DAY – 51 (InstaTest-51): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Environment & Ecology, Subject-wise test 12 & 13, Textbook based test 14 & 16, December 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 …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) May 2-4, 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 …

Insights into Editorial: It’s about food, nutrition and livelihood security

Introduction: The current national lockdown to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problems of food, nutrition and livelihood security confronting a large number of rural people, in particular, migrants to cities. While some measures have been announced, such as provision of additional rice or wheat, some pulses and oil free of cost, as well …

Magnetosphere

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Magnetosphere What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Magnetosphere? How it works and affects earth? Need for study on it? Context: Scientists at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) have developed a generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth …

Non-Aligned Movement summit

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Non-Aligned Movement summit What to study? For Prelims: What is NAM, objectives, composition and meets. For Mains: Is NAM losing it’s relevance today, what’s the way out? Context: Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi will participate in a video conference meeting …

Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment or BoBBLE

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment or BoBBLE What to study? For Prelims: Key processes in BoB region, about BoBBLE. For Mains: Significance of the experiment and how BoB affects monsoon. Context: A team from Indian Institute of Science in …

[UPDATE] : Discussion Thread for STEP-UP Series 2020(All India Free Open Mock Tests)- TEST 2

INSIGHTSIAS has rolled out STEP-UP Series (Simulation Test to Enhance Preparation for UPSC Prelims 2020) – ALL INDIA FREE OPEN MOCK TESTS to assess your preparedness and also get sneak peek into the most important topics that must be covered during last minute of your preparation. Accordingly, on 3rd May 2020,Second GS Test and CSAT have been …

BharatMarket

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. BharatMarket What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the platform. Context: Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will soon launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ for all retail traders in collaboration with …

New COVID- 19 symptoms

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. New COVID- 19 symptoms What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of conditions and symptoms mentioned. Context: Alongside common symptoms, a new study has talked about “unexplained” skin manifestations in Covid-19 patients. Researchers have described five clinical patterns, including the so-called ‘covid toe’, that they observed in 19 …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 4 May 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 features of world’s physical geography. 1. What is a Magnetosphere? How it is formed? Discuss the significance of studying it.(250 words) Reference:  pib.gov.in …

What do you understand by International ethics? Does Nationalism sometimes stand against international ethics? Explain and give examples.

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. 7.  What do you understand by International …

Examine the idea of creation of the ‘PPP pandemic patent pool’ at a global level, to pool all innovations, also analyse if it is necessary to ensure Intellectual Protection regimes do not outweigh public health interests of the world.

Topic:  issues relating to intellectual property rights 6.  Examine the idea of creation of the ‘PPP pandemic patent pool’ at a global level, to pool all innovations, also analyse if it is necessary to ensure Intellectual Protection regimes do not outweigh public health interests of the world. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: …

Discuss the importance of mental health and explain the various reasons for degenerating mental health of-late.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5. Discuss the importance of mental health and explain the various reasons for degenerating mental health of-late.(250 words) Reference:  pib.gov.in  Why this question: The question is amidst the efforts to introduce new and cheap drugs for the Alzheimer’s disease, …