‘The weaknesses of Virtue Ethics outweigh its strengths.’ Discuss.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6. ‘The weaknesses of Virtue Ethics outweigh …

A healthy working relationship between Secretary and the Minister is a must thing to be and it must be organic. Comment.

Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy 4. A healthy working relationship between Secretary and the Minister is a must thing to be and it must be organic. Comment.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why this question: The question is based on the theme of role of civil services in a democracy. Key demand of …

Do you think Jio-Facebook alliance can reshape the retail landscape in India? Analyse the opportunities and obstructions that may arise from such a deal for India.

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 3. Do you think Jio-Facebook alliance can reshape the retail landscape in India? Analyse the opportunities and obstructions that may arise from such a deal for India.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: The question is amidst the …

Discuss the possible role that multilevel governance and multilateralism would play in post COVID-19 world.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 2. Discuss the possible role that multilevel governance and multilateralism would play in post COVID-19 world.(250 words) Reference:  ilo.org Why this question: The question is amidst the ongoing COVID-19 war that the entire world is fighting and the significance of multilevel …

The phenomenon of ‘politicisation of the civil service’ is rising in India. Comment.

Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy. 1. The phenomenon of ‘politicisation of the civil service’ is rising in India. Comment.(250 words) Reference:  Governance by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is based on the theme of role of civil services in a democracy. Key demand of the question: Explain the context of politicisation …

DAY – 40 (InstaTest-40): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Indian Polity, Subject-wise test 7 & 8, Textbook based test 30, August 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, 23 April 2020 – Art & 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... …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) April 23, 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 …

Feluda and Crispr technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Feluda and Crispr technology What to study? For Prelims: All about CRISPR technology and how it works? For Mains: Recent developments, significance of the technology, concerns associated and ethical concerns associated. What is Feluda? It is a low-cost, paper-strip test which can …

In News- World Food Programme

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. In News- World Food Programme What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key facts on WFP and its programmes. About WFP: The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. …

Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the ordinance and epidemics …

No 100% quota for tribal teachers: SC

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. No 100% quota for tribal teachers: SC What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions on reservations. For Mains: Significance and implications of the Supreme Court verdict. Context: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has held it unconstitutional to provide 100% reservation …

Global Report on Food Crises

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Global Report on Food Crises What to study? For Prelims: Key findings, about the global network. For Mains: Concerns expressed, ways to address them. Context: A new edition of the annual Global Report on Food Crises has been released …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ONLINE PREDATORS PUTTING CHILDREN AT RISK

 Introduction: Millions of children around the world are at increased risk of online sexual exploitation, violence and cyberbullying as they spend more time on virtual platforms due to the closing of schools amid COVID-19 lockdowns. More than 1.5 billion children and young people have been affected by the closing of schools worldwide. Spending more …