DAY – 53 (InstaTest-53): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Ancient & Medieval, January 2020 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 06, 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 …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- ISHWAR CHANDRA VIDYASAGAR

 Introduction: Revered as a Bengali icon, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a Bengali Sanskrit pundit, educator, social reformer, writer and philanthropist. He was one of the greatest intellectuals and activists of the 19th century. Born on 26th September, 1820 to a Kulin Brahmin family at Birsingha in the Midnapore District in Undivided Bengal Vidyasagar brought …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 6 May 2020

Table of Contents:  GS Paper 2: 1. Sources of revenue for the states. 2. What is the Darbar Move in J&K all about? 3. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). 4. What is silent hypoxia? 5. UNICEF “Lost at Home” report.   Facts for Prelims: 1. Bishnu Sendra Parva. 2. Arktika-M satellite. 3. Surakshit Dada-Dadi …

What is silent hypoxia?

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. What is silent hypoxia? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Hypoxia vs Silent hypoxia, causes, impact in COVID- 19 patients. Context: Many Covid-19 patients have reported a condition called ‘silent’ or ‘happy’ hypoxia, in which patients have extremely low blood oxygen levels, yet do not show signs of …

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

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. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: …

[ UPDATE ] : Webinar on HOW TO ACE UPSC PRELIMS AMIDST COVID-19, hosted by Oxford University Press

This year, 10 lakh students have registered for the country’s most coveted UPSC Civil Services Exam, but their preparations have been hampered by the uncertainty due to COVID-19 pandemic. Oxford University Press is hosting an exclusive webinar for students preparing for UPSC Prelims Exam on 11th May 2020 at 11:00 AM. In the webinar, Mr. …

Insights into Editorial: India’s disease surveillance system needs a reboot

  Context: In a recent press briefing, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported noticeable trends with respect to COVID-19 cases in India. Its data shows that 75.3% of deaths have been concentrated in the age group of 60 years and above, and in 83% of deaths, the deceased were battling pre-existing identified health …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 6 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:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and …

“Acknowledging and correcting a mistake is an essential element of ethical journalism”, in the context of the statement throw light on ethical Journalism.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values …

“Rule of law” does not imply a “law of rules”, Discuss the above statement with the help of relevant examples in the context of public administration.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 6.  “Rule of …

Discuss the importance and role of MSMEs in the Indian Economy.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment 5. Discuss the importance and role of MSMEs in the Indian Economy.(250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: The article brings out the fact that Medium, Small & Micro Enterprises have been the focus of the government’s relief package …

Discuss the critical role being played by Food Corporation of India in countering the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment 4.  Discuss the critical role being played by Food Corporation of India in countering the challenges posed by COVID-19.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why this question: The article presents the FCI’s role in the pandemic crisis. Key demand of the …