[ IMPORTANT UPDATE ] CORE BATCH 2021 : Entrance Test Rescheduled to 25th October 2020

Dear All,   Please be informed that the Entrance test for CORE BATCH 2021 has been rescheduled to 25th October 2020 .  This is done considering the requests by students for some more time for entrance test preparation. Also, since the CORE BATCH 2021 is only in OFFLINE MODE, we will be starting the CORE …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर – 2020] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 8 अक्टूबर 2020

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन – 1   विषय: 18वीं सदी के लगभग मध्य से लेकर वर्तमान समय तक का आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास- महत्त्वपूर्ण घटनाएँ, व्यक्तित्व, विषय। 1. आधुनिक भारत के निर्माण में 19 वीं सदी के समाज सुधारकों …

[VIDEO] InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis (The Hindu) and Answer Writing Guidance (I-CAN) October 7 , 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 CAN …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 8 October 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 …

Air Quality Index

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Air Quality Index: Context: Delhi’s air quality has entered the ‘poor’ zone on the Central Pollution Control Board’s air quality index — the first time since June 28. What is the National Air Quality Index? Launched in 2014 with outline ‘One Number – One Color -One Description’ for the common …

Google to face antitrust case in India

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Google to face antitrust case in India: Context: Google is facing a new antitrust case in India. It is alleged to have abused its Android operating system’s position in the smart television market. The case is …

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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. Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Context: 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR/Cas9 ‘Genetic Scissors’. Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer Doudna share the prize for developing the CRISPR/Cas9 …

New H-1B curbs

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. New H-1B curbs: Context: The United States has issued new rules that make it harder for US companies to employ people on H-1B non-immigrant visas. The Interim Final Rules change: The definitions of specialty occupation, employer and employee-employer relationship. …

River Boards

Topics: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. River Boards: Context: The Centre recently said that it will determine the jurisdictions of the Krishna and Godavari river management boards (KRMB and GRMB). It was announced during the meeting of the apex council involving the Centre, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. …

SC: public places cannot be occupied indefinitely

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. SC: public places cannot be occupied indefinitely: What was the case? On March 23, the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest against the citizenship law was cleared by Delhi police after curbs were imposed on assembly and movement of people in wake of the …

Contempt of Court

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Contempt of Court: Context: Gujarat HC holds lawyer guilty in criminal contempt case. What is Contempt? While the basic idea of a contempt law is to punish those who do not respect the orders of the courts, in the Indian context, contempt …

Who is a star campaigner?

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Who is a star campaigner? Context: The Election Commission has revised norms for star campaigners for polls during the pandemic. Changes proposed: Maximum number of star campaigners reduced from 40 to 30 for a recognised party. For unrecognised registered parties, the number of star campaigners has …

Bodoland poll gets Assam Cabinet nod

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Bodoland poll gets Assam Cabinet nod: Context: Assam Cabinet has decided to request the State Election Commission to schedule the Bodoland Territorial Council election in December. Background: The elections to 40 seats in the council were to have been held on April …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 October 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 : Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century …

A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These laborers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder. Give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence.

Topic: Case study 7. A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These laborers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder. …