PM Modi unveils national emblem on new Parliament building

GS Paper-1 Syllabus: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Source: Indian Express Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building. The concept sketch and process of casting the National Emblem on the roof of the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The scam faultline is damaging Indian banking

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Monetary Policy, Banking system, RBI, NPA Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Issues with NPA, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The biggest banking scam in India has come to the forefront, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited(DHFL) has hoodwinked a consortium of banks driven by the Union Bank …

Sansad TV: Bills: An Insight- Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021

  Introduction: The Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 replaces a similar Ordinance promulgated in April 2021 that sought to dissolve eight tribunals. The tribunals functioned as appellate bodies to hear disputes under various statutes and transferred their functions to existing judicial forums such as a civil court or a High Court. Background: The Act was introduced …

Sansad TV: Perspective- RBI’s Crypto Warning

      Introduction: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said that, Cryptocurrencies are clear danger and anything that derives value based on make believe, without any underlying, is just speculation under a sophisticated name. RBI’s 25th Financial Stability Report released earlier this week says the growing threat of the crypto-assets ecosystem warrants drastic approaches by …

[ Day 13 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2022 – Geography and Ethics

    NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same time gives you extra points in the form of background information.   Geography: …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 July 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: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts …

what do you understand by a ‘responsive civil servant’? Identify the five essential traits of a responsive civil servant.

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service  7.  what do you understand by a ‘responsive civil servant’? Identify the five essential traits of a responsive civil servant. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ …

With the rising number of banking frauds, what changes to corporate governance structure of banks do you suggest to tackle it?

Topic:  corporate governance. 6. With the rising number of banking frauds, what changes to corporate governance structure of banks do you suggest to tackle it? (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The biggest banking scam in India has come to the forefront in the midst of celebrations of ‘Aazadi Ka …

The James Webb telescope is an exemplar of collaborative science and human ingenuity. Discuss its significance to the scientific community.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. The James Webb telescope is an exemplar of collaborative science and human ingenuity. Discuss its significance to the scientific community.  (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The first image from NASA’s new space telescope is the …

In India’s Unicorn boom, scorching growth with a convergence to the path to profitability is incredibly difficult to achieve. Critically Examine.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.  4. In India’s Unicorn boom, scorching growth with a convergence to the path to profitability is incredibly difficult to achieve. Critically Examine. Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint  Why the question: India has more than 100 unicorns—startups that are valued …

NITI Aayog has been constituted to actualise the important goal of cooperative federalism and to enable good governance in India. NITI Aayog acts as the quintessential platform for the Government of India by bringing States together as ‘Team India’ to work towards the national development agenda. Examine

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3. NITI Aayog has been constituted to actualise the important goal of cooperative federalism and to enable good governance in India. NITI Aayog acts as the quintessential platform for the Government of India by bringing States together as ‘Team India’ to work towards the national development agenda. Examine. …

  Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) was one of the makers of modem India. He is generally hailed as “the father of Modern India”. Though Roy was modernist in his approach, he always tried to link modernity with tradition. Elaborate.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 2.  Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) was one of the makers of modem India. He is generally hailed as “the father of Modern India”. Though Roy was modernist in his approach, he always tried to link modernity with …

The revolt of 1857 shook the foundations of the British empire in India. What started merely as a sepoy mutiny soon engulfed the peasantry and other civilian population over wide areas in northern India. Discuss.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1.  The revolt of 1857 shook the foundations of the British empire in India. What started merely as a sepoy mutiny soon engulfed the peasantry and other civilian population over wide areas in northern India. Discuss. (250 words) …

Sociology Analytica Day 25 (July 12th) : Ghurye calls Indian tribes as backward Hindus and rejected seperate identity for tribes. Do you agree Indian tribes should be given seperate identity?

Sociology Analytica Day 25 (July 12th)   Today’s Question : Ghurye calls Indian tribes as backward Hindus and rejected seperate identity for tribes. Do you agree Indian tribes should be given seperate identity?  10 marks    Comment below with your answers. Participate & practice in order to progress. Discussion Video will be posted by 6pm …

PSIR Analytica Week 6 Day 27 (July 12th) : Is India moving towards combative federalism . Critically analyse

PSIR Analytica Week 6 Day 27 (July 12th)   Today’s Question : Is India moving towards combative federalism . Critically analyse 15M   Comment below with your answers. Participate & practice in order to progress. Discussion Video will be posted by 6pm Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE Follow our Twitter Account HERE …

[ INSTA Ethics ] : Human values- lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators- Part 1

  What are values? According to Radhakamal Mukherjee, “Values may be defined as socially approved desires and goals that are internalized through the process of conditioning, learning or socialization.” According to Allport, “Value is a belief upon which a man acts by preferences.” According to Hill, Values are individual beliefs to which people attach significant worth and by which …