The Big Picture – UK Elections: How did Tories surprise all?

The Big Picture – UK Elections: How did Tories surprise all? ARCHIVES Summary: Going against opinion of all pollsters and the general sentiment, elections in the United Kingdom has thrown up a huge surprise with Prime Minister David Cameron led party winning a majority in the 635 member House of Commons. The prediction was that …

UPDATE: Government Clarification Regarding CSAT (Paper – 2) of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015

Following news appeared today on http://pib.nic.in with regard to government’s stand on the nature of CSAT (Paper – 2) of UPSC Civil Services exam 2015. We are posting (pasting) it verbatim for your information. Civil Services Examination The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: An Expert Committee would be constituted …

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 May 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 May 2015 ARCHIVES Nepal Earthquake A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal and sent aftershocks through neighbouring India, two weeks after a devastating quake. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800. The epicentre this time is about 80km …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 May 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 13 May  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 …

10) You are working as an head of a private software firm. As its head, what measures will you take (apart from government mandated measures) to ensure safe working place for women and completely stop sexual harassment of women workers.

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; 10) You are working as an head of a private software firm. As its head, what measures will you take (apart from government mandated measures) to ensure safe working place for women and completely stop sexual harassment of women workers. (150 Words) The Hindu

8) It is said that if India is to acquire a global role relative to its economic, geographic and demographic size, its economic growth needs to be underpinned by major productivity shifts and open markets and not by focusing more on redistribution. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian economy and issues relating to economic growth and development 8) It is said that if India is to acquire a global role relative to its economic, geographic and demographic size, its economic growth needs to be underpinned by major productivity shifts and open markets and not by focusing more on redistribution. Elaborate. (200 Words) …

7) A recently set-up Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Black Money has recommended several measures to tackle the issue of black money circulation in its three separate reports. Comment on the important recommendations of these reports.

Topic: Money-laundering and its prevention 7) A recently set-up Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Black Money has recommended several measures to tackle the issue of black money circulation in its three separate reports. Comment on the important recommendations of these reports. (200 Words) Business Standard The Hindu

4) It is argued that India is unable to devise prudent and timely strategies to engage the northwestern region despite losing its strategic edge to other players in Afghanistan. Critically examine the reasons and suggest, in your opinion, what should India do to become a major player in the northwestern region.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4) It is argued that India is unable to devise prudent and timely strategies to engage the northwestern region despite losing its strategic edge to other players in Afghanistan. Critically examine the reasons and suggest, in your opinion, what should India do to become a major player in the northwestern …

3) Explain land use pattern in India and why has the land under forest not increased much since 1960-61? Also examine why majority of landholdings in India are small.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 3) Explain land use pattern in India and why has the land under forest not increased much since 1960-61? Also examine why majority of landholdings in India are small. (200 Words) NCERT, Geography, Class X, Chapter – 1