Electricity Amendment Bill 2020

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Electricity Amendment Bill 2020: Context: Aam Aadmi Party has sought permission from the Speaker to table a motion for repealing of the Centre’s three agriculture-related ordinances and Power Amendment Bill-2020. It is because AAP argues …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Context: Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have signed a loan agreement for a $500 million Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III to improve the network capacity, service quality and safety of …

No Confidence motion

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. No Confidence motion: Why in News? The no-confidence motion against the Pinarayi Vijayan government was defeated 87-40 in the Kerala Assembly on Monday. The Assembly has been adjourned sine-die. What is a no-confidence motion? A no-confidence motion is a parliamentary motion which is moved …

Lokayukta

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Lokayukta: Context: The Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea filed by the State of Nagaland for a direction to its Lokayukta to cease exercising his powers and functions and transfer all his work to the Upa-Lokayukta. What’s the …

Cultural heritage of Hyderabad

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Cultural heritage of Hyderabad: Context: Ministry of Tourism recently organised the 50th webinar titled “Cultural heritage of Hyderabad”under DekhoApnaDesh  series. What is DekhoApnaDesh series? The Ministry of Tourism is organizing the DekhoApnaDesh webinars with an objective to …

Insights into Editorial: China-Russia ties as a major determinant

Introduction: In June 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping described Russian President Vladimir Putin, as “my best friend and colleague”. At no time since the founding of the China in 1949 has such public bonhomie been seen between leaders of Russia and China. It has sparked intense discussion on whether they are moving in the direction …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर – 2020] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 25 अगस्त 2020

How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन – 1   विषय: स.अ.1- भारतीय समाज की मुख्य विशेषताएं, भारत की विविधता। सामाजिक सशक्तिकरण। स.अ.2- सरकारी नीतियों और विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में विकास के लिये हस्तक्षेप और उनके अभिकल्पन तथा कार्यान्वयन के कारण उत्पन्न विषय। …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) August 24, 2020

  JOIN Insta Classes 2021 JOIN Insights Prelims TEST SERIES and Mains (IPM) TEST SERIES – 2021 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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: GS-1: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment. GS-2: …

A bureaucrat is needed to be politically neutral not programme neutral. Justify.

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. 7. A bureaucrat …

For a holistic approach to disaster risk reduction, there is a Need to mainstream indigenous traditional knowledge and link it with modern technologies. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.   6. For a holistic approach to disaster risk reduction, there is a Need to mainstream indigenous traditional knowledge and link it with modern technologies. Analyse. (250 words ) Reference: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ,thenewhumanitarian.org Why the question: The article talks about significance of indigenous knowledge in the holistic approach to disaster risk reduction. …

For a better growth in a free market economy, National Competition Policy is the need of the hour for India. Analyse.

Topic:  GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. For a better growth in a free market economy, National Competition Policy is the need of the hour for …

What are the salient features of National Food Security Act 2013? Discuss in what way it marks a watershed in the approach to food security from welfare to a rights-based approach.

Topic : 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. 4. What are the salient features of National Food Security Act 2013? Discuss in what way it marks a …

“Considering the strategic importance of Bangladesh and as a responsible upper riparian state India needs to take proactive steps for early conclusion of Teesta agreement”. Comment.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 3.  “Considering the strategic importance of Bangladesh and as a responsible upper riparian state, India needs to take proactive steps for early conclusion of Teesta agreement”. Comment. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express  Why the question: India and Bangladesh have been engaged in a long-standing dispute over water-sharing in the Teesta. Adding …

While various government initiatives and policies have created opportunities in the affordable housing segment, there are challenges that still persist. Discuss.

Topic : Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. While various government initiatives and policies have created opportunities in the affordable housing segment, there are challenges that still persist. Discuss. (250 words) Reference: Financial Express  Why the question: The question is based on …

What are the problems associated with transgender persons in India? Discuss the legal measures available to tackle these issues.

Topic: GS-1: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Social empowerment. GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 1. What are the problems associated with transgender persons in India? Discuss the legal measures available to tackle these issues. (250 words) Reference: The …