Discuss in detail some of the key ideas of Confucius on morality and human character.

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 1. Discuss in detail some of the key ideas of Confucius on morality and human character. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is intended to examine the ideas of Confucius and his philosophy. Key demand of the question: One …

In the twentieth century, India saw an impetus in Information Technology (IT) and an enormous growth in e-commerce. Amidst such a scenario discuss the possible cyber security threats India is facing today. Also, comment upon India’s preparedness to avert such cyber security threats.

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 3.In the twentieth century, India saw an impetus in Information Technology (IT) and an enormous growth in e-commerce. Amidst such a scenario discuss the possible cyber security threats …

India Post will have to shed its half-hearted attempts to transform itself into a payments bank if it wants to convert itself into a digitally enabled, pure deposit-taking bank. Discuss in detail the issues faced by India post and suggest way forward.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 2. India Post will have to shed its half-hearted attempts to transform itself into a payments bank if it wants to convert itself into a digitally enabled, pure deposit-taking bank. Discuss in detail the issues faced by India post and …

Time has come to have a re-look at the whole policy for Dairy sector and move from white revolution 2.0 to 3.0 and device steps so that the interests of the Indian farmers and consumers are protected. Elucidate in the backdrop of the statement where in unveiling White Revolution 2.0 is projected to amalgamate the milk production in the country and make India as a global leader.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 1.  Time has come to have a re-look at the whole policy for Dairy sector and move from white revolution 2.0 to 3.0 and device steps so that the interests of the Indian farmers and consumers are protected. Elucidate in …

While the descent of the WTO Appellate Body represents a turbulent period in the history of trade disputes adjudication, it by no means spells the end of the WTO. Evaluate.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2. While the descent of the WTO Appellate Body represents a turbulent period in the history of trade disputes adjudication, it by no means spells the …

India and Iran can make huge strides in furthering their bilateral relations beyond the Chabahar port. Comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 1. India and Iran can make huge strides in furthering their bilateral relations beyond the Chabahar port. Comment. (250 words) Economic Times Why this question: The question …

Equality at the workplace is a distant dream for women, with World Economic Forum (WEF) report saying that the gender gap will be closed only by 2276; do you agree that Structural discrimination has held women back in India? Analyse.

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Equality at the workplace is a distant dream for women, with World Economic Forum (WEF) report saying that the gender gap will be closed only by 2276; do you agree that Structural discrimination …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RECIPROCAL TRADE POLICY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RECIPROCAL TRADE POLICY Introduction: Highlighting the prinicple of reciprocal access to global market, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said that if Indian companies are not allowed to participate in businesses or opportunities emerging in any country then India will also not allow those countries to participate in India. He …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Winter Solstice. 2. ‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’   GS Paper 2: 1. Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy. 2. Section 144 CrPC. 3. Military Space Force. 4. Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC).   GS Paper 3: …

National Mathematics Day 2019

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 Mathematics Day 2019 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: National Mathematics Day- facts and significance. Context: National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22. …

Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC) What to study? For Prelims: IOC- key facts. For Mains: India’s involvement in the organization, need, significance and challenges. Context: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has voiced concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the verdict in the Ayodhya …

Military Space Force

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Military Space Force What to study? For Prelims: Space force- composition and functions. For Mains: Space force- the idea, concerns, challenges and the need for free outer- space. Context: United States President Donald Trump has signed the 2020 …

Section 144 CrPC

Topics Covered:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Section 144 CrPC What to study? For Prelims: What is Section 144? Who and why it is imposed? Implications? For Mains: Concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: “Section 144 CrPC” was recently widely invoked by police forces across the country in order to contain the …

Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy

Topics Covered:Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the policy. Context: Arunachal has approved the Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer & Posting Policy, 2020, which …

‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. ‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’ What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview and significance of the resolution. Context: The ‘Nagpur Resolution – A holistic approach for empowering citizens’ has been adopted at the end of …

Winter solstice 2019

Topics covered: 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. Winter solstice 2019 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Winter Solstice- its occurrence, why …