QUIZ – 2019: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 14 DECEMBER 2019 – ECONOMY

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2019: Insights  Static Quiz, 14 December 2019 – ECONOMY

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS (13 DECEMBER 2019) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

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RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – ELECTION COMMISSION: COLLEGIUM SYSTEM & APPOINTMENTS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – ELECTION COMMISSION: COLLEGIUM SYSTEM & APPOINTMENTS Introduction: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear after four weeks a public interest litigation seeking that the chief election commissioner and election commissioners be appointed by a three-member collegium. The collegium will …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA JAPAN 2+2

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA JAPAN 2+2 Introduction: Ahead of the annual summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December, India and Japan held the first ever ministerial level 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi. This dialogue which involves the …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 DECEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2:        1. Disha Bill.        2. Accessible India Campaign.       3. Drug Prices Control Order.       4. UNESCO’s List of Intangible …

Disha 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. Disha Bill What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill. For Mains: Significance and the need for the law, issues surrounding death sentence. Context: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has …

Accessible India Campaign

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. Accessible India Campaign  What to study? For Prelims and mains: …

Drug prices control order

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.   Drug prices control order What to study? For Prelims: About NPPA, DPCO and scheduled drugs. For Mains: Issues involved and the need for drug price …

UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered:Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage What to study? For Prelims: About UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Indian entries in the list, about Reggae. For Mains: Significance of the list and the need for …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 December 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 December 2019   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 …

New definition of kilogram

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. New definition of kilogram What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Need for redefining, about the new system, significance and the process of redefining. Context: The prototype of one kilogram (NPK-57) is …

International Geological Congress

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered:Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Geological Congress What to study? For Prelims and mains: About IGC- significance. Context: India is gearing up to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in March, 2020. Key facts: India is the only Asian …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 09 DECEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 09 DECEMBER 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: 07 DECEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 07 DECEMBER 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 …

[MINDMAP] – 2019 UN’s Human Development Report

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [MINDMAP] – 2019 UN’s Human Development Report     2019 UN’s Human Development Report [ PDF ]

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS (12 DECEMBER 2019) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

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Insights into Editorial: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Iraq’s autumn of discontent Introduction: Iraq has endured four decades of near ceaseless depredations with three ‘Mother of All Battles’, economic sanctions, occupation, and existential duels with al Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS). Recently, it has been crippled by agitations led …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 December 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 December 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 1. “Reservation for Dalits …

“Reservation for Dalits is not to undo economic backwardness, but as remedy for untouchability”, Do you agree with the statement? Present your arguments with suitable reasons backing your opinion. Reference: The Hindu

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 1. “Reservation for Dalits is not to undo economic backwardness, but as remedy for untouchability”, Do you agree with the statement? Present your arguments with suitable reasons backing your opinion. Reference: The Hindu

Japan has emerged as India’s primary geo-economic partner, at a time of geopolitical uncertainty, if each country were to absorb the best strategic attributes of the other; it would be the best guarantee of peace and prosperity in this half of the world. Explain.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 1. Japan has emerged as India’s primary geo-economic partner, at a time of geopolitical uncertainty, if each country were to absorb the best strategic attributes of the other; it would be the best guarantee of peace and prosperity in this half of the world. Explain. …