Insights into Editorial: Kerala rains: Idukki landslide

Context: Landslides have caused massive damage of life and property during extremely heavy rain across India, most recently in Kerala. The Kedarnath landslide in Uttarakhand in June 2013, caused by flash floods that resulted in over 5,000 deaths, was identified as the most tragic such disaster. The landslip in Idukki, that has so far claimed …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 August 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 Join IPM to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature …

Discuss the significance of reconciliation as a key virtue pivotal in the development of individual to a country, give suitable examples to substantiate.

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. 7. Discuss the significance of reconciliation as a key virtue pivotal in the development of individual to a country, give suitable examples to substantiate. (250 words) Reference: Deccan Herald  Why …

“Science and technology are a complement to human instinct and intuition, not an alternative”, do you agree? 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. “Science and technology are a …

“Development goals must be pursued without breaching environment regulations” comment.

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. “Development goals must be pursued without breaching environment regulations”, comment. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: The article presents to us the recent natural hazards of the monsoon witnessed in parts of the country – the floods of Brahmaputra valley to konkan …

The technological convergence in industrial revolution 4.0 has brought in robotics much closer to human interface. Evaluate the key benefits of robotics in automated agriculture and manufacturing in the country.

Topic : Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Agriculture. 4. The technological convergence in industrial revolution 4.0 has brought in robotics much closer to human interface. Evaluate the key benefits of robotics in automated agriculture and manufacturing in the country.  (250 words) Reference: weforum.org Why the question: The question …

China is accused of indulging in beggar-thy-neighbor policy. Explain the term and examine its consequences on rest of world?

Topic : India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3. China is accused of indulging in beggar-thy-neighbor policy. Explain the term and examine its consequences on rest of world? …

Caste system and democracy are not mutually compatible in-principle; however, Indian politics has not only integrated these two, but made caste dissolution impossible. Elaborate.

Topic : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2. Caste system and democracy are not mutually compatible in-principle; however, Indian politics has not only integrated these two, but made caste dissolution impossible. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: The wire  Why the question: The article explains how Caste continues to be a consistent measurement of …

Religion has such a deep imprint on Indian art, that often entire Indian art is dismissed as religious only; however, there is no dearth of secular art. Elaborate.

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Religion has such a deep imprint on Indian art, that often entire Indian art is dismissed as religious only; however, there is no dearth of secular art. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: Indian art and …