RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY MANDATE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY MANDATE Introduction: Aiming to improve the quality in Higher Education Institutions the University Grants Commission has adopted the Higher Education Quality Improvement Programme Mandate. 5 verticals of Quality Mandate developed by UGC cover evaluation reforms, eco friendly and sustainable university campuses, human values and professional ethics, faculty induction …

HSN Code

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. HSN Code What to study? For Prelims and mains: Meaning, features and significance of HS code. Context: India not to allow imports without HSN code. This will enable India’s exports to be accepted globally due to the …

India’s fiscal deficit

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. India’s fiscal deficit What to study? For Prelims and Mains: FD- meaning, implications, what is off budget spending? Implications. Context: Former Economic Affairs Secretary S C Garg has stated that the true fiscal deficit for 2018-19 is 4.7%. According …

Henley Passport Index

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Henley Passport Index What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Passport Index- features, performance of various countries and significance of the index. Context: The latest edition of Henley …

WHO Names Top 13 Global Health Challenges for the New Decade

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. WHO Names Top 13 Global Health Challenges for the New Decade What to study? For Prelims and Mains: 13 challenges- concerns and measures needed. Context: World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of 13 urgent global health challenges.  These include: Climate Crisis: Climate change causes more extreme weather events, exacerbates …

Centre-state disputes and Article 131

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Centre-state disputes and Article 131 What to study? For Prelims: All about Article 131 and Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. For Mains: Cooperative federalism- need, challenges and concerns. Context: Kerala has become the first state to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) before the Supreme …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 January 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 January 2020   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: Supreme Court not to review Sabarimala case, to examine ‘larger issues’

Insights into Editorial: Supreme Court not to review Sabarimala case, to examine ‘larger issues’ Context: Supreme Court said its objective was not to review the Sabarimala women entry case but examine “larger issues” of law arising from practices such as the prohibition of women from entering mosques and temples, female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohras …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What is a complex volcano? …

Discuss the challenges facing the Indian Textile Sector in detail and suggest ways and means to upsurge domestic manufacturing and promotion of exports in the this Sector.

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7. Discuss the challenges facing the Indian Textile Sector in detail and suggest ways and means to upsurge domestic manufacturing and promotion of exports in the this Sector.(250 words) Business Standard Financial Express Why this question: The question …

Besides Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) fading to engineer a reversal in DISCOM finances, government needs to revise incentive structures. Critically analyse the statement.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. Besides Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) fading to engineer a reversal in DISCOM finances, government needs to revise incentive structures. Critically analyse the statement. (250 words) India Express Why this question: Almost five years after the launch of the …

Besides Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) fading to engineer a reversal in DISCOM finances, government needs to revise incentive structures. Critically analyse the statement.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Besides Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) fading to engineer a reversal in DISCOM finances, government needs to revise incentive structures. Critically analyse the statement. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: Almost five years after the launch of the …

While presenting various editions of the Raisina dialogue , discuss what India hopes to achieve through it and its significance of it to the world today.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. While presenting various editions of the Raisina dialogue , discuss what India hopes to achieve through it and its significance of it to the world today.(250 words) News On Air Why this question: The fifth edition of the prestigious event …

In the backdrop of the recently released Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report, Deliberate if India’s learning crisis is linked to the weakness of the country’s pre-primary education system? Present your opinion and explain the deficiencies in India’s Education system and how children have fallen short on basic learning skills.

Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3.In the backdrop of the recently released Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report, Deliberate if India’s learning crisis is linked to the weakness of the country’s pre-primary education system? Present your opinion and explain the deficiencies in India’s …

Are Indian the metros deprived of empowered Mayors who lead country on Urban Issues? Discuss the challenges faced by the position of a Mayor, Suggest what needs to be done to empower the post.

Topic:  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 2. Are Indian the metros deprived of empowered Mayors who lead country on Urban Issues? Discuss the challenges faced by the position of a Mayor, Suggest what needs to be done to empower the post.  (250 words) The Hindu Why this …

What is a complex volcano? Discuss the salient features with suitable illustrations.

Topic:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What is a complex volcano? Discuss the salient features with suitable illustrations.(250 words) BBC Why this question: In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon, 50 km from Manila, erupted on January 12, spewing lava on the ground, and ash and smoke into …