Insights into Editorial: Why humour in public discourse is necessary for social wellbeing

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Why humour in public discourse is necessary for social wellbeing  06 February 2016 Article Link   The Supreme Court recently agreed to examine a PIL which seeks a ban on jokes on Sikhs and Sardars. Why such jokes should be banned? According …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 35

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 35 06 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 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 06 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Appellate Board order The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has ordered issue of the ‘Geographical …

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 05 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 05 February 2016 Archives ICDS (High Resolution) Tsunami (High Resolution) Manufacturing and employment (High Resolution)

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Critical changes to geographical features 1) “The renaming of the Ganga Action Plan as …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Your close friend who is working as an officer in police department is known for his strictness in complying with law.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; Ethics in public administration;  10) Your close friend who is working  as an officer in police department is known for his strictness in complying with law. He is the most feared officer in his department thanks …

9) What processes are involved in E-waste processing? It is said that in India E-waste processing sector is mainly informal. Can it be made a formal sector? What will be the advantages? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 9) What processes are involved in E-waste processing? It is said that in India E-waste processing sector is mainly informal. Can it be made a formal sector? What will be the advantages? Examine. (200 Words) Down to Earth

8) “Negotiations under the Montreal Protocol are unashamedly about business interests. Any change to the Protocol can impact businesses directly.” Discuss about the objectives of Montreal Protocol and critically comment on the statement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic; Conservation; Environmental pollution 8) “Negotiations under the Montreal Protocol are unashamedly about business interests. Any change to the Protocol can impact businesses directly.” Discuss  about the objectives of Montreal Protocol and critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) Down to Earth

7) The world is witnessing two types of technological processes at faster rate: productive and disruptive. Do you think these will eventually replace human labour and cause serious socio-economic problems in future? Critically analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economic growth; Employment; Developments in S&T 7) The world is witnessing two types of technological processes at faster rate: productive and disruptive. Do you think these will eventually replace human labour and cause serious socio-economic problems in future? Critically analyse. (200 Words) Frontline

6) The global economy is slowing down in recent months. Can it be attributed to the fall in crude oil prices? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economi growth  6) The global economy is slowing down in recent months.  Can it be attributed to the fall in crude oil prices? Examine. (200 Words) Frontline

5) “Three development banks—the AIIB, the EBRD and the NDB —point to the emergence of new centres of power and influence in the global financial architecture.” Discuss. Also examine India’s role in these new centres of power.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) “Three development banks—the AIIB, the EBRD and the NDB —point to the emergence of new centres of power and influence in the global financial architecture.” Discuss. Also examine India’s role in …

4) The process of promulgating a new Constitution in Nepal has severely affected India’s relations with the country. What flaws do you see in the way the Nepal constitution was drafted? Compare it with how India drafted its constitution. Also comment if India’s recent intervention in Nepal was unwarranted.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations. 4) The process of promulgating a new Constitution in Nepal has severely affected India’s relations with the country. What flaws do you see in the way the Nepal constitution was drafted? Compare it with how India drafted its constitution. Also comment …

3) India has ratified the international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, that was perceived as a barrier for foreign companies to invest in the country. What do you understand by nuclear liability? Discuss the implications of India signing this convention.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) India has ratified the international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, that was perceived as a barrier for foreign companies to invest in the country. What do you understand by …

2) Examine why Assam is one of the dominant tea growing regions in India. In recent months the tea industry in Assam is facing variety of problems. Discuss these problems.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Locational  factors of industries 2) Examine why Assam is one of the dominant tea growing regions in India. In recent months the tea industry in Assam is facing variety of problems. Discuss these problems. (200 Words) Frontline

1) “The renaming of the Ganga Action Plan as Namami Gange, launched in 1985 by the then Prime Minister, does not reflect a new or more acute understanding of the problem.” Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Critical changes to geographical features 1) “The renaming of the Ganga Action Plan as Namami Gange, launched in 1985 by the then Prime Minister, does not reflect a new or more acute understanding of the problem.” Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW