Insights Daily Current Events, 21 March 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 March 2015 Five-tier monitoring and review mechanism introduced for ICDS scheme The Union Minister of Women and Child Development recently said that the Government has introduced a 5-tier monitoring & review mechanism at different levels (National/ State/ District/ Block and Anganwadi level) in order to strengthen the performance of the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 March 2015

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6) Economic Survey – 2014-15 argues that the momentum of decline in food prices is likely to persist because of three striking developments in three areas that signal a structural shift in the inflationary process in India: crude-oil, agriculture, and inflation expectations. Examine how.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  6) Economic Survey – 2014-15 argues that the momentum of decline in food prices is likely to persist because of three striking developments in three areas that signal a structural shift in the inflationary process in India: crude-oil, agriculture, and inflation expectations. …

12) What prerequisites are needed for a civil servant to impart his duties in an objective, transparent, honest and impartial manner? As an honest civil servant, you will make both friends and enemies, and enemies will pose threat to your life. How will you deal with such threats? Comment.

Topic:  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, 12) What prerequisites are needed for a civil servant to impart his duties in an objective, transparent, honest and impartial manner? As an honest civil servant, you will make both friends and enemies, and enemies will pose …

11) Economic Survey 2014-15 argues that by eliminating the exemptions in the countervailing duties (CVD) and special additional duties (SAD) levied on imports, India can revive its manufacturing sector and boost ‘Make in India’ campaign. Critically examine how.

Topic: Infrastructure; trade policy 11) Economic Survey 2014-15 argues that by eliminating the exemptions in the countervailing duties (CVD) and special additional duties (SAD) levied on imports, India can revive its manufacturing sector and boost ‘Make in India’ campaign. Critically examine how. (200 Words) Economic Survey – 2014-15, Chapter 1

10) It is said that that AC supply for basic domestic and commercial power needs, rather than DC, is a highly inefficient way of using energy in the present times. Explain why. Also examine if it is possible to use DC supply to provide round the clock power using solar source.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 10) It is said that that AC supply for basic domestic and commercial power needs, rather than DC, is a highly inefficient way of using energy in the present times. Explain why. Also examine if it is possible to use DC supply to provide …

8) The government has made it clear that some important sectors need public investment instead of private investment to boost their growth. Critically examine why there is change in attitude, from where will the funds come and the merits and demerits of this change in approach.

Topic: Infrastructure ; Resource Mobilization 8) The government has made it clear that some important sectors need public investment instead of private investment to boost their growth. Critically examine why there is change in attitude, from where will the funds come and the merits and demerits of this change in approach. (200 Words) Frontline Economic Survey …

6) Economic Survey – 2014-15 argues that the momentum of decline in food prices is likely to persist because of three striking developments in three areas that signal a structural shift in the inflationary process in India: crude-oil, agriculture, and inflation expectations. Examine how.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  6) Economic Survey – 2014-15 argues that the momentum of decline in food prices is likely to persist because of three striking developments in three areas that signal a structural shift in the inflationary process in India: crude-oil, agriculture, and inflation expectations. …

4) Critically discuss how the successful implementation of the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission will advance the cause of cooperative federalism in India.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 4) Critically discuss how the successful implementation of the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission will advance the cause of cooperative federalism in India. (200 Words) Economic Survey 2014-15, Chapter – 1

3) In the light of recent demand by few state governments to create Legislative Councils in their respective legislatures, critically discuss desirability of establishing these bodies in states. Do you think there should be a national policy to deal with their establishment? Examine.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, 3) In the light of recent demand by few state governments to create Legislative Councils in their respective legislatures, critically discuss desirability of establishing these bodies in states. Do you think there should be a national policy to deal with their establishment? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) The National Crime Records Bureau attests that recorded instances of rape grew at a much more frenetic pace than any other crime in India over half a century. In your opinion, what are the causes of this disturbing trend? Do you think strong laws will reduce rape crimes? Critically comment.

Topic:   Salient Features of Indian Society; Role of women, Social empowerment 1) The National Crime Records Bureau attests that recorded instances of rape grew at a much more frenetic pace than any other crime in India over half a century.  In your opinion, what are the causes of this disturbing trend? Do you think strong laws …