DAY – 13(InstaTest-13): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Geography,Subject-wise Test 17, Textbook based Test 11 and September 2019 CA

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[PDF] Insights InstaTest CSAT 1 to 10: Insta 75 Days Revision Plan – 2020

Please find the PDF files of InstaTests  [CSAT ] 1 to 10 which are part of ongoing Insta 75 Days Revision Plan. These files are meant for easy revision of InstaTests. Please revise these ONLY after giving daily InstaTests HERE.  Just giving these tests directly will give you knowledge, but solving these by following Insta 75 …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 27 March 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. District mineral foundation (DMF) funds. 2. New measures under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. 3. South Korean model to control COVID 19 spread. 4. What’s in the US’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package?   Facts for Prelims: 1. Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization.   GS Paper  : …

What’s in the US’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package?

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. What’s in the US’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package? Context: The US Senate has unanimously approved a $2.2 trillion economic package to contain the damage caused to the country’s economy due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The package is the largest …

New measures under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 

Topics Covered: 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 of these vulnerable sections. New measures under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana  What to study? For Prelims: Key components and features of the …

District mineral foundation (DMF) funds

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. District mineral foundation (DMF) funds What to study? For Prelims: About DMFs, composition, funds and jurisdiction, about PMKKKY, pneumoconiosis. For Mains: reforms needed. Context: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said state governments should use district mineral foundation (DMF) funds for response and preparedness to fight the novel …

Insights into Editorial: The promotion of competition is vital to the Indian economy

The Competition Act: The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which causes or likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India. Background: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs in October …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 March 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:  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world. 1. Discuss the non-geographical factors responsible …

Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers. Mr. Y had been a wild kid and once was arrested for shoplifting and the possession of drugs. Mr. Y had completed mandatory counseling and, as far as Mr. X knew, Mr. Y had straightened out his life and had done well during the last twenty years. Mr. Y hadn’t indicated in his application that he had once been arrested and Mr. X feared that the company would never hire someone with a police record, no matter how minor or how long ago the offence was. Do you favor Mr. X revealing the information?

Topic:  Case study 7. Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers. …

What is Laser Surface Micro texturing? Discuss the significance of it.

Topic:  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. 6. What is Laser Surface Micro texturing? Discuss the significance of it.(250 words) Reference: pib.go.in Why this question: International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), …

“In the global civil nuclear commerce, India should create a mature domestic market for nuclear power with a sizeable installed capacity of both indigenous and foreign reactors.” Do you agree? Comment.

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. “In the global civil nuclear commerce, India should create a mature domestic market for nuclear power with a sizeable installed capacity of both indigenous and foreign reactors.” Do you agree? Comment.(250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why this question: During the recent visit of the President of …

Deliberate the major amendments in the competition bill 2019 which would meaningfully change the enforcement of competition law in the country.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. Deliberate the major amendments in the competition bill 2019 which would meaningfully change the enforcement of competition law in the country.(250 words) Reference: Financial Express Why this question: The Indian Government constituted the Competition Law …

Explain why the Indian Constitution has been argued to have created a ‘federation with a centralizing tendency’.

Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Explain why the Indian Constitution has been argued to have created a ‘federation with a centralizing tendency’. (250 words) Reference: Indian Polity by Lakshmikant  , Live Mint Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper II and …

Fishing industry more developed in Northern Hemisphere than in Southern Hemisphere, why? Explain.

Topic:  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world. 2. Fishing industry more developed in Northern Hemisphere than in Southern Hemisphere, why? Explain.(250 words) Reference: Physical Geography by Savindra Singh Why this question: The question is about Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, …