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

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 & A session. We will just mention the topic and you …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 February 2016

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 support to Net Neutrality. The TRAI ruling can be seen …

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

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 and anti-corruption crusaders have criticized this decision. What the order …

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

[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 also a major problem in urban centres. Why do you …

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)

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.

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 for India’s prosperity and security and the progress made in …

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.

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) 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.

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 consumers, tech companies and telecom operators. (200 Words) The Hindu …

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.

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 urgent necessity. Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

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.

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) The Indian Express