India’s World – US-China face-off in South China Sea

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   India’s World – US-China face-off in South China Sea Archives Summary: China has warned US that its dangerous and provocative actions in the South China Sea could lead to minor incidents that spark war. The warning came after US guided missile destroyer sailed within …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 74: Should Election Commission Ban Opinion Polls and Exit Polls?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 74 05 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Should  Election Commission Ban Opinion Polls and Exit Polls? The Hindu Reference Are exit polls and opinion polls misused by some vested interests to manipulate voter behaviour? Should election commission ban them? What …

Insights into Editorials: Regulate, don’t Eliminate

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorials: Regulate, don’t Eliminate 05 November 2015 The government’s recent proposal to ban commercial surrogacy in India has sparked a heated debate in the country. Why, according to some such move would be disastrous? Over the years, the surrogacy industry in India has …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 November 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 05 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Appointment to constitutional posts. CJI Dattu recommends Thakur Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu has recommended Justice Tirath Singh Thakur as his successor. Justice Thakur is the senior-most judge in the court after the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 November 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 November  2015 Archives – Secure 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 …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Comment on Raju’s father’s views.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Raju’s father keeps telling him that India would have been a better country if it had dictatorship in place instead of democracy. He is also against giving special attention to problems faced by religious minorities. …

6) Can agriculture still remain a primary engine of rural growth in India? Can public private partnership (PPP) mode be a game-changer for agriculture sector? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Agriculture issues; e-technology in the aid of farmers;Investment models 6) Can agriculture still remain a primary engine of rural growth in India? Can public private partnership (PPP) mode be a game-changer for agriculture sector? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Write a note on the IMPRINT Initiative of the government of India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India’s contribution to S&T.   5) Write a note on the IMPRINT Initiative of the government of India. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “The government of India’s proposed ban on commercial surrogacy is a rather ill-thought-out move that could have a disastrous effect on the flourishing surrogacy industry in India.” Do you agree with this view? Critically analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) “The government of India’s proposed ban on commercial surrogacy is a rather ill-thought-out move that could have a disastrous effect on the flourishing surrogacy industry in India.” Do you agree with …

3) India is appreciated for its role in helping AIDS victims in Africa by offering cheap drugs. Which factors made it possible for India to help Africa? Do you think these factors are under threat today? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  3) India is appreciated for its role in helping AIDS victims in Africa by offering cheap drugs. Which factors made it …

2) It is argued that both administration and policymaking are getting increasingly complex and require specialized skill set and a good administrator may not always prove to be a good policymaker or vice-versa. Do you think IAS is unfairly dominating all other civil service posts in India? In your opinion, what structural reforms are needed to make both policymaking and administration efficient? Critically discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy 2) It is argued that both administration and policymaking are getting increasingly complex and require specialized skill set and a good administrator may not always prove to be a good policymaker or vice-versa. Do you think IAS …

1) It is observed that more and more women vote in elections these days even surpassing male turnout, but they still lag behind men substantially in their representation in the electorate. Discuss the reasons for this anomaly.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of women 1) It is observed that more and more women vote in elections these days even surpassing male turnout, but they still lag behind men substantially in their representation in the electorate.  Discuss the reasons for this anomaly. (200 Words) The Hindu