[REGISTRATIONS OPEN] CHESS TOURNAMENT at Insights IAS – Bengaluru branch on 10th Dec. 2022

  Hello students, We are glad to organize a Chess tournament for our students at Insights IAS Bengaluru on 10th Dec. 2022. Amidst your rigorous studies and a few stressful days, it is important to take a good break. You all need to have some fun while you learn. Recreation is a significant factor in …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 8 December 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 …

India Central Asia Security Meet

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Source: The Hindu  Context: India hosted a conclave of top security officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan with a focus on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan. This year was the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Central Asian …

Reservation for Dalit converts: SC to decide on hearing petitions

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Parliament-Structure, functioning and conduct of business, institutions and bodies for the protection of vulnerable sections of society   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the issues related to the inclusion/exclusion of communities in the SC list.   Context: The SC stated it would consider whether to wait for the Justice K.G. …

The impasse over the appointment of judges

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the issue of the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary in the context of the 2015 SC’s verdict which struck down NJAC.  Context: The Vice ­President of India recently commented on the ongoing …

Counting process after polling is over

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies   Source: IE  Direction: The article covers the process and apparatus involved during the counting of votes once polling is over.   Context: As Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh wait for the results of their Assembly elections, we will …

Heatwaves in India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.   Source: DTE  Context: A new report by the World Bank suggests India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that break the human survivability limit. India has witnessed a concurrent increase in meteorological …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : BIMSTEC as key to a new South Asian regional order

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance(BIMSTEC, Bay of Bengal,Regional forums etc Mains GS Paper II: bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS December 8 is commemorated as SAARC Charter Day. 37 years ago, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), an intergovernmental …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The perils of undoing the framework of reservation

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: EWS, Article 15, Article 16, 103rd Constitution Amendment Act, Indra Sawhney etc   Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The majority judgment in EWS upheld the constitutionality of the amendment and …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Growing Cyber Security Challenges

    Introduction: The AIIMS, New Delhi – the country’s premier health institute – has been forced back in time after a major cyberattack took all of its servers offline.Experts worry that this cyberattack could’ve compromised the data of the large number of patients. The crucial data includimg personal credentials of patients, lab reports, medical …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 December 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: Social empowerment 1. The substitution of caste by economic criteria will not …

Differentiate between persuasion and influence. Do does persuasion results in changing decision-making patterns and ways? Substantiate with examples.

Topic: social influence and persuasion.   7. Differentiate between persuasion and influence. Do does persuasion results in changing decision-making patterns and ways? Substantiate with examples. Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of Mission-2023 Secure. Key Demand of the question: …

Attitudes are the building blocks of an individual’s character. Elaborate.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6. Attitudes are the building blocks of an individual’s character. Elaborate. Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of …

What are the major announcements by India at COP 27? Critically analyse India’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. What course corrections are required to meet the targets?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. What are the major announcements by India at COP 27? Critically analyse India’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. What course corrections are required to meet the targets? Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: India’s official statement at …

Evaluate the performance of the monetary policy committee in achieving its stated objective of containing inflation in the prescribed bandwidth. How will the recent the move to increase the benchmark interest rate by 35 basis points affect the Indian economy?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Evaluate the performance of the monetary policy committee in achieving its stated objective of containing inflation in the prescribed bandwidth. How will the recent the move to increase the benchmark interest rate by 35 basis points affect the Indian …

Ties between India and Germany have potential to work together on issues such as fighting climate change, inequality, poverty and the digital divide but they should overcome disagreements on global issues. Comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. Ties between India and Germany have potential to work together on issues such as fighting climate change, inequality, poverty and the digital divide but they should overcome disagreements on global issues. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu …