[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Raja Ravi Varma’s art marks an historic turn in the …

Ethics are less a goal than a pathway, less a destination than a trip, less an inoculation than a process. Illustrate.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics. 7. Ethics are less a goal than a pathway, less a destination than a trip, less an inoculation than a process. Illustrate. (250 words). Reference : Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is about evaluation of …

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent countrywide lockdown to prevent its transmission have variedly impacted the Indian Maoists. Critically examine.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent countrywide lockdown to prevent its transmission have variedly impacted the Indian Maoists. Critically examine. (250 words) Reference :  idsa.in , Economic Times  Why this question: the lockdown has certainly increased Maoists’ desperation to meet …

What do you understand by Genome Sequencing? Discuss the various efforts by India in this regard and how will it lead to precision medicine and develop its commercial gene testing services?

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. What do you understand by Genome Sequencing? Discuss the various efforts by India in this regard and how will it lead to precision medicine and develop its commercial gene testing services?  (250 words) Reference : Indian Express  Why this question: The …

“India- EU relations are like a loveless arranged marriage “. Critically discuss.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 4. “India- EU relations are like a loveless arranged marriage “. Critically discuss. (250 words) Reference : mea.gov.in  Why this question: For long, the EU and India partnership had been slow-moving and fragmented, struggling to maintain momentum. Unfairly large emphasis was laid on foreign policy cooperation, but on many …

Despite the baggage of fraught and convulsive neighbourhoods, the transformation of the India-Israel bilateral relationship into a strategic partnership over the course of past tumultuous 25 years is commendable. Elaborate.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 3. Despite the baggage of fraught and convulsive neighbourhoods, the transformation of the India-Israel bilateral relationship into a strategic partnership over the course of past tumultuous 25 years is commendable. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference : idsa.in  Why this question: Israel and India are exploring to open new vistas of …

What are Zoonotic diseases? Examine the challenges posed by it in India? How should India gear itself to deal with this challenge.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. What are Zoonotic diseases? Examine the challenges posed by it in India? How should India gear itself to deal with this challenge. (250 words) Reference : The Print  Why this question The coronavirus onslaught has presented an unprecedented …

Raja Ravi Varma’s art marks an historic turn in the development of Indian modern art and Indian artists, at the beginning of the movement for Indian Independence. Discuss.

Topic: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Raja Ravi Varma’s art marks an historic turn in the development of Indian modern art and Indian artists, at the beginning of the movement for Indian Independence. Discuss. (250 words). Reference : Indian Express  Directive word Discuss- this is an …

Insights into Editorial: Enabling local government systems to combat COVID-19 in India

  Context: The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is not the first pandemic faced by the world. The earliest recorded one was Athen’s Plague in 430 BC and the deadliest one that came just before COVID-19 was the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) in 2009-10, that killed more than 500,000 people worldwide. Crisis at times make some …

Insights into Editorial: At the edge of a new nuclear arms race

Context: In mid-April, a report issued by the United States State Department on “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Non-proliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report)” raised concerns that China might be conducting nuclear tests with low yields at its Lop Nur test site, in violation of its Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) undertakings. …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- IMPACT OF LOCKDOWN ON WOMEN & CHILDREN

 Introduction: The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on women and children around the world. The impact is likely to be devastating especially for children, even though they appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates than other age groups. More than 1.5 billion students are out of school. …

DAY – 45 (InstaTest-45): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Economy, Subject-wise test 20 & 21, Textbook based test 5 & 6, October 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 …

QUIZ – 2020: INSIGHTS STATIC QUIZ, 28 April 2020 – Environment

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... …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 28, 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. Subscribe our YouTube Channel to not miss these extremely …

First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About blackholes, LIGO and theory of general relativity, and gravitational waves.  Context: The gravitational wave observatories at LIGO scientific collaboration have detected a merger of two unequal-mass black holes. The event has been named …

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

Topics covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) What to study? For Prelims: CTBT- key facts. For Mains: Significance of the treaty and why India is not willing to sign the treaty, what needs to be done? Context: A recent report issued by the …