Compilation: Insights Secure Questions and Answers, December Third Week

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Group name: The Undercover Group Group members who contributed this time are, 1). Urstruly Kartheek 2). Devil Baba 3). Anand Vardhan 4). Hatas Engineer 5). LuV Download Link CLICK HERE

The Big Picture – Private Sector’s role in the Indian Economy

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Summary: Ever since the Liberalization process started in 1991, the role of private sector in the economy has been growing significantly. As the size of the Private Sector has grown, so as the size of the economy. Private Sector is mainly worried about the high …

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 December 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 27 December 2014 ARCHIVES President signs coal, insurance ordinances President has signed two key ordinances to raise the cap on foreign direct investment in the insurance sector and facilitate e-auction of coal blocks, amid protest from the opposition parties. The Coal …

The Big Picture – Indian Foreign Policy: Is it heading in the right direction?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Summary: 2014 has been a year of dramatic developments with the major shift in the political scene. This has also resulted in a new approach towards foreign policy. Probably no other Indian PM has ever participated in so many high powered multilateral and bilateral summits …

Lok Sabha Insights – Ordinances on Coal and Insurance

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Lok Sabha Insights – Ordinances on Coal and Insurance 26/12/2014 A day after budget session was concluded 2 ordinances were promulgated; one was for Coals Mines Allocation ordinance which was redone as government failed to get relevant legislation passed in both houses. Other one …

Ethics and Integrity – Insights Secure – 2015, December 27, 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government;  accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; 11)  You are working as District Health Officer in a backward district. You are asked by the government to order all Primary Health Clinics (PHC) to conduct sterilization …

10) Some analysts arguethat the public food supply chain for market intervention has a favourable impact on the cost-benefit ratio, poverty reduction, calorie consumption by the poor and productivity-led agricultural growth. In this regard, examine the reforms needed in the public food supply chain.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; 10) Some analysts arguethat the public food supply chain for market intervention has a favourable impact on the cost-benefit ratio, poverty reduction, calorie consumption by the poor and productivity-led agricultural growth. In this regard, examine the reforms needed …

9) What are cryogenic fuels? Examine their importance and application in food processing industry.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Food Processing industry 9) What are cryogenic fuels? Examine their importance and application in food processing industry. (150 Words) Down to Earth

8) What do you understand by antimicrobial resistance? Examine its health and economic costs on the world with special reference to India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their effects in everyday life 8) What do you understand by antimicrobial resistance? Examine its health and economic costs on the world with special reference to India. (200 Words) Down to Earth Down to Earth – 2

7) An Indian origin scientist in USA has proposed that geoengineering of Eastern ghats can harness the full potential of moisture rich North Eastern Monsoons to solve the water scarcity problem in the peninsular India. What do you understand by geoengineering? Examine why North Eastern Monsoon brings less rainfall far below its actual potential and also critically discuss how geoengineering can solve the problem.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  7) An Indian origin scientist in USA has proposed that geoengineering of Eastern ghats can harness the full potential of moisture rich North Eastern Monsoons to solve the water scarcity problem in …

6) “Maldives is redefining democracy in a way similar to the version the Maumoon Abdul Gayoom presidency had in place for many decades before the country held its first multiparty presidential election in 2008.” In the light of recent developments in Maldives, critically comment on the statement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 6) “Maldives is redefining democracy in a way similar to the version the Maumoon Abdul Gayoom presidency had in place for many decades before the country held its first multiparty presidential election in 2008.” In the light of recent developments in Maldives, …

5) Changes in various policies related to trade and entry of multinational companies in the Indian pharmaceutical industry were initiated in the early 1970s. However, the pace of growth of this industry has shown a remarkable upswing only after 1991, and particularly after 2005. Critically examine which factors have been responsible for this growth.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world and India (Also part of paper-3:  bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights) 5) Changes in various policies related to trade and entry of multinational companies …

4) The World Bank-funded hydrology project in some states in India was helpful in coping with flood related problems. What do you understand by hydrological data? Analyse why reliable hydrological data is important in flood management.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena  4) The World Bank-funded hydrology project in some states in India was helpful in coping with flood related problems. What do you understand by hydrological data? Analyse why  reliable hydrological data is important in flood management. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) “The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War have only led to global instability.” Critically comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century  3) “The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War have only led to global instability.” Critically comment (200 Words) Frontline

2) In what ways was the Buddhist theory of a social contract different from the Brahmanical view of society derived from the Purusha sukta?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: NCERT Themes in Indian History – I, Chapter – 2, Class XII 2) In what ways was the Buddhist theory of a social contract different from the Brahmanical view of society derived from the Purusha sukta? (150 Words) Chapter – 3

1) The sixth century BCE is often regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history. Examine why with suitable examples.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: NCERT Themes in Indian History – I, Chapter – 2, Class XII 1) The sixth century BCE is often regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history. Examine why with suitable examples. (150 Words) Chapter – 2

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 27 December 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 27 December 2014   Monday’s Topic for GS – 1: NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History, Chapter – 4 Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You General Studies – 1 Topic: NCERT Themes …