Insights Daily Current Events, 12 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Southern Zonal Council Andhra Pradesh government is all set to host the 26th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council which will be chaired by the union Home Minister. The meeting will discuss security related issues with the Union …

Insights into Editorial: Illiberal law, roll it back + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Illiberal law, roll it back + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 12 December 2015 With the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act 2015—which, among other things, bars illiterate people from contesting Panchayat polls in the state—the stage is set for the passing of similar laws across …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 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 …

5) Critically comment on The Supreme Court’s endorsement of the Haryana government’s decision to prescribe educational qualifications for candidates contesting panchayat polls.

Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 5) Critically comment on The Supreme Court’s endorsement of the Haryana government’s decision to prescribe educational qualifications for candidates contesting panchayat polls. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) The data from the Rapid Survey on Children conducted in 2013-14 shows some but patchy progress between 2005-06 and 2013-14 in maternal and child health indicators. Critically examine the causes of poor progress in this regard.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) The data from the Rapid Survey on Children conducted in 2013-14 shows some but patchy progress between 2005-06 and 2013-14 in maternal and child health indicators. Critically examine the causes of poor progress in this regard. (200 Words) EPW

2) It is said that if India sheds its inhibitions and participates actively in the implementation of China’s One Best One Road initiative, it stands to gain substantially in terms of trade. Critically examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 2) It is said that if India sheds its inhibitions and participates actively in the implementation of China’s One Best One Road initiative, it stands to gain substantially in terms of trade. Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

1) Economic and social inequality is a major problem, implicated in poverty, ill health and exploitation. Inequality has increased in many countries since the 1980s and it is also widely seen as unfair. Discuss the causes.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 1) Economic and social inequality is a major problem, implicated in poverty, ill health and exploitation. Inequality has increased in many countries since the 1980s and it is also widely seen as unfair. Discuss the causes. (200 Words) EPW

The Big Picture – Court-monitored CBI probes: Is judiciary overstepping its brief?

The Big Picture – Court-monitored CBI probes: Is judiciary overstepping its brief? Summary: In a significant remark on judiciary’s intervention in CBI investigations, a parliamentary committee has stated that the Supreme Court and High Courts have started performing the functions of the lowest rung of the criminal justice system taking over the role of a …