The relative decline in America’s power coupled with the rise of new and old powers point to a structural churning in the post-Cold War order. Comment.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. The relative decline in America’s power coupled with the rise of new and old powers point to a structural churning in the post-Cold War order. Comment.(250 words) The Hindu  Why this question: Developments in 2019 suggest that the U.S.’s ability …

The CAA narrative is a watershed moment for the judiciary not to falter and for judges to undo the wrongs of the past. Explain in detail what is expected out of judiciary at this moment.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. The CAA narrative is a watershed moment for the judiciary not to falter and for judges to undo the wrongs of the past. Explain in detail what is expected out of judiciary at this moment.(250 …

India requires an integrated housing development strategy for the rural context Elucidate.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. India requires an integrated housing development strategy for the rural context Elucidate.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The article narrates a detailed analysis of Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA) concept that is aimed at development …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 02 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 02 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Guru Gobind Singh.   GS Paper 2: 1. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. 2. Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System. 3. Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities.   GS Paper 3: 1. Supreme Court bats …

Gaganyaan mission

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Gaganyaan mission What to study? For Prelims: Particulars of the programme. For Mains: Challenges involved. Context: The ISRO Chairman announced in a press briefing that four astronauts …

Supreme Court bats against transfer of community resources

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Supreme Court bats against transfer of community resources What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Observations made by the court and significance of these observations. Context: Recently, the Supreme Court of India held that the Government has no right to transfer “invaluable” community resources like village water ponds to powerful people and industrialists for …

Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The agreement, its significance and the need.  Context: Both India and Pakistan have exchanged their list of nuclear installations. …

Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Registration of political parties and provisions governing them, benefits of registration, about the new launch. What is it? It is a new online tracking system for political parties launched recently by the …

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Yojana. For Mains: Significance and challenges present and ways to address them. Context: Out of the total 790, only 252 Members of …

Guru Gobind Singh

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Guru Gobind Singh What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Guru Gobind Singh- key contributions. Context: The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated on January 2nd this year. About Guru Gobind Singh: He was …

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs, December 2019

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs, December 2019   Like we did last month, we are posting the compilation of current affairs on time this month too. Hope you will find it handy to revise current affairs of entire month of December 2019. Click the link below to download the compilation: InsightsIAS Current Affairs – December 2019 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF: ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF: ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY Introduction: Aiming to usher in reforms in the higher defence management Centre govt has approved the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff and Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence. CDS will be a four star officer and act …

Insights into Editorial: India needs a bottom-up growth model

Insights into Editorial: India needs a bottom-up growth model Introduction: China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, both embarked on new journeys around the same time. More than 70 years later, China has progressed much faster. India, other the other hand, is yet to reach the development indicators that China attained …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 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   1.  Art and culture are reflected to a far greater extent than political …

Analyse the probable impact of frontier technologies on developing countries.

1. Analyse the probable impact of frontier technologies on developing countries.(250 words) Live Mint Why this question: The article explains the fact that Frontier technologies are set to transform people’s lives, and developing nations must harness this revolution. But there is a danger that the gains will not reach the world’s poorest. Key demand of …

The social limits of Indian democratic politics pose as one of the greatest challenges to inclusive growth. Critically analyse.

Topic:  Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 2. The social limits of Indian democratic politics pose as one of the greatest challenges to inclusive growth. Critically analyse.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The question aims to analyse the challenges faced by the social limits to achieve the inclusive growth mandate. Key demand of …