RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING RADICALISM

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING RADICALISM Introduction: Centre banned the Jamaats-e-Islami J&K (JeI), houses of dozens of workers and leaders of the group have been sealed by authorities at several locations across the Kashmir valley. Magistrates issued orders of sealing all institutions and properties linked to the JeI. The home ministry, on 28 February, had …

Delhi’s odd- even rule

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Delhi’s odd- even rule   What to study? For Prelims: Overview and features of odd- even rule. For Mains: It’s performance, impact, outcomes and other measures necessary to fight the pollution.   Context: Odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November …

Vikram Sarabhai

Topics Covered: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Vikram Sarabhai   What to study? For prelims: Key contributions of Vikram Sarabhai. For mains: Contributions of India and Indians to the development of space technology.   Context: Department of Atomic Energy organizes a Curtain Raiser programme to …

India Innovation Index 2019 

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.   India Innovation Index 2019    What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the index. For Mains: Significance, performance of states, gaps existing and ways to address …

Legislative Council

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Legislative Council   What to study? For Prelims: Features, composition and formation of legislative councils. For Mains: Significance and issues related.   Context: Legislative council abolished in J&K as per Section 57 of …

Veer Savarkar

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Veer Savarkar   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Contributions and role in freedom struggle.   Context: Had it not been for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the 1857 uprising would have been viewed through the …

Skandagupta

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Skandagupta   What to study? For Prelims and mains: His legacy, contributions and inscriptions.   Context: Union home minister Amit Shah recently inaugurated an international seminar on the role of Gupta dynasty emperor Skandagupta at Banaras Hindu University in …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 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 into Editorial: Agents of change: On investing in women’s education

Insights into Editorial: Agents of change: On investing in women’s education Introduction: Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition covers two broad groups of conditions: Undernutrition:  It includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1) Urbanization is considered as …

7) “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food and on the contrary if he eats meat, he participates in killing animal merely for the sake of his appetite and to act so is immoral.” Do you agree with this view? Critically examine. (250 words)

Topic: case study  7) “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food and on the contrary if he eats meat, he participates in killing animal merely for the sake of his appetite and to act so is immoral.” Do you agree with this view? Critically examine. (250 words) case study Why …

6) The recently released 20th Livestock Census report census shows that the Centre’s drive to increase indigenous breeds of cattle seems to have had little impact among cattle kept for dairy purposes, in the backdrop of it analyse the success of such missions and suggest ways for improvement.( 250 words)

TOPIC: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 6) The recently released 20th Livestock Census report census shows that the Centre’s drive to increase indigenous breeds of cattle seems to have had little impact among cattle kept for dairy purposes, in the backdrop of …

5) With the Global Politics changing at a fast pace, India stands at the crossroads in terms of its foreign policy approach, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5) With the Global Politics changing at a fast pace, India stands at the crossroads in terms of its foreign policy approach, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article explains …