1) Examine the factors that led to the raise of jotedars in rural Bengal. Also explain how different they were from zamindars in their power and influence.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  1) Examine the factors that led to the raise of jotedars in rural Bengal. Also explain how different they were from zamindars in their power and influence. (200 Words) Theme 10 (i.e. chapter 10)

Lok Sabha TV Insights: Land Acquisition Ordinance

Lok Sabha TV Insights: Land Acquisition Ordinance ARCHIVES The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 was passed by Parliament in September 2013. Key features of the Act were – Public purpose: The Act shall apply when land is acquired for ‘public purpose’. This includes land acquisition for …

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 January 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 January 2015 ARCHIVES Probe agencies want single anti-terror mechanism Investigating agencies have recommended the setting up of a central anti-terror mechanism placing intelligence and investigation wings under a single command. Why? For more coordinated action against emerging internal security challenges. Such unified body would consist of: The intelligence gathering, analysis …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 1 January 2015

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 1 January 2015 Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: Themes in Indian History – III, Class XII – Theme 10 (i.e. chapter 10) General Studies – 1 Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Discuss, with examples, the …

Ethics and Integrity – Insights Secure – 2015: 01 January 2015

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. ;  social influence and persuasion. 8) Recently the government has proposed to  to mobilise public support for naming and shaming non-users of toilets in rural India in order to give push to its  Swachh Bharat Mission, which aims at attaining a 100 per cent …

7) Many experts have suggested to set-up a central anti-terror mechanism placing intelligence and investigation wings under a single command. Examine which agencies would come under such a set-up and why this idea is mooted.

Topic: Challenges to internal security 7) Many experts have suggested to set-up a central anti-terror mechanism placing intelligence and investigation wings under a single command. Examine which agencies would come under such a set-up and why this idea is mooted. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Critically examine why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is important for USA. Also examine how India will get benefited if the TPP is finalized and implemented.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  5) Critically examine why  the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is important for USA. Also examine how India will get benefited if the TPP is finalized and implemented. (200 Words) Business Standard

4) Will you support if the government invokes the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act and directs internet service providers to implement this section? Justify.

Topic: Indian Constitution- significant provisions; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) Will you support if the government invokes the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act and directs internet service providers to implement this section? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the Declaration and Platform for Action set the global standard for promoting women’s issues. What were these standards? Critically discuss new challenges that have emerged in past twenty years since the Declaration and Platform for Action with respect to empowerment of women around the world.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization 3) The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the Declaration and Platform for Action set the global standard for promoting women’s issues. What were these standards? Critically discuss new challenges that have emerged in past twenty years since the Declaration and Platform for Action with respect to …