[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 September 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 2021. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 24 September 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 …

IMO urged to act on Black Carbon emissions:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: With Arctic summer ice reaching its 12th lowest ever extent, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for urgent cuts to black carbon emissions from shipping, ahead of the 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (MEPC 77) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November.   …

BharatNet project:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Meghalaya Cabinet has cleared amendments to a tripartite agreement for the implementation of BharatNet project in Meghalaya. The agreement was first signed in 2013 between DOT, Meghalaya government’s IT Department …

SCO Peaceful Mission 2021:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: Indian Military Contingent recently participated in the 6th Edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021 at Orenburg, Russia.   Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission: Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is a Multilateral Exercise, which is …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 September 2021

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such …

Enumerate the policy measures taken in India to tackle air pollution. With the World Health Organisation (WHO) releasing updated air pollution standards, analyse the further steps that are required to improve the quality of air.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Enumerate the policy measures taken in India to tackle air pollution. With the World Health Organisation (WHO) releasing updated air pollution standards, analyse the further steps that are required to improve the quality of air. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint, Down to Earth …

As part of your probationary training of IPS, you’re posted as the SHO of a town notorious for drug menace. The drug trade is quite widespread and has majorly affected the youth. The drug dealing happens in a lot of areas and there is shortage of police personnel to control it. The police do prevent some crimes and make some arrests but are over-burdened immensely.

Topic: Case Study. 7. As part of your probationary training of IPS, you’re posted as the SHO of a town notorious for drug menace. The drug trade is quite widespread and has majorly affected the youth. The drug dealing happens in a lot of areas and there is shortage of police personnel to control it. …

The Afghan crisis can be a fatal blow to an already moribund SAARC. Do you think India should consider an alternative approach to augment south Asian cooperation sans Pakistan and Afghanistan? Comment. 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 5. The Afghan crisis can be a fatal blow to an already moribund SAARC. Do you think India should consider an alternative approach to augment south Asian cooperation sans Pakistan and Afghanistan? Comment.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express Why the question: A meeting of foreign ministers …

Implementation of e-governance in local governments will not only improve service delivery at the local level but also takes us a step closer towards achieving broader socio-economic goals. Elaborate.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures 4. Implementation of e-governance in local governments will not only improve service delivery at the local level but also takes us a step closer towards achieving broader socio-economic goals. Elaborate. …

Standing committees form an integral part of Parliament’s role in the debate. But off late their role has been diminishing and this calls for an introspection, in order to utilise the full potential of these ‘mini-Parliaments’ as a deliberative and consensus building body. Analyse.

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3. Standing committees form an integral part of Parliament’s role in the debate. But off late their role has been diminishing and this calls for an introspection, in order to utilise the full potential of these ‘mini-Parliaments’ …