UPSC Civil Services Examination 2015 Official Notification Out – CSAT is Qualifying (Its Marks Not Counted)

Today UPSC has published official notification for civil services(Preliminary) examination  to be conducted on August 23, 2015. Now it is official that only marks scored in General Studies paper – 1 will be considered in Preliminary exam to determine one’s eligibility to write Mains exam. Whereas General Studies paper – 2 (CSAT) is made qualifying – which …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 May 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 22 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 …

7) Recently the government decided that investments by non-resident Indians (NRIs), overseas citizens of India (OCIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) would be treated as domestic investment instead of treating them as FDI. Examine why this decision was taken and its likely impact on the Indian economy.

Topic: Indian economy – resource mobilization, growth and development 7) Recently the government decided that investments by non-resident Indians (NRIs), overseas citizens of India (OCIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) would be treated as domestic investment instead of treating them as FDI. Examine why this decision was taken and its likely impact on the Indian …

6) The committee under G.N. Bajpai, former chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), has recommended some major changes to the existing National Pension Scheme. Discuss these recommendations and their likely impact on subscribers if these recommendations are implemented.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  6) The committee under G.N. Bajpai, former chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), has recommended some major changes to the existing National Pension Scheme.  Discuss these …

4) In your opinion, what are the ingredients of true cooperative federalism? In India, how can the union government help foster true federalism? Critically discuss.

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 4) In your opinion, what are the ingredients of true cooperative federalism? In India, how can the union government help foster true federalism? Critically discuss. …

3) China is pushing hard for the Renminbi’s inclusion into the Special Drawing Right (SDR) as one of its reserve currency. Should it be admitted? Substantiate. Also examine how would Renminbi’s inclusion in SDR would affect India’s interests.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,  3) China is pushing hard for the Renminbi’s inclusion into the Special Drawing Right (SDR) as one of its reserve currency. Should it be admitted? Substantiate. Also examine how would Renminbi’s inclusion in SDR would affect India’s interests. (200 Words) Livemint

2) Should the demands of interest groups be entertained by governments? Substantiate and with suitable examples critically examine the role of interest groups in deciding the outcome of government policies in India.

Topic:  Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 2) Should the demands of interest groups be entertained by governments? Substantiate and with suitable examples critically examine the role of interest groups in deciding the outcome of government policies in India. (200 Words) Livemint