Insights Revision Through MCQs – 20 November 2019

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Insights Static Quiz -443, 2019–Polity

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 November 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 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 …

INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Water Quality in Indian Cities”.

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RSTV: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT Introduction:             The Supreme Court has confirmed the disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government and the subsequent takeover by the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP in the state. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 November 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 November 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: National Register of Citizens (NRC). Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019. Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019. New Code on Wages. Smart Safety …

Patent Prosecution Highway programme 

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Smart Safety Surveillance, or 3S, programme

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Smart Safety Surveillance, or 3S, programme   What to study? For Prelims: What is 3S programme? For Mains: Need for implementation in India, significance, challenges and ways to address them.   Context: The central government is planning to …

New Code on Wages

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   New Code on Wages   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the new code, need, significance, need for uniform wage across the country.   Context: The Centre will soon notify …

Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019

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.   Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019   What to study? For Prelims: The labour code- key features. For Mains: Need for and significance of …

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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.   Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key provisions in the Bill and its significance.   …

Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of Recycling of Ships Bill and HKC- features and significance.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved …

National Register of Citizens (NRC)

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.   National Register of Citizens (NRC)   What to study? For Prelims: Particulars of NRC. For Mains: Update of NRC- issues associated including ethical concerns. …

Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism     Introduction: In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index released last month, India ranked 63, an impressive jump from its lowly rank of 142 in 2014. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence of investors …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 November 2019

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7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words) Ethics …

6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment. Comment in the light of India’s “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism.(250 words) 

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 6) Effective counter-terrorism requires …

5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article presents a detailed case study of deteriorating ecology …

4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of the courts. Analyse in the backdrop of recent Sabarimala controversy.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. 4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of …

3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is …