International Snow Leopard Day- October 23:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Oct 23 is recognised as International Snow Leopard Day.   Background: The day came into being with the adoption of the Bishkek Declaration by 12 countries on the conservation of snow leopards. About Snow Leopard: Scientific name: Panthera uncia. Habitat: Snow leopards live in the …

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC):

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: India and neighbours.   Context: The chief of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority has accused the U.S. of sabotaging the multi-billion dollar project, the economic lifeline of Pakistan.   Background: Pakistan is the seventh largest recipient of Chinese overseas development financing with 71 projects worth $27.3 billion under way as …

Liaison Officer (LO) at the Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR):

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: The Netherlands has said that it is interested in posting a Liaison Officer (LO) at the Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) for Maritime Domain Awareness and information sharing.   About IFC-IOR: …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर MISSION – 2022] दैनिक सिविल सेवा मुख्य परीक्षा उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास: 25 अक्टूबर 2021

    How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन– I   विषय: विश्व के भौतिक भूगोल की मुख्य विशेषताएँ। 1. सौर एवं स्थलीय ऊर्जा प्रवाह का संतुलन कार्य ग्रह के ऊर्जा संतुलन को परिभाषित करता है। पृथ्वी को रहने योग्य बनाने में पृथ्वी का …

Insights into Editorial: Development that is mindful of nature

  Context: Environmental disaster has struck Kerala once again. Unusually heavy rains have caused landslides in Kottayam and Idukki. High loss of life due to such disaster must lead to a serious review of the land-use pattern in Kerala. With a population density of 860 persons/sq. km against an all-India average of 368 persons/sq. km …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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. The balancing act of …

Moral philosophies create a clear vision of the moral standpoints which leads us in an ethical direction. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 7. Moral philosophies create a clear vision of the moral standpoints which leads us in an ethical direction. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Critically analyse the role of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in implementing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) measures to stop criminals and terrorists from abusing the financial system.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. Critically analyse the role of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in implementing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) measures to stop criminals and terrorists from abusing the financial system. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference:  The Hindu Why …

Examine as to why missile defense remains vital for India’s effort to maintain its strategic stability. How can India take advantage of ongoing ‘missile race’ between China and U.S?

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5. Examine as to why missile defense remains vital for India’s effort to maintain its strategic stability. How can India take advantage of ongoing ‘missile race’ between China and U.S?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: …

India’s carefully calibrated strategy in the Central Asian region is guided by mutual reciprocal interests both in economic and strategic terms. However, the recent events have brought up new challenges to India interests. Analyse.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. India’s carefully calibrated strategy in the Central Asian region is guided by mutual reciprocal interests both in economic and strategic terms. However, the recent events have brought up new challenges to India interests. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The dramatic developments …

It is said that one form of communalism fattens another form of communalism. Comment in the light of recent events in Bangladesh and its repercussions and reactions in India.

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 3. It is said that one form of communalism fattens another form of communalism. Comment in the light of recent events in Bangladesh and its repercussions and reactions in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The post Durga Puja violence against Hindus …

The earth’s atmosphere is a multi-layered cake, each layer having its own specific traits and functions. Elaborate.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. The earth’s atmosphere is a multi-layered cake, each layer having its own specific traits and functions. Elaborate. (250 words). Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part …

The balancing act of solar and terrestrial energy flows defines the energy balance of the planet. Earth’s heat balance is an extremely important factor in making the Earth liveable. Discuss.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. The balancing act of solar and terrestrial energy flows defines the energy balance of the planet. Earth’s heat balance is an extremely important factor in making the Earth liveable. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- HELPING HAND FOR TELECOM

    Introduction: Indian telecom industry has grown exponentially over the last two decades. It has also gone through consolidation. However, increasing competition, costly spectrum and decline in revenue has hurt the industry. The government has tried it’s best to bail it out. In it’s recent effort, the cabinet announced a number of decisions, which …