[UPDATE] : Discussion Thread for STEP-UP Series 2020(All India Free Open Mock Tests)- TEST 3

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 a sneak peek into the most important topics that must be covered during last minute of your preparation. Accordingly, on 17th May 2020, 3rd GS Test and CSAT …

DAY – 65 (InstaTest-65): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Economy, Previous year UPSC papers – 2007, June 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 16-18, 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 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 May 2020

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). 2. International Health Regulations. 3. India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns. 4. International Telecommunications Union (ITU). 5. 4th and 5th Tranche of measures towards Government Reforms and Enablers under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.   GS Paper 3: 1. Why the govt had …

Why the govt had to inject money into the power sector?

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy. Why the govt had to inject money into the power sector? What to study? For Prelims: Overview of power sector in India- stakeholders from generation to consumption, role of private players. For Mains: Power sector- underlying challenges, policies to address them and need of the hour measures. Context: As part of …

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ITU and related information. Context: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 was observed on 17 May with the theme “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” Background: It has been celebrated …

4th and 5th Tranche of measures towards Government Reforms and Enablers under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Topics Covered: Government policies and other measures. 4th and 5th Tranche of measures towards Government Reforms and Enablers under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan: 4th Tranche of measures are aimed at reforms in the eight sectors of Coal, Minerals, Defence production, Civil Aviation, Power Sector, Social Infrastructure, Space and Atomic energy. Private sector will be allowed …

India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns

Topics Covered: Effects of policies of other nations. India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns What to study? For Prelims: Key features of RCEP. For Mains: Why India refused to sign? Context: May 15 was the deadline for a response to a fresh proposal of India rejoining negotiations on the ASEAN-led trade Regional Comprehensive Economic …

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) What to study? For Prelims: NALSA- composition, establishment, functions and reports. For Mains: Need for and significance, challenges present and measures needed to make them more effective. Context: NALSA has released a report on number of undertrials …

Insights into Editorial: How tropical cyclones are named

Introduction: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently released a list of 169 names of future tropical cyclones that would emerge in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Cyclones that form in every ocean basin across the world are named by the regional specialised meteorological centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs). There …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 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:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Nehru-Liaquat pact is not only …

What are the elements which influence an individual’s political attitude? What weight will you assign to economic and psychological factors? Discuss.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. What are the elements which influence an individual’s political attitude? What weight will you assign to economic and psychological factors? Discuss.(250 words) Why this question: The question is about ascertaining the factors that …