[COMPILATIONS] – InsightsIAS Secure Synopsis – March 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [COMPILATIONS] – InsightsIAS Secure Synopsis – March 2020 General Studies – 1 General Studies – 2 General Studies – 3 General Studies – 4

RSTV: IN DEPTH: WTO- IMPACT & RELEVANCE

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)    Introduction: January 1st 2020 marked the silver jubilee of the World Trade Organisation. The world trade body was established on 1st of January, 1995. It was the biggest reform in international trade since the end of the Second World War. Ever since its …

DAY – 24 (InstaTest-24): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Ancient & Medieval, Subject-wise Test 1, Text book based Test 13 to 18 Revision, December-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 IAS …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 7 April 2020 – History

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[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (I-CAN) April 07, 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic covered so far in this I-CAN initiative, Click Here . Subscribe our YouTube Channel to not miss these extremely important discussions. Read about this new Initiative HERE This Current Affairs and News analysis is done by IAS Topper Kruthika, who has secured Ranks Twice (Rank 194 in CSE-2017 and Rank 100 …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 7 April 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. How countries are dealing with the surge in domestic violence under COVID-19 lockdown?   GS Paper 2: 1. Article 142. 2. MPLADS suspended. 3. Euro Corona bonds. 4. RBI to set up Wing for banking fraud oversight.   …

RBI to set up Wing for banking fraud oversight

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. RBI to set up Wing for banking fraud oversight What to study? For Prelims: RBI’s power to set up such wings. For Mains: Need for this wing, challenges and …

Euro Corona bonds

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Euro Corona bonds What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The proposal and its significance.  Context: Corona bonds could be a possible resolution to alleviate Eurozone financial struggles amid the coronavirus crisis. …

MPLADS suspended

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. MPLADS suspended What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on MPLADS. For Mains: Significance, performance analysis and need for monitoring of the scheme, demand for a …

What is Article 142?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. What is Article 142? What to study? For Prelims: Overview and applicability of Article 142. For Mains: Need for and significance of these powers for the Supreme Court. Context: Invoking special …

How countries are dealing with the surge in domestic violence under COVID-19 lockdown?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues related to women. How countries are dealing with the surge in domestic violence under COVID-19 lockdown? What to study? For Prelims: Laws in India to deal with domestic violence cases. For Mains: How is it being managed worldwide under lockdown? Context: Both …

Insights into Editorial: The criticality of community engagement

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Context: Ground reality The recent attack on an ASHA worker conducting a COVID-19 survey, due to an alleged suspicion that she was a government National Register of Citizens agent betrays the faltering of our community health worker programmes in a way. Over time, they …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SAARC: FIGHTING CORONA TOGETHER

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)    Introduction: Pakistan participated in a video conference of SAARC member countries proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus. Pakistan responded positively to PM Modi’s proposal, saying it was ready to participate in the conference, acknowledging that coordinated efforts were …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 7 April 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 …

[PDF] Insights InstaTest 13 to 16: Insta 75 Days Revision Plan – 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Please find the PDF files of InstaTests 13 to 16 which are part of ongoing Insta 75 Days Revision Plan. We have created separate files for Questions and Solutions of General Studies Paper 1.  CSAT files will be provided later once questions reach either 50 or …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 7 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 – 2   Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens …

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Discuss the statement with focus on the importance of leadership in administration.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of …

Deliberate upon the case of  ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and cybercrime amidst the  COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 6. Deliberate upon the case of  ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and cybercrime amidst the  COVID-19 pandemic.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: …

In what way can the vision and goals of the newly emerged start-ups be made more realistic during uncertain times in the country? Elucidate.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5.  In what way can the vision and goals of the newly emerged start-ups be made more realistic during uncertain times in the country? Elucidate.(250 words) Reference:  Live Mint Why …

What are ‘Cytokine storms’? Discuss its effect on body’s immune system.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. What are ‘Cytokine storms’? Discuss its effect on body’s immune system.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why this question: The article presents a detailed discussion of what is the cytokine storm and …