United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

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. United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) What to study? For Prelims: Key features of NAFTA and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). For Mains: Controversies surrounding NAFTA.  Context: The House of Representatives has passed …

Chabahar Port

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 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. Chabahar Port What to study? For Prelims: Location of Chabahar port. For …

National Population Register (NPR)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. National Population Register (NPR) What to study? For prelims and mains: NPR- features, composition and uses. Context: Following the footsteps of West Bengal, the Kerala Government has decided to put on …

Future Skills

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Future Skills What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the programme. Context: Wipro has partnered with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services …

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS (20 DECEMBER 2019) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Current Affairs (20 December 2019) Revision Through MCQs  

INSIGHTSIAS INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTSIAS INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES 2020   Click Here to Subscribe   Preliminary Exam, the very initial round of UPSC CSE Examination, poses a myriad of challenges to the aspirants. Even the experienced candidates fail to make their mark in this round of …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 December 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 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 …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 DECEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 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 …

QUIZ – 2019: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 20 DECEMBER 2019 – Geography

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2019: Insights  Static Quiz, 20 December 2019 – Geography

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS (19 DECEMBER 2019) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Current Affairs (19 December 2019) Revision Through MCQs  

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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 Topic: Salient features of …

“We are never truly free till we master and understand our own selves”. In light of this statement, discuss Gandhiji’s views on self-development.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 1. “We are never truly free till we master and understand our own selves”. In light of this statement, discuss Gandhiji’s views on self-development. (250 words). The Hindu Key demand of the question: The …

‘Government has no business being in business’. Examine in light of the India’s approach to disinvestment since liberalisation. Analyse whether there is a need to relook at the policy of disinvestment?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 2. ‘Government has no business being in business’. Examine in light of the India’s approach to disinvestment since liberalisation. Analyse whether there is a need to relook at the policy …

As the years rolled by the “Twin Balance Sheet problem” morphed into a “four balance sheet challenge” — comprising banks, infrastructure, plus NBFCs and real estate companies — for the economy. Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 1. As the years rolled by the “Twin Balance Sheet problem” morphed into a “four balance sheet challenge” — comprising banks, infrastructure, plus NBFCs and real estate companies — for …

Asia-Africa Growth Corridor is considered as a game-changer for India, Japan and Africa. Examine.  How is it different from China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor is considered as a game-changer for India, Japan and Africa. Examine.  How is it different from China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? (250 words) You tube VIP India Why this question: …

India-Israel ties has moved from hate to clandestine relations to strategic partnership. Elaborate.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 2. India-Israel ties has moved from hate to clandestine relations to strategic partnership. Elaborate. (250 words) Times Of India https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-israel-explore-new-areas-of-cooperation-to-boost-financial-ties/articleshow/70549085.cms Why this question: Israel and India are exploring to open new vistas of partnership in the world of finance, …

“India- EU relations are like a loveless arranged marriage “. Critically discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 1. “India- EU relations are like a loveless arranged marriage “. Critically discuss. (250 words) ISPI online Why this question: For long, the EU and India partnership had been slow-moving and fragmented, struggling to maintain momentum. Unfairly large emphasis …

India is unique in its religious, ethnic, linguistic and caste diversity; models of governance, applicable to homogenous societies, simply do not work here. Analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India 1. India is unique in its religious, ethnic, linguistic and caste diversity; models of governance, applicable to homogenous societies, simply do not work here. Analyse. (250 words). Indian Express Why this question: The nation’s socio-political fabric …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 DECEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper : 2 1. GST Council. 2. UN medal for Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan.   GS Paper 3: 1. Tripura gets its first SEZ. 2. Kaleswaram project.   Facts for …

Kaleswaram project

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Kaleswaram project What to study? For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the project. Context: Telangana State government has requested the Centre to treat Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) as a National Project. Why? National Projects are …