What do you understand by the following quote? ‘Life can be shaped in the desired way by changing your habits’

Topic: Quote. 7. What do you understand by the following quote? ‘Life can be shaped in the desired way by changing your habits’ (150 words) Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Structure of the answer: Introduction: Begin by explaining the quote in your own …

Three areas of social influence are conformity, compliance and obedience. Elaborate.

Topic:  social influence and persuasion. 6. Three areas of social influence are conformity, compliance and obedience. Elaborate. (150 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To write about role played by social influence in …

Setting up a ‘bad bank’ to take on bad debt might be a step in the right direction to reduce NPA’s but we must optimize risk transfer rules to attract private interest. Analyze.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Setting up a ‘bad bank’ to take on bad debt might be a step in the right direction to reduce NPA’s but we must optimize risk transfer rules to attract private interest. Analyze. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why …

With the advent of new disruptive technologies, global competitiveness will be increasingly determined by the quality of science and technology, which in turn will depend on raising the standard of Indian research/education centres and on the volume of R&D spending. In the light of the statement critically analyze the draft Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP).

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. With the advent of new disruptive technologies, global competitiveness will be increasingly determined by the quality of science and technology, which in turn will depend on raising the standard of Indian research/education centres and on the volume of R&D spending. In …

Higher standards of disclosure for private entities would enable superior supervision and also incentivize better internal governance. The government must make a bolder push for business transparency. Justify.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 3. Higher standards of disclosure for private entities would enable superior supervision and also incentivize better internal governance. The government must make a bolder push for business transparency. Justify. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why the question: In a country …

In 1975 our democracy was challenged. Lessons were learnt, various checks and balances were put in place to prevent another such ‘emergency’ from happening. Comment.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 2. In 1975 our democracy was challenged. Lessons were learnt, various checks and balances were put in place to prevent another such ‘emergency’ from happening. Comment. (250 words) Reference: India’s Since Independence by Bipan Chandra. Why …

The concept of Total Revolution as enunciated by Jayaprakash Narayan is a confluence of his ideas on seven revolutions i.e. social, economic, political, cultural, ideological and intellectual, educational and spiritual. Elucidate.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 1. The concept of Total Revolution as enunciated by Jayaprakash Narayan is a confluence of his ideas on seven revolutions i.e. social, economic, political, cultural, ideological and intellectual, educational and spiritual. Elucidate. (250 words) Reference: India’s …

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 27 January 2021

  सामान्य अध्ययन-I 1. गोविंद बल्लभ पंत   सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. अमेरिका द्वारा फिलिस्तीनियों के साथ संबंध-बहाली की घोषणा 2. अमेरिका-तालिबान शांति समझौता   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. ग्रीन टैक्स / हरित कर 2. ‘बजटेतर ऋण / ऑफ-बजट ऋण’ 3. कृत्रिम रेत (M-sand) 4. कोविड-19 हेतु भारत बायोटेक की एकल खुराक इंट्रानेजल वैक्सीन, BBV154 5. भारतीय …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR – 2021] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 27 जनवरी 2021

  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. मुस्लिम लीग द्वारा पाकिस्तान की मांग करना एवं अंग्रेजों द्वारा इसे …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 27 January 2021

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 …

Indian Telegraph Act, 1885

Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Indian Telegraph Act, 1885: Context: Following violent protests, the Union Home Ministry has issued orders to suspend Internet in some areas in Delhi under the Temporary Suspension …

BBV154 Bharat Biotech’s single-dose intranasal vaccine for Covid-19

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. BBV154, Bharat Biotech’s single-dose intranasal vaccine for Covid-19: Context: Bharat Biotech’s BBV154 is the first publicised attempt at getting an intranasal Covid-19 vaccine. What is an intranasal …

Manufactured sand

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. Manufactured sand: Context: The Rajasthan government has brought a policy on manufactured sand (M-sand), giving industry status to the units producing it for construction work and reducing …

Green tax

Topics Covered: Government Budgeting. Green tax: Context: The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has approved the following proposals: To levy a “Green Tax” on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. The policy of deregistration and scrapping of vehicles owned by Government department and PSU, which are above 15 years in age. Revenue collected …