Insights Static Quiz -414, 2019–History

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 14 OCTOBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 14 OCTOBER 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

Insights into Editorial: New era of India-China cooperation begins with ‘Chennai connect’

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: New era of India-China cooperation begins with ‘Chennai connect’ Context: Talks between Modi and Xi were aimed at building on the relationship reset that began in Wuhan in April last year. The Wuhan spirit had given a new momentum and trust to …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- AADHAAR AMENDMENT BILL

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: IN DEPTH- AADHAAR AMENDMENT BILL Introduction:             A bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connections was passed. During the discussion, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad allayed the concerns of opposition members …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: National Medical Commission. India- China Informal Summit at Mahabalipuram. ‘Dark Grey’ list of FATF.   GS Paper 3: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019. 2019 Nobel Prizes. Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- …

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- Libra

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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.   Facebook’s new cryptocurrency- Libra   What to study? For prelims and mains: various cryptocurrencies, their uses, …

2019 Nobel Prizes:

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   2019 Nobel Prizes:   The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019: Awarded “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”. Winners are: James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”. Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an …

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019

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.   Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Overview and key findings of the report. For Mains: Challenges and concerns highlighted, and ways to …

‘Dark Grey’ list of FATF

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   ‘Dark Grey’ list of FATF   What to study? For Prelims: FATF, Grey list, Dark Grey list, G7, About APG. For Mains: What is Grey list and Black …

India- China Informal Summit at Mahabalipuram

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   India- China Informal Summit at Mahabalipuram   What to study? For Prelims: Historical background of Mahabalipuram. For Mains: Informal and formal summits- need for and significance, overview Of India- China relations. Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President …

National Medical Commission

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Medical Commission   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the National Medical Commission bill. For Mains: MCI- issues, performance, concerns and need for superseding.   Context: Government selects 25 members of National Medical …

Insights Revision Through MCQs – 14 October 2019

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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 Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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 …

7) Hero worship is endemic in our country and personality cult flourishes, in politics, hero-worship is a path to degradation and eventual dictatorship. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world 7) Hero worship is endemic in our country and personality cult flourishes, in politics, hero-worship is a path to degradation and eventual dictatorship. Critically analyse. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article captures …

6) Explain the significance of C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. Why do you think cooperation at global level is necessary?  Discuss the challenges and ways to address air pollution across the global cities.( 250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Explain the significance of C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. Why do you think cooperation at global level is necessary?  Discuss the challenges and ways to address air pollution across the global cities.( 250 words) Hindustantimes …

5) A sustainable solution for price stabilisation is the need of the hour than merely relying on ad-hoc measures. Discuss in the context of Operation Green-TOP.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC:  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. 5) A sustainable solution for price stabilisation is the need of the hour …

4) The latest Noble prize in the discipline of economics is recognition of the fact that there’s still hope to fight poverty without succumbing to the polarizing debate between right and left wing populism. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) The latest Noble prize in the discipline of economics is recognition of the fact that there’s still hope to fight poverty without succumbing …

3) The seeds of World War-ll were sown in the peace of World War-I. Critically Analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 3) The seeds of World War-ll were sown …

2) Trade wars are wars of mutual abrasion and do not always have the intended consequences. Examine how the flaws in the Napoleonic Continental System became reasons for his downfall. (250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 2) Trade wars are wars of mutual abrasion and …