What are mesoscale winds? What are the factors affecting their formation? Explain their impact on local climate.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What are mesoscale winds? What are the factors affecting their formation? Explain their impact on local climate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1. Key Demand of the …

Emotional intelligence is about being aware of how emotions affect your communication and even leveraging human emotions to make yourself more persuasive. Explain.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7. Emotional intelligence is about being aware of how emotions affect your communication and even leveraging human emotions to make yourself more persuasive. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is …

Objectivity is necessary to get an opinion based on facts and that is free from bias. Discuss.

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. 6. Objectivity is necessary to get an opinion based on facts and that is free from bias. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of …

India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. Analyse the strength and weaknesses of India in this sector. Suggest steps to overcome the weaknesses.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5. India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. Analyse the strength and weaknesses of India in this sector. Suggest steps to overcome the weaknesses. (250 words) Difficulty level:  Moderate Reference: Financial Express , moneycontrol.com Why the …

The banking sector, in order to thrive, needs streamlining of regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities. Discuss the role of the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) in this regard.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. The banking sector, in order to thrive, needs streamlining of regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities. Discuss the role of the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) in this regard. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

What is divestment? What are the concerns associated with it? Do you think the government must own anything apart from the strategic sectors? Critically analyse.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 3. What is divestment? What are the concerns associated with it? Do you think the government must own anything apart from the strategic sectors? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

Do you think it is necessary to have ‘vaccine mandates’ in this unprecedented public health emergency? Critically analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. Do you think it is necessary to have ‘vaccine mandates’ in this unprecedented public health emergency? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld both the right …

Deltas around the world play a significant role in providing local, regional and global human communities with agricultural and fisheries resources. Elaborate.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Deltas around the world play a significant role in providing local, regional and global human communities with agricultural and fisheries resources. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question:  The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

Launching the Revamped – Interactive – InstaPrelims Test Series 2023 (Online & Offline)

      These are just two of the several reviews of our acclaimed Prelims Test Series by toppers’.   CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE     Hello Dear Student! Welcome to InsightsIAS- an institute that has pioneered online learning & several initiatives in the realm of UPSC Civil Services Preparation since its inception. Today, we …

The Categorical Imperative is supposed to provide a way for us to evaluate moral actions and to make moral judgments. Elaborate.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. The Categorical Imperative is supposed to provide a way for us to evaluate moral actions and to make moral judgments. Elaborate. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Easy Reference: stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

In order to enhance the diffusion of space technology and boost space economy, opening up Indian space sector for private entrepreneurs and businesses is vital. Comment.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. In order to enhance the diffusion of space technology and boost space economy, opening up Indian space sector for private entrepreneurs and businesses is vital. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India …

Heatwaves can have serious health consequences. While more attention is paid to mortality due to heatwaves, policymakers should also focus on how heat waves affect the quality of people’s lives and develop a long-term vision to counter it. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Heatwaves can have serious health consequences. While more attention is paid to mortality due to heatwaves, policymakers should also focus on how heat waves affect the quality of people’s lives and develop a long-term vision to counter it. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the …

India and the EU have maintained a robust strategic relation. However, in some critical areas, there is still room for enhanced cooperation between the both. Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. India and the EU have maintained a robust strategic relation. However, in some critical areas, there is still room for enhanced cooperation between the both. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Times of India , Insights on India Why the …

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is an anachronistic law and its repeal can strengthen the foundation of our democracy. Critically examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is an anachronistic law and its repeal can strengthen the foundation of our democracy. Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: It …

What is hyper-globalisation? Examine its impact on in the Indian society with a special emphasis inclusivity and economic equality. What measures are needed to counter the risks posed by it?

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 2. What is hyper-globalisation? Examine its impact on in the Indian society with a special emphasis inclusivity and economic equality. What measures are needed to counter the risks posed by it? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Ukraine crisis forces rethink on hyper-globalisation. …

India has a rich heritage of science and technology. Draw linkages between modern Indian science and its rich scientific heritage of ancient past.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. India has a rich heritage of science and technology. Draw linkages between modern Indian science and its rich scientific heritage of ancient past. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Insights on India Why the question: …

The global impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlights the need for coordinated action across sectors to protect health and prevent disruption to food systems. Examine the need of one health approach in this regard.

  10. The global impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlights the need for coordinated action across sectors to protect health and prevent disruption to food systems. Examine the need of one health approach in this regard. (250 words) Reference: Insights on India

There is an urgent need to prepare a mid- to long-term plan to compensate for the learning loss due to lockdown, with a sufficient focus on overall child development and provide for strategic, innovative and lasting solutions. Analyse.

  8. There is an urgent need to prepare a mid- to long-term plan to compensate for the learning loss due to lockdown, with a sufficient focus on overall child development and provide for strategic, innovative and lasting solutions. Analyse. Reference: Indian Express , The Hindu