DAY – 33 (InstaTest-33): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Modern India, Subject-wise Test 4, Textbook based Test 25, March 2020 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 Difficult …

[Week-6] INSTA OPEN THREAD FRIDAY (IOTF) – Clear your Doubts on Art & Culture 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. The energy and enthusiasm of a lot of aspirants following INSTA 75 days Revision Plan with utmost sincerity is commendable. Your participation has been encouraging us to stay connected with …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 16, 2020

NOTE: In the following I-CAN series every day a Mains question is given and its answer is discussed on the following day. You will learn how to write effective answer through this initiative. You will feel the ‘I CAN also write answers’ – once you start following this series. Topic covered so far in this …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 16 April 2020 – Art and Culture

INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ 2019 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information   Welcome to Insights IAS Static Quiz. We have already outlined details of this New Initiative HERE.     You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 16 April 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). 2. Civil Defence volunteers. 3. Colour coding to help manage COVID-19 pandemic. 4. International Energy Agency (IEA).   Facts for Prelims: 1. Google Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. 2. Thrissur Pooram festival. 3. P-8I aircraft and MK 54 lightweight torpedo.   GS Paper  : …

Colour coding to help manage COVID-19 pandemic

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. Colour coding to help manage COVID-19 pandemic What to study? For Prelims: How are the districts divided? State with max hotspots? Implications? For Mains: Need for these classifications, challenges ahead and measures …

Civil Defence volunteers

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Civil Defence volunteers What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Their Selection, administration and significance.  Context: More than 50,000 Civil Defence volunteers are working at the grassroots level in various roles and capacities to assist the local administration …

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) What to study? For Prelims: NALSA- composition, establishment, functions and reports. For Mains: Need for and significance, challenges present and measures needed to make them more effective. Context: The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has said that …

Insights into Editorial: Dr BR Ambedkar: “Architect of the Indian Constitution”

Context: Indians live on the principles of equality, democracy, liberty, fraternity and socialism, taught to us by our Indian Constitution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lockdown extension announcement coincided with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 129th birth anniversary. Dr Ambedkar is rightly recognised as the modern Buddha of his age. This title was given to him by Mahant …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 April 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:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Social decay, deterioration of the …

What are clinical trials? What are the issues with respect to conducting clinical trials in India? Present the ethical issues involved.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. What are …

Who is to blame for the menace of rumors? Is it a policy issue or is it due to the lackadaisical approach by the social media companies or is it a combination of both? Discuss.

Topic:  Salient features of world’s role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges 6. Who is to blame for the menace of rumors? Is it a policy issue or is it due to the lackadaisical approach by the social media companies or is it a combination of both? Discuss. (250 words) Reference: …

Explain in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, how dependence on a more liberalized economic model has proved to be counter-productive and disastrous for the country.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Explain in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, how dependence on a more liberalized economic model has proved to be counter-productive and disastrous for the country. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: The authors of this article …

Critically examine the recent trends of US retreating from Global leadership role

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. Critically examine the recent trends of US retreating from Global leadership role .(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: The question is amidst the fact that recently US has halted the funding to the WHO over its …