Insights into Editorial: Betting on odds and evens + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Betting on odds and evens + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 08 December 2015 In a radical step to curb alarming air pollution, Delhi Government has restricted plying of private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers to alternate days from 1 January in the national capital. All private vehicles even having registration …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 December 2015 Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Atomic Energy Bill 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha today The Union government has introduced Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend …

Conventional wisdom suggests that great powers and aspiring great powers prefer bilateralism to multilateralism or plurilateralism; they consider the former a characteristic of the strong and regard the latter only as the privilege of the weak. Are there any exceptions to this rule? Should India prefer bilateralism over multilateralism? Critically discuss.

Conventional wisdom suggests that great powers and aspiring great powers prefer bilateralism to multilateralism or plurilateralism; they consider the former a characteristic of the strong and regard the latter only as the privilege of the weak. Are there any exceptions to this rule? Should India prefer bilateralism over multilateralism? Critically discuss.

The architecture of the IAS, consciously drawn from the ICS, was premised on a social and cultural distance between the administration and civil society on the one hand, and between the political executive and the civil servant on the other. Why do you think IAS has an edge over other services and why it has attracted hostilities from various quarters? Discuss.

The architecture of the IAS, consciously drawn from the ICS, was premised on a social and cultural distance between the administration and civil society on the one hand, and between the political executive and the civil servant on the other. Why do you think IAS has an edge over other services and why it has …

India’s stand in climate change negotiations is that it can’t accept a hard limit on emissions when it’s still trying to lift hundreds of millions of Indians—more than 20% of whom lack electricity—out of poverty. Recently, Prime Minister also demanded for climate justice. Do you think India is right in demanding climate justice? Critically comment.

India’s stand in climate change negotiations is that it can’t accept a hard limit on emissions when it’s still trying to lift hundreds of millions of Indians—more than 20% of whom lack electricity—out of poverty. Recently, Prime Minister also demanded for climate justice. Do you think India is right in demanding climate justice? Critically comment.

Under the Digital India initiative, fulfilling the vision where all citizens are digitally connected to the government will take enormous efforts. What are these efforts? Examine the factors on which success of this initiative depends upon.

Under the Digital India initiative, fulfilling the vision where all citizens are digitally connected to the government will take enormous efforts. What are these efforts? Examine the factors on which success of this initiative depends upon.

One of the disappointments in the post-reform period in India has been the slow progress in the reduction of malnutrition, especially with reference to the underweight among children. Examine why despite high economic growth, malnutrition persists in India and why it is important to address this problem urgently.

One of the disappointments in the post-reform period in India has been the slow progress in the reduction of malnutrition, especially with reference to the underweight among children. Examine why despite high economic growth, malnutrition persists in India and why it is important to address this problem urgently.

In urban India, it is the economically weaker sections and the low income groups, which earn between Rs 3 to 6 lakh annually, that account for 96 per cent of the housing shortage. Examine the challenges that governments face in providing housing to these sections and what needs to be done in this regard.

In urban India, it is the economically weaker sections and the low income groups, which earn between Rs 3 to 6 lakh annually, that account for 96 per cent of the housing shortage. Examine the challenges that governments face in providing housing to these sections and what needs to be done in this regard.