Mobilization of Resources – 3: Government Finances

  Mobilization of Resources – 3: Government Finances               Government of India retains a big role in economy. In aftermath of LPG reforms, it has pulled back substantially from private sector, yet its presence is unquestionable and desirable in social sector, defense and security, provision of public goods and …

Resource Mobilization – 2: Capital Markets

                   Resource Mobilization 2: Capital Markets ARCHIVES     Resources can be mobilized either for short term or for long term. Economy consists of huge number of enterprises and individuals, requirements of all of them differ. Some have surplus cash to save, while some other needs cash. Some firms/individuals wants to make good there short …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 31 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 31 December 2014   Tomorrow’s Topic for GS – 1: NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History – II Chapter – 9 General Studies – 1 Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times 1) Discuss salient features of the …

Ethics and Integrity: Insights Secure 2015, 31 December 2014

Topic:  Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values  11) In a recent incident, a robber snatched gold chain from a woman and pushed her out of moving train. Luckily, she survived with a minor injury. That day she was forced to commute in train …

10) Recently the Agriculture ministry of the Union government proposed an import duty of ten per cent on gram and also removing export ban on pulsed and edible oils. Examine why. Also comment if measures like these are productive in the long term.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country 10) Recently the Agriculture ministry of the Union government proposed an  import duty of ten per cent on gram and also removing export ban on pulsed and edible oils. Examine why. Also comment if …

9) National Waterways in India are grossly underutilized for transport purposes. Examine the problems faced by them taking the example of National Waterway – 1. Also explain different uses of National Waterways.

Topic: Infrastructure; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, 9) National Waterways in India are grossly underutilized for transport purposes. Examine the problems faced by them taking the example of National Waterway – 1. Also explain different uses of National Waterways. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) “…the state is so weak in Northeast India that it has given up the monopoly of organised violence to non-state actors, especially to those that have signed ceasefires.” With reference to continued violent extremism in some parts of North East and the Union government’s response to these developments, critically comment on government’s policy vis a vis insurgents and suggest what should be its policy to deal with such extremism in the region.

Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism; Role of external (and internal) state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.  8) “…the state is so weak in Northeast India that it has given up the monopoly of organised violence to non-state actors, especially to those that have signed ceasefires.” With reference to continued violent …

4) Write a note on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). Do you think it is better to integrate this scheme with MGNREGA as proposed by the Prime Minister? Justify.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 4) Write a note on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). Do you think it is better to integrate this scheme …

3) If one looks at ongoing mega-regional trade agreements that are being negotiated around the world, it is apparent that India is left behind from becoming part of new interconnected global trade and investment environment. In this regard, examine why is it important for India to be part of these agreements and how it can do so

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  3) If one looks at ongoing mega-regional trade agreements that are being negotiated around the world, it is apparent that India is left behind from becoming part of new interconnected global trade and investment environment. In this regard, examine why is it important for …