Insights Daily Debates, Day – 138: Controlling and Protecting Siachen is Harming India more than Benefiting it

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 138 05 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Controlling and Protecting Siachen is Harming India more than Benefiting it “ The Hindu   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 …

Insights into Editorial: Protecting India’s trade Interests

Insights into Editorial: Protecting India’s trade Interests 05 February 2016 Article Link Summary: Twelve Pacific rim countries, in October 2015, agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest regional trade agreement ever, which covers countries that account for 40% of the global economy. The aim of TPP is to ease the flow of goods, services …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Julian Assange’s detention illegal, says UN panel The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled the three-year period of political asylum sought by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 1) In India, while …

8) In the light of outbreak of mosquito borne viral diseases in recent years, it is argued that efforts should be made to try and eradicate Aedes aegypti, one of the main vectors. What methods are available to eradicate these mosquitoes? Discuss.

Topic; Developments in S&T 8) In the light of outbreak of mosquito borne viral diseases in recent years, it is argued that efforts should be made to try and eradicate Aedes aegypti, one of the main vectors.  What methods are available to eradicate these mosquitoes? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu Business Standard

7) It is argued that the FRBM target has been relaxed far too many times in India’s recent history and it’s time for India to strictly adhere to the path of fiscal consolidation. Do you concur with this argument? Substantiate.

Topic: Resource mobilization 7) It is argued that the FRBM target has been relaxed far too many times in India’s recent history and it’s time for India to strictly adhere to the path of fiscal consolidation. Do you concur with this argument? Substantiate. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “There is a myth that small firms create the most jobs in an economy. The fact is that small firms that grow big create the jobs.” Elaborate the statement in the Indian context and examine what problems exist in setting up of big firms that generate employment and how they can be overcome.

Topic: Employment;  6) “There is a myth that small firms create the most jobs in an economy. The fact is that small firms that grow big create the jobs.” Elaborate the statement in the Indian context and examine what problems exist in setting up of big firms that generate employment and how they can be …

5) “MGNREGA is not a cure for rural distress but only a palliative. A more sustained focus on raising productivity in rural areas is needed, but has been missing in successive governments.” In your opinion, what should be this ‘more sustained focus’ to help address rural distress? Should governments solely depend on MGNREGA to generate rural employment? Critically analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) “MGNREGA is not a cure for rural distress but only a palliative. A more sustained focus on raising productivity in rural areas is needed, but has been missing in successive governments.” In your opinion, what should be …

3) There is widespread grassroots opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in many countries. Discuss the reasons. What’s India’s stand on TPP? Examine.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) There is widespread grassroots opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in many countries. Discuss the reasons. What’s India’s stand on TPP? Examine. (200 Words) Business Standard The Hindu

1) In India, while our conservation policies are geared towards terrestrial biodiversity, there are many marine species that are not protected. Examine the various threats, the marine biodiversity that is affected and the socio-economic consequences of these threats.

Topic:Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 1) In India, while our conservation policies are geared towards terrestrial biodiversity, there are many marine species that are not protected. Examine the various threats, the marine biodiversity that is affected and the socio-economic consequences …