The Big Picture – Writing off bad bank loans

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – Writing off bad bank loans Archives Summary: The state of Indian banks, especially public sectors banks, has been a matter of serious concern now. Growing debts and stressed loans turning into NPAs have been frequently noticed in the last few years. …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 140: Governors are Mere Puppets of the Central Government

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 140 09 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Governors are Mere Puppets of the Central Government “   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, 09 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 09 February 2016 Archives New startups and government initiative (High Resolution) Smart city project (High Resolution)

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 38

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 38 09 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, 09 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 09 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. TRAI rules in favour of Net neutrality TRAI has ruled against differential pricing for data services in a major …

Insights into Editorial: An order against the anti-graft fight

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: An order against the anti-graft fight 09 February 2016 Article Link The Tamil Nadu government recently came out with an order which mandated prior permission of the government for an inquiry into corruption charges against any State official. However, many political parties …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 37

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 37 08 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 MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 08 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 08 February 2016 Archives Tea industry of India (High Resolution) Water pollution (High Resolution)

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Urbanization – Problems and their remedies 1) Apart from rural regions, open defecation is …

7) Recently, the Tamil Nadu government mandated prior permission of the government for an inquiry into corruption charges against any State official. Do support this measure? Justify. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Challenges of corruption; Probity and integrity in public administration 7) Recently, the Tamil Nadu government mandated prior permission of the government for an inquiry into corruption charges against any State official. Do support this measure? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) In the light of the centrality of the oceans for India’s prosperity and security, it is recognised that India should rapidly modernise its poor maritime infrastructure and strengthen its naval forces. Critically discuss why Indian ocean is important for India’s prosperity and security and the progress made in upgrading its capabilities in maritime domain.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 6) In the light of the centrality of the oceans for India’s prosperity and security, it is recognised that India should rapidly modernise its poor maritime infrastructure and strengthen its naval forces. Critically discuss why Indian ocean is important …

5) It is argued that terrorism breeds in poverty and the reverse is also true. Do you agree? How to stop such kind of terrorists who are not motivated by ideology but pushed by poverty? Critically analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5) It is argued that terrorism breeds in poverty and the reverse is also true. Do you agree? How to stop such kind of terrorists who are not motivated by ideology but pushed by poverty? Critically analyse. (200 Words) …

4) It is argued that demilitarisation of Siachen is in the interest of both India and Pakistan and should be done. Do you agree? Is it doable? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas 4) It is argued that demilitarisation of Siachen is in the interest of both India and Pakistan and should be done. Do you agree? Is it doable? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) barred telecom service providers from charging differential rates for data services. Discuss the implication of this ruling on consumers, tech companies and telecom operators.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)  barred telecom service providers from charging differential rates for data services. Discuss the implication of this ruling on …

2) In the light of the frequent violation of the right of innocent people to associate, assemble and give expression to dissent by the state agencies such as police, it is strongly argued that reforming the police is an urgent necessity. Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Role of civil services in democracy 2) In the light of the frequent violation of the right of innocent people to associate, assemble and give expression to dissent by the state agencies such as police, it is strongly argued that reforming the police is an …

1) Apart from rural regions, open defecation is also a major problem in urban centres. Why do you think this practice persists in cities too? What urgent steps should be taken to stop this practice? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Urbanization – Problems and their remedies 1) Apart from rural regions, open defecation is also a major problem in urban centres. Why do you think this practice persists in cities too? What urgent steps should be taken to stop this practice? Critically examine. (200 Words) …