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

  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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights into Editorial: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work

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 through batteries. And these batteries emerging as the energy storage …

BHIM 2.0

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.   Context: Govt launches BHIM 2.0 with new functionalities, additional language …

TechSagar

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 of India’s cyber tech capabilities launched. Launched by: National Cyber …

QS Indian University Rankings

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 system.   Context: QS Indian University Rankings have been released …

NCRB crime statistics for 2017

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 ways to address them.   Context: The National Crime Records …

UN Report on lead concentration in paints

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 ways to limit it’s concentration.   Context: World Lead Prevention …

Taanaji Malusare and the Battle of Singhagad

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 Bollywood movie is being made based on Subedar Taanaji Malusare. …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BATTLING AIR POLLUTION

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 resolved with no long term solution in sight… And it’s …

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

[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 and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental …

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

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

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 Chemistry was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham …

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)

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 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently the Ministry of …

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)

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 to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC? Comment. (250 …

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)

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 lack of a market but weakness in terms of competitive …