Insights into Editorial: India’s judiciary and the slackening cog of trust

    Introduction: Centrality of justice in human lives is summed up in a few words by the Greek philosopher, Aristotle: “It is in justice that the ordering of society is centred.” Yet, a vast majority of countries have highly corrupt judiciaries.   Forms of Corruption in Judiciary: Judicial corruption is inimical to judicial independence …

The concept of integrity embraces all aspects of behaviour of a civil servant, including qualities such as honesty, truthfulness, impartiality and incorruptibility. Substantiate.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. The concept of integrity embraces all aspects of behaviour of a civil servant, including qualities such as honesty, truthfulness, impartiality and incorruptibility. Substantiate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the …

Given its scientific and strategic significance, India needs to be far more ambitious on creating a domestic semiconductor industry at a war footing. Discuss.

Topic: indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 6. Given its scientific and strategic significance, India needs to be far more ambitious on creating a domestic semiconductor industry at a war footing. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The semiconductor ecosystem in India has been abuzz with energy ever …

To what extent has the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) led to LPG adoption in India leading to a shift towards clean fuel. Examine.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. To what extent has the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) led to LPG adoption in India leading to a shift towards clean fuel. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: In the last financial year, 90 lakh beneficiaries of Narendra Modi …

Analyse the various factors that lend credibility to India in assuming a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. Analyse the various factors that lend credibility to India in assuming a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. (250 words) (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The way Prime Minister Narendra Modi collected endorsements for the long-pending demand …

The Fifth Schedule deals with administration of scheduled areas where tribal communities are in a majority. Examine the role of Tribal advisory councils (TACs) in ensuring welfare and advancement of scheduled tribes.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3. The Fifth Schedule deals with administration of scheduled areas where tribal communities are in a majority. Examine the role of Tribal advisory councils (TACs) in ensuring welfare and advancement of scheduled tribes. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on …

What are twin cyclones? Explain the mechanism behind their formation.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2. What are twin cyclones? Explain the mechanism behind their formation. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Recent satellite images have shown a pair of cyclones in the Indian Ocean region, one in the northern hemisphere and one …

The failure of rebels in the revolt of 1857 can be attributed to many causes. However, the revolt led to re-evaluation and re-alignment of British policies in India. Elaborate.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. The failure of rebels in the revolt of 1857 can be attributed to many causes. However, the revolt led to re-evaluation and re-alignment of British policies in India. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: …

SANSAD TV: BILLS: AN INSIGHT- WILD LIFE (PROTECTION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2021

    Introduction: The Bill seeks to conserve and protect wildlife through better management of protected areas. The Bill amends the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.  The Act regulates the protection of wild animals, birds and plants.  The Bill seeks to increase the species protected under the law, and implement the Convention on International Trade …

Leaders are expected to be capable of steering their teams, inspiring their workforce, and setting an organisational culture that promotes innovation while reinforcing public sector values, including high standards for integrity and ethics. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion 7. Leaders are expected to be capable of steering their teams, inspiring their workforce, and setting an organisational culture that promotes innovation while reinforcing public sector values, including high standards for integrity and ethics. …

“Without facts you cannot have the truth, without truth you cannot have trust and without any of these things you cannot have a functioning democracy” – Maria Ressa

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) “Without facts you cannot have the truth, without truth you cannot have trust and without any of these things you cannot have a functioning democracy” – Maria Ressa Difficulty level: …

Evaluate the causes and consequences of desertification in India with a special emphasis on its socio-economic impact.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Evaluate the causes and consequences of desertification in India with a special emphasis on its socio-economic impact.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: The frequency and duration of drought is increasing at an alarming rate across the world since …

Examine the various factors behind the depreciation of Indian rupee. What is its impact on the Indian economy? What measures are required to counter the depreciation?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Examine the various factors behind the depreciation of Indian rupee. What is its impact on the Indian economy? What measures are required to counter the depreciation? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Indian Express Why the …

The policing system needs to be reformed to be in tune with present day scenario and upgraded to effectively deal with the crime and criminals, uphold human rights and safeguard the legitimate interests of one and all. Analyse in the light of Prakash Singh judgement.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. The policing system needs to be reformed to be in tune with present day scenario and upgraded to effectively deal with the crime and criminals, uphold human rights and safeguard the legitimate interests of one …

Critically analyse the various issues in criminalising marital rape in India? What is your view in regards to this issue?

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. Critically analyse the various issues in criminalising marital rape in India? What is your view in regards to this issue? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Delhi High Court …

What is the “Ring of Fire”? Why is the Ring of Fire the most seismically and volcanically active zone in the world?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What is the “Ring of Fire”? Why is the Ring of Fire the most seismically and volcanically active zone in the world? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

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  REGISTER HERE FOR ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP TEST   REGISTER HERE FOR OFFLINE SCHOLARSHIP TEST     Hello Dear Student! Welcome to InsightsIAS- an institute that has pioneered online learning & several online, as well as offline initiatives in the realm of UPSC Civil Services Preparation since its inception. Today, we present to you our highly …

Empathy is a key skill for relationships, conflict management and conflict resolution across work cultures. Elaborate. (

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. Empathy is a key skill for relationships, conflict management and conflict resolution across work cultures. Elaborate. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

Fighting corruption is often seen as a crucial step towards building better public institutions and improving the quality-of-service delivery. Comment.

Topic: challenges of corruption. 6. Fighting corruption is often seen as a crucial step towards building better public institutions and improving the quality-of-service delivery. Comment. (250 words) Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question:  To write about the importance of …