[COMPILATION] InsightsIAS Static Quiz – March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [COMPILATION] Static Quiz – March 2020   Click the following link to download Compilation of Static Quiz (March 2020) Insights March 2020 Static Quiz Compilation    

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS ( 30 March 2020) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

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DAY – 17(InstaTest-17): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Polity, Subject-wise Test 8, Text book based Test 13, October-2019 CA

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   GIVE THESE INSTA TESTS NO MATTER WHAT’S GOING TO  BE YOUR SCORE OR HOW MUCH UNDER-PREPARED YOU ARE!. DON’T RUN AWAY FROM WHAT’S DIFFICULT! THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS   STRATEGY – Towards smart preparation in Uncertain times – How to Clear UPSC …

RSTV: LAWS IN THE MAKING – THE MINERAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Introduction: Coal licenses in India are issued to some mining companies today for a specific end use such as steel production and power generation. The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, which was promulgated in January, removes this end-use restriction for coal mines. The Ordinance further …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 31 March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020. 2. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).   GS Paper 3: 1. What is the ‘rapid test’? 2. NIDHI program. 3. What is Earth Hour?   Facts for Prelims: 1. What are community reserves? 2. …

What is Earth Hour?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. What is Earth Hour? What to study? For Prelims: Earth hour, Earth day and give up to give back. For Mains: Climate change and its effects. Context: Every year, Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March at …

NIDHI program

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. NIDHI program What to study? For Prelims: Overview of NIDHI program, how Scitech Airon ionizer machine works? For Mains: Significance of this breakthrough, how it can help healthcare workers in India?  Context: A new technology has …

What is the ‘rapid test’?

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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Issues related to health. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) What to study? For prelims and mains: AES- causes, symptoms, effects and prevention, how is it related to Li hi fruits? Context: Amid coronavirus, Encephalitis returns in Bihar as toddler dies in Muzaffarpur. While the causes …

Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 and revised LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 and revised LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020 What to study? For Prelims: Overview of these schemes, what is LLP? How is …

Insights into Editorial: RBI’s regulatory changes are crucial in the current economic scenario

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) convened for an emergency meeting, ahead of schedule, to discuss its response to the economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak. RBI Policy interest rate by 75 basis points: The rate is now …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 31 March 2020 – History

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QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 31 March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 a …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 31 March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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:  Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and …

Do you agree that scientific advances are reducing technical barriers that earlier limited the potential of biological weapons? Discuss with suitable examples.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management. Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 7. Do you agree that scientific advances are reducing technical barriers that earlier limited the potential of …

The recently witnessed low AQI across the country proves that pollution is mostly anthropomorphic (man-made) in nature. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The recently witnessed low AQI across the country proves that pollution is mostly anthropomorphic (man-made) in nature. Comment.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The nationwide lockdown in place has led to reduced air …

In the light of the spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 on social media networks, analyze the apprehensions associated with the spread of fake news in the present context. Propose suitable measures to tackle it.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; 5.In the light of the spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 on social media networks, analyze the apprehensions associated with the spread of …

What is Earth Hour? Why is Earth Hour the event held in late March? Elaborate on its significance.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. What is Earth Hour? Why is Earth Hour the event held in late March? Elaborate on its significance.( 250 words) Reference:  News On Air Why this question: Earth Hour 2020 was held on March 28, …

Critically analyse lack of integration of migration process with the course of development in the country, illustrate the case with special focus amidst the COVID outbreak.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment …

What are the environmental issues in Antarctica? Discuss and present the global importance of it.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. What are the environmental issues in Antarctica? Discuss and present the global importance of it.(250 words) Reference: Physical Geography …