QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 February 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 February 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 …

Global conservation list

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Global conservation list What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Implications and significance of the move, about CMS. Context: India will be moving to include the Asian Elephant and the Great Indian Bustard in global conservation list- the list of species that merit heightened conservation measures. The list will be …

Solar Orbiter Mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Solar Orbiter Mission What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives, features and significance of the mission. Context: Solar Orbiter mission was launched recently. The mission is a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Atlas …

Protected Special Agricultural Zone’ (PSAZ)

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Protected Special Agricultural Zone’ (PSAZ) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: PSAZ- features, need for and significance. Context: Tamil Nadu CM declares Cauvery Delta as Protected Special Agriculture Zone. A law in this regard will be enacted soon. The protected zone will include Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam districts and delta …

National Deworming Day

Topics Covered: Issues related to health and management of human resources. National Deworming Day What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NDD- features and need, what is deworming and the need for it, and what are Intestinal parasitic worms? Context: NDD is observed bi-annually on 10th February and 10th August in all states and UTs followed …

Special category status

Topics Covered:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Special category status What to study? For Prelims: SCS- features, implications and criteria. For Mains: Significance, the need for and concerns associated. Context: Andhra Pradesh has revived its demand for Special Category Status (SCS). Background: It …

Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law

Topics Covered: Social empowerment and Indian society. Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law What to study? For Prelims: What is Anticipatory bail? Supreme Court Judgment, over of SC/ST atrocities law. For Mains: Concerns over misuse, impact of Supreme Court ruling, implications and way ahead. What’s the issue? The Supreme Court has upheld a …

Insights into Interview : A Motivational Article for Interview by Mr. Saurabh Kumar- IFS Rank 16

Insights into Interview : A Motivational Article for Interview by Mr. Saurabh Kumar- IFS Rank 16   Written for : IFS interview (Scheduled 10-14 Feb, 2020) appearing candidates … Especially those who are facing UPSC for the first time… Ideally, by now, You should have given many interview mocks and received good feedback in all …

Insights into Editorial: Fashioning the framework of a New India

Insights into Editorial: Fashioning the framework of a New India Context: State of Indian Economy: The Indian economy is going through a severe crisis: a slowdown as well as a structural crisis. In the words of the former Chief Economic Adviser, Arvind Subramanian, it is headed towards the ICU. Almost all sectors of the economy …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 February 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 February 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:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from …

Discuss the role of family in inculcating values in a person.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

Worsening ecological ethics is one of the principal reasons for Environmental degradation. Discuss.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

Discuss the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ). Explain in what way such methods can help control the extent of urban sprawls.

Topic:  Land reforms in India. 5. Discuss the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ). Explain in what way such methods can help control the extent of urban sprawls. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ) and its significant contributions in curtailing the …

India is often labeled as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, But with reliance on API imports from China running to well over 60% for most drugs, India’s claim to be a world leader in pharmaceuticals is heavily compromised. Analyse what should India do to overcome such dependencies and maintain its position in the pharma industry.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. India is often labeled as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, But with reliance on API imports from China running to well over 60% for …

“The evolution of the widely practiced Unani system of medicine has been as a syncretic science”, under such pretext explain in what way practicing such systems of medicines can lead to sustainable and effective healthcare in the country.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. “The evolution of the widely practiced Unani system of medicine has been as a syncretic science”, under such pretext explain in what way practicing such systems of medicines can lead to sustainable and effective healthcare in the country. …