‘Gehri dosti’ says Israel PM about ties with India:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Israel and India are celebrating 30 years of establishment of diplomatic relations. Though India had recognised Israel on September 17, 1950, full-fledged diplomatic relations between the countries were established on January 29, 1992. …

Kerala’s SilverLine Project:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and issues arising out of their implementation.   Context: Despite the protests taking place across Kerala against SilverLine, the CPI(M)-led government remains firm on implementing the project.   What’s the issue now? Large sections of the people have been protesting against SilverLine over its “lack” of financial viability …

[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz , 31 January 2022

  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 …

Insights into Editorial: The consequences of an ill-considered green strategy

  Introduction: Europe’s push for renewable energy at the cost of conventional fuel may end up causing a global food crisis. Since August 2021, Western Europe has faced a problem with renewable energy – the wind doesn’t always blow when needed and the sun doesn’t always shine. Countries such as UK, Spain and Germany are …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 31 January 2022

    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 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century …

The centre of Tagore’s philosophy revolved around humanism and it was very much inherent in his outlook. Elaborate

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality; 7. The centre of Tagore’s philosophy revolved around humanism and it was very much inherent in his outlook. Elaborate (150 words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

India is harnessing the fruits of its start-up ecosystem as it is witnessing a unicorn revolution. However, regulators need to find the right balance to ensure these promising start-ups grow but in an efficient and transparent manner. Comment.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6. India is harnessing the fruits of its start-up ecosystem as it is witnessing a unicorn revolution. However, regulators need to find the right balance to ensure these promising start-ups grow but in an efficient and transparent manner. …

What is Global Minimum Corporate tax and the rationale behind its announcement? Evaluate the impact that introduction of global minimum tax will have on the Indian economy.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. What is Global Minimum Corporate tax and the rationale behind its announcement? Evaluate the impact that introduction of global minimum tax will have on the Indian economy. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: The Hindu Why the question: the …

The WHO has faced serious criticism from across the spectrum on the management of Covid and could not do much in facilitating provision of vaccines to the needy populations. Critically examine and suggest measures to democratise global health governance.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. The WHO has faced serious criticism from across the spectrum on the management of Covid and could not do much in facilitating provision of vaccines to the needy populations. Critically examine and suggest measures to democratise global health governance. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. …

Analyse the effects of the proclamation of national emergency on the fundamental rights. Throw light on the judicial interpretations of validity of suspension of fundamental rights during emergency.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3. Analyse the effects of the proclamation of national emergency on the fundamental rights. Throw light on the judicial interpretations of validity of suspension of …

Distinguish between national emergency and state emergency as mentioned in the constitution.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 2. Distinguish between national emergency and state emergency as mentioned in the constitution. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy. Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

Enumerating the essential elements of Gandhi’s political philosophy, discuss his contributions as an important figure of world history.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Enumerating the essential elements of Gandhi’s political philosophy, discuss his contributions as an important figure of world history. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: On January 30, 1948, the Father …