2) Discuss the key features of glacial landforms? Also, explain their significance and threats glaciers are facing.(250 words)

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 2) Discuss the key features of glacial landforms? Also, explain their significance and threats glaciers are facing.(250 words)   Why this question: Glaciers exist in the areas where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over a long period …

1) What is the sub-terranean twin river system? Discuss with reference to the Amazon-Hamza twin river system. (250 words)

Topic:   Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 1) What is the sub-terranean twin river system? Discuss with reference to the Amazon-Hamza twin river system. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.  Key demand of the …

Edge computing

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Edge computing   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Meaning, features, significance and concerns.   Context: According to a research, By 2025, companies will generate and process more than 75% of their data …

Dirac metals

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Dirac metals   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Dirac and semi- Dirac metals- features, applications and the recent breakthrough.   Context: Researchers from IIT Bombay have discovered special properties in a class …

National Digital Health Blueprint

Topics Covered: 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.   National Digital Health Blueprint   What to study? For prelims: NDHB- highlights. For mains: Need for, significance of NDHB, challenges in health sector and ways to …

15 point reform charter for better functioning of Parliament

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   15 point reform charter for better functioning of Parliament   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the charter, basic structure of the constitution. For Mains: Concerns and challenges, need for reforms.   …

Paramahansa Yogananda

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Paramahansa Yogananda   What to study? For Prelims and mains: About Yogananda, his teachings and Kriya Yoga.   Context: Finance Minister Releases Commemorative Coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to Mark his 125th Birth Anniversary.    About …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 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: A delayed imperative: On BSNL-MTNL merger

Insights into Editorial: A delayed imperative: On BSNL-MTNL merger Context: The Rs.56,000 crore merger and revival plan for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd (MTNL) was approved by the Union cabinet. MTNL operates in Delhi and Mumbai, and BSNL in the rest of India. India will merge its twin state-run telecom …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- LEGISLATIVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- LEGISLATIVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Introduction:             Winter session of parliament is all set to begin on 18th November and will conclude on 13th December. Ahead of the this month long session , the Chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu has advocated detailed Legislative Impact Assessment. He called for informed law making …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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) What do you understand by ‘carbon mineralisation’? How does it help in the fight against climate change? Which are other significant carbon capture and storage methods? Discuss the prospects of CCS.( 250 words)

TOPIC: :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) What do you understand by ‘carbon mineralisation’? How does it help in the fight against climate change? Which are other significant carbon capture and storage methods? Discuss the prospects of CCS.( 250 words) The hindubusinessline Why this question: The question is amidst the recent …

6) The Representation of People’s Act 1951 is a significant legislation for the electoral system of India. Comment. Also enumerate the salient features regarding the disqualification provisions in the act.(250 words)

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 6) The Representation of People’s Act 1951 is a significant legislation for the electoral system of India. Comment. Also enumerate the salient features regarding the disqualification provisions in the act.(250 words) Indian Polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: One has to bring out the significance of …

5) Uniformity in civil law can only be achieved in a piecemeal manner. Comment.(250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) Uniformity in civil law can only be achieved in a piecemeal manner. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: In Jose Paulo Coutinho v. Maria Luiza Valentina Pereira (2019), the Supreme Court has yet again revived …