DAY – 26 (InstaTest-26): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Ancient & Medieval, Text book based Test 20, January-2020 CA

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INSIGHTS CURRENT AFFAIRS ( 8 April 2020) REVISION THROUGH MCQS

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[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (I-CAN) April 09, 2020

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QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 9 April 2020 – Polity

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INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 9 April 2020

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. National Wildlife Board. 2. Online training platform- iGOT. 3. UN Peacekeeping.   GS Paper 3: 1. Bio fortified crops.   Facts for Prelims: 1. About Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).   GS Paper  : 2   Topics …

Bio fortified crops

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Biotechnology related issues. Bio fortified crops What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Madhuban Gajar- features and significance.  Context: Biofortified carrot variety developed by farmer scientist benefits local farmers. Details: The bio fortified crop- Madhuban Gajar was developed by Shri Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, …

UN Peacekeeping

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. UN Peacekeeping What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About UN Peacekeeping- need, significance, challenges and operations in place. Context: UN chief Antonio Guterres has suspended the rotation and deployment of peacekeepers until June 30 to …

Online training platform- iGOT

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National Wildlife Board

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. National Wildlife Board What to study? For Prelims: NBW- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Environmental concern associated with the project and measures to address them. Context: National Wildlife Board issues final nod for Mumbai-Nagpur highway amid …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 9 April 2020

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 1 April 2020

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Insights into Editorial: A drug in need

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[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 9 April 2020

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Value education empowers a person to confront the myriad challenges of contemporary Indian society. Discuss.

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Vast powers have been vested in the office of the Speaker to strengthen the democratic institutions of the parliamentary system, and not to stifle dissent or protest in the House. Comment in the context of India.

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The amendment to do away with the domicile requirement for elections to the Rajya Sabha has militated against the very purpose that guided the Constituent Assembly to create the Council of States and reduced it to a mere revising chamber. Critically analyse.

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Discuss how the design of MGNREGA program makes it more successful than other rural development programmes.

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Identify the key objectives of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Also highlight the challenges in its implementation.

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Trace the roots and evolution of classical music in India. Also identify the distinguishing features of Carnatic Music.

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Discuss the factors responsible for increasing marginalization of the elderly owing to the digital literacy. What needs to be done to overcome the challenge?

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