Chabahar Port

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Chabahar Port: Context: India delivers 2 cranes for Chabahar. This is part of a bilateral contract between India and Iran signed in May 2016 for $85 million to equip and operationalise the port. Amid talks with Iranian authorities, it signals a push to the port project. Significance: India’s …

14 new minor forest produce items included under MSP scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 14 new minor forest produce items included under MSP scheme: Context: The government has decided to include 14 new minor forest produce items under the mechanism for marketing of minor forest produce through a minimum support …

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2020

Topics Covered: Issues related to Women. Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2020: Context: The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2020 was passed in Lok Sabha in March 2020, and is likely to be brought before Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session. The Bill proposes several amendments, including the constitution of a …

[ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ] ದಿನಾಂಕ – 30 ಜನವರಿ 2021

  ಪರಿವಿಡಿ : ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1: 1. ಪಠಾರುಘಾಟ್: ಮರೆತುಹೋದ 1894 ರ ಅಸ್ಸಾಂನ ರೈತ ದಂಗೆ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ನಿರ್ಲಕ್ಷಿತ ಉಷ್ಣವಲಯದ ರೋಗಗಳು (NTDs). 2. ಪ್ರಧಾನಮಂತ್ರಿ ಜನ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಯೋಜನೆ. (PM-JAY). 3. NCAVES ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಫೋರಂ 2021.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. ಬಾಸ್ಮತಿ ಅಕ್ಕಿಗಾಗಿ ಭೌಗೋಳಿಕ ಸೂಚಿ ಟ್ಯಾಗ್ ( GI Tag) ಪಡೆದ ಪಾಕಿಸ್ತಾನ. 2. ಕ್ರಿಪ್ಟೋಕರೆನ್ಸಿ ಮತ್ತು …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR – 2021] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 1 फरवरी 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. भारत ने परमाणु हथियारों का उत्पादन करने के विकल्प को क्यों …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 1 February 2021

  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2020. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 February 2021

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  STHIR – 2021: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 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 until the …

“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues”. -John Locke

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections 7. What do you understand by the quote? “Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues”. -John Locke (150 words) Introduction: Start by explaining the quote. Body: Explain how Fortitude …

Vaccine should be given based on priority and not privilege. Examine ethically.

Topic:  dimensions of ethics 6. Vaccine should be given based on priority and not privilege. Examine ethically. (150 words) Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To write about ethical considerations in administering vaccine to the masses. Directive: Examine – …

Discuss in brief the key highlights of Economic Survey 2020-21. Examine the major challenges faced to boost India’s economic growth and measures to overcome the same.

5. Discuss in brief the key highlights of Economic Survey 2020-21. Examine the major challenges faced to boost India’s economic growth and measures to overcome the same. (250 words) Reference: pib.gov.in , bloombergquint.com Why the question: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Economic Survey 2020-21 in the Parliament on the first day of the Budget session. …

“There are no short cuts; only persistent and focused efforts at the highest level of government will improve preventive care and primary healthcare.” Examine how to make the Indian healthcare system to become more sustainable as well as responsive.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4.  “There are no short cuts; only persistent and focused efforts at the highest level of government will improve preventive care and primary healthcare.” Examine how to make the Indian healthcare system to become more sustainable as well as …

Discuss the constitutional provisions available for the Finance Commission of India and explain its significance. Also, examine how the 15th Finance Commission report has the potential to transform the financial governance of India’s municipalities .

Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Discuss the constitutional provisions available for the Finance Commission of India and explain its significance. Also, examine how the 15th Finance Commission report has the potential to transform the financial governance of India’s municipalities .(250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why the …

Environmental movements in India have initiated protest action against the forces and agencies responsible for environmental degradation. Comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 2. Environmental movements in India have initiated protest action against the forces and agencies responsible for environmental degradation. Comment. (250 words) Reference: India’s Since Independence by Bipan Chandra. Why the question: The question is part of …

Why did India choose to go in for the production of nuclear weapons? Trace the evolution of India’s nuclear policy.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 1. Why did India choose to go in for the production of nuclear weapons? Trace the evolution of India’s nuclear policy. (250 words) Reference: India’s Since Independence by Bipan Chandra. Why the question: The question is …