[ INSTA Ethics ] : What is Utilitarianism

    Definition: In ethical philosophy, utilitarianism is a family of normative ethical theories that prescribe actions that maximize happiness and well-being for all affected individuals. Utilitarianism is a version of consequentialism, which states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong. Unlike other forms of consequentialism, such as egoism and altruism, utilitarianism considers the interests of all humans equally. Utilitarianism as a distinct …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 9 September 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 …

Urban Flooding

GS Paper  3 Syllabus: Disaster Management/Geography   Source: Indian Express  Direction: Twice, UPSC has asked similar Qn on Urban flooding in Mains. Remember recent examples, causes and a few recommendations on urban flooding.  Context: There was unprecedented flooding in India’s tech capital Bengaluru. Urban Flooding is an inundation of land in a constructed setting, particularly …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The outline of an essential global pandemic treaty

Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, Government policies, Covid-19, pandemic treaty). Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations, Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS An estimated 18 million people may have …

[COMPILATION] InsightsIAS Current Affairs Quiz – August 2022

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 9 September 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until …

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. A senior lecturer of the college was personally helping these students in this act. This senior lecturer also happens to be close to the management. One of the students was the son of a local politician who was responsible for getting college affiliated to the present reputed university. The second student was the son of a local businessman who has donated maximum funds for running the college. You immediately informed the management regarding this unfortunate incident. The management told you to resolve the issue with the flying squad at any cost. They further said that such an incident will not only tarnish the image of the college but also the politician and the businessman are very important personalities for the functioning of the college. You were also given hint that your further promotion to Principal depends on your capability in resolving this issue with the flying squad. In the meantime, you were intimidated by your administrative officer that certain members of the student union are protesting outside the college gate against the senior lecturer and the students involved in this incident are demanding strict action against defaulters.

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 effects of invasive alien species on their new surroundings as well as the overall biodiversity of the region are grave. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. The effects of invasive alien species on their new surroundings as well as the overall biodiversity of the region are grave. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: Invasive south red-eared slider turtle poses threat to Indian biodiversity. This …

Despite various efforts to improve road infrastructure, analyse the various causes behind increasing accidents. Discuss the measures that are needed to improve road safety in the country. 

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. Despite various efforts to improve road infrastructure, analyse the various causes behind increasing accidents. Discuss the measures that are needed to improve road safety in the country.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why the question: While Cyrus Mistry’s death has …

Why does poverty continue to remain a massive challenge in India? Examine the various measures taken by the government to achieve Sustainable Development Goal-1.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 4. Why does poverty continue to remain a massive challenge in India? Examine the various measures taken by the government to achieve Sustainable Development Goal-1. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

Numerous socio-economic indices are negatively and disproportionately impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Suggest short-term and long-term solutions to address this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3. Numerous socio-economic indices are negatively and disproportionately impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Suggest short-term and long-term solutions to address this issue. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 …

The first prerequisite for guaranteeing high-quality education in the country is the recruitment of skilled teachers into the educational system. Comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. The first prerequisite for guaranteeing high-quality education in the country is the recruitment of skilled teachers into the educational system. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: Teacher recruitment …

Discuss the contributions of Subhas Chandra Bose towards India’s struggle for Independence.  What message does his legacy have for the present day?

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Discuss the contributions of Subhas Chandra Bose towards India’s struggle for Independence.  What message does his legacy have for the present day? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the …