[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 14 November 2014

ARCHIVES 14 November 2014 Answer the following questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically comment on Jawaharlal Nehru’s contribution to post – Independent India. Business Standard The Indian Express 2) The problems faced by the sugar industry in India are interconnected and go much deeper. Examine the problems and suggest measures to overcome them. The Indian …

Regionalism – Its Dimensions, Meaning and Issues

Regionalism – Its Dimensions, Meaning and Issues Introduction To understand regionalism, we need to know various dimensions of the region. Region as a geographical unit, is delimited form each other. Region as a social system, reflects the relation between different human beings and groups. Regions are an organised cooperation in cultural, economic, political or military fields. Region acts as a subject with …

The Big Picture – Gujarat’s compulsory voting model: Can it work?

The Big Picture – Gujarat’s compulsory voting model: Can it work? Summary: The Gujarat government has notified an act which makes voting compulsory by the citizens for local self- government elections. This act which was passed in 2009 was rejected by the then Gujarat governor. This had forced the government to pass it again. The …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 13 November 2014

ARCHIVES 13 November 2014 Answer the following questions in about 200 words: 1) Write a note on the significance of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. The New York Times 2) Critically comment on the significance of the recent agreement reached by China and USA to cut their nation’s carbon emissions. The New York Times The …

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues   Table of Contents Inputs of Agriculture, related issues and Subsidies thereon Seeds Fertilizers Power, Water and Irrigation Credit and Insurance Introduction Agriculture sector is undoubtedly most important sector of Indian economy as it provides employment to 54.6% of people and food security of India revolves around this …

The Big Picture – Global agri products price crash: Impact on India

Summary: One of the less celebrated aspect for the last ten years or so, as far as India economy goes, was the revival of agriculture sector. The increased production and higher prices for farm produce has resulted in higher rural incomes. This had resulted in farmers’ rising incomes with Minimum Support Price reaching unprecedented levels. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 November 2014 National Education Day Celebrated The country celebrates the National Education Day every year on 11th of November which is the birth anniversary of India’s great freedom movement leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was also India’s first education minister. It was 125th birth anniversary of maulana azad. Maulana …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 12 November 2014

Insights Secure Questions on Current Events ARCHIVES 12 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) ” Taliban is a necessary evil in Afghanistan.” Critically comment. The New York Times 2) “Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the biggest surprise is how badly most of the post-communist nations have …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 November 2014 Jeevan Pramaan – Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners The Prime Minister, recently, launched “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate” for pensioners, in a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners. The proposed digital certification will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having …

Insights Daily Current Events: 08 and 10 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 and 10 November 2014 Vacancies reduce CBDT to just two members The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), a key player to track down black money stashed away abroad, is under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines despite senior positions being vacant. The CBDT, a constituent of the Special Investigation Team …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 55

ARCHIVES 11 November 2014 1) “India shares 1700-km boundary with Myanmar, yet the absence of it in India’s foreign policy priorities has been a strange but serious omission.” In the light of the statement, critically comment on the kind of relationship that India should have with Myanmar. IDSA 2) There was lots of optimism after …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 11 November 2014

ARCHIVES 11 November 2014 Download Secure Compilations Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Do you think the Indian government, like Chinese, should support private Indian companies to invest in foreign countries through diplomacy? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically comment on India’s progress in various social indicators post liberalization years. Business Standard …

Poverty Line in India: Its Meaning, Concept and Evolution

From the times immemorial society has been divided as rich and poor or powerful and weak. Some have dominant access to resources while some are deprived of resources. Situation is no different now. In democracy, government attempts to narrow this gap by taking up task of redistribution of resources. But resources at disposal of any …

Compilation: Secure-2014 Q and A – November 2014 First Week

The Undercover Group has come forward to help all serious aspirants by compiling Secure Q&A’s every week. The following document has been prepared by the Undercover Group members: 1). Dreamer Dreamer 2). Devil Baba 3). Deepak Thurwal 4). Gargi Sagar 5). Warrior Within 6). Anand Vardhan 7). Hatas Engineer 8). Gaga_Girl 9). LuV   DOWNLOAD: …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 50

ARCHIVES 10 November 2014 Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY 1. “There is a constant and continuous collision between bureaucratic values and democratic values which adversely affects development.” In the light of this statement examine the role of bureaucracy in development. [CSM 2008/300 Words]

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 10 November 2014

ARCHIVES 10 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In 2013 SEBI released new draft policy on insider trading norms after two decades. Examine why there is a need for new policy on insider trading. Business Standard 2) “Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has been estimated to be a billion-dollar burden …