The Big Picture – Pak team in Pathankot: New Beginning or strategic folly?

The Big Picture – Pak team in Pathankot: New Beginning or strategic folly? Summary: The relationship between India and Pakistan has taken a new turn with the arrival of a joint investigative team from Pakistan to probe the Pathankot airbase attack which took place in January. The arrival of the team and the presence of …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 174: India Should Lead New Nuclear Disarmament Movement

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 174 31 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “India Should Lead New Nuclear Disarmament  Movement” The Guardian 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 may …

Insights into Editorial: Road map for a robust defence industry

Insights into Editorial: Road map for a robust defence industry 31 March 2016 Article Link India is probably the only large country in the world which is overwhelmingly dependent on external sources for its defence requirements. India remains the world’s largest weapons importer over a five-year period according to latest report of the Stockholm International …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World history 1) Why did holocaust take place? Examine the difference between anti-Zionism and anti – semitism. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference General Studies – 2 Topic:Parliament …

8) In your opinion, what should be the aim of education? One thinker has said that democracy should be an ethical ideal and not merely a political arrangement. Also examine how education can contribute towards creating such a democracy.

Topic; Role of educational institutions in inculcating values 8) In your opinion, what should be the aim of education? One thinker has said that democracy should be an ethical ideal and not merely a political arrangement. Also examine how education can contribute towards creating such a democracy. (200 Words) Livemint

2) “However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad.” In the light of recent events, critically comment on the importance of constitutional functionaries and institutions in implementing the Constitution in letter and spirit.

Topic:Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 2) “However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad.” In the light of recent events, critically comment on the importance of constitutional functionaries and …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 173: There should be Reservation for Women in Higher Judiciary

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 173 30 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “There should be Reservation for Women in Higher Judiciary” The Hindu 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Decline of pollinators threatens food supply

Insights into Editorial: Decline of pollinators threatens food supply 30 March 2016 Article Link The wild pollinators are declining, and their loss will imperil our food supply, warns a recent United Nations report, based on the global assessment of pollinators by an international team of more than 75 scientists from different parts of the world, …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World geography; Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna, and on society 1) A recent United Nations report by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity …

8) Recently, the U.S. had taken to the WTO its case against India’s policy of favouring domestic inputs in solar cells and solar modules, arguing that it amounted to a discriminatory trade practice and distorted the game. What are the ethical issues that this episode between India and US gives rise to? Is it fair to India? Comment.

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations 8) Recently, the U.S. had taken to the WTO its case against India’s policy of favouring domestic inputs in solar cells and solar modules, arguing that it amounted to a discriminatory trade practice and distorted the game. What are the ethical issues that this episode between India and US …