Discuss how lateral entries in administration can help overcome existing inefficiencies and what are its future prospects?

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. Discuss …

Lately judicial activism seems to be on a decline in the country with judicial overreach taking the front seat. In light of the statement, evaluate the importance of judicial activism in achieving the ideals of democracy.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 5. Lately judicial activism seems to be on a decline in the country with judicial overreach taking the front seat. In light of the statement, evaluate the importance …

Jal Jeevan mission if implemented effectively will improve water accessibility in rural areas of the country. Comment.

Topic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. 4. Jal Jeevan mission if implemented effectively will improve water accessibility in rural areas of the country. Comment. (250 words) Reference: pib.gov.in Why the question: The article presents to us the success story of Jal Jeevan …

Constitutional crises in India’s neighborhood have key bearing on India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy. Discuss with recent incidences.

Topic : India and its neighborhood- relations. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3. Constitutional crises in India’s neighborhood have key bearing on India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy. Discuss with recent incidences. (250 words ) Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: Recently Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, …

Bhakti and Sufi movements brought a new form of religious expression amongst Muslims and Hindus. Elaborate the statement highlighting, how they worked for communal harmony.

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2. Bhakti and Sufi movements brought a new form of religious expression amongst Muslims and Hindus. Elaborate the statement highlighting, how they worked for communal harmony. (250 words ) Reference: Indian art and culture by …

Efforts to address child marriage in India should be in consonance with the socio-economic realities that demand investment in education welfare and opportunities for women.” Elaborate.

Topic : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment 1. ” Efforts to address child marriage in India should be in consonance with the socio-economic realities that demand investment in education, welfare, and opportunities for women.” Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express  Why the question: The editorial brings to us the viewpoint …

(INSTA Plan 2.0) Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2020 – Week 47: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2020 – Week 47 Archives 23 August 2020 Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”   InsightsIAS Official Telegram Channel https://t.me/s/insightsIAStips [VIDEO] Essay perspectives:

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 22 August

विषय – सूची:  सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. निर्वाचन आयुक्तों की नियुक्ति 2. श्रीलंका में संविधान के 19वें संशोधन का निरस्तीकरण 3. अटल बीमित व्यक्ति कल्याण योजना 4. प्रधान मंत्री रोजगार सृजन कार्यक्रम (PMEGP)   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. पार्टिसिपेटरी नोट्स क्या होते हैं? 2. थुंबीमहोत्सवम 2020 3. राज्य प्रदूषण नियंत्रण बोर्ड   प्रारम्भिक परीक्षा हेतु तथ्य 1. …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 22 August 2020

InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their static …

Thumbimahotsavam 2020:

Topics Covered: Conservation and biodiversity related issues. Thumbimahotsavam 2020: What is it? It is the first-ever State Dragonfly Festival in Kerala. World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF–India) State unit has joined hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam for the festival. Official mascot of the festival: Pantalu. National dragonfly festival: This is …

What are Participatory Notes?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. What are Participatory Notes? Context: Investments through participatory notes (P-notes) in the domestic capital market soared to Rs 63,288 crore till July-end, making it the fourth consecutive monthly rise. Of the total money invested through the route till July, Rs 52,356 crore was …

Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)

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. Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP): Why in News? PMEGP projects records 44% implementation jump. About Prime Minister’s Employment …

Sri Lanka to abolish 19th amendment to constitution

Topics Covered: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. Sri Lanka to abolish 19th amendment to constitution: Context: In his first address to the newly elected Parliament, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared his intention to repeal the landmark 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and, thereafter, to work towards a new …