Green Bonds:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Corporate green-bond issuance has reached new highs as U.S. companies including chip maker Micron Technology Inc., retailer Walmart Inc. and data-center company Equinix Inc. add the bonds as part of larger traditional bond offerings.   Need for: The increasing issuance of green bonds, which finance …

Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Economics of animal rearing.   Context: A review meeting on the performance of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission was held recently.   What is the Rashtriya Gokul Mission? ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ was launched in 2014 to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds, under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development …

Iran invites the UN nuclear body chief to Tehran for talks:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Iran has invited the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for talks after the UN official expressed concern over a lack of contact with Iranian authorities. Previously, the IAEA complained that it …

Ordinances to extend the tenures of the directors of CBI and ED:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated two ordinances that would allow the Centre to extend the tenures of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate from two years to up to five years. …

Special courts to try MPs:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Special courts to try MPs Context: The Supreme Court has decided to examine questions regarding the legal jurisdiction of the special courts set up to exclusively prosecute Members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies for various offences.   …

Kartarpur Corridor:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: The government is considering reopening the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor to Pakistan this week to allow Sikh pilgrims to cross over, more than 20 months after it was shut down …

Insights into Editorial: What are the two initiatives of the RBI that PM Modi launched

  Context: In recent, Prime Minister Modi launched two customer-centric initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) — the RBI Retail Direct Scheme and the Integrated Ombudsman Scheme. With this, India has opened up the government bond market for retail investors. RBI has been leveraging technology & innovation for enhancing the efficiency of its …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 November 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. Explain the various sub-divisions …

Whether values are sacred, have intrinsic worth, or are a means to an end, values vary among individuals and across cultures and time. Discuss.

Topic: 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. Whether values are sacred, have intrinsic worth, or are a means to an end, values vary among individuals and across cultures and time. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

What do you understand by fifth generation warfare? Elaborate on the measures that are needed to be put in place to tackle this form of warfare by adversarial nations.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. What do you understand by fifth generation warfare? Elaborate on the measures that are needed to be put in place to tackle this form of warfare by adversarial nations. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the …

Given its benefits and recent emphasis on cryptocurrencies, India should take rapid strides towards a ‘Digital Rupee’. Comment.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5. Given its benefits and recent emphasis on cryptocurrencies, India should take rapid strides towards a ‘Digital Rupee’. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Key Demand of the question: To understand the dynamics between Inflation and economic growth and the role …

Despite the recent progress in India–Turkey relations, however, there is still a lack of strategic convergence between the two countries on multiple issues especially in the wake of pan-Turkism. Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. Despite the recent progress in India–Turkey relations, however, there is still a lack of strategic convergence between the two countries on multiple issues especially in the wake of pan-Turkism. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express …

In regards to civils services, what is the doctrine of pleasure? Does the recent amendment extending tenures of several heads of departments further enhances the doctrine? Critically Examine.

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. 3. In regards to civils services, what is the doctrine of pleasure? Does the recent amendment extending tenures of several heads of departments further enhances the doctrine? Critically Examine.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: A day after promulgating two ordinances that …

Proper ecosystem management across the world’s mountain areas will meet demands of nature and communities to address global changes and enhance ecosystem and human well-being. Discuss.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent) 2. Proper ecosystem management across the world’s mountain areas will meet demands of nature and communities to address global changes and enhance ecosystem and human well-being. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part …

Explain the various sub-divisions of Himalayan mountains and their significance.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Explain the various sub-divisions of Himalayan mountains and their significance. (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 of Mission-2022 Secure timetable. Key Demand of …