indian children sharply differ depending on where they come from, bring out the sharp rural-urban divide that is highlighted by the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey and suggest way forward.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  4) Under nutrition and over nutrition in Indian children sharply differ depending on where they come from, bring out the sharp rural-urban divide that is highlighted by the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey and suggest way forward.(250 words) The hindu …

3) Satnamis were one of the few overtly anti-caste movements in South Asian history.Discuss who are Satnamis? Why they revolted against Mughal Empire? Comment on the outcomes and significance of it. (250 words)

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 3) Satnamis were one of the few overtly anti-caste movements in South Asian history.Discuss who are Satnamis? Why they revolted against Mughal Empire? Comment on the outcomes and significance of it. (250 words) Downtoearth Why this question: The …