Insights into Editorial: Does India really need a Start-up Act? + Mindmaps on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Does India really need a Start-up Act? + Mindmaps on Issues 14 November 2015 Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Start-up India and Stand up India campaign, announced in his Independence Day speech in August 2015, the central government has decided to introduce a policy framework aimed at easing the regulatory environment for …

The Big Picture – The road ahead for Myanmar

The Big Picture – The road ahead for Myanmar Archives After decades of military rule, Myanmar is witnessing a transformation into democracy. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National league for democracy has won a landslide victory in the country’s recently held general elections. This also means a huge transition of power. However, Myanmar has …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Pak, China kick off ambitious USD 46 billion economic corridor project Pakistan and China recently kicked off their ambitious 46 billion US Dollar economic corridor project with China acquiring over 2,000 …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 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 can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘.  Click on …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Assuming you are working as Panchayat Development Officer in the same village from where your friend hails, and if you are asked to implement a scheme to provide free internet to all in your panchayat jurisdiction by the government in a mission mode within next one month by using all your resources at your disposal only for this purpose, what will you do? Justify.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in public and private institutions 9) Your friend from village is arguing that what he and his family urgently needs in his village is regular access to clean water and electricity. He says that youth use smartphones, but have no toilets at their home. Parents send their children to schools, but …

6) Why is India concerned about the plight of Madhesi community in India, especially aftermath of promulgation of new Constitution by Nepal? Critically comment on the manner India is dealing the Madhesi issue with Nepal.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 6) Why is India concerned about the plight of Madhesi community in India, especially aftermath of promulgation of new Constitution by Nepal? Critically comment on the manner India is dealing the Madhesi issue with Nepal. (200 Words) EPW

4) “Ambedkar and Periyar were at the forefront of social movements that challenged the deeply entrenched caste system, traced its origins to Hinduism which laid the theoretical foundations of the system, and saw the emancipation of the socially oppressed in abolishing the religion itself.” Discuss the commonalities between these two personalities.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  4) “Ambedkar and Periyar were at the forefront of social movements that challenged the deeply entrenched caste system, traced its origins to Hinduism which laid the theoretical foundations of the system, and saw the emancipation of the …

3) “Women’s right to wealth and property is of singular importance, not only for its utilitarian benefits of providing them security and independence, but also, and more importantly, for the principle of equal rights.” Critically discuss in the Indian context.

Topic: Role of women  3) “Women’s right to wealth and property is of singular importance, not only for its utilitarian benefits of providing them security and independence, but also, and more importantly, for the principle of equal rights.” Critically discuss in the Indian context. (200 Words) EPW