QUIZ: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 62

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 62 14 November 2015 Archives From today onwards, we will be starting current events quiz. The quiz will have 5-10 MCQs every day. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

The Big Picture – The road ahead for Myanmar

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 November 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [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 …

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

8) Do you think the JAM Trinity (an acronym for Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and mobile numbers) might dismantle the current Public Distribution System? Examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping 8) Do you think the JAM Trinity (an acronym for Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and mobile numbers) might dismantle the current Public Distribution System? Examine. (200 Words) EPW

7) Do you think education, especially higher education, in India is treated as a commodity rather than as a social need? 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 Education, Human Resources. 7) Do you think education, especially higher education,  in India is treated as a commodity rather than as a social need? Critically comment. (200 Words) Frontline

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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

5) “The US hopes to eventually draw China and India into the TPP; if that were to happen the scuttling of the multilateral trading system will be complete.” Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) “The US hopes to eventually draw China and India into the TPP; if that were to happen the scuttling of the multilateral trading system will be complete.” Examine. (150 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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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

2) Critically analyse Gandhiji’s thoughts on untouchability and untouchables.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  2) Critically analyse Gandhiji’s thoughts on untouchability and untouchables. (200 Words) EPW

1) Some findings have found that gender-based crime rates have grown while general crime rates have decreased over the years in India. Analyse why.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of women 1) Some findings have found that gender-based crime rates have grown while general crime rates have decreased over the years in India. Analyse why. (200 Words) EPW