Insights into Editorial: The twisted trajectory of Bt cotton

Introduction: Cotton has been woven and used in India for thousands of years. Cotton fabric from around 3,000 BCE has been excavated from the ruins of Mohenjo-daro, and archaeological findings in Mehrgarh, Pakistan, show that cotton was used in the subcontinent as far back as 5,000 BCE. Indian cotton fabrics dominated the world trade during …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 September 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 – 2   Topic : Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and …

Honest engagement with media ethics seems to be deteriorating in the present times. Discuss the ethical issues that plague Indian journalism.

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.  Media and …

“Artificial intelligence is going to change every industry but we have to understand its limits”. In light of this discuss the benefits and challenges associated with AI in Indian context.

Topic : Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. “Artificial intelligence is going to change every industry, but we have to understand its limits”. In light of this, discuss the benefits and challenges associated with AI in Indian context. (250 words) Reference: sas.com …

Bring out the key challenges faced by textiles and apparel industry in India. Highlight some measures taken by the government to address them.

Topic : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5. Bring out the key challenges faced by textiles and apparel industry in India. Highlight some measures taken by the government to address …

Present a stock of the past, present and future of engineering in India.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 4. Present a stock of the past, present and future of engineering in India. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why the question: On the birth anniversary of the father of Indian engineering, Sir M Visvesvaraya, it is important to appreciate …

Critically analyse the nature of the cyber security threat from China being faced by India in the recent times.

Topic : GS-2: India and its neighborhood- relations. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. GS-3: basics of cyber security 3. Critically analyse the nature of the cyber security threat from China being faced by India in the recent times. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express  Why the …

What are parliamentary committees? How do they ensure legislatures and executive’s efficiency and accountability? Explain.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 2. What are parliamentary committees? How do they ensure legislatures and executive’s efficiency and accountability? Explain.  (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: The article highlights the need to rethink the tenurial prescription for …

“Without PILs corruption nepotism and bias in executive actions will remain unchallenged.” In the context of the statement discuss the significance of PIL in the country.

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. 1. “Without PILs, corruption, nepotism and bias in executive actions will remain unchallenged.” In the context of the statement discuss the significance of PIL in the country. …