Daily Archive: January 13, 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 January 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 January 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.      SC refuses plea on alleged dilution of whistleblower law   The Supreme Court has refused to examine a petition alleging dilution in the Whistleblower Protection Act and seeking interim measures to protect whisteblowers who expose...

Insights into Editorial: How to make publicly-funded elections a reality

    Insights into Editorial: How to make publicly-funded elections a reality   Summary: Competitive political parties and election campaigns are central to the health of democracies. Parties and campaigns require significant resources to be effective. India has developed complex election expenditure, political party funding, and reporting and disclosure laws. However, these laws may have perverse impacts on the electoral...

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Urbanization  – problems and remedies 1) The city is never a function of concrete objects assembled in space, but rather, how people live together, prosper and create better lives for themselves. Examine how citizens can be...

9) It is no secret that intense lobbying is done by ‘reputed persons’ every year to receive Padma Shri or a Padma Bhushan awards. Is it ethical to lobby for such awards, especially when it’s a public servant who’s lobbying? Justify.

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 9) It is no secret that intense lobbying is done by ‘reputed persons’ every year to receive Padma Shri or a Padma Bhushan awards. Is it ethical to lobby for such awards, especially when it’s a public servant who’s lobbying? Justify. (150 Words) The Hindu

8) More than a decade ago, the National Commission on Farmers pointed out that successive droughts, illness, high expenditure on social obligations and asset loss push farmers to the brink. What reforms are needed in drought management for effective distress mitigation? Critically examine.

Topic: Agriculture issues 8) More than a decade ago, the National Commission on Farmers pointed out that successive droughts, illness, high expenditure on social obligations and asset loss push farmers to the brink. What reforms are needed in drought management for effective distress mitigation? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu