[ Day 5 – June 24, 2022] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2022 – Modern India & Ethics

  Modern India: Q1. Whom do u think we need more of today, Gandhi or Ambedkar?  Justify your views. (10M) Q2. Evaluate the significance of the Quit India movement and its impact on the British Raj in India. (10M)    Ethics: Q3. How do ethics in private and public relationships converge and diverge from each …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The problems plaguing thermal power generators

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Environmental pollution and degradation(Coal, Paris Agreement) Mains GS Paper III: Conservation, Thermal energy demand, environmental pollution and degradation, Coal. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s power demand touched a record high of 211 MW even though the coal shortage continued with coal stocks available only for eight days. In …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 24 June 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 …

Regulating misleading advertisements

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Media Ethics   Context: The Central Consumer Protection Authority has come up with the Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisements and Endorsements for Misleading Advertisements, 2022.     Bait advertising: It means enticing consumers to buy the product at a lower price. High Tech:-Computers and other high-tech items are easy to …

Modernise co-operative banks

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment.   Context: Cooperation Minister has highlighted that cooperative banks will not be given a “second-grade” treatment but they should adopt modern and transparent banking methods to stay in the competition. Status: As per RBI, as of March 2019, …

Covid vaccines prevented 42 lakh deaths in India in the first year

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology   Context: A study by Lancet Infectious Disease has estimated that Covid-19 vaccines prevented nearly 1.98  crore deaths worldwide — out of a potential 3.14 crore deaths — in the first year of the vaccine programme. These include 42.10 lakh deaths prevented in India. What does the study …

Group wants new order on MGNREGA workers revoked

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections, issues related to development and management of the social sector.   Context: The Union Rural Development Ministry must withdraw its order to discontinue manual attendance for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) worksites with more than 20 workers and use a mobile phone-based application, …

Pakistan’s economic muddling and the IMF challenge

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: India and its neighbourhood relations, important international institutions(IMF)   Context: The Pakistani rupee (PKR) has been falling continuously from 150 in April 2021 to 213 against the dollar on 21 June, an all-time low. Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves have been depleting during the last one year. According to State Bank of …

BRICS support dialogue between Russia, Ukraine

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India.   Context: The Russian President called for the strengthening of BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) at a virtual summit of leaders of the grouping hosted by China. Indian Prime Minister focussed on the importance of BRICS in the post-pandemic global …

[OGP Classes] Insights IAS in association with Chandragupta Maurya UPSC, KPSC Training Centre, Davanagere, Karnataka

    Dear Students, We at InsightIAS are glad to announce that we will be associating with Chandragupta Maurya UPSC, KPSC Training Centre, Davanagere, Karnataka with the intent of democratizing and reaching every student out there who aspires to be in Civil Services. The Features of the program are as follows 10 month online classes …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:  Towards a single low tax regime

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian Economy(Fiscal Policy, GST) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, GST Council, Cooperative Federalism etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In 2018, the late FinanceMinister, announced that the 28% GST slab, which he called the “dying slab”, would be phased out, except for luxury items. India, he said, would eventually have just two slabs: …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 June 2022

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and …

You are Vice Principal of a degree college in one of the middle-class towns. The principal has recently retired and management is looking for his replacement. There are also feelers that the management may promote you as Principal. In the meantime, during the annual examination, the flying squad which came from the university caught two students red-handed involving in unfair means.

Topic: Case Study 7. You are Vice Principal of a degree college in one of the middle-class towns. The principal has recently retired and management is looking for his replacement. There are also feelers that the management may promote you as Principal. In the meantime, during the annual examination, the flying squad which came from the …

The process of burning farm residue is one of the major causes of air pollution in parts of north India, deteriorating the air quality. Moreover, the inability to convert stubble as fodder leads to economic losses as well. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The process of burning farm residue is one of the major causes of air pollution in parts of north India, deteriorating the air quality. Moreover, the inability to convert stubble as fodder leads to economic losses as well. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

Soil Security and Food and Nutrition Security are interconnected. Soil degradation drives food insecurity and sustainable interventions are urgently needed in this regard. Analyse.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. Soil Security and Food and Nutrition Security are interconnected. Soil degradation drives food insecurity and sustainable interventions are urgently needed in this …