Official language in High Courts

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure. Official language in High Courts What to study? For Prelims: What the constitution says? Who can change authorise the use of Hindi? For Mains: Concerns associated and ways to address them. Context: Lawyers have challenged in the Supreme Court a law which makes Hindi …

Insights into Editorial: AP HC quashes ordinance curtailing State Election Commissioner’s tenure

Context: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has struck down an Ordinance promulgated by the AP government to curtail the tenure of the State Election Commissioner (SEC). The court also quashed an order appointing retired judge as the new State Election Commissioner and reinstated post of SEC to previous SEC Earlier, the state government had promulgated …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION

 Introduction: The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) took place virtually from May 18-19. During the session, countries including India, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, UK and Canada accepted a resolution asking for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the pandemic as well as the …

RSTV: LAWS IN THE MAKING- MAINTENANCE AND WELFARE OF PARENTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

 Introduction: The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 amends the 2007 Act which protects all senior citizens and parents including those who are neglected and are unable to support themselves. The Bill expands the scope of the 2007 Act and adds certain provisions for their wellbeing and safety. Concerns …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 June 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. Account for the factors that contribute to Indian monsoon. Also, analyze the effect of climate change …

“Ethics derived from religious texts are of no use to civil servants in a secular state.” Do you agree? Comment.

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. “Ethics derived from religious texts are …

What are the three types of personal qualities desirable in civil servants? Why have civil service ethics become prominent in public administration theory? Explain.

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. What are the three types of personal qualities desirable in civil servants? Why have civil service ethics become prominent in public administration theory? Explain.  (250 words) Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and …

“SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docking into the International Space Station marks a new era in the space exploration”, comment and explain what does it signal for the future of space exploration?

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 5. “SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docking into the International Space Station marks a new era in the space exploration”, comment and explain what does it signal for …

“A call for Atmanirbhar Bharat is just the right impetus for local manufacturing in a world overly dependent on China” Do you agree? Comment.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. “A call for Atmanirbhar Bharat is just the right impetus for local manufacturing in a world overly dependent on China”, Do …

Do you think the recent China’s unilateral measures with respect to Hong Kong will erode both rights and prosperity in the city-state? Discuss.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. Do you think the recent China’s unilateral measures with respect to Hong Kong will erode both rights and prosperity in the city-state? Discuss. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express  Why this question: The question is premised on the fact of China’s …

Brief about the disputed boundary areas between India and China, What are the reasons for increased tensions? Suggest ways to address them.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 2. Brief about the disputed boundary areas between India and China, What are the reasons for increased tensions? Suggest ways to address them.(250 words) Reference:  Live Mint , The HIndu  Why this question: The India-China border has been witnessing tensions over the …