Insights Daily Debates, Day – 136: Editing the DNA of Human Embryos Should be Welcomed

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 136 03 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Editing the DNA of Human Embryos Should be Welcomed “ Reference   NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q …

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 03 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 03 February 2016 Archives Drinking water availability in India (High Resolution) International Monetary Fund(IMF) (High Resolution) Teachers in education system in India (High Resolution)

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 32

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 32 03 February 2016 Archives  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC …

The Big Picture – 10 years of MGNREGA: How successful?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – 10 years of MGNREGA: How successful? Archives Summary: The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme has successfully completed 10 years. In all these years the total expenditure on this programme has been rupees 3.14 lakh crore and has …

Insights into Editorial: Seizing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ opportunity

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Seizing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ opportunity 03 February 2016 Article Link   China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ project can help offset the global trade challenges and provide better connectivity and greater economic opportunities. China’s fast economic growth in the past 30 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 03 February 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Zika (Update) After the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Zika virus and its suspected complications in newborns as …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami 1) How tsunamis are caused and which …

7) In the light of outbreak of Zika, it is argued that governments should lift the ban on dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane or DDT, the most powerful and effective pesticide against mosquitoes. DDT is banned in most countries thanks to its extremely adverse impact on ecology and human health. Is it ethical to lift ban of DDT to fight the possible pandemic of Zika? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Dimensions of ethics 7) In the light of outbreak of Zika, it is argued that governments should lift the ban on dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane or DDT, the most powerful and effective pesticide against mosquitoes. DDT is banned in most countries thanks to its extremely adverse impact …

6) Write a critical note on the BharatNet project.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Infrastructure 6) Write a critical note on the BharatNet project. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) What do you understand by cognitive computing? Discuss its applications and its significance for India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in computers; IT 5) What do you understand by cognitive computing? Discuss its applications and its significance for India. (200 Words) Business Standard

4) Some have proposed that India needs to address increasing inequality by increasing its tax-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio. What do you understand by this? Do you agree with this proposition? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Resource mobilization; Inclusive growth 4) Some have proposed that India needs to address increasing inequality by increasing its tax-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio.  What do you understand by this? Do you agree with this proposition? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

3) In the light of slowing down of Chinese economy and weakening global prices, some economists argue that the government and RBI should allow Rupee to weaken further. Examine the rationale behind this argument.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian economy – growth 3) In the light of slowing down of Chinese economy and weakening global prices, some economists argue that the government and RBI should allow Rupee to weaken further. Examine the rationale behind this argument. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) What are the economic and strategic benefits that India will gain by building close ties with Myanmar? Also examine the advantages it has over China in building close relationship with Myanmar.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations 2) What are the  economic and strategic benefits that India will gain by building close ties with Myanmar? Also examine the advantages it has over China in building close relationship with Myanmar. (200 Words) Livemint

1) How tsunamis are caused and which parts of globe are more prone to them? Also examine the technologies used in tsunami early warning system.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami 1) How tsunamis are caused and which parts of globe are more prone to them? Also examine the technologies used in tsunami early warning system. (200 Words) The Indian Express