QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 45

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 45 16 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 Debates, Day – 146: Capitalism Can Not Bring Inclusive Growth

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 146 17 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” Capitalism Can Not Bring Inclusive Growth “   NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A …

Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question. 1) Was the NonAligned Movement (NAM) a challenge to the dominance of the two …

15) “Abstraction, unadorned drawing, non-representational colour, superimposition: all the values of modern art had their primal scene in the caves.” With reference to prehistoric rock paintings found in India, discuss the statement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 15) “Abstraction, unadorned drawing, non-representational colour, superimposition: all the values of modern art had their primal scene in the caves.” With reference to prehistoric rock paintings found in India, discuss …

14) Which were the four events in the life of the Buddha which have been depicted in different forms of Buddhist art? What did these events symbolise?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 14) Which were the four events in the life of the Buddha which have been depicted in different forms of Buddhist art? What did these events symbolise? (200 Words) NCERT, …

13) What were Mahatma Gandhi’s arguments against Partition? How did the Congress come to change its views on Partition? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 13) What were Mahatma Gandhi’s arguments against Partition? How did the Congress come to change its views on Partition? Examine. (200 Words) NCERT, Class XII, Themes in Indian History, Theme Fourteen

12) In what way did Mahatma Gandhi transform the nature of the national movement? How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 12) In what way did Mahatma Gandhi transform the nature of the national movement? How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss. (200 Words) NCERT, …

11) What were the concerns that influenced town planning in the nineteenth century? Are some of these concerns still relevant today? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 11) What were the concerns that influenced town planning in the nineteenth century? Are some of these concerns still relevant today? Examine. (200 Words) NCERT, Class XII, Themes in Indian History, …

10) How did the American Civil War affect the lives of ryots in India? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 10) How did the American Civil War affect the lives of ryots in India? Examine. (200 Words) NCERT, Class XII, Themes in Indian History, Theme Ten

9) The most serious challenge before the states is pursuing economic development without causing further damage to the global environment. How could we achieve this? Explain with a few examples.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 9) The most serious challenge before the states is pursuing economic development without causing further damage to the global environment. How could we achieve this? Explain with a few examples. …

8) Nuclear weapons as deterrence or defence have limited usage against contemporary security threats to states. Explain the statement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 8) Nuclear weapons as deterrence or defence have limited usage against contemporary security threats to states. Explain the statement. (200 Words) NCERT, Class XII, Contemporary World Politics – Chapter 7

7) ‘Reforming the UN means restructuring of the Security Council’. Do you agree with this statement? Give arguments for or against this position.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 7) ‘Reforming the UN means restructuring of the Security Council’. Do you agree with this statement? Give arguments for or against this position. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, Contemporary World …

6) Write a short note on the role and the limitations of SAARC as a forum for facilitating economic cooperation among the South Asian countries.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 6) Write a short note on the role and the limitations of SAARC as a forum for facilitating economic cooperation among the South Asian countries. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, …

5) Discuss three ways in which US dominance since the Cold War is different from its position as a superpower during the Cold War.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 5) Discuss three ways in which US dominance since the Cold War is different from its position as a superpower during the Cold War. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, Contemporary World …

4) What was Shock Therapy? Was this the best way to make a transition from communism to capitalism? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 4) What was Shock Therapy? Was this the best way to make a transition from communism to capitalism? Critically comment. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, Contemporary World Politics – Chapter …

3) What were the major causes and consequences of the disintegration of the Soviet Union? How did its disintegration affect countries like India? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 3) What were the major causes and consequences of the disintegration of the Soviet Union? How did its disintegration affect countries like India? Examine. (200 Words) NCERT Class XII, Contemporary …

2) The Cold War produced an arms race as well as arms control. What were the reasons for both these developments and the important treaties signed during this period? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 2) The Cold War produced an arms race as well as arms control. What were the reasons for both these developments and the important treaties signed during this period? Discuss. …

1) Was the NonAligned Movement (NAM) a challenge to the dominance of the two superpowers during the Cold War? How far was NAM successful in attaining economic development and political independence during the Cold War era? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Test – 12: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 17 February 2015 1) Was the NonAligned Movement (NAM) a challenge to the dominance of the two superpowers during the Cold War? How far was NAM successful in attaining economic development and political …

Insights into Editorial: Can India beat this slowdown?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Can India beat this slowdown? 17 February 2016 Article Link World oil prices are not likely to recover anytime soon, going by market conditions. A further increase in supply, compounding the current glut, and a parallel contraction in demand in the major …

Insights Daily Current Events, 17 February 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 17 February 2016 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: infrastructure. Railways to build 3 projects through build-operate-transfer model The Indian Railways has identified the first three projects to be taken up for development through the new build, operate, transfer (BOT) annuity model …