EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Hard truths about India’s labour reforms

 Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, Labour laws etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Social empowerment, schemes for vulnerable sections, development and management of social sectors/services. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s gravest socio-economic problem is the difficulty a vast majority of citizens have in earning good livelihoods. Investors say …

[ Day 61 – August 19 , 2022] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2022 – Economy and Agriculture & Ethics

  Environment and Disaster Management Q1.Environment issues delaying infra development in the Indian Ocean. What are the issues with environmental impact assessment (EIA) report? 10M Q2. Give the differential reasons for the landslides in Himalayan and Western Ghats region. What steps can you take to mitigate against such risks. 15M Ethics: Q3. What is public …

ESSAY Test 1(Round 1) : FREE STEP UP TEST SERIES FOR MAINS 2022

  Hello dear student, STEP-UP SIMULATION TEST SERIES FOR MAINS 2022! intends to give you a valuable experience of writing the mocks for the Mains Exam twice before the real exam!  As per schedule, Essay Test 1 of Round 1 was conducted today at all our centres. Here is the Question Cum Answer booklet and Essay …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 19 August 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 …

Big bang privatization of banks can be harmful: RBI report

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Privatization of banks, Monetary policy, the role of RBI etc   Source: The Hindu Context: Big-bang privatization of public sector banks can do more harm than good, the latest RBI bulletin has warned, asking the government to take a nuanced approach to the issue. While private sector banks (PSBs) are more …

An India Blockchain Platform

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: S&T/ Governance   Source: Indian Express Context: The author argues for use of blockchain technology for e-governance in India A digital infrastructure based on blockchain technology will transform the digital ecosystem in India and will enable the future of digital services, platforms, applications, content, and solutions. Recent steps for digital infrastructure: …

China’s BRI projects slow, but lending rises

GS paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: The Hindu Context: China’s investments in infrastructure projects under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have declined while China’s short and medium-term assistance to partner countries, some of which are dealing with rising debt levels, is increasing, according to recent research highlighting a shift in China’s approach …

Supreme Court orders status quo on move to put panel in charge of Indian Olympic Association

GS paper 2 and 3 Syllabus: Governance   Source: The Hindu Context: The Supreme Court ordered the status quo on the implementation of a Delhi High Court order to hand over the affairs of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to a Committee of Administrators (CoA). FIFA had recently gone ahead and suspended the AIFF, citing …

Should there be limits on ‘freebies’?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to development, welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of society, subsidies etc   Source: The Hindu Context: While hearing a petition demanding the derecognition of political parties that promise “irrational freebies’‘ to voters, the Supreme Court recently called for a balance between welfare measures and loss to the public exchequer. …

CSAT Foundation Course for Prelims 2023 : Early Bird offer extended till 27th August 2022

    CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE   Starts from : 30th August 2022 Fee: 9699/- incl taxes Early Bird Offer: 15% discount till 27th August 2022 Old Subscriber discount : 20% Duration : 6 Months(Weekly 2 Classes) Mode : Online & Offline (Offline in Bengaluru Only) WATCH DEMO VIDEOS HERE   Paper 2 of the …

Sansad TV: Diplomatic Dispatch- UN Peacekeeping & India’s role

    Introduction: On the 26th of July, two BSF personnel, Head Constable Shishupal Singh and Head Constable Sanwala Ram Vishnoi, who were part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were killed during a protest in an eastern town near the border with Uganda. This tragic incident has …

March forward to be a Topper : A Progress check by Vinay Sir : SESSION 2 | IPM,YLM,PTS 2023

    Hello Dear Students! Insights IAS believes in being a friend & mentor, guiding and supporting our students every step of the way! Staying true to this belief- we conduct periodic mentorship sessions by Vinay Sir, to stay in constant touch with our test-series students. This helps us assess their development, progress, identify any …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 August 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Aeolian processes create a number …