RSTV: INDIA’S WORLD- NIRMALA SITHARAMAN AT IMF

RSTV: INDIA’S WORLD- NIRMALA SITHARAMAN AT IMF Introduction:             Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to US and especially her meetings at the IMF and the World Bank where she gave a call for action to reduce the disruption in the economies around the world and exploring opportunities in the current scenario. She also stressed …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 29 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Absentee voters. BASIC countries. Universal Postal Union (UPU). International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).   GS Paper 3: Copernicus programme.   Facts for prelims: Shakti-2019. INS Baaz. What is Uluru? What is Parole?   GS Paper 2:   Topics Covered: …

Copernicus programme

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Copernicus programme   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features, objectives and significance of the programme, wildfires- causes, impact and prevention.   Context: Data from the Sentinel-3 World Fire Atlas have been released. Data have been recorded under the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.   Key findings: There were …

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Topics covered:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)   What to study? For prelims and mains: ICAO- composition, roles, functions and significance.   Context: India has approached ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) after Pakistan denied permission for PM Modi to use its air space.   Background: …

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Universal Postal Union (UPU)   What to study? For Prelims: UPU and other rules governing postal exchange. For Mains: Pakistan’s recent actions and it’s implications.   Context: In a unilateral decision, Pakistan has stopped exchange of postal mails with India since August 27. …

BASIC countries

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   BASIC countries   What to study? For prelims: BASIC Nations. For mains: Need for, significance and challenges before the grouping.   Context: The 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held recently in Beijing, China.   …

Insights into Editorial: What is quantum supremacy?

Insights into Editorial: What is quantum supremacy?   Context: Google announced that it has achieved a breakthrough called quantum supremacy in computing. For the first time ever, a quantum computer has performed a computational task that would be essentially impossible for a conventional computer to complete, according to a team from Google. Quantum computers could …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, …

7) The effectiveness of corporate governance has become a global concern, Do you agree? Critically analyse with suitable illustrations. (250 words)

TOPIC: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) The effectiveness of corporate governance has become a global concern, …

6) What are green crackers? Are green crackers less polluting and to what extent there is awareness among people about it? Explain.( 250 words)

TOPIC: :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) What are green crackers? Are green crackers less polluting and to what extent there is awareness among people about it? Explain.( 250 words) The hindu Why this question: Last October, in a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India mandated the use of green …

5) Small businesses hold the greatest potential for job creation, thus a policy agenda to meet India’s steep employment challenges must enable them on priority. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Small businesses hold the greatest potential for job creation, thus a policy agenda to meet India’s steep employment challenges must enable them on priority. Elucidate.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The article highlights as to how we must enable …

 4) In the backdrop of the recent Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, what must India do better to keep pace with its South Asian neighbor’s in tackling hunger? Analyse the causes and the challenges while suggesting way forward.(250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  4) In the backdrop of the recent Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, what must India do better to keep pace with its South Asian neighbor’s in tackling hunger? Analyse the causes and the challenges while suggesting way …

3) Human rights rooted in an abstract concept of caste, religion will be bad for Indian society, explain the statement while justifying the fact that human rights are inseparable from a full understanding of democracy.(250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 3) Human rights rooted in an abstract concept of caste, religion will be bad for Indian society, explain the statement …

2) Explain in detail the processes through which the earth-atmosphere system maintains heat balance. (250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2) Explain in detail the processes through which the earth-atmosphere system maintains heat balance. (250 words) Physical geography NCERT class XI Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Earth’s heat budget. Key demand …

1) What do you understand by Intrusive volcanic landforms? Discuss briefly the different types of intrusive landforms. (250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 1) What do you understand by Intrusive volcanic landforms? Discuss briefly the different types of intrusive landforms. (250 words) Physical Geography by G C Leong Why this question: The question is straight forward and is based on …