SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- MOTHER TONGUE: SOUL OF LIFE

Introduction: Mother tongue has a very powerful impact in the formation of the individual. A child’s first comprehension of the world around him, the learning of concepts and skills and his perception of existence, starts with the language that is first taught to him – his Mother Tongue. When a person speaks their Mother Tongue, …

SANSAD TV: THE DEFENDERS- TERRORISM & INSURGENCY

    Introduction: Over the past 74-years-old, India has confronted external and internal threats to the Republic with consistent commitment of its armed forces, overcoming the several challenges to the integrity of the nation’s fabric. Factors responsible for insurgency: Sense of Isolation, Deprivation and Exploitation: Distance from New Delhi and meagre representation in the Lok Sabha …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 MARCH 2022

  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 their …

Re-launch of CEPA between India – Canada:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Bilateral agreements.   Context: India – Canada have agreed to re-launch the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations to unlock full potential of bilateral trade. They are also considering an Interim Agreement or Early Progress Trade Agreement (EPTA) that could bring early commercial gains to both the countries. Need for: …

What are the Geneva Conventions guidelines during wartime?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine starting February 24 has set off a steady escalation in hostilities on Ukrainian soil, and in many cases civilian infrastructure and non-combatants have been impacted. There is growing concern surrounding the issue of human rights violations.   What next? As …

Manual scavenging:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Protection of vulnerable sections of the society.   Context: Recently, three labourers in Mumbai, allegedly hired for manual scavenging, died after inhaling toxic fumes in a septic tank. Even though manual scavenging is banned in India, the practice is still prevalent in many parts of the country.     What …

Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2020-21:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   Context: The Ministry of Education has released a detailed report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2020-21 on school education of India.     About it The UDISE+ system of online data collection from the schools was developed by Department of School …

[Video] Essay Perspectives (6th March & 13th March 2022) : By D.K. Balaji, IAS – Rank 36 CSE 2014

  In this Video, Mr. DK Balaji , IAS, Rank 36 CSE 2014 has given Essay perspectives for the following topics – 1. There are better practices to “best practices” 2. Everything we hear is an opinion; not a fact     Follow us on our Official TELEGRAM Channel HERE Subscribe to Our Official YouTube Channel HERE Our Official …

Insights into Editorial: A safety net for students abroad

    Introduction: For centuries, from Mahatma Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru to Amartya Sen and Manmohan Singh, Indians have gone abroad to pursue higher education. Before the onset of the pandemic, more than 7,50,000 Indian students were studying abroad, spending $24 billion in foreign economies, which is around 1% of India’s GDP. The …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 March 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: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from …

Moral norms are aspirational and prescriptive rather than functional and descriptive. Critically analyse.

Topic: dimensions of ethics; 7. Moral norms are aspirational and prescriptive rather than functional and descriptive. Critically analyse. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure. Key Demand of the question: To write …