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, …

Discuss the non-geographical factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world.

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 for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world.(250 words) Reference: Physical Geography by Savindra Singh Why this question: The question is straightforward from …

[Week-3] INSTA OPEN THREAD FRIDAY (IOTF) – Clear your Doubts on Environment Topics

INSTA OPEN THREAD FRIDAY(IOTF)  is an innovative initiative started by InsightsonIndia to provide an opportunity for aspirants to interact Live with Mentors, Admin, and Faculties. Last week, we saw an exciting and constructive participation from the participants. We tried to clear doubts and queries related to Economy Subject. It was a learning experience for us …

DAY – 12(InstaTest-12): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Geography,Subject-wise Test 6, Textbook based Test 10 and September 2019 CA

  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 IAS Prelims? Click Here MOTIVATION – I am finding InstaTests …

Bio fortified crops

Topics Covered: Biotechnology related issues. Bio fortified crops Context: Scientists of ARI, Pune develop biofortified, high protein wheat variety- MACS 4028. It is a semi-dwarf variety. It has shown the superior and stable yielding ability. It is resistant to stem rust, leaf rust, foliar aphids, root aphids, and brown wheat mite. What is biofortification? Biofortification …

Recapitalisation of RRBs

Topics Covered: Inclusive development and issues arising from it. Recapitalisation of RRBs What to study? For Prelims: What are RRBs? What is CRAR? For Mains: Significance of the recapitalisation, the need for it.  Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of the process of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks …

G20 virtual summit

Topics Covered: Important international institutions and groupings. G20 virtual summit What to study? For Prelims: G20- composition, objectives, functions and programmes. For Mains: Significance of the group, criticisms wrt its functioning and reforms needed. Context: Leaders of the G20 (Group of Twenty) nations are holding a video conference. The virtual summit will be led by …

MSP for MFP

Topics Covered: Schemes for the welfare of vulnerable sections of the society. MSP for MFP What to study? For Prelims: What is MSP? MFP? Scheme related? For Mains: Significance of the scheme and MFP for tribals.  Context: The Union government’s ‘mechanism for marketing of minor forest produce (MFP) through minimum support price (MSP) and development …