10) In the light of recent reports of government’s thrust on ‘Mane in India’ campaign and some pressing problems being faced by the navy and army, critically comment on India’s defence budget and its performance in recent years.

  Topic: Government Budgeting; indigenization of technology ; Security challenges 10) In the light of recent reports of government’s thrust on ‘Mane in India’ campaign and some pressing problems being faced by the navy and army, critically comment on India’s defence budget and its performance in recent years. (200 Words) Business Standard

9) It is said that most industrial projects in India, which are either stalled or cancelled, is due to land acquisition problem in India. Do you agree with this assessment? Critically examine.

Topic:Land reforms in India.  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 9) It is said that most industrial projects in India, which are either stalled or cancelled, is due to land acquisition problem in India. Do you agree with this assessment? Critically examine. (200 Words) Business …

8) Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the union government signed Monetary Policy Framework Agreement between them which is hailed as historic. Examine its highlights and this pact’s importance to Indian economy.

Topic: Indian Economy 8) Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the union government signed Monetary Policy Framework Agreement between them which is hailed as historic. Examine its highlights and this pact’s importance to Indian economy. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu

6) “The nature of the turbulence on India’s northwestern frontiers today is comparable to the developments in 1979-80 in India’s western neighbourhood.” What were these developments and what effects they had on the region? Critically comment on strategy followed by India in dealing with present turbulence in the region.

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations 6) “The nature of the turbulence on India’s northwestern frontiers today is comparable to the developments in 1979-80 in India’s western neighbourhood.” What were these developments and what effects they had on the region? Critically comment on strategy  followed by India in dealing with present turbulence in the region. (200 …

5) “The war against radical Islamic militancy is not West’s fight. It is a struggle among Muslims for the soul and the future of the Muslim world. In the end, only Muslims can determine the outcome.” Do you agree with this view? Should the West, or India, leave issues such as rise of ISIS, Al Qaeda and Taliban to Muslim world to deal with themselves? Critically comment.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5) “The war against radical Islamic militancy is not West’s fight. It is a struggle among Muslims for the soul and the future of the Muslim world. In the end, only Muslims can determine the outcome.” Do you agree with this view? Should …

4) “The poor health of children and pregnant women in India, even after decades of robust economic growth, is one of the world’s most perplexing public health issues.” Critically discuss the magnitude and causes of this problem and why government interventions have failed to address this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger 4) “The poor health of children and pregnant women in India, even after decades of robust economic growth, is one of the world’s most perplexing public health issues.” Critically discuss the magnitude and causes of this problem and why government interventions have failed to address this issue. (200 Words) …

3) The most militant and widespread of the peasant movements was the Indigo Revolt of 1859-60. Did it succeed in its objectives? If so, how? Examine.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 3) The most militant and widespread of the peasant movements was the Indigo Revolt of 1859-60. Did it succeed in its objectives? If so, how? Examine. (200 Words) India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 3

2) Critically examine how did British colonialism affect tribal way of life and their relationship with the forests in the nineteenth century. How did tribals react to this and with what consequences? Examine.

Topic:Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) Critically examine how did British colonialism affect tribal way of life and their relationship with the forests in the nineteenth century. How did tribals react to this and with what consequences? Examine. (200 Words) India’s Struggle …

1) The Revolt of the sepoys was accompanied by a rebellion of the civil population, particularly in the North Western Provinces and Oudh, the two areas from which the sepoys of the Bengal army were recruited. Comment on the reasons which prompted civil population to rebel during the 1857 Revolt.

Topic:Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) The Revolt of the sepoys was accompanied by a rebellion of the civil population, particularly in the North Western Provinces and Oudh, the two areas from which the sepoys of the Bengal army were recruited. Comment …

[HINDI MEDIUM] Insights Secure – 2015: Questions on Current Events, 02 March 2015

  Archives – Hindi Archives – English Translation By: Praveen Kurre   02 March  2015       General Studies – 1;    सिलेबस: भारतीय संस्कृति में प्राचीन काल के कला के रूप, वास्तुकला के मुख्य पहलू शामिल होंगे। 1) ’’ बिहार के बराबर पहाड़ियों में स्थित  लोमस ऋषि गुफा और कुछ बौद्ध स्तूपों के प्रवेश द्वारों में रखे …

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 March 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 March 2015   Highlights of the Budget 2015-16: Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) to be Established: Government has announced the setting up of a Self- Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) mechanism. What is it? It will be a Techno-Financial, Incubation and Facilitation Programme to support all aspects of start …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 March 2015

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8) What traits reflect strong emotional intelligence in an individual? Do you think most Indian politicians have adequate emotional intelligence to run the country? Critically examine.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 8) What traits reflect strong emotional intelligence in an individual? Do you think most Indian politicians have adequate emotional intelligence to run the country? Critically examine. (200 Words) General

5) “The power to promulgate an ordinance is essentially a power to be used to meet an extraordinary situation and it cannot be allowed to be perverted to serve political ends.” Critically discuss how and why the ordinance power has been used and misused since independence.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures -functioning, conduct of business, powers and issues arising out of these. 5) “The power to promulgate an ordinance is essentially a power to be used to meet an extraordinary situation and it cannot be allowed to be perverted to serve political ends.” Critically discuss how and why the ordinance power has …

4) “Unlike in Europe where, by the 17th century, French and English had broken with the dominance of Latin to create not just literature, but also philosophy, historiography, sociology, science etc in their tongues, in India the achievement of regional languages beyond the crucial (and yet also limited) domain of literature is a major impediment.” In the light of ongoing movements to make regional languages medium of instruction in schools and politics associated with them, critically examine why regional languages have failed to excel in fields other than literature

Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of  Literature in modern times. 4) “Unlike in Europe where, by the 17th century, French and English had broken with the dominance of Latin to create not just literature, but also philosophy, historiography, sociology, science etc in their tongues, in India the achievement of regional languages beyond the crucial (and yet also limited) domain …