Timetable for Insights Secure – 2015: Static Part (April 16 to June 14)

We are posting Timetable of static part to be covered during next two months (April – 16 to June 14). During this time important books such as Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, Bipan Chandra’s India Since Independence, Goh Cheng Leong’s Geography book, Economic Survey – 2015 and all NCERT Geography Books on India will be completely covered. …

Revision Questions – Static Portion – March 29 to April 12

    Answer the following questions in not more than 200 Words each. 1) “The Constitution drew its authority from the fact that members of the Constituent Assembly engaged in what one might call public reason.” Examine how ‘Public Reason’ was instrumental while drafting Indian Constitution and what effect it had on the philosophy of …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 April 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 15 April 2015   If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘.  Latest UPDATE on Static Portion Performance of Insights Offline Class Students – …

9) The concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology and economic development as the key to solving big environmental problems, is gaining adherents (eco-modernists) and getting a lots of attention these days. Elaborate this concept and examine how is it different from sustainable development approach.

Topic: Economic development; Conservation 9) The concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology and economic development as the key to solving big environmental problems, is gaining adherents (eco-modernists) and getting a lots of attention these days. Elaborate this concept and examine how is it different from sustainable development approach. (200 Words) The New York Times …

7) “If self-reliance can be achieved in the strategic fields of space and nuclear technology, through dogged pursuit and by creating institutions of excellence with political support, there is no reason why it cannot be done in the equally strategic area of military hardware. ” In your opinion, what needs to be done to improve and increase defence indigenisation and achieve same success as achieved in Space sector in the defence sector in terms of developing own technology? Critically discuss.

Topic: Indian economy – development; environment protection 7) “If self-reliance can be achieved in the strategic fields of space and nuclear technology, through dogged pursuit and by creating institutions of excellence with political support, there is no reason why it cannot be done in the equally strategic area of military hardware. ” In your opinion, …

4) Digital revolution is fundamental to inclusive growth of the country and sponsored data or zero rating is the pathway to realising the Digital India dream. What do you understand by ‘Sponsored Data or Zero Rating offering’? Examine how it benefits economy.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  4) Digital revolution is fundamental to inclusive growth of the country and sponsored data or zero rating is the pathway to realising the Digital India dream. What do you understand by ‘Sponsored Data or Zero Rating offering’? Examine how it benefits economy. (200 …

3) In the West, especially in America, a heated debate is going regarding the merits and demerits of using body-mounted cameras (Cop-Cams) on police officers. Critically examine why this ideas has been mooted and what are the main concerns with this strategy. Do you think such a policy can be used in India as a tool to bring reforms in policing? Comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  3) In the West, especially in America, a heated debate is going regarding the merits and demerits of using body-mounted cameras  (Cop-Cams) on police officers. Critically examine why this ideas has been mooted and what are the …

2) “Contrary to popular perception the decline in MGNREGA’s performance was not due to the lack of demand but was a result of a carefully crafted strategy to stifle the programme by burdening it with administrative requirements and delays in fund flow.” In the light of the statement, critically evaluate the performance of MGNREGA.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 2) “Contrary to popular perception the decline in MGNREGA’s performance was not due to the lack of demand but was a result of a carefully crafted strategy to stifle the programme by burdening it with administrative …

1) “Ambedkar stands apart for combining three attributes: modernity of outlook; bringing scholarship and learning to political life; and pragmatism in public life.” In the light of the statement, critically examine Ambedkar’s contribution to India both during pre and post Independence years.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) “Ambedkar stands apart for combining three attributes: modernity of outlook; bringing scholarship and learning to political life; and pragmatism in public life.” In the light of the statement, critically examine Ambedkar’s contribution to India both during …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 April 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 April 2015 Government notifies NJAC, puts an end to collegium The Union government has finally notified the National Judicial Appointments Commission law and effectively brought to an end the two-decades-old collegium system of appointing judges. Details: The notification brings into immediate effect the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014, and …