2) “Given that economic benefits under the ‘Special Category’ status are minimal and have been diluted over the years, States would be better off seeking a special package.” Analyse.

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. 2) “Given that economic benefits under the ‘Special Category’ status are minimal and have been diluted over the years, States would be better off seeking …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 22: Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 22 25 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is it Possible to Reduce Inequality in India? The Guardian Business Standard The New Indian Express The Hindu It seems we have moved past from the ‘How to reduce inequality’ phase to a cynical phase of -if at all it is possible to …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 August 2015 Archives Paper- 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Can’t bring political parties under RTI, Centre tells SC The Union government recently told the Supreme Court that political parties …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 August  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 25 August  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 …

4) Do you think recent big scams in recruitment to government jobs and admission to professional courses are the outcomes of regulation of education sector by the governments? Substantiate.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Do you think recent big scams in recruitment to government jobs and admission to professional courses are the outcomes of regulation of education sector by the governments? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Critically examine how will India’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would affect its trade and strategic interests.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) Critically examine how will India’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would affect its trade and strategic interests. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) In your opinion which should be given a priority by the government of India: increasing investments and focusing on the public health sector as well as providing free drugs and diagnostics; or a greater role to the private sector and insurance-based models in a public health system that would require people to pay for health services? Substantiate.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) In your opinion which should be given a priority by the government of India: increasing investments and focusing on the public health sector as well as providing free drugs and diagnostics; or  a greater role to …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 21: Is It Pointless To Chase The ‘Black Money’?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 21 24 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Is It Pointless To Chase The ‘Black Money’? Bloomberg Livemint The Hindu Business Standard What is Black Money? Does such thing exist? If yes, where is it located? Do you think India’s numerous laws will ensure the ‘return’ of Black Money? Who is …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 August  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 24 August  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) It is found that the Indian economy went through a period of “jobless growth” when five million jobs were lost between 2004-05 and 2009-10. Critically analyse the causes of this pattern of growth.

Topic:  Indian economy – Growth; Employment 7) It is found that the Indian economy went through a period of “jobless growth” when five million jobs were lost between 2004-05 and 2009-10. Critically analyse the causes of this pattern of growth. (200 Words) The Hindu