[ IMPORTANT UPDATE ] Introducing a New Initiative – QUED – Questions from Editorials

    Introducing yet another ingenious course, InsightsIAS is excited to announce our new initiative QUED – Questions from Editorials. Considering the number of questions that appeared from Editorials in previous year UPSC Prelims Examinations, we feel it is wise for students to cover Editorials from Prelims point of view as well in order to …

Insights into Editorial: A Kerala model for an anti-discrimination law

    Introduction: A couple turned down for a home they wish to rent, because they are Muslim. A qualified professional rejected for a job because he uses a wheelchair. A pair of students denied facilities on campus because of their caste or ethnicity. An air hostess dismissed for being above the weight deemed desirable, …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 July 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: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and …

“One has not only a legal but also a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Discuss what the afore mentioned quote means to you in today’s context.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7. “One has not only a legal …

The entry of the private sector into the space race brings new dimensions to the monetization of space technology; In this context discuss the prospects of space tourism and challenges ahead.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. The entry of the private sector into the space race brings new dimensions to the monetization of space technology; In this context discuss the prospects of space tourism and challenges ahead. (250 words) Reference:  Indian …

What are flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs)? Discuss the challenges that need to be addressed before the adoption of flexible fuel vehicles policy.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. What are flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs)? Discuss the challenges that need to be addressed before the adoption of flexible fuel vehicles policy. (250 words) Reference:  Business Standard  Why the question: New guidelines for use of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) using flex engines is expected to be …

How far do you think linking Aadhaar with electoral voter information is a fitting electoral reform? Critically analyse.

Topic: Representation of the People Act (1950) 4. How far do you think linking Aadhaar with electoral voter information is a fitting electoral reform? Critically analyse.  (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: The article presents to us a detailed critical analysis of linking Aadhaar with electoral voter information. Key Demand of the question: …

Examine the significance of North-East Council in the development of North-East India.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3. Examine the significance of North-East Council in the development of North-East India. (250 words) Reference:  Economic Times Why the question: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister has expressed that North-East Council (NEC) can be to north-eastern states what the NITI Aayog is for the country – a one-point solution …

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has steered emergence of new tests for the regional powers. Analyse.

Topic: Regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2. The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has steered emergence of new tests for the regional powers. Analyse. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: The article talks about the scenarios emerging in Afghanistan and the region after withdrawal of …

Explain why smart cities and towns are becoming more prone to floods in India?

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Explain why smart cities and towns are becoming more prone to floods in India? (250 words) Reference:  Deccan Herald Why the question: The article explains to us, why and how off late smart cities and towns have become more …