Insights Daily Debates, Day – 139: To Mend North Korea, US Led War is Necessary

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 139 06 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “To Mend North Korea, US Led War is Necessary “ The Washington Post   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 …

Insights into Editorial: Genetically modified crops: the way forward

Insights into Editorial: Genetically modified crops: the way forward 08 February 2016 Article Link The promise and performance of genetically modified crops in agriculture is once again under the spotlight, with the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee recently putting on hold the discussion on commercial use of genetically modified mustard. GM mustard is the first food …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 February 2016 Archives   Topic: Important for Prelims Chettinad cotton saree wins Indian Handloom tag The Chettinad cotton saree has won the ‘India Handloom’ tag for its unique designs and identity. In this regard, the Textiles Committee, Union Ministry of Handlooms and Textiles, Mumbai, has registered the Chettinad cotton saree under …

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question. 1) Examine the works  of any three important travellers who travelled to India between eleventh and seventeenth centuries. Discuss how their works have enabled us …

9) A central contention about globalisation is that all cultures will become similar, that is homogeneous. Others argue that there is an increasing tendency towards glocalisation of culture. Do you agree? Substantiate.

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 9) A central contention about globalisation is that all cultures will become similar, that is homogeneous. Others argue that there is an increasing tendency towards glocalisation of culture.  Do you agree? Substantiate. (200 Words) NCERT, Class XII, Themes in World History …

6) “Any single explanation for the outbreak of the First World War likely to be too simple. An amalgam of factors intellectual, social, economic as well as political and diplomatic contributed to this horrifying conflict of monumental propositions.” – Explain.

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 6) “Any single explanation for the outbreak of the First World War likely to be too simple. An amalgam of factors intellectual, social, economic as well as political and diplomatic contributed to this horrifying conflict of monumental propositions.” – Explain. First …

4) The deliberate and conscious efforts were made by the 19th century social reformers and early 20th century nationalists to bring in changes in social practices that discriminated against women and ‘lower’ castes. What motivated them to bring in changes and what were these changes? Discuss.

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 4) The deliberate and conscious efforts were made by the 19th century social reformers and early 20th century nationalists to bring in changes in social practices that discriminated against women and ‘lower’ castes. What motivated them to bring in changes and …

2) Discuss the major beliefs and practices that characterised Sufism and Bhakti tradition. Also comment on the position of women in these two traditions.

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 2) Discuss the major beliefs and practices that characterised Sufism and Bhakti tradition. Also comment on the position of women in these two traditions. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History – II – Chapter 2 Reference

1) Examine the works of any three important travellers who travelled to India between eleventh and seventeenth centuries. Discuss how their works have enabled us to understand social and economic life of rural and urban India that existed during that time.

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 08 February 2015 1) Examine the works  of any three important travellers who travelled to India between eleventh and seventeenth centuries. Discuss how their works have enabled us to understand social and economic life of rural and urban India that existed during that time. …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 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) It is said that the 36 per cent of the urban renewal projects suffer from both time and cost …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: You are working as district collector of an impoverished district. For the past one year, this district is reeling under severe drought.

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; Ethics in public administration;  7) You are working as district collector of an impoverished district. For the past one year, this district is reeling under severe drought. The state and union governments haven’t released adequate funds to deal with the effects of drought. You often hear …

6) As part of the action plan of Start Up Mission, government intends to create a policy and framework for setting up incubators across the country in PPP mode. Examine the merits and demerits of this move.

Topic: Cropping pattern; Food security; Developments in S&T 6) As part of the action plan of Start Up Mission, government intends to create a policy and framework for setting up incubators across the country in PPP mode. Examine the merits and demerits of this move. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) Can genetically modified (GM) food crops ensure food security in India? Why has government allowed GM cotton but not GM food crops for cultivation in India? Do you think it’s time for India to start cultivating GM food crops? Critically comment.

Topic: Economic growth  5) Can genetically modified (GM) food crops ensure food security in India? Why has government allowed GM cotton but not GM food crops for cultivation in India? Do you think it’s time for India to start cultivating GM food crops? Critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint