Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG):

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Biotechnology related issues.   Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG): Context: INSACOG led team has traced a total of 108 mutations of the SARS-Cov-2, which include four novel mutations in India, in the wastewater samples collected from Pune city between December 2020 and April 2021. How important is it for countries …

Asian Development Bank (ADB):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The Government of India has applied for loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to procure as many as 667 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The Manila-based ADB and the Beijing-based AIIB, where …

Amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and related issues.   Context: The Centre has proposed amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 that will enable it to “maintain the database of registered birth and deaths at the national level”. Presently, the registration of births and deaths is done by the local registrar …

National Security vs Judicial Review:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: Supreme Court has made few observations regarding the applicability of judicial review in matters related to ‘National Security’ of the Country.   What’s the issue? The Court was responding to submissions made by Solicitor-General for the Centre, …

Insights into Editorial: India’s Central Asian outreach

      Introduction: The dramatic developments in Afghanistan have catalysed new geostrategic and geo-economic concerns for the region. The evolving situation has also thrown up renewed challenges for India’s regional and bilateral ties with Central Asia and the Caucasus, prompting India to recalibrate its rules of engagement with the region.   Context: External Affairs …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 October 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. How are air masses …

Great teachers show you your greatness not their own. Justify with examples.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators. 7. Great teachers show you your greatness not their own. Justify with examples. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract …

Radicalisation is a major threat to internal security of the country. Examine the issue and the various counter radicalisation strategies to tackle it.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Radicalisation is a major threat to internal security of the country. Examine the issue and the various counter radicalisation strategies to tackle it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: In a speech before the Shanghai …

Energy cooperation is one of the foundations of India and Russia relationship’s special and privileged strategic partnership but there is much more potential left to be harnessed by both sides in this aspect. Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5. Energy cooperation is one of the foundations of India and Russia relationship’s special and privileged strategic partnership but there is much more potential left to be harnessed by both sides in this aspect. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

Robust institutional mechanisms must be constituted in order to maintain the fine balance of public privacy and national security. Analyse this statement in the context of recent Pegasus controversy.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. Robust institutional mechanisms must be constituted in order to maintain the fine balance of public privacy and national security. Analyse this statement in the context of recent Pegasus controversy. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question:   Supreme …

Critically comment on the new phenomena of ageism being crept into mainstream society and the view that higher aged population to be more of a liability than an asset.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 3. Critically comment on the new phenomena of ageism being crept into mainstream society and the view that higher aged population to be more of a liability than an asset. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: Key Demand of the question: …

What is frontogenesis? Discuss the inversion of temperature across a front and its impact?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. What is frontogenesis? Discuss the inversion of temperature across a front and its impact? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure …

How are air masses classified? Explain the process of formation of air masses? What is the impact of air mases on weather across the world?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. How are air masses classified? Explain the process of formation of air masses? What is the impact of air mases on weather across the world? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …