RSTV: POLICY WATCH- MAJOR PORTS AUTHORITY BILL, 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Introduction: Union Cabinet has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. It seeks to provide greater autonomy and flexibility to major ports. The Bill seeks to repeal the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. The bill was first tabled in parliament in 2016, but members then …

INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS ( 1 April 2020) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 3 March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same time gives you extra points …

DAY – 19(InstaTest-19): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Polity, Subject-wise Test 18, Text book based Test 15, November-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 …

[VIDEO] Motivational Video for Hard Times

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) We are sharing a video below made by one of our wellwishers. Thanks for your goodwill and love. We will definitely overcome the present difficult situation and relish the normal times sooner.  Keep your focus only on studies. Never ever give up. Stay positive and …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (I-CAN) April 02, 2020

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QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 2 April 2020 – Polity

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INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 2 April 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Check our New Video Initiative – InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis(I CAN) Click here Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU). 2. J&K domicile rules. 3. Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks.   GS Paper 3: 1. Anti-smog …

Anti-smog guns

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Pollution related issues. Anti-smog guns What to study? For Prelims: How anti smog guns work? For Mains: Need for and significance, concerns associated with Delhi Air pollution. Context: Anti-smog guns installed at 14 large project sites in Delhi. Background: On January 13, the …

Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks

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. Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of CCyB, about Basel Norms. For Mains: Need for these measures and …

J&K domicile rules

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. J&K domicile rules What to study? For Prelims: What is Domicile? Recent changes. For …

Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU) What to study? For Prelims: About PMRU and NPPA. For Mains: Key functions and Significance of PMRUs. Context: Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has become the 12th State where the Price Monitoring …

Insights into Editorial: Farmers may not be infected but are certainly affected

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Introduction: The agriculture labour market has already been massively impacted. Not allowed to work in groups, 30 million agricultural labourers, who survive on their daily income, are without work. The situation has been aggravated in many parts of the country where there are …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 2 April 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Check our New Video Initiative – InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis(I CAN) 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 April 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. …

You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zilla. You have been given Responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 Gram Panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these Panchayats you notice that your predecessor had wrongly measured many works, and in many cases he had approved works that never existed. One day few elected members of that Panchayat with bundle of job cards come to you to seek ‘sanction’ for the works done by them. When enquired, they reveal that they were contractors who had completed works under MGNREGA. When you reject their demand, they threaten you and tell you that the previous EO was made to quit his job because he didn’t listen to them. This is your first job and is very important to sustain your family. There have been precedents in the past that some officials were beaten to death in some parts of the Zilla. What will you do in this situation? Explain in detail citing rules from MGNREGA Act.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Case study 7 . You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zilla. You have been given Responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 Gram Panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these …

Write a short note on Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Disaster and disaster management. 6. Write a short note on Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). (250 words)  Reference:  The Hindu Why this question: Congress leaders …

India has addressed the China factor well and must now continue its efforts to curb the global health crisis. Elucidate.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5.  India has addressed the China factor well and must now continue its efforts to curb …

Part IV of the Indian Constitution has great value as it provides for social and economic democracy. In light of the above statement, discuss the importance and limitations of this part of the constitution.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. 4. Part IV of the Indian Constitution has great value as it provides for social and economic democracy. In light of the …

Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. Comment in the context of India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. 3. Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. …