World Press Freedom Index 2020

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. World Press Freedom Index 2020 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the index and its indicators, performance of India and other countries and measures to ensure freedom of press. Context: The World Press Freedom Index 2020 has …

[ MOTIVATION ] : 5 Thoughts to imbibe during the times of trial

This article has been written by our in-house Psychotherapist Mrs. Arati Patil, which highlights the points to shape our mental fitness and keep ourselves energetic in the times of COVID-19 LOCKDOWN. These are the words of wisdom coming from an expert who understands the situation very well. Do read it and be safe – physically …

RSTV: LAWS IN THE MAKING- THE CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY, 2019

   Introduction: Social security refers to protection measures given to employees to ensure healthcare access and income security in cases such as old age, unemployment, work injury, maternity etc. The Code on Social Security, 2019 replaces nine labour laws related to the employee provident fund, maternity benefit, social security for unorganized workers and widens …

[PDF] Insights InstaTest 29 to 32 : Insta 75 Days Revision Plan – 2020

 Please find the PDF files of InstaTests 29 to 32 which are part of ongoing Insta 75 Days Revision Plan. We have created separate files for Questions and Solutions of General Studies Paper 1 and CSAT. These files are meant for easy revision of InstaTests. Please revise these ONLY after giving daily InstaTests HERE.  Just giving …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. A national policy aimed at reducing distress-induced migration on …

Cheryl is a public health official for a local government. She has just been informed that a number of people at a local office building have become suddenly ill. Upon investigation, she finds that there is a highly contagious virus that is making people in the building ill, and she wants to keep the virus contained so that others outside the building are not contaminated. She considers the option of quarantining everyone in the building, but wonders whether a quarantine, which would confine the occupants of the building for days or weeks, is justified by the threat that the virus poses to public health. What would be your response in her situation? Identify the ethical perspectives involved and suggest solutions.

Topic:  Case Study 7. Cheryl is a public health official for a local government. She has just been informed that a number of people at a local office building have become suddenly ill. Upon investigation, she finds that there is a highly contagious virus that is making people in the building ill, and she wants …

It’s not just Demand and Supply, there’s more to the story of Crude Oil prices, examine the factors that affect the oil prices across the world.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. It’s not just Demand and Supply, there’s more to the story of Crude Oil prices, examine the factors that affect the oil prices across the world.(250 words) Reference: Hindustan Times  Why this …

The government’s ban on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) through the automatic route from land border sharing neighboring countries though well-intended may come with unintended consequences. Analyse.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. The government’s ban on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) through the automatic route from land border sharing neighboring countries though well-intended may come with unintended consequences. Analyse.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why this question: The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy …

Discuss the possible role that Geographical indication (GI) tags play  in Rural Development of the country.

Topic:   Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 4. Discuss the possible role that Geographical indication (GI) tags play  in Rural Development of the country.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: Bangalore blue grape is a variety of fox grape grown in …

With the pandemic forcing everyone to consider e-learning tools and resources, now is a good time to assess its strengths and opportunities, and adapt to the new normal. Comment.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3. With the pandemic forcing everyone to consider e-learning tools and resources, now is a good time to assess its strengths and opportunities, and adapt to the new normal. Comment.(250 words) Reference:  The …

Assess the concerns against the Aarogya Setu app and the arguments in favour of it and also suggest measures to address the concerns.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 2. Assess the concerns against the Aarogya Setu app and the arguments in favour of it and also suggest measures to address the concerns.(250 words) Reference: Economic Times  Why this question: The Aarogya …

A national policy aimed at reducing distress-induced migration on one hand and address conditions of work, terms of employment and access to basic necessities on the other is the need of the hour. Examine.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. A national policy aimed at reducing distress-induced migration on one hand and address conditions of work, terms of employment and access to basic necessities on the other is the need of the hour. Examine.(250 words) Reference: News on Air …

DAY – 38 (InstaTest-38): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Science & Technology, Textbook based test 28, July 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 Difficult …

Insights into Editorial: Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion

  Introduction: Rapid human population growth poses many challenges, especially food shortages, malnutrition, limited means of irrigation and shrinking land resources besides deteriorating environmental quality. Asia is the largest producer of rice in the world, with India, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Bangladesh being among the top producers. Rice plays an important role in Indian agriculture, …