Ethical values from the life of Lal Bahadur Shastri

GS Paper 4   Context: The second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birth anniversary is being observed on 2nd October was known as a statesman par excellence. He is best remembered for his slogan, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. Shastri’s leadership was laden with values and ethics. Ethical lessons from Shastriji’s life: Against …

National Education Policy prescribes no language

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to the development of the social sector involving education   Source: The Hindu Context: The Ministry of Education constituted a high-powered committee, the Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti for the promotion of Indian languages.   Objective of the committee: Preparing an action plan: For the growth of Indian languages as prescribed …

What happened to the Nord Stream pipelines?

GS -2 and 3 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings involving India and affecting India’s interests, Infrastructure: Energy, ports, roads etc   Source: The Hindu Context: Four leaks were reported at different points in the Nord Stream pipelines, linking Russia and Europe.   What are the Nord Stream pipelines? Nord Stream 1 subsea pipeline: Nord …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Choose ‘safe surrender’ over infant abandonment

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Fundamental rights, abortion laws, adoption laws, JJ Act,Central Adoption Resource Authority etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Role of women and women organizations, schemes for vulnerable sections. Fundamental rights, Issues with adoption laws etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS National Crime Records Bureau show that no less than 709 criminal cases of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Letting go of a chance to democratize telecom services

 Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Governance, digital India, Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 etc Mains GS Paper III: Digital India, cybercrime, Important aspects of governance(e governance, accountability)etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 (Telecom Bill) — published for public consultation aims to create a legal framework attuned to the realities of the …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 October 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and …

Rawls believed that inequalities can be justified as inequality could be attributed to rational human beings who are ignorant of their status, place and potential in the society. Examine.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. Rawls believed that inequalities can be justified as inequality could be attributed to rational human beings who are ignorant of their status, place and potential in the society. Examine.  (150 words) Difficulty Level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the …

India has made impressive progress towards clean energy. It has, however, a long way to go before it can fully wean itself off fossil fuels. During this transitional phase, natural gas producers should be granted unfettered marketing and pricing freedom. Examine.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. India has made impressive progress towards clean energy. It has, however, a long way to go before it can fully wean itself off fossil fuels. During this transitional phase, natural gas producers should be granted unfettered marketing and pricing …

The limitation of GDP in this area prevents it from measuring the economic welfare people get. What are the alternatives to GDP to overcome the limitations it poses?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. The limitation of GDP in this area prevents it from measuring the economic welfare people get. What are the alternatives to GDP to overcome the limitations it poses? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the …

What is national income? What is its importance? Explain the various methods of national income computation.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. What is national income? What is its importance? Explain the various methods of national income computation.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

The government has taken various measures towards achieving Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Analyse their performance. What course corrections are required to meet the targets?

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. The government has taken various measures towards achieving Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Analyse their performance. What course corrections are required to meet the targets? Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The …

In the changing global situation and rising global issues, Gandhi’s vision may be the panacea for the planet. Critically examine.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. In the changing global situation and rising global issues, Gandhi’s vision may be the panacea for the planet. Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , The Hindu Why the question: Mahatma Gandhi …

Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ last year. But like most major festivals, Durga Puja is not just a cultural extravaganza; it is also an economic lifeline. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ last year. But like most major festivals, Durga Puja is not just a cultural extravaganza; it is also an economic lifeline. …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 26th Sep – 1st Oct2022

  InsightsIAS is delighted to present the 21st edition of the Weekly Current Affairs magazine. It is, as the name suggests, a compilation of the Daily CA initiative of the preceding week. NEW UPDATE: We have edited the magazine and made it concise but relevant and to-the-point for the exam- just 30 pages of content …

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2022 – Week 94 – History is a series of victories won by the scientific man over the romantic man

Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2022 – Week 94 Archives 2 October 2022 Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “History is a series of victories won by the scientific man over the romantic man”   CLICK HERE FOR ESSAY SYNOPSIS    Join InsightsIAS Official Telegram Channel for Daily Guidance …