RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ELECTORAL POLITICS- NEED FOR REFORM

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ELECTORAL POLITICS- NEED FOR REFORM   Introduction: India is a vibrant democracy with people electing their representatives at several levels beginning from local bodies and panchayats to the the Parliament. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has termed Indian experience with democracy as a remarkable success story. However he also pointed out …

Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue What to study? For Prelims: Who are Bodos and What is Bodoland? For Mains: Bodo dispute- timeline, demands, concerns and ways to address them. Context: The Ministry of Home …

Polycrack technology

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Polycrack technology What to study? For Prelims: Polycrack, how it works? For Mains: Need for and significance. Context: The country’s first Government-owned Waste-to-Energy Plant was recently commissioned at the Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop in Odisha. The plant, a patented technology called Polycrack, is first-of-its-kind in the …

National Population Register (NPR)

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: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Pleas Against National Population Register. What’s the issue? Various petitions have been filed challenging the NPR. The concern …

Legislative Council

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Legislative Council What to study? For Prelims: Features, composition and formation of legislative councils. For Mains: Significance and issues related.  Context: Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a statutory resolution seeking the abolition of the …

Lala Lajpat Rai

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Lala Lajpat Rai What to study? For Prelims: Key contributions of lal rai and related facts. For Mains: Significance of his contributions. Context: Lala Lajpat Rai’s 155th birth anniversary celebrated on January 28, 2020. His …

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

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as …

The development of the anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile capability clenches vast implications for India. Explain and also discuss the associated concerns with the Mission Shakti.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 7. The development of the anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile capability clenches vast implications for India. Explain and also discuss the associated concerns with the Mission Shakti.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: India showcased its anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile capability of the …

Discuss the significance of disaster prevention and highlight issues involved using a suitable case study.

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management. 6. Discuss the significance of disaster prevention and highlight issues involved using a suitable case study.(250 words) Reference: Hindustan Times Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of recent onset of Corona virus and the mass epidemic it has created in China, forcing us to evaluate the importance …

”Ease of living for women in the India is intricately linked to the water woes of the country”, Comment.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. ”Ease of living for women in the India is intricately linked to the water woes of the country”, Comment. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of disasters in the form of water woes and in what way they affect the lives of …

Geopolitics has played a crucial role in recent success of Pakistan in Asia-Pacific meet of FATF, Do you agree? Analyse.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4. Geopolitics has played a crucial role in recent success of Pakistan in Asia-Pacific meet of FATF, Do you agree? Analyse.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail the Recent deliberations of the Asia-Pacific group of …

The interpretation of the constitution by the judiciary has changed over the years in recent times, trace the change in approach of judiciary and explain with suitable examples.

Topic:   Indian Constitution and judiciary 3. The interpretation of the constitution by the judiciary has changed over the years in recent times, trace the change in approach of judiciary and explain with suitable examples. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The article in essence explains that Smaller benches of judiciary are continuing …

Discuss the significance of electoral literacy for a stronger democracy.

Topic:  Appointment to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional bodies. 2. Discuss the significance of electoral literacy for a stronger democracy. (250 words) Reference: News On Air Why this question: Recently 10th National Voters Day was celebrated to mark the Foundation Day of Election Commission of India. Key demand of the …

“Auschwitz was and is, still the center of Holocaust history”, Discuss.

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1. “Auschwitz was and is, still the center of Holocaust history”, Discuss. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why …