Insights Revision Through MCQs – 24 October 2019

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 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 …

MUST WATCH – INSIGHTSIAS Prelims Test Series Platform Features and Guidelines

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) MUST WATCH – INSIGHTSIAS Prelims Test Series Platform Features and Guidelines Prelims and Mains test series by InsightsIAS are followed by hundreds of thousands of aspirants across India. We have enhanced many features to make the experience of our students very engaging, productive and intellectually …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 24 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 24 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Ozone hole. El Niño.   GS Paper 2: Government e Marketplace (GeM). Non-Aligned Movement summit.   GS Paper 3: Merger of BSNL and MTNL. World Bank’s Ease of Doing …

Why link Aadhaar to social media accounts?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Why link Aadhaar to social media accounts?   What to study? For Prelims: Right to Privacy. For Mains: Linking of Aadhar- issues, concerns, challenges and other alternatives.   Context: From January, the Supreme Court will hear cases seeking the linking of Aadhaar with social media profiles …

Quantum Supremacy

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Quantum Supremacy   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is it? Significance.   Context: Google researchers claim to have achieved a major milestone in …

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business   What to study? For Prelims: About the index, top and bottom performers, performance of India. For Mains: Challenges for …

Merger of BSNL and MTNL

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.   Merger of BSNL and MTNL   What to study? For Prelims and mains: The merger, need, challenges and significance and outcomes, reasons for the crisis.   Context: Union …

Non-Aligned Movement summit

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Non-Aligned Movement summit   What to study? For Prelims: What is NAM, objectives, composition and meets. For Mains: Is NAM losing it’s relevance today, what’s the way out?   …

Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, e-applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Government e Marketplace (GeM)   What to study? For Prelims: About GeM and it’s features. For Mains: Significance …

El Niño

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   El Niño   What to study? …

Ozone hole

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Ozone hole   What to study? …

Insights into Editorial: A road map for criminal justice reforms

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: A road map for criminal justice reforms                 Context: The government aims to revamp Indian Penal Code which was drafted by the British. The Home Ministry has constituted two committees comprising legal luminaries to overhaul …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- CLIMATE CHANGE & INDIA

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: IN DEPTH- CLIMATE CHANGE & INDIA Introduction:             Over the past few days, large parts of Bihar and several areas in Uttar Pradesh have been reeling under floods due to excessive rainfall. A similar situation was witnessed in Mumbai last month, where heavy downpour …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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: Effects of …

7) “The first step towards tackling climate change is to accept the science and create conditions for innovative solutions”. Comment. ( 250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 7) “The first step towards tackling climate change is to accept the science and create conditions for innovative solutions”. Comment. ( 250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article explains in what way the projections of …

6) Discuss how the border dispute with China is posing a major test to the India-China bilateral relations. List down the efforts taken by both countries in this regard and their consequences.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 6) Discuss how the border dispute with China is posing a major test to the India-China bilateral relations. List down the efforts taken by both countries in this regard and their consequences.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recurrent …

5) Discuss the key features of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). Why is it often referred to as a “draconian” law? Analyse.(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. 5) Discuss the key features of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). Why is it often referred to as a “draconian” law? Analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress …

4) Considering the complexities and ground realities, development in Northeast will require special handling; in such a context discuss the importance of Act East Policy (AEP).(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) Considering the complexities and ground realities, development in Northeast will require special handling; in such a context discuss the importance of Act East Policy (AEP).(250 …

3) Do you think insistence on two-child norm for government jobs is a fair stand-in for investments in health, education, nutrition? Critically analyse in the light of such policies adopted by some of the Indian state governments.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  population and associated issues, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Do you think insistence on two-child norm for government jobs is a fair stand-in for investments in health, education, nutrition? Critically …