EXCLUSIVE – INSIGHTSIAS INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES – 2020

INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES – 2020 CLEAR UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 with Confidence       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 examination. The panacea to this very …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 01 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 01 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Indian History Congress. 2. Bhima Koregaon anniversary.   GS Paper 2: 1. Kerala becomes first state to pass anti-CAA resolution. 2. Swacch Survekshan league.   GS Paper 3: 1. PM – KISAN scheme. 2. National Infrastructure Pipeline.   …

National Infrastructure Pipeline

Topics Covered: Infrastructure related issues. National Infrastructure Pipeline What to study? For Prelims: Features of NIP. For Mains: Funding, need for and significance. Context: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has unveiled a  ₹102 lakh crore national infrastructure pipeline, in accordance with the Narendra Modi government’s vision to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25. Background: The …

PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered:Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. PM – KISAN scheme What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for the scheme, concerns …

Swacch Survekshan league

Topics Covered:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. Swacch Survekshan league What to study? For Prelims: Key findings, performance of various states. For Mains: Concerns and challenges highlighted, ways to address them. Context: Results (July-September) of ‘Swachh Survekshan League 2020‘ have …

Kerala becomes first state to pass anti-CAA resolution

Topics Covered:Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Kerala becomes first state to pass anti-CAA resolution What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Act, Citizenship Act 1955, Citizenship- acquisition and types …

Bhima Koregaon anniversary

Topics covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Bhima Koregaon anniversary What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Battle of Koregaon- reasons, key facts and outcomes of the battle. Context: 202nd anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle of 1818 was observed on January 1, 2020. About the …

Indian History Congress

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Indian History Congress What to study For Prelims and Mains: About IHC, origin and objectives. Context: Recently, the 80th session of the Indian History Congress (IHC) was held at Kannur, Kerala. It called upon political and administrative authorities to pursue the …

Insights into Editorial: Governance Index: On study of States on governance

Insights into Editorial: Governance Index: On study of States on governance Context: Minister of State for Personnel launched the Good Governance Index (GGI). December 25, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was declared Good Governance Day by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. The GGI had been “scientifically designed” to reflect …

Insights into Editorial: Decisive shift: On Chief of Defence Staff

Insights into Editorial: Decisive shift: On Chief of Defence Staff Context: Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved the creation of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post. It will be a four-star post. The country will soon get its first Chief of Defence Staff. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to create this post from Red …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 January 2020 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: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. …

Discuss in detail the significance of Attitude, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM) for the healthcare fraternity.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 1. Discuss in detail the significance of Attitude, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM) for the healthcare fraternity. (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: Recently Attitude, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM) strategy has been …

Considering the fact that Internet broadband and mobile Internet services have become an integral part of the life of the people, Do you agree that it is time to recognize that the right to access the Internet which is indeed a fundamental right within our constitutional guarantees? Analyse.

Topic:  Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 2. Considering the fact that Internet broadband and mobile Internet services have become an integral part of the life of the people, Do you agree that it is time to recognize that the right to access the Internet which is indeed a fundamental right within our constitutional …

“Digital literacy is integral for financial inclusion.” Comment in the background of India’s efforts to expand access to organized financial systems through digital payments

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 1. “Digital literacy is integral for financial inclusion.” Comment in the background of India’s efforts to expand access to organized financial systems through digital payments (250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article emphasizes on the fact that Access to Internet must be recognized as a fundamental …

The NITI Aayog’s proposed 15-year plan for Indian healthcare entitled “Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks — Potential Pathways to Reform” is a welcome move to improve the state of the healthcare system in India. Comment.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. The NITI Aayog’s proposed 15-year plan for Indian healthcare entitled “Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks — Potential Pathways to Reform” is a welcome move to improve the state of the healthcare system in India. Comment. …