ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus): Context: 8th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus was held recently It is being hosted by Brunei as it is the chair of the ASEAN grouping this year. About ADMM- Plus: Consistent with the ADMM guiding principles of open …

Public Accounts Committee (PAC)

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Public Accounts Committee (PAC): Context: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has decided its agenda for the following year. Because a consensus could not be built, the subject of vaccine production and distribution was …

[ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ] ದಿನಾಂಕ – 16ನೇ ಜೂನ್ 2021

  ಪರಿವಿಡಿ:  ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1: 1. ರಾಮ್ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ಬಿಸ್ಮಿಲ್.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ಇಟಾಲಿಯನ್ ಮೆರೀನ್ ವಿರುದ್ಧದ ಕ್ರಿಮಿನಲ್ ಮೊಕದ್ದಮೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಕ್ತಾಯಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಸುಪ್ರೀಂ ಕೋರ್ಟ್. 2. ಆಹಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಕೃಷಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ (FAO) ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. PASIPHAE ಎಂದರೇನು, ಮತ್ತು ಅದು ಏಕೆ ಮುಖ್ಯ? 2. ಮರಭೂಮೀಕರಣ, ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಸವಕಳಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬರ (DLDD) ಕುರಿತು ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಸಂವಾದ. 3. …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR – 2021] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 17 जून 2021

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन– I   विषय: औद्योगिक क्रांति। 1. ‘औद्योगीकरण एक मिश्रित वरदान था।’ उदाहरण देकर स्पष्ट कीजिए। (250 शब्द) सन्दर्भ: ओल्ड एनसीईआरटी: विश्व इतिहास; कक्षा: 7; औद्योगिक क्रांति, पूंजीवाद, समाज पर उनका प्रभाव, व्यवसाय संगठन एवं …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ETHANOL BLENDING – SIGNIFICANCE & ROAD AHEAD

    Introduction: Centre Government has resolved to meet the target of 20 percent ethanol blending in petrol by 2025. This will help India strengthen its energy security, enable local enterprises and farmers to participate in the energy economy and reduce vehicular emissions. Ethanol: Ethanol can be produced from sugarcane, maize, wheat, etc which are …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 June 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: Industrial Revolution 1. ‘Industrialisation was a mixed blessing.’ Explain by giving examples. …

What are the issues ailing Citizen’s Charters as an effective tool for holding public servants accountable? How can these issues be addressed?Explain.

Topic: Citizen’s Charters 7. What are the issues ailing Citizen’s Charters as an effective tool for holding public servants accountable? How can these issues be addressed?Explain. (250 words) Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications Why the question: The question is based on the theme of Citizen’s charter. Key Demand of the question: Discuss …

The idea of Civil Services Board has been widely hailed as a key civil services reform; however it is not without its own limitation. Comment.

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. 6. The idea …

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 is India’s primary legal armament against terrorism. But its application has run into controversies on the grounds of breach of fundamental rights. Critically analyse.

Topic: GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. GS-3: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 is India’s primary legal armament against terrorism. But its application has …

Discuss the issues associated with global minimum tax and how it matters to India in the changing digital landscape where data is the new oil.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Discuss the issues associated with global minimum tax and how it matters to India in the changing digital landscape where data is the new oil. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: The article deals with the issue …

“The COVID-19 vaccination drive demonstrates that India has become Atmanirbhar in vaccination against infectious diseases”, Elucidate.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3.  “The COVID-19 vaccination drive demonstrates that India has become Atmanirbhar in vaccination against infectious diseases”, Elucidate. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The question talks about the vaccination drive and the journey India has taken so …

Discuss how child marriages in India lead to an intergenerational cycle of poverty. Also suggest some measures to curb this menace.

Topic: GS-1: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. GS-2: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 2. Discuss how child marriages in India lead to an intergenerational cycle of poverty. Also suggest some measures to curb this menace. (250 words) Reference: Down to Earth  Why the question: The question is based on the impact …

‘Industrialisation was a mixed blessing.’ Explain by giving examples.

Topic: Industrial Revolution 1. ‘Industrialisation was a mixed blessing.’ Explain by giving examples. (250 words) Reference:  Old NCERT World History Ch7 Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Their Effect on Society, Rise of Trade Unions & Socialism Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, part World history. Key Demand of the …

INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 16 June 2021

    विषयसूची सामान्य अध्ययन-I 1. राम प्रसाद बिस्मिल   सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. सुप्रीम कोर्ट द्वारा इतालवी नौसैनिकों के खिलाफ आपराधिक मामला बंद 2. खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (एफएओ) सम्मेलन   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. पासिफए प्रोजेक्ट और इसका महत्व 2. ‘मरुस्थलीकरण, भू-क्षरण तथा सूखा’ पर उच्च स्तरीय वार्ता 3. विधिविरूद्ध क्रियाकलाप निवारण अधिनियम, 1967   …