[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 6 November 2023

  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: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Planning, investment, and community engagement are …

Socrates’ emphasis on virtue, morality, and the pursuit of eudaimonia laid the groundwork for subsequent ethical philosophies in the Western tradition. Explain.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. Socrates’ emphasis on virtue, morality, and the pursuit of eudaimonia laid the groundwork for subsequent ethical philosophies in the Western tradition. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: newworldencyclopedia.org Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

What are invasive alien species? Analyse their impact on the ecosystem and ways to prevent their spread.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. What are invasive alien species? Analyse their impact on the ecosystem and ways to prevent their spread. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned …

Addressing man-animal conflicts requires a multi-pronged approach that involves conservation, public awareness, and the use of technology-based solutions. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Addressing man-animal conflicts requires a multi-pronged approach that involves conservation, public awareness, and the use of technology-based solutions. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India , Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

Bhutan’s engagement with India is crucial in the geopolitical landscape of the region, especially given China’s expansionist ambitions and its attempts to resolve border issues with Bhutan. Discuss.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. Bhutan’s engagement with India is crucial in the geopolitical landscape of the region, especially given China’s expansionist ambitions and its attempts to resolve border issues with Bhutan. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Times of India , Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: The article highlights …

The government of India has decided to extend the distribution of free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana scheme (PMGKAY) to ensure food security for vulnerable and economically disadvantaged sections of the population. Do you think it is a prudent move or moral hazard? Critically analyse.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 3. The government of India has decided to extend the distribution of free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana scheme (PMGKAY) to ensure food security for vulnerable and economically disadvantaged sections of the …

Do you think Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) system for elections in India can overcome the limitations of first-past-the-post (FPTP) leading to a more balanced representation. Examine.

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2.  Do you think Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) system for elections in India can overcome the limitations of first-past-the-post (FPTP) leading to a more balanced representation. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The article discusses New Zealand’s voting …

Planning, investment, and community engagement are key to ensuring that cities are not only rapidly urbanizing but also developing in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Elaborate.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Planning, investment, and community engagement are key to ensuring that cities are not only rapidly urbanizing but also developing in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The article emphasizes the need for improving …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 16 October – 21 October 2023

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 4 November 2023

  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 ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

Mapping   Source: IE Context: Pakistan has enforced the expulsion of Afghan migrants, with a primary focus on Afghans, who constitute the largest group of refugees in the country. Over 4 million Afghans reside in Pakistan, with an estimated 1.7 million lacking proper documentation. Despite appeals from the UN, rights groups, and Western embassies, Pakistan …

2023 Adaptation Gap Report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: Adaptation Gap Report 2023 released by the United Nations Environment Programme   What is an Adaptation Gap? The Adaptation Gap is the difference between the funds needed to adapt to climate change in countries (generally developing and least developed countries) and the actual financial support received. For …

NECP and EEFP launched by EESL

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP) were launched by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to promote energy-efficient and eco-friendly solutions in India.   About the National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP) and the Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP):

Hunger Hotspots

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WFP  Context: The FAO and WFP have issued a warning that acute food insecurity is expected to worsen in 18 hunger hotspots, covering 22 countries (e.g., Countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are at the highest concern level)   What are hunger hotspots? Hunger hotspots are …

Human Rights and agencies involved

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: UN  Context: The UN has said that there has been a rise in intimidation and violence in the West Bank, particularly in the Nablus area. This violence has led to the displacement of over 820 Palestinians.   Various UN agencies involved in the protection of Human Rights:

White Hydrogen

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: Two scientists in northeastern France discovered a substantial deposit of “white hydrogen,“ considered one of the largest concentrations of this clean energy source ever found.   What is White Hydrogen? White hydrogen is a clean-burning energy source found naturally in the Earth’s crust. It is Natural hydrogen …

Biosphere reserves: Pockets of hope

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses how Biosphere reserves play a crucial role in conserving biodiversity, reducing pollution, and enhancing climate resilience. November 3 is celebrated as World Biosphere Reserve Day (to raise awareness of the importance of biosphere reserves)   What are Biosphere reserves? Biosphere reserves are …