RSTV: IN DEPTH- AUSTRALIA FIRE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY

RSTV: IN DEPTH- AUSTRALIA FIRE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY   Introduction: Wild bushfires have been ravaging Australia for several weeks now. These fires have been especially severe in the New South Wales region. The State declared a week-long state of emergency in response to the escalating disaster. 916 homes have been destroyed this season, 363 more have …

Insights into Editorial: A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule

Insights into Editorial: A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule Introduction: According to the 2001 Census, India has 30 languages that are spoken by more than a million people each. Additionally, it has 122 languages that are spoken by at least 10,000 people each. It also has 1,599 languages, most of which are …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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 Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Deliberate upon the need …

In what way small entrepreneurs can prove to be a key to India’s urban future, job creation, and growth revival of the economy? Analyse.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7. In what way small entrepreneurs can prove to be a key to India’s urban future, job creation, and growth revival of the economy? Analyse.(250 words) Financial Express Why this question: The article highlights the growth dynamics of the formal …

Briefly discuss the objectives of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).Discuss in detail the functions performed by it and analyse its contributions to the Indian agriculture.

Topic: 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. 6. Briefly discuss the objectives of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).Discuss in detail the functions performed by it and …

What do you understand by Integrated Farming System? How far is the Integrated Farming System helpful in sustaining agricultural production? Elucidate in the Indian context.

Topic:  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. 5. What do you understand by Integrated Farming System? How far is the Integrated Farming System helpful in sustaining agricultural production? Elucidate in …

The concept of federalism has unrelentingly changed its contours in Indian Polity. Discuss, and examine the significant gaps in the Indian Federalism.

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4. The concept of federalism has unrelentingly changed its contours in Indian Polity. Discuss, and examine the significant gaps in the Indian Federalism.(250 words) The Hindu Why …

What do you understand by war crimes?  What steps can a country take in case its cultural property is threatened? Discuss in detail the safeguards available to a country under various conventions.

Topic:   Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3.  What do you understand by war crimes?  What steps can a country take in case its cultural property is threatened? Discuss in detail the safeguards available to a country under various conventions.(250 words) Indian Express Why this …

Discuss the contributions of Ashfaqullah Khan in the Indian freedom struggle with special focus on his contributions to Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present. 2. Discuss the contributions of Ashfaqullah Khan in the Indian freedom struggle with special focus on his contributions to Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.(250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The article discusses in detail the contributions of Ashfaqullah Khan as Recently, …

Deliberate upon the need and significance of preserving India’s linguistic diversity. Also comment upon the measures required for the same.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Deliberate upon the need and significance of preserving India’s linguistic diversity. Also comment upon the measures required for the same.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article provides for a detailed commentary of the case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule. Thus the context …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 January 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 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 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 09 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 09 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Telcos seek open court hearing on AGR. 2. Northeast gas pipeline grid project.   GS Paper 3: 1. World’s most efficient lithium sulphur battery developed in Australia. 2. Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. 3. Black Box …

Government Owned Contractor Operated model

Topics Covered: Investment models. Government Owned Contractor Operated model What to study? For Prelims: Features of the GOCO model. For Mains: Significance and potential. Context: The Army has initiated the process of identifying potential industry partners to implement the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) model for its base workshops and ordnance depots intended to improve …