QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 November 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 …

Scientists call for action on climate

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Scientists call for action on climate   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Concerns and challenges highlighted and ways to address them.   Context: More than 11,000 scientists have co-signed a letter in the journal BioScience, calling for urgently necessary action on climate. This …

Fall Armyworm (FAW)

Topics covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Fall Armyworm (FAW)   What to study? For prelims and mains: FAW- causes, effects, concerns and measures needed.   Context: Proper …

Draft Social Security code

Topics Covered: 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.   Draft Social Security code   What to study? For Prelims: Higlights of the draft. For Mains: need for …

HS code

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   HS code   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Meaning and significance of HS code.   Context: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has allocated a separate …

Ayodhya verdict

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Ayodhya verdict   What to study? For Prelims: Details of the case and the judgment. For Mains: Implications of the judgement and significance of the precedent it has set.   Context: A bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi delivered the …

How lightning strikes?

Topics Covered: 1. 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.   How lightning strikes?   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is lightning, and …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- EASE OF DOING BUSINESS- INDIA’S ROLE

RSTV: IN DEPTH- EASE OF DOING BUSINESS- INDIA’S ROLE Introduction:             In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings this year, India has moved from the 77th to the 63rd position. The World Bank also highlights India’s efforts to reach this position. In particular it mentions four new business reforms that were brought in …

Insights into Editorial: New CJI, Old Concerns of Judicial Independence

Insights into Editorial: New CJI, Old Concerns of Judicial Independence Introduction: The judiciary is the final interpreter and the guardian of the Constitution. In a Federal Constitution, the judiciary is constituted as ultimate authority to restrain any exercise of absolute, capricious and arbitrary power. The judiciary in addition to the function of maintaining the supremacy …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11  November 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from …

7) Ratings agency Moody’s has lowered India’s outlook from stable to negative recently. How do such agencies assign these ratings? What do these ratings mean for India? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7) Ratings agency Moody’s has lowered India’s outlook from stable to negative recently. How do such agencies assign these ratings? What do these ratings mean for India? Critically analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article brings out the discussion …

6) Do you think the recent opening up of Kartarpur corridor brings a moment of transcendence in a fraught India-Pak relationship? Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. India and its neighborhood- relations. 6) Do you think the recent opening up of Kartarpur corridor brings a moment of transcendence in a fraught India-Pak relationship? Analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article explains that …

5) Recent landmark judgement of Ayodhya – Babri dispute underlines the “tolerant and secular nature of India and the fact that Law stands apart over political considerations, religion and beliefs”. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. 5) Recent landmark judgement of Ayodhya – Babri dispute underlines the “tolerant and secular nature of India and the fact that Law stands apart over political considerations, religion and beliefs”. Analyze.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The five-judge Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice …