Insights Static Quiz -422, 2019–Economy

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Insights Revision Through MCQs – 28 October 2019

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Institutes of Eminence (IOE) scheme. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).   GS Paper 3: Organoids. Block Chain Technology. Fly ash.   Facts for prelims: Sarayu river. …

Fly ash

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Fly ash   What to study? For prelims: What is fly ash, how is it produced and where it can be used? For mains: Concerns associated with its contamination, what needs to be done …

Block Chain Technology

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology.   Block Chain Technology   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential. Context: The Tea Board of India is keen to harness …

Organoids

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.   Organoids   What to study? For Prelims: What are Organoids? Features. For Mains: Applications and ethical concerns.   Context: We’ve heard a lot …

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: IORA- composition, objectives, functions, significance and relevance.   Context: The 19th IORA Council of Ministers meeting will be held on …

Institutes of Eminence Scheme

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.   Institutes of Eminence Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Institutes of Eminence Scheme- features and significance. For mains: Why are few institutes unwilling …

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Citizenship (Amendment) Bill    What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Bill, Citizenship Act 1955, Citizenship- acquisition and types available. For Mains: Issues over the Bill, why NE …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- ENDGAME TUBERCULOSIS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: IN DEPTH- ENDGAME TUBERCULOSIS Introduction:             The World Health Organisation has released new data that reveals that TB cases have fallen by 50,000 cases in India since 2017. This is just a marginal fall for a country that’s still the world leader in TB …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- COMMON TEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- COMMON TEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Introduction:             Once approved by the ministry if Human Resource and Development , the National Testing Agency , NTA is all set to conduct a common admission test for 15 central universities of the country for …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION Introduction:             In a bid to tackle malnutrition, government is developing an Atlas to map the crops and food grains grown in different regions of the country so that nutritious protein rich food in local areas can be …

Insights Static Quiz -421, 2019–Geography

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 26 OCTOBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 26 OCTOBER 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 25 OCTOBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 25 OCTOBER 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

Insights into Editorial: Good report card: On ease of doing business

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Good report card: On ease of doing business Context: World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking released. 10 top improvers are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Togo, Bahrain, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, China, India, and Nigeria. India bagged 63rd position this time (2019) out of …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 October 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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: Social empowerment, communalism, …

7) What are Nano pharmaceuticals? Discuss their key features and elucidate on the role played by them in extending the economic life of proprietary drugs. (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 Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 7) What are Nano pharmaceuticals? Discuss their key features and elucidate on the role played by them in …

6) What are Organoids? Discuss the role played by them in helping to understand diseases better. Also explain ethical challenges associated with them.( 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) What are Organoids? Discuss the role played by them in helping to understand diseases better. Also explain ethical challenges associated with them.( 250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently, …