Insights Revision Through MCQs – 22 October 2019

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Insights Static Quiz -419, 2019–Art and Culture

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Static Quiz -419, 2019 Art and Culture ARCHIVES  

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 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 into Editorial: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work Context: Electric car production is expected to increase more than thirtyfold by 2030, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. With electric cars, there is a need of storing power …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad.   GS Paper 2: UN Report on lead concentration in paints. NCRB crime statistics for 2017. QS Indian University Rankings. TechSagar.   GS …

Regulation of social media

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) GS Paper 4:   Regulation of social media   What to study? For Prelims: Draft rules in this regard. For Mains: Need for regulation, challenges and concerns with existing rules.   Context: The centre is planning to come up with rules to regulate social media because it …

Draft National River Ganga Bill, 2018

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Draft National River Ganga Bill, 2018   What to study? For Prelims: Key highlights of the Bill. For Mains: Conservation of Ganga- concerns, challenges and measures.   Context: In the next two months, hydropower projects that do not comply …

BHIM 2.0

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.   BHIM 2.0   What to study? For Prelims: About UPI, BHIM and NPCI. For Mains: Cashless economy- need, significance, challenges and role of BHIM in furthering this.   …

TechSagar

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   TechSagar   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance.   Context: TechSagar, national repository …

QS Indian University Rankings

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   QS Indian University Rankings   What to study? For Prelims: Indicators and top performers. For Mains: Significance of the rankings and ways to improve the higher education …

NCRB crime statistics for 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   NCRB crime statistics for 2017   What to study? For Prelims: Key findings. For Mains: Concerns, challenges and …

UN Report on lead concentration in paints

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   UN Report on lead concentration in paints   What to study? For Prelims: Lead and it’s concentration, effects on health, permissible limits. For Mains: Need for and …

Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad   What to study? For Prelims and mains: About Taanaji, the battle and it’s outcomes.   Context: A …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BATTLING AIR POLLUTION

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BATTLING AIR POLLUTION Introduction:             The spike in the pollution had once again dipped capital’s air quality. Though it showed marginal improvement on 26 December morning, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) measuring 383, the problem doesn’t quite seem to get …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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: Role of women …

7) “If men were angels, no government would be necessary”. Critically examine the statement with suitable examples.(250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

6) Explain how the Li-ion battery, which won for its developers the Chemistry Nobel, set off a technology revolution. ( 250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Explain how the Li-ion battery, which won for its developers the Chemistry Nobel, set off a technology revolution. ( 250 words) The hindu Why this question: The 2019 Nobel Prize for …

5) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justification. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC:Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justification. (250 …

4) Criminal justice is directionless and in a state of policy ambiguity. Do you think India needs to draft a clear policy that should inform the changes to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC? Comment. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   4) Criminal justice is directionless and in a state of policy ambiguity. Do you think India needs to draft a clear policy that should inform the changes …

3)  The Indian textile and apparels industry does not suffer from the lack of a market but weakness in terms of competitive price and quality. Examine. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3)  The Indian textile and apparels industry does not suffer from the …