Insights Revision Through MCQs – 26 October 2019

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Vigilance Awareness Week. Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status. New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services. Who are the developing countries in the WTO?   …

UNEP Colombo Declaration

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   UNEP Colombo Declaration   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Nitrogen- natural cycle, pollution and ways to prevent it, South Asian Nitrogen Hub, About Colombo declaration, INMS ans INI.   Context: UN Environment …

IndiGen Genome project

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.   IndiGen Genome project   What to study? For prelims: What is genome sequencing and how is it done?  For Mains: Significance, need and challenges …

Who are the developing countries in the WTO?

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.   Who are the developing countries in the WTO?   What to study? For Prelims: Categories of countries in WTO. For Mains: Need for, implicating, significance and concerns. …

New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services   What to study? For Prelims: What is Peritoneal dialysis. For Mains: Concerns and challenges present, need for govt intervention.   Context: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has come out …

Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, …

Vigilance Awareness Week

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Vigilance Awareness Week   What to study? For Prelims: CVC- eligibility, appointment and removal. For Mains: Corruption- issues, challenges and ways to prevent.   Context: Vigilance Awareness Week to be observed from 28th October to 2nd …

INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Price Stabilisation of Agriculture Commodities”.

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Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal   Context: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal attended Bangkok for the eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting. The meeting, which is likely to be the last one at this level, is expected to …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 October 2019

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7) What is ancient DNA (aDNA) and what has it been used to study? Analyse and discuss the utility of it.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 7) What is ancient DNA (aDNA) and what has it been used to study? Analyse and discuss the utility of it.(250 words) The hindu

6) What should be the extents of focus if India desires to accomplish the goal of making a place for itself amongst the top 50, in the Ease of Doing Business Index by 2020? Discuss the possible challenges it can face. Suggest solutions to the same. ( 250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: : Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6) What should be the extents of focus if India desires to accomplish the goal of making a place for itself amongst the top 50, in the Ease of Doing Business …

5) Does linking of Aadhaar with social media accounts enable commercial surveillance, restrict free speech, and curb privacy? Analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 5) Does linking of Aadhaar with social media accounts enable commercial surveillance, restrict free speech, and curb privacy? Analyse.(250 words) …

4) “India’s TB report must be seen in light of the country’s slide in Hunger Index”, critically analyse the statement in the light of recently released Annual India Tuberculosis (TB) report.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 4) “India’s TB report must be seen in light of the country’s slide in Hunger Index”, critically analyse the statement in the light of recently released Annual India Tuberculosis (TB) report.(250 words) Indianexpress

3) Information blackout leads to silence and exaggeration and on the other hand Journalism, when not fettered, facilitates informed dialogue. Comment.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) Information blackout leads to silence and exaggeration and on the other hand Journalism, when not fettered, facilitates informed dialogue. Comment.(250 words) The hindu  

2) Collective responsibility is a myth in Indian Cabinet system. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) TOPIC: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Collective responsibility is a myth in Indian Cabinet system. Critically analyse.(250 words) Polity by Lakshmikant

1) Evaluate the contributions of V. D. Savarkar in India’s freedom struggle. In the light of his contributions also discuss the relevance of his ideas in Indian society today.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Evaluate the contributions of V. D. Savarkar in India’s freedom struggle. In the light of his contributions also discuss the relevance of his ideas in Indian …

Insights Revision Through MCQs – 25 October 2019

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