Insights Daily Debates, Day – 124: Should Government Fund Start-Ups?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 124 16 January 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” Should Government Fund Start-Ups?”   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, 16 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 comes into force The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 January  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Resources; Indian geography; Location factors 1) What do you understand by rare earth materials? Critically discuss importance of these materials for India and …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: You are heading a district administration in a particular department. Your senior officer calls you from the State Headquarters and tells you that a plot in Rampur village is to have a building constructed on it for a school.

Topic:Ethics in human actions; Ethical concerns and dilemma 8) You are heading a district administration in a particular department. Your senior officer calls you from the State Headquarters and tells you that a plot in Rampur village is to have a building constructed on it for a school. A visit is scheduled during which he will …

7) “The government funding of start-ups, either directly or indirectly, in the midst of a thriving venture-capital industry, is ill advised. ” In the light of India’s new start-up policy, comment on the statement.

Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7) “The government funding of start-ups, either directly or indirectly, in the midst of a thriving venture-capital industry, is ill advised. ” In the light of India’s new start-up policy, comment on the statement. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) India’s exports to every major region of the world declined during April–November 2015 year-on-year. Why do you think this has happened? What measures has government taken to halt this decline? Critically examine.

Topic: Indian economy – Growth 5) India’s exports to every major region of the world declined during April–November 2015 year-on-year. Why do you think this has happened? What measures has government taken to halt this decline? Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

4) “The Paris Agreement has set targets for limiting temperature rise due to global warming which will be virtually impossible (1.5°C) or very difficult (well below 2°C) to realise. ” Why is it argued that it’s either impossible or difficult to to realize latest targets for limiting temperature? In the light of climate change science, discuss.

Topic:  Conservation; Environmental pollution 4) “The Paris Agreement has set targets for limiting temperature rise due to global warming which will be virtually impossible (1.5°C) or very difficult (well below 2°C) to realise. ” Why is it argued that it’s either impossible or difficult to to realize latest targets for limiting temperature? In the light of …

3) The growing focus on climate policy in India requires effective institutions that are needed for the design, coordination and implementation of environment related policies. Critically examine formation and functioning of such institutions in India.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Governance 3) The growing focus on climate policy in India requires effective institutions that are needed for the design, coordination and implementation of environment related policies. Critically examine formation and functioning of such institutions in India. (200 Words) EPW