‘Those who do ill shall suffer more if they are not caught than those that are'(Boethius). Explain what the quotation means to you and why do you think it is still relevant?

Topic : Quote based question 6. ‘Those who do ill shall suffer more if they are not caught than those that are'(Boethius). Explain what the quotation means to you and why do you think it is still relevant? (250 words) Reference: Quotation based Ethics question Why the question: The question is based on the meaning …

What do you understand by Supply chain resilience? Discuss in detail the newly mooted Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) of Japan and its impact on India.

Topic : GS-2: 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 GS-3: supply chain management. 5. What do you understand by Supply chain resilience? Discuss in detail the newly mooted Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) …

What do you understand by Biological control? What are the different methods of pest control in organic farming? Critically analyse the suitability of Bio pesticides in pest management with respect to altering needs and changing climate.

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. 4. What do you understand by Biological control? What are the different methods of pest control in organic …

Discuss the role that Community-level institutions can play to ensure that the burden of malnutrition is not aggravated during the pandemic.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3. Discuss the role that Community-level institutions can play to ensure that the burden of malnutrition is not aggravated during the pandemic. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express  Why the question: The article explains …

What can France learn from the Indian Constitution’s approach to secularism? Explain.

Topic : Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. What can France learn from the Indian Constitution’s approach to secularism? Explain.  (250 words) Reference: 2019 UPSC CSE GS-2 Why the question: The question is with the idea to practice the concepts of Indian constitution and its approach to Secularism. Key …

“India has always excelled in religious philosophies, but these philosophies not only always dealt with spiritual affairs, but also with social problems.” Taking into account the given statement, evaluate the contribution of Buddhism to contemporary society.

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. “India has always excelled in religious philosophies, but these philosophies not only always dealt with spiritual affairs, but also with social problems.” Taking into account the given statement, evaluate the contribution of Buddhism to …

(INSTA Plan 2.0) Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2020 – Week 48: “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal”

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2020 – Week 48 Archives 30 August 2020 Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal”   InsightsIAS Official Telegram Channel https://t.me/s/insightsIAStips [VIDEO] Essay perspectives: Video will be posted by Monday 9 pm. 

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 29 August

विषय – सूची:  सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1.  महात्मा अय्यंकाली   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. केंद्र शासित प्रदेश जम्मू और कश्मीर में प्रशासन हेतु नियम 2. आपदा प्रबंधन अधिनियम के तहत यूजीसी परीक्षा दिशानिर्देशों का अध्यारोहण 3. खिलौनों पर गुणवत्ता नियंत्रण आदेश के निलंबन की मांग 4. तुर्की द्वारा भूमध्यसागरीय क्षेत्र में ड्रिलिंग 5. अफ्रीका वाइल्‍ड पोलियो मुक्त …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 29 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 …

“Chunauti”- Next Generation Start-up Challenge Contest

Topics Covered: 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. “Chunauti”- Next Generation Start-up Challenge Contest: Context: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched “Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest.  Aims and Objectives: To further boost startups …

EU urges Turkey to stop Mediterranean drilling

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. EU urges Turkey to stop Mediterranean drilling: Context: The European Union has urged Turkey to halt its drilling activities in contested waters in the Mediterranean and ordered EU officials to speed up work aimed at blacklisting some Turkish officials …

Toy traders want quality control order suspended

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Toy traders want quality control order suspended: Context: The toy industry in India has asked the government to suspend a Quality Control Order (QCO) issued in February, for at least a year, failing which the industry …

Power of states under the Disaster Management Act to override UGC exam guidelines

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Power of states under the Disaster Management Act to override UGC exam guidelines: Context: The Supreme Court has held that States are empowered under the Disaster Management Act to override University Grants Commission (UGC) exam …

Rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir: Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has notified new rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that specify the functions of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and …

Mahatma Ayyankali

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Mahatma Ayyankali: Context: PM remembers Mahatma Ayyankali on his 157th Birth Anniversary- 28th August. Who is Mahatma Ayyankali? Born on August 28th, 1863 in a small village in the princely state of Travancore, now within …