Insights Daily Debates, Day – 141: Considering Past Experiences, the Smart City Project is Bound to Fail

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 141 10 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” Considering Past Experiences, the Smart City Project is Bound to Fail “   NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be …

Insights into Editorial: Internet Power to the People

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Internet Power to the People 10 February 2016 Article Link By explicitly barring differential pricing or “zero rating” of data services on the basis of content, route or application, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has settled the net neutrality debate …

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 10 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Shri J P Nadda launches National Deworming initiative As part of the National Deworming initiative to benefit more …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 39

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 39 10 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 Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Role of women; Social empowerment 1) “Women are active agents of change. Real development …

8) In your opinion, what are the essential qualities of a good leader? Illustrate through examples of past and present leaders.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders;  8) In your opinion, what are the essential qualities of a good leader? Illustrate through examples of past and present leaders. (200 Words) Livemint

7) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of zero rating policy.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in IT 7) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of zero rating policy. (200 Words) The Hindu The Guardian The Indian Express

6) “The Percy Mistry Committee (2007), the Raghuram Rajan Committee (2008) and the B.N. Srikrishna Committee (2013) add up to a full plan for structural banking regulation reforms, and need to be implemented.” Briefly discuss the recommendations of these committees and why it has become imperative to reform banking sector in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economic growth; Resource mobilization 6) “The Percy Mistry Committee (2007), the Raghuram Rajan Committee (2008) and the B.N. Srikrishna Committee (2013) add up to a full plan for structural banking regulation reforms, and need to be implemented.” Briefly discuss the recommendations of these committees and …

5) Recently government deferred decision on allowing commercial cultivation of GM mustard – DMH-11 (Dhara Mustard Hybrid 11) in India. Do you see merit in the arguments made against cultivation of GM food crops? Is Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to be blamed for apprehensions on GM food crops? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in biotechnology 5) Recently government deferred decision on allowing commercial cultivation of GM mustard – DMH-11 (Dhara Mustard Hybrid 11) in India. Do you see merit in the arguments made against cultivation of GM food crops? Is Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to be blamed for …

4) Recently the Finance Ministry withdrew customs duty exemptions for 76 life-saving drugs. How will this decision affect patients and pharma companies in India? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) Recently the Finance Ministry withdrew customs duty exemptions for 76 life-saving drugs. How will this decision affect patients and pharma companies in India? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) “Unless the Supreme Court completes its unfinished agenda of limiting the scope for partisan federalism through the strong enforcement of neutral constitutional rules on the appointment of Governors and the exercise of their powers, there is little possibility that cooperative federalism can define Centre-State relations in India.” What do you understand by this statement? Explain.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 3) “Unless the Supreme Court completes its unfinished agenda of limiting the scope for partisan federalism through the strong enforcement of neutral constitutional rules on the appointment of Governors and the exercise of their powers, there is …

2) In the light of Pakistan’s active participation in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), TAPI gas pipeline, its improved relations with Iran and its role in Afghanistan peace process, it is argued that India is being bypassed in the region. Do you agree? What should be India’s approach to these regional issues? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) In the light of Pakistan’s active participation in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), TAPI gas pipeline, its improved relations with Iran and its role in Afghanistan peace process, it is argued that India is being bypassed in the region. Do …

1) “Women are active agents of change. Real development is only possible with their economic empowerment.” Discuss any three areas where and why women empowerment is most needed to bring economic development in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Role of women; Social empowerment 1) “Women are active agents of change. Real development is only possible with their economic empowerment.” Discuss any three areas where and why women empowerment is most needed to bring economic development in India. (200 Words) The Hindu