“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” – Maya Angelou

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” – Maya Angelou Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” ― Dalai Lama

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” ― Dalai Lama Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The …

The sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as organic carbon in the soil attracts attention as an alternate way to help stem the rate of greenhouse gas growth and associated changes in our climate. Elaborate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. The sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as organic carbon in the soil attracts attention as an alternate way to help stem the rate of greenhouse gas growth and associated changes in our climate. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the …

Though microfinance is a very effective tool in providing access to capital for individuals who are financially underserved. The unauthorised digital lending is bane that must be addressed on an urgent basis. Analyse.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 4. Though microfinance is a very effective tool in providing access to capital for individuals who are financially underserved. The unauthorised digital lending is bane that must be addressed on an urgent basis. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The last …

What are the objectives of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)? Discuss the factors that are needed to ensure that NARCL will serve as effective and efficient bad bank.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment 3. What are the objectives of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)? Discuss the factors that are needed to ensure that NARCL will serve as effective and efficient bad bank. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Live Mint , Insights on …

Transition to green mobility is quickly picking up, which is an opportune time for India to take a lead in manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (EV). Examine the various measures taken by India in this regard.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. Transition to green mobility is quickly picking up, which is an opportune time for India to take a lead in manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (EV). Examine the various measures taken by India in this regard.  …

Though the winds of change in 1960’s brought independence to a lot of African states, but the political turmoil that followed resulted in severe economic exploitation and backwardness. Analyse.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. Though the winds of change in 1960’s brought independence to a lot of African states, but the …

Objectivity in the moral framework calls for moral codes to be assessed based on the well-being of the people in the society that follow it. Discus.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Objectivity in the moral framework calls for moral codes to be assessed based on the well-being of the people in the society that follow it. Discus. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) experienced instability exacerbated by weak government structures and the littorals’ limited capacity in controlling the maritime domain. As security threats increased, the IOR experienced growing militarisation by regional and extra-regional powers. Evaluate India’s response in this region.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 6. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) experienced instability exacerbated by weak government structures and the littorals’ limited capacity in controlling the maritime domain. As security threats increased, the IOR experienced growing militarisation by regional and extra-regional powers. Evaluate India’s response in this region. (250 words) Difficulty …

What is a virtual private network (VPN)? Discuss its applications and security issues associated with it.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. What is a virtual private network (VPN)? Discuss its applications and security issues associated with it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The new rules issued by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) for Virtual …

India’s engagement in U.N. Peacekeeping is a testimony to its abiding interest in the subject and the desire to influence the workings of the peacekeeping mechanism in the most influential of the forums in the global governance. Discuss.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 4. India’s engagement in U.N. Peacekeeping is a testimony to its abiding interest in the subject and the desire to influence the workings of the peacekeeping mechanism in the most influential of the forums in the global governance. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health and development threat. What are the challenges in tackling it? How can they be overcome?

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health and development threat. What are the challenges in tackling it? How can they be overcome?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: Health ministers from the …

Compare and contrast theory of plate tectonics with the continental drift theory. How does the plate tectonic theory answer questions left unanswered by the drift theory?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Compare and contrast theory of plate tectonics with the continental drift theory. How does the plate tectonic theory answer questions left unanswered by the drift theory? .(250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Dr B.R Ambedkar’s thought on promoting democratic unity across linguistically and culturally diverse political units, as well as on pursuing domestic rights protections through institutions, offers valuable insights for the present-day governance. Comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Dr B.R Ambedkar’s thought on promoting democratic unity across linguistically and culturally diverse political units, as well as on pursuing domestic rights protections through institutions, offers valuable insights for the present-day governance. Comment.  (250 words) …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 23rd May-28thMay 2022

  Hello Dear Student! InsightsIAS is delighted to present the third edition of the InsightsIAS Weekly Current Affairs magazine. It is, as the name suggests, a compilation of the Daily CA initiative of the preceding week. Our motto at InsightsIAS has always been about simplifying UPSC exam preparation for you. This magazine will be an …

Insights IAS Free Online Economy Video lecture classes for Group-1 TSPSC & APPSC

  We are glad to announce Free Online Economy Video lecture classes for Andhra pradesh / Telangana Group-1 State public service Exam and UPSC in bilingual language (Telugu & English). Students are here by requested to make the utmost use of this initiative. These free economy lecture video will be posted on Monday, Wednesday & …

Explain Categorical Imperative with examples. Do you think it is practical to follow it?

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality; 7. Explain Categorical Imperative with examples. Do you think it is practical to follow it? (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Easy Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

Deep tech present the next big opportunity for India that can drive growth and deliver sustainable solutions across the country. Discuss.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. Deep tech present the next big opportunity for India that can drive growth and deliver sustainable solutions across the country. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Difficult Why the question: The question is part of the …

What are the factors that have aided the Unicorn boom in India over the recent past? Discuss the factors that are needed in order to ensure they succeed and become profitable, while contributing to job creation.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. What are the factors that have aided the Unicorn boom in India over the recent past? Discuss the factors that are needed in order to ensure they succeed and become profitable, while contributing to job creation. (250 words) Difficulty …