Insights into Editorial: Slower growth and a tighter fiscal

Introduction: The impact of COVID-19 will be debilitating for the global as well as the Indian economies. Various institutions have assessed India’s growth prospects for 2020-21 ranging from 0.8% (Fitch) to 4.0% (Asian Development Bank). This wide range indicates the extent of uncertainty and tentative nature of these forecasts. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has …

[PDF] Insights InstaTest 49 to 52 : Insta 75 Days Revision Plan – 2020

 Please find the PDF files of InstaTests 49 to 52 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PRIMARY EDUCATION: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

 Introduction: Sometime in the second week of March, state governments across the country began shutting down schools and colleges temporarily as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It’s close to two months and there is no certainty when they will reopen. This is a crucial time for the education sector. …

DAY – 61 (InstaTest-61): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Science & Technology, Previous year UPSC papers – 2003, April 2020 CA Revision

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 …

Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)

Topics covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) What to study? For prelims and mains: IBGs- features, composition, need for and significance. Context: Integrated Battle Groups will soon be operational. What are IBGs? IBGs are brigade-sized, agile, self-sufficient combat formations, which can swiftly launch strikes against adversary in case …

WEF’s global Energy Transition index

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy. WEF’s global Energy Transition index What to study? For Prelims: Index- how are countries ranked, India’s performance and performance of other countries. For Mains: Key findings, challenges and ways to address them. Context: World Economic Forum has released its global Energy Transition index.  What is ETI? The Energy Transition Index (ETI) …

China- Taiwan relations

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. China- Taiwan relations What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Taiwan- administration, relations with China, One Nations Two Systems policy, concerns and international support for Taiwan’s independence. Context: US lawmakers have written to over 60 nations to garner …

Major stimulus measures

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Major stimulus measures What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key components and significance. Context: Economic stimulus measures announced by Finance Minister in the wake of series of lockdowns. The 15 measures announced include many …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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 Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. what is collective conscience of society? How does it affect the society? Explain with suitable …

Are ethical dilemmas which philosophers discuss too remote from administrative situations? Discuss.

Topic:  ethical dilemmas 7. Are ethical dilemmas which philosophers discuss too remote from administrative situations? Discuss.(250 words) Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude  by G Subba Rao and P N Roy Chowdhury Why this question: The question is based on the ethical dilemmas and how they differ from theoretical perspectives and real administrative situations. Key demand …

“Moral values and administrative realities are far apart.” 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. “Moral values and administrative realities are …

How does transportation affect agriculture? What are the problems associated with it? Elucidate.

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. 5. How does transportation affect agriculture? What are the problems associated with it? Elucidate. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Geography …