The Big Picture – Farmers back in focus: Why has the discourse changed?

Summary: In the past, over 20 years, ever since the economic liberalisation process began, the political discourse had turned away from rural issues to the urban and middle class concerns. The political parties have increasingly realised the importance of middle class as a vote bank and even in elections one could see the efforts to …

The Big Picture – Black Money Bill: Will it be effective?

Summary: The debate regarding black money stashed abroad and bringing it back has been raging for quite some time now. The present government which had promised to get black money back has been taking some promising steps. Recently, the union cabinet cleared a bill which seeks to impose harsh penalties along rigorous imprisonment for those …

The Big Picture – Indo-Sri Lankan relations: Has it been recalibrated?

Summary: The first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister, in the last 28 years, to Sri Lanka has been followed with great interest in both the countries and across several other key countries. The new government in Sri Lanka received the Indian PM with open arms. PM’s visit to the northern province of the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 March 2015

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In your opinion, why such malpractices persist openly? Whom do you blame and why? What are the implications of such open malpractices on children? Critically comment.

Topic:  moral  attitudes; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) In a recent news article it was reported that during Class 10th board examination, parents and relatives of students intimidated teachers and passed on notes to their wards to copy and write examination. It also reported that many of these parents bribed the …

4) It is observed that newly constructed roads in India do no last longer and they frequently fail the quality test. Critically examine the reasons and suggest what measures will you take as an administrator to ensure the construction of quality roads.

Topic: Infrastructure – roads 4) It is observed that newly constructed roads in India do no last longer and they frequently fail the quality test. Critically examine the reasons and suggest what measures will you take as an administrator to ensure the construction of quality roads. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) The setting up of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and opening of its doors to some of the European countries as its founding members has upset the USA. Critically examine why. Also examine how will a strong AIIB affect India’s interests in the region.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 3) The setting up of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and opening of its doors to some of the European countries as its founding members has upset the USA. Critically examine why. Also examine how will a strong AIIB affect India’s interests in the …

1) Open defecation in Bangladesh is almost non – existent compared to India where it is widespread. Critically examine social, economic and cultural reasons behind this practice in India and what should be government’s approach towards eliminating this practice.

Topic:   Salient Features of Indian Society 1) Open defecation in Bangladesh is almost non – existent compared to India where it is widespread. Critically examine social, economic and cultural reasons behind this practice in India and what should be government’s approach towards eliminating this practice. (200 Words) Business Standard