Insights into Editorial: Cash transfers: Look before you leap + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Cash transfers: Look before you leap + MINDMAPS on Issues 26 November 2015 The Union Government has launched the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) programme to give benefits like scholarships, pensions, NREGA wages, etc. directly to the bank or post office accounts of beneficiaries. There are also talks of direct transfer of subsidies …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 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: Is it right to blame the bank for farmer’s death? Is it right on bank’s part to name and shame defaulters as a strategy to recover loan when nothing works in its favour? Critically comment. (150 Words)

Topic:Dimensions of ethics; Ethical concerns 8) A bank publishes loan defaulters’ list in a local daily to name and shame farmers who have failed to settle the loan amount. A farmer whose photo is also published, unable to digest this shame, commits suicide. Is it right to blame the bank for farmer’s death? Is it right …

7) Concentrated solar thermal power (CSP), and the production of transport fuels through the gasification of biomass are said to be alternatives to coal for meeting the base-load demand for power. Discuss. (200 Words)

Topic:  Energy; S&T 7) Concentrated solar thermal power (CSP), and the production of transport fuels through the gasification of biomass are said to be alternatives to coal for meeting the base-load demand for power. Discuss. (200 Words) The Indian Express

6) According to a recent report, the idea that demand from a vast new middle class in countries like China and India was going to power the world economy appears to be in retreat. Define middle class in the Indian context and examine their size and importance in driving the economy. (200 Words)

Topic: Economic growth 6) According to a recent report, the idea that demand from a vast new middle class in countries like China and India was going to power the world economy appears to be in retreat. Define middle class in the Indian context and examine their size and importance in driving the economy. (200 …

4) Many housing schemes in India have failed to provide houses for all. What are the challenges housing schemes face and examine if design of newly launched housing schemes could address previously faced challenges. (200 Words)

Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 4) Many housing schemes in India have failed to provide houses for all. What are the challenges housing schemes face and examine if design of newly launched housing schemes could address previously faced challenges. (200 Words) …

3) According to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) study, some of the neighbours of India, which are very poor, have made substantial progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals(MDGS) whereas India is still lagging. Examine the causes and suggest remedies. (200 Words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) According to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) study, some of the neighbours of India, which are very poor, have made substantial progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals(MDGS) whereas India is still lagging. Examine the causes and suggest remedies. (200 Words) Business …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: What will you do in this situation? Justify and give examples of such dilemmas a public servant might face while serving her country and the measures you would take to overcome those situations. (250 Words)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 24 (GS-4) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL …

ETHICS CASE STUDY:What, if anything, should Ravi do now? Is Ravi obliged to report the violation of environmental standards to the Authority? Justify. (250 Words)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 24 (GS-4) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Explain the ethical issues involved in this case study and critically analyse options available to you. Justify which option would you choose. (250 Words)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 24 (GS-4) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Will you blow whistle in this case either in media or to concerned international agencies? (250 Words)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 24 (GS-4) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Do you think, Green Revolution did more harm than good to people and the regions where it was implemented? Analyse each of the problems mentioned above and comment if it is ethical to disrupt nature and force new technologies to alter traditional methods. (250 Words)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 24 (GS-4) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL …