[ Question Paper & Synopsis ] FREE STEP UP TEST SERIES FOR MAINS 2022 – Round 1

  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,  we have completed Round 1 of the Simulation Tests of Essay, GS1, GS2, GS3 & GS4   Find the Question-cum-answer booklet as …

Conquer CSAT with the UPSC CSAT Foundation Course by Insights IAS| Faculty: Shamanth Gowda Sir

  Hello Dear Student! Are you afraid of CSAT? Is it the stumbling block? Is CSAT the barrier between you and your goal of becoming a civil servant? Well, fret not! We have just the right solution for you! Insights IAS is delighted to announce our 6-month Foundation Course for CSAT which starts from 30th …

[ Day 64 – August 23 , 2022] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2022 – GS3 Full Length Test & Ethics

GS3 Full Length Test Q1. Explain the challenges posed by Over Ground Workers (OGW) to the security of the country.10M Q2. Discuss how financial intermediation activates economic growth. How inclusive growth is realized as part of this process in India? 10M   Ethics: Q3.“Probity in administration is necessary for achieving the ideals of a welfare …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

Introduction: Almost 39 years after India signed the Antarctic Treaty; The Parliament last week passed the Indian Antarctic Bill 2022. The Bill aims at having India’s own national measures for protecting the Antarctic environment as also the dependent and associated ecosystem. It provides a harmonious policy and regulatory framework for India’s Antarctic activities through well-established …

Sansad TV: Makers of Indian Constitution- Sucheta Kripalani: India’s first woman chief minister

  Introduction: She was also among the 15 women chosen to draft the Indian Constitution as part of the legendary Constituent Assembly. A freedom fighter, a drafter of the Constitution, a chief minister and a path-breaker for women everywhere. She inspired students to join the freedom movement. She was jailed by the British. She even …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 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 …

Women in Science

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology   Source: Indian Express Direction: Keep a rough note on women in various fields such as women in defence, women in the judiciary, women in parliament, women in the social sector, women freedom fighters, women revolutionaries, and so on. For this article, no need to remember data, just …

Explained: How should public sector banks be privatized?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Banking   Source: Indian Express Direction: This is an editorial explained article. We had already discussed this issue in detail in last month’s article.  This article will add only unique points left out. Just note a few important points on nationalization (not every point should be noted down) Context: In the …

The controversy around the Delhi excise policy

GS paper 3 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: The Hindu, The New Indian Express Directions: Just know the issue. No need to take notes. Context: Recent controversy around, now scrapped, Delhi Excise Policy Understanding the issue: Delhi government introduced a new “New Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22” last year, in order to ensure the …

MGNREGS

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: Factly Direction: A few recommendations can be incorporated into your Mains notes. It is an important scheme. Do know basic facts about it.   Context: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj’ released an action taken report on MGNREGA. The government has accepted …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A tale of Putin and Xi

  Source: The Indian Express Prelims: Current events of international importance(Indo-China relations, India Russia) China-Russia etc Mains GS Paper II: Multipolar World, Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or Affecting India’s interest etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India wishes to sit on top of the mountain to watch the tigers fight.” Chinese scholar reviewing India’s …