Autonomous District Councils

Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Autonomous District Councils What to study? For Prelims: Autonomous Councils- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Their significance, challenges being faced and scope for …

Basic structure and the Kesavananda Bharati case

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Basic structure and the Kesavananda Bharati case What to study? For Prelims: Background and highlights of the judgment. For Mains: Significance and relevance of the judgment. Context: Exactly forty-seven years ago, on April 24, 1973, Chief Justice Sikri and 12 judges of …

Basava Jayanti

Topics covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Basava Jayanti What to study? For prelims and mains: contributions of basavanna to Indian Literature and philosophy. Context: Global Basava Jayanthi – 2020 was observed on 26th April digitally. Basava Jayanti marks the birth anniversary …

DAY – 44 (InstaTest-44): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Economy, Subject-wise test 10 & 11, Textbook based test 3 & 4, September 2019 CA

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[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 25-27, 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 …

[PDF] Insights InstaTest 33 to 36 : Insta 75 Days Revision Plan – 2020

 Please find the PDF files of InstaTests 33 to 36 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 …

[VIDEO] Essay Perspectives – “The fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

  Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “The fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a fool” Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2020 – Week 30: “The fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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 – 2   Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1. Discuss in what way the …

You are traveling in a government bus to attend a very important job interview. In one hour you should be present at the interview venue. The bus is very congested. Luckily you are seated. From your seat you observe that a middle aged man standing next to a girl is touching and trying to molest her. The girl is silently resisting and trying to move away from him. But the man is continuing his actions. As the bus is congested, nobody is noticing this except you.  In this situation, what will you do? Explain. If you do not do anything, which values will you be compromising? Explain their importance.

Topic:  Case Study 7. You are traveling in a government bus to attend a very important job interview. In one hour you should be present at the interview venue. The bus is very congested. Luckily you are seated. From your seat you observe that a middle aged man standing next to a girl is touching …

A special plan like the Marshall Plan of USA in 1948 is the need of the hour to address the agrarian distress amidst the ongoing crisis. Comment.

Topic:  Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 6. A special plan like the Marshall Plan of USA in 1948 is the need of the hour to …

Discuss the significant possible contributions that the “Swamitva Yojana” can make to boost rural economy.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Discuss the significant possible contributions that the “Swamitva Yojana” can make to boost rural economy.(250 words) Reference:  narendramodi.in  Why this question: On Panchayati Raj Diwas (April 24th), the Prime Minister of India launched ‘Swamitva Yojana’ or Ownership Scheme to …

Do you think BRICS grouping can fill the void in global governance in the time of crisis the world is facing currently? Examine.

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. Do you think BRICS grouping can fill the void in global governance in the time of crisis the world is facing currently? Examine.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: The article talks about the role of BRICS amidst the current crisis facing the …

Deliberate the relevance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme in present times.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 3. Deliberate the relevance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme in present times. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: The question is straightforward from the article …

India’s digital divide makes the government far-flung from those who need it most, discuss the need for aggressive bridging of the digital divide to ensure access to e-governance for all.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 2.  India’s digital divide makes the government far-flung from those who need it most, discuss the need for aggressive bridging of the digital divide to ensure access to e-governance for …

Discuss in what way the COVID-19 pandemic presents a chance to make systemic changes for sustainable development in the country.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1. Discuss in what way the COVID-19 pandemic presents a chance to make systemic changes for sustainable development in the country.(250 words) Reference:  Live Mint  Why this question: The article talks about the possible systemic changes …

DAY – 43 (InstaTest-43): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – International organisation & government schemes, Insights full lenghth mock test, September 2019 CA

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