2) How is the President of India elected? Do you think his/her election process is in consonance with his/her powers as enshrined in the constitution? Examine

DAY – 19: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 22 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES 2) How is the President of India elected? Do you think his/her election process is in consonance with his/her powers as enshrined in the constitution? Examine. (200 Words) NCERT – Class …

1) Compare and contrast the First Past the Post system with the Proportional Representation. It is said that the Indian democracy is now ready to shift from a crude First Past the Post system to a system of Proportional Representation. Do you agree with this statement? Give your reasons for or against this statement.

DAY – 19: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 22 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES   1) Compare and contrast the First Past the Post system with the Proportional Representation. It is said that  the Indian democracy is now ready to shift from a crude First Past …

3) What is the difference between the system of reservation of constituencies and the system of separate electorate? Why did the Constitution makers reject the latter? Discuss

DAY – 19: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 22 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES 3) What is the difference between the system of reservation of constituencies and the system of separate electorate? Why did the Constitution makers reject the latter? Discuss. (200 Words) NCERT – …

Insights Daily Current Events: 22 June 2015

Insights Daily Current Events: 22 June 2015 ARCHIVES Show diligence when handling man-missing cases, police told The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in its recent directive, has asked the police to be more diligent in handling man-missing cases, especially those involving children. It has also said that the police stations should pass …

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

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

6) If you are given Rs 10,000 crores and asked to invest this money in either setting up of a high tech neutrino laboratory or in boosting scientific research in universities, where will you invest it? Substantiate.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology 6) If you are given Rs 10,000 crores and asked to invest this money in either setting up of a high tech neutrino laboratory or in boosting scientific research in universities, where will you invest it? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) “It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Pakistan would see in this so-called new “doctrine of pre-emption”, an opportunity to deploy its nuclear and missile capabilities against India.” In the light of India’s recent ‘hot-pursuit’ against insurgents in its Northeastern region and possibility of such pursuits in its western borders, critically comment on the statement

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas 5) “It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Pakistan would see in this so-called new “doctrine of pre-emption”, an opportunity to deploy its nuclear and missile capabilities against India.” In the light of India’s recent ‘hot-pursuit’ against insurgents in its Northeastern region and possibility …

4) “Clearly selling over-the-counter (OTC) medicines online, which is permissible, is quite different from selling prescription drugs online where the attendant dangers of abuse are high.” Elaborate and comment on the issue.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) “Clearly selling over-the-counter (OTC) medicines online, which is permissible, is quite different from selling prescription drugs online where the attendant dangers of abuse are high.” Elaborate and comment on the issue. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Looking at various news reports which are debating the likelihood of India witnessing or not witnessing a repeat of Emergency of 1975, do you think this is a possibility in present India? Critically comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  2) Looking at various news reports which are debating the likelihood of India witnessing or not witnessing a repeat of Emergency of 1975, do you think this is a possibility in present India? Critically comment. (200 Words) Business Standard

1) It is being reported in newspapers that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) is not performing well. Critically examine why and suggest which approach is required to clean India.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society; population and associated issues; Urbanization – problems; Poverty etc 1) It is being reported in newspapers that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) is not performing well. Critically examine why and suggest which approach is required to clean India. (200 Words) Livemint

TIMETABLE : Integrated Approach to UPSC Prelims + Mains – 2015 – A Self Study Guide (June 22 to July 6)

TIMETABLE Integrated Approach to UPSC Prelims + Mains – 2015 – A Self Study Guide (June 22 to July 6)  Click Here for Previous Timetable Click Here for Questions and Answers Posted Under Previous Timetables   Hope the last Timetable was useful to you. We know it was bit hectic, but we hope you followed it …

Insights Weekly Essay Challenge – Week 24

Insights Weekly Essay Challenge – Week 24 21 June 2015 ARCHIVES Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words: “Problem of Food Wastage in India – Magnitude, Causes and Remedies” Reference Reference Reference Reference

DAY – 18: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015

DAY – 18: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 20 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES …. Next Timetable Will be Posted Tomorrow Descriptive Questions Please CLICK on the Questions to Answer Them 1) In the light of various conflicts and expanding influence of various terrorist organisations in …

1) In the light of various conflicts and expanding influence of various terrorist organisations in the Middle East, critically examine how these factors have affected the life and culture of tribes living in the region

DAY – 18: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 20 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES 1) In the light of various conflicts and expanding influence of various terrorist organisations in the Middle East, critically examine how these factors have affected the life and culture of tribes living …

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 June 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 June 2015 ARCHIVES Brightest early galaxy named after Ronaldo Scientists have discovered the brightest galaxy in the early universe that contains the first generation of stars. They have nicknamed it after popular Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo. Details: Scientists say that these massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were …