The Big Picture – India-South Korea Ties: Where is it Heading?

The Big Picture – India-South Korea Ties: Where is it Heading? Archives Summary: Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to South Korea is being analyzed with great deal of interest. Prime Minster’s vist to South Korea following visits to China and Mongolia is interesting because Mongolia and South Korea do not see China as a very …

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 May 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 May 2015 ARCHIVES ASTRA TEST-FIRED Two indigenously-developed Astra missiles were successfully launched from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet at Chandipur in Odisha recently. Astra: It is the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air It is an all-weather, state-of-the-art missile developed by DRDO and can engage and destroy enemy aircraft …

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

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 May 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 21 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 …

12) In your opinion, should an aged person of about 75 years old, caught and proved in a corruption case, who has undergone twenty years of judicial trial, be leniently punished by the court? Or should he be acquitted on humanitarian grounds? Substantiate.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 12) In your opinion, should an aged person of about 75 years old, caught and proved in a corruption case, who has undergone twenty years of judicial trial, be leniently punished by the court? Or should he be acquitted on humanitarian grounds? Substantiate. (200 Words) The …

11) There is a general perception that due to land acquisition problems many private and public projects are either stalled or not started at all. Critically examine the validity of this perception.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  11) There is a general perception that due to land acquisition problems many private and public projects are either stalled or not started at all. Critically examine the validity of this perception. (200 Words) Business Standard The Hindu

10) “India’s PPP model, as it stands now, is in need of urgent overhaul at the minimum. Ideally, it should be junked and a more transparent and dynamic model of risk-sharing in large projects built before more projects are awarded by the government.” Critically analyse.

Topic:  Investment Models 10) “India’s PPP model, as it stands now, is in need of urgent overhaul at the minimum. Ideally, it should be junked and a more transparent and dynamic model of risk-sharing in large projects built before more projects are awarded by the government.” Critically analyse. (200 Words) Livemint

9) Despite its long coastline and strategic location on world trade routes, which gives it a natural advantage to control and direct shipments, India has not managed to get a dominant grip on shipping, even in its own continent. Critically examine why and suggest what India needs to do control and direct shipments in the region.

Topic: Infrastructure:  Ports, 9) Despite its long coastline and strategic location on world trade routes, which gives it a natural advantage to control and direct shipments, India has not managed to get a dominant grip on shipping, even in its own continent. Critically examine why and suggest what India needs to do control and direct shipments …

4) Recently the government announced an open-source policy that makes it mandatory for all future applications and services to be designed using the open-source software (OSS). What do you understand by open-source software? Examine its benefits and also highlight effect of this policy on various stakeholders.

Topic:  e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 4) Recently the government announced an open-source policy that makes it mandatory for all future applications and services to be designed using the open-source software (OSS). What do you understand by open-source software? Examine its benefits and also highlight effect of this policy on various stakeholders. (200 Words) …

3) Despite some major shared interests and willingness to strengthen their mutual relationship, few factors are hampering the full development of ties between India and China. Critically examine what these factors are and evaluate the efforts being made to resolve them.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 3) Despite some major shared interests and willingness to strengthen their mutual relationship, few factors are hampering the full development of ties between India and China. Critically examine what these factors are and evaluate the efforts being made to resolve them. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

2) “It is imperative that the rules and laws governing Delhi are reviewed and areas of potential overreach by the Central government are eliminated quickly enough.” In the light of recent events that have generated debate on the powers or Delhi’s Chief Minister and Lieutenant General, critically comment on the statement.

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies  2) “It is imperative that the rules and laws governing Delhi are reviewed and areas of potential overreach by the Central government are eliminated quickly enough.” In the light of recent events that have generated debate on the powers or Delhi’s Chief Minister and Lieutenant General, critically comment …