UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 11 June 2024

The Insights IAS Secure Initiative for UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice enables you to practice daily answer writing, enhancing your skills and boosting your scores with regular feedback, expert tips, and strategies. Let consistency be the hallmark of your preparation and utilize UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice initiative wisely   Click on EACH question to post/upload …

India can prevent cross-border terrorism through improved border controls, defence capabilities with targeted operations, and public awareness. Discuss.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. India can prevent cross-border terrorism through improved border controls, defence capabilities with targeted operations, and public awareness. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: Multiple operations were launched on June …

Captagon pills crisis

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: Reports suggest that the Islamic State (IS) and Syrian fighters widely consumed Captagon to increase alertness and suppress appetite during their gruelling battles.    About Captagon: Captagon is a highly addictive amphetamine-type drug, which is produced mainly in Syria and widely smuggled across West Asia. Several …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 March 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 their …

India’s counter-terror diplomacy and challenges ahead

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: The Hindu Context: The decision to host the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNSC-CTC) is one of several events planned by the Government of India to strengthen its counter-terror diplomacy.   How India is strengthening …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA):

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Context: The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed shock over the Tripura police’s action of booking 102 people, including journalists, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This was for reporting and writing on the recent communal violence …

What did America achieve in Afghanistan in 20 years?

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: International relations   Context: The recent withdrawal of USA troops from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of waging war on terror An analysis of America’s achievements in Afghanistan in last 20 years USA under President Biden is contesting that it has significantly thwarted the Al-Qaeda terrorist network operating out of …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Context: A ban under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act may be imposed on both factions of the secessionist conglomerate Hurriyat Conference which has been spearheading the separatist movement in Jammu & Kashmir for over two decades. …

“All terrorists are criminals but not all criminals are terrorists”, in the light of the statement above explain in what way anti-terror laws in the country have led to a period of over-Criminalisation.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. “All terrorists are criminals but not all criminals are terrorists”, in the light of the statement above explain in what way anti-terror laws in the country have led to a period of over-Criminalisation. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu …

Drones as a technology offer a distinctively puzzling and complex security threat when it comes to terrorism and hybrid warfare. Critically analyse.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 7. Drones as a technology offer a distinctively puzzling and complex security threat when it comes to terrorism and hybrid warfare. Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: In the first such instance in India, explosive …

The human rights agenda in the world is facing a major challenge from terrorism, in this context discuss the challenges posed by Terrorism  and suggest steps to be taken by the world countries to combat the menace.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. The human rights agenda in the world is facing a major challenge from terrorism, in this context discuss the challenges posed by Terrorism  and suggest steps to be taken by the world countries to combat the menace. (250 …

What is the concept of ‘’Smart Wall” with respect to border management? Examine the scope of smart wall in protecting the territorial borders of India?

5. What is the concept of ‘’Smart Wall” with respect to border management? Examine the scope of smart wall in protecting the territorial borders of India? (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why the question: United States President Joe Biden stopped the construction of the much-publicised “border wall” between the U.S. and Mexico but an alternative …

Insights into Editorial: We must never forget this grim anniversary

  Context: Mumbai, the financial capital of India and its busiest metropolitan city, has been a prime target for terrorist attacks. In the last two decades, the number of terrorist attacks in Mumbai have caused over 700 fatalities. On 26 November 2008, ten transnational terrorists attacked Mumbai, which included the busiest railway station in peak …