Security Challenges and Their Management in Border Areas

Security challenges and their management in border areas Syllabus: Security challenges and their management in border areas Table of content: Introduction India Bangladesh Border India Pakistan Border India China Border India Myanmar Border India Nepal Border India Bhutan Border Border Area Development Plan India shares border with Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. All …

India’s World – Significance of Eurasian Economic Union

Summary: A new economic block, the Eurasian economic union, formally came into being on January 1. The new block includes Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan. The Eurasian economic union is the final outcome of a process which began as a customs union in 2010 between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It transformed itself into a single …

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 Janaury 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 Janaury 2015 Idukki in Kerala Becomes the First District of India with Complete Rural Broadband Coverage The first high speed rural broadband of India was commissioned at the Idukki district in Kerala. Details: With the commissioning of the NOFN network, Idukki district of Kerala has become the first in India …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 13 January 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 13 January 2015 Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Class – XI, Units One and Two Please CLICK on the QUESTIONS to post your answers. They open in a new window/tab. General Studies – 1 Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes 1) What do you understand by disasters? Differentiate between natural hazards …

Ethics and Integrity- Insights Secure – 2015: 13 January 2014

Topic: social influence and persuasion; Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions 10)  One of your friends who is preparing for civil services exam is addicted to consuming alcohol. He is a brilliant student, but due to some problems he is driven to this addiction. Now a days he keeps telling you that consuming alcohol …

9) One of the major threats by Maoists to India is to prevent or severely disrupt the holding of elections in affected regions. What threats do they pose? How has the Election Commission overcome these threats to conduct free and fair elections in naxal affected regions? Critically analyse.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism; Also Paper – 2 : powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.  9) One of the major threats by Maoists to India is to prevent or severely disrupt the holding of elections in affected regions. What threats do they pose? How has the Election Commission overcome these threats to conduct …

8) Critically discuss with suitable examples the need for developing sustainable tourism criteria in the country in the light of increasing pollution of ecologically sensitive regions due to tourist and cultural activities.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment  8) Critically discuss with suitable examples the need for developing sustainable tourism criteria in the country in the light of increasing pollution of ecologically sensitive regions due to tourist and cultural activities. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) Contrary to popular perception, it is now said that the stupendous growth of India’s pharma and information technology sectors is because of the active but largely invisible hand of the Indian state. Critically examine

Topic: changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7) Contrary to popular perception, it is now said that the stupendous growth of India’s pharma and information technology sectors is because of the active but largely invisible hand of the Indian state. Critically examine. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 is a major setback to the constitutional mandate of ensuring gender equality in panchayati governance.” Critically comment.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein; Paper – 1: Social empowerment 6) “The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 is a major setback to the constitutional mandate of ensuring gender equality in panchayati governance.” Critically …

5) India’s small and marginal farmers have been facing variety of problems thanks to various factors ranging from climate to policy matters. Examine these major problems, their cause and also evaluate government’s interventions to address these problems.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 5) India’s small and marginal farmers have been facing variety of problems thanks to various factors ranging from climate to policy matters. Examine these major problems, their cause and also evaluate government’s interventions to address these problems. …

4) In India, the inter-state migrants whose number is very large, face numerous problems in accessing government services or in being part of democratic processes such as electoral process. Critically examine major social, economic and political problems these migrants face and government’s response in addressing these problems.

Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections; Also, Paper-1 – Indian society 4) In India, the inter-state migrants whose number is very large, face numerous problems in accessing government services or in being part of democratic processes such as electoral process. Critically examine major social, economic and political problems these …

1) What do you understand by disasters? Differentiate between natural hazards and disasters. Write a note on the socio-environmental consequences of earthquakes and their hazard mitigation measures.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes 1) What do you understand by disasters? Differentiate between natural hazards and disasters. Write a note on the socio-environmental consequences of earthquakes and their hazard mitigation measures. (200 Words) NCERT