Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 03 December 2015   India is moving to its cities and it is now widely accepted that urban centres will be critical to country’s overall cultural and economic growth. But it is also clear that, because of the absence of proper planning …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 95: Common but Differentiated Responsibility and India

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 95 03 December 2015 Archives Today’s Topic “Common but Differentiated Responsibility and India” NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A session. We will just mention the topic and you may start discussing the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Cabinet okays Bill on Regional Centre for Biotechnology The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of Regional Center for Biotechnology Bill, 2015. Objective of the Bill: to provide …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 December  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: The following options are available to you. Analyse their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action for you (not necessarily the ones mentioned below)

Topic: Strengthening Ethical and moral values in governance 7) You are working as Superintendent of Police. Recently an NGO complained against your department to the government accusing you of not taking any action to curb the sale of spurious liquor in your jurisdiction. A cabinet minister who is also in-charge minister of the district calls for …

3) Articles 17, 23, 24 of our Constitution are said to be great gifts of Babasaheb Ambedkar and it is said that implementing these articles in their true spirit will be a great gift to him on his 125th birthday celebrations. Critically discuss.

Topic: Salient features of Constitution 3) Articles 17, 23, 24 of our Constitution are said to be great gifts of Babasaheb Ambedkar and it is said that implementing these articles in their true spirit will be a great gift to him on his 125th birthday celebrations. Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) Recently some critical changes were made to key rural development programmes, to enable targeted intervention for faster poverty reduction. Comment on these changes.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 2) Recently some critical changes were made to key rural development programmes, to enable targeted intervention for faster poverty reduction. Comment on these changes. (200 Words) Business Standard

1) “A technology-first approach to smart city development, without a clear understanding of local conditions, traditions and realities, will often fail to result in sustained, community-wide change.” Discuss the socio-economic factors that smart city project should consider in making it successful.

Topic: Urbanization  1) “A technology-first approach to smart city development, without a clear understanding of local conditions, traditions and realities, will often fail to result in sustained, community-wide change.” Discuss the socio-economic factors that smart city project should consider in making it successful. (200 Words) Livemint