3) The rapid growth of population and its growing needs has meant that per capita availability of fresh water has declined sharply over the past 50 years in India. Critically discuss the magnitude of water crisis in India, its causes and remedies.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society 3) The rapid growth of population and its growing needs has meant that per capita availability of fresh water has declined sharply  over the past 50 years in India. Critically discuss the magnitude of water crisis in India, …

2) Despite having negative influence on all aspects of India’s national life, the British also left behind few positive developments for India to consolidate and build a new nation state upon these developments. Critically examine the positive legacy of the British and their impact on post – Independent India.

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1) What were the basic goals that India set to achieve soon after its independence from the British? Critically evaluate India’s achievement in fulfilling these goals.

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The Hindu News Analysis: 27 April 2015

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The Big Picture – Net Neutrality: Intricacies and implications

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – Net Neutrality: Intricacies and  implications Summary: How we access internet and various applications in the future is now under question. The debate raging across the country now and being watched across the world keenly is on the issue of Net Neutrality. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 April 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 27 April 2015 ARCHIVES Army Launches Operation Maitri As part of the Nation’s overall relief effort for Nepal, Indian Army has launched Operation Maitri. The following resources have been allocated so far as part of Operation Maitri, in support of the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 April 2015

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10) “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.” ― Aristotle. Explain the meaning an significance of this statement, especially in the context of public administration.

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9) What are the instruments of monetary policy of RBI? How does RBI stabilize money supply against exogenous shocks? Examine.

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8) Write down some of the limitations of using GDP as an index of welfare of a country.

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7) Critically analyse what impact did reforms of 1991 have on agriculture sector in India. Also examine, in your opinion, which government policies have adversely affected this sector in recent years.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, 7) Critically analyse what impact did reforms of 1991 have on agriculture sector in India. Also examine, in your opinion,  which government policies have adversely affected this sector in recent years. (200 Words) Livemint

6) There are various arguments put forward against continuation of subsidies on fossil fuels in India. Critically examine the pros and cons of such subsidies and suggest if these subsidies should be continued or not.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: environmental pollution and degradation 6) There are various arguments put forward against continuation of subsidies on fossil fuels in India. Critically examine the pros and cons of such subsidies and suggest if these subsidies should be continued or not. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

5) Should India worry about recent geopolitical developments taking place in Afghanistan? Critically comment.

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4) “The Cabinet’s nod to amendments in the Juvenile Justice Bill would not only violate the basic principles of the Constitution, but also be in conflict with evidence-based social policy.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.  4) “The Cabinet’s nod to amendments in the Juvenile Justice Bill would not only violate the basic principles of the Constitution, but also be in conflict with evidence-based social policy.” Critically …

3) Compared to India’s relationship with US, Germany and France, its relationship with the European Union (EU) is said to be in doldrums. Critically examine why.

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2) A new study says that five billion people globally do not have access to safe, affordable surgery and anaesthesia when they need them. Examine the reasons and suggest what union and state governments can do to address this issue in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 2) A new study says that five billion people globally do not have access to safe, affordable surgery and anaesthesia when they need them. Examine the reasons and suggest what union and state …

1) “The Shah Bano case was a milestone in the Muslim women’s search for justice and the beginning of the political battle over personal law.” Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society 1) “The Shah Bano case was a milestone in the Muslim women’s search for justice and the beginning of the political battle over personal law.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

Insights Weekly Essay Challenge – Week 16

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Weekly Essay Challenge – Week 16   ARCHIVES 26 April 2014 Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “Corruption and its Effect on National Security and Development” Reference – 1 Reference – 2

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 April 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 25 April 2015 ARCHIVES RS passes Bill on transgender rights A private member’s Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha for the first time in over three decades, with MPs cutting across party lines to unanimously endorse by voice vote a proposed …