Wealth disparities are evident in the malnutrition scenario of the country, Do you think there are gross non-egalitarian malnutrition outcomes owing to it?Discuss in detail the various factors responsible for malnutrition in the country and suggest measures to overcome the same.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1. Wealth disparities are evident in the malnutrition scenario of the country, Do you think there are gross non-egalitarian malnutrition outcomes owing to it?Discuss in detail the various factors responsible for malnutrition in the country and suggest measures to …

What is the philosophy of Dvaita? Evaluate the contribution of the school of Dvaita Vedanta in the development of Hindu philosophy.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. What is the philosophy of Dvaita? Evaluate the contribution of the school of Dvaita Vedanta in the development of Hindu philosophy.(250 words) Times Of India Why this question: Vishwesha Tirtha Swami, the 88-year-old pontiff of …

Insights into Editorial: Key steps to kick-starting the economy

Insights into Editorial: Key steps to kick-starting the economy   Current status of the Economy: From the level of 8.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017-18, quarterly GDP growth fell to 4.5% in the second quarter of 2019-20, a fall of 3.6 percentage points. This steady decline must have had an adverse impact on employment …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 28 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 28 DECEMBER 2019 Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found in AP. 2. Swami Shraddhanand.   GS Paper 2: 1. Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS). 2. Illegal cultivation of Bt brinjal. 3. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY).   GS Paper 3: …

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

Topics Covered:Infrastructure- railways. Western Dedicated Freight Corridor What to study? For Prelims: Maps of proposed DFCs, DFCCIL. For Mains: DFCs- significance, need and challenges in construction. Context: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) has opened the more than 300-km section between Rewari, Haryana to Madar, Rajasthan, for commercial trial runs. This is …

SnowEx

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. SnowEx What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview and significance of the campaign and SnowEx. Context: NASA has launched a seasonal campaign — part of a five-year …

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY)

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) What to study? For Prelims: PMVVY- key features. For Mains: Significance of PMVVY. Context: Centre has made Aadhaar (the unique 12-digit biometric identity number) mandatory for subscribers of Pradhan Mantri Vaya …

Swami Shraddhanand

Topics Covered: Important personalities. Swami Shraddhanand What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About Swami Shraddhanand- contributions, Arya Samaj- objectives. Context: On December 23, 1926, Arya Samaj missionary Swami Shraddhanand was assassinated by a man called Abdul Rashid. Who was Swami Shraddhanand? Born on February 22, 1856 at village Talwan in Jalandhar district in Punjab …

South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found in AP

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found in AP What to study? For Prelims: Latest inscriptions, Saptamatrikas, Satavahanas. For Mains: Significance of these findings. Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered the earliest Sanskrit inscription in South …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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 UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: What connects the NPR, NRIC and Census?

Insights into Editorial: What connects the NPR, NRIC and Census? In News: As protests spread all across the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 and the proposed National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), West Bengal and Kerala suspended work related to the preparation and update of the National Population Register (NPR) in their …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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. The latest global gender gapreport should be seen as a wakeup call …