Insights into Yojana Articles: February 2016 – New Initiative

Insights into Yojana Articles: February 2016  On the lines of Insights into Editorial, we are presenting Insights into Yojana articles.  We will be covering only syllabus related articles keeping in mind demand of both Prelims and Mains.  This is a once in a month feature – so, we hope we are not overburdening you! Shortly January …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 155: India Needs Progressive Nationalism, Not Cultural Nationalism

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 155 02 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” India Needs Progressive Nationalism, Not Cultural Nationalism”   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 Daily Current Events, 02 March 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 March 2016 Archives    Paper 3 Topic: infrastructure. Our aim is to electrify every home Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal recently said that “the NDA government’s aim is to electrify every Indian house under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Rural Electrification Scheme by 2018.” About Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Rural Electrification Scheme: …

Understanding Subsidies in India

                                                      Subsidies in India Table of contents Introduction Subsidies: are they solution to a problem or are they themselves a problem? Subsidies and its opportunity costs Some subsidies led distortion in India Direct Benefit Transfers as solution JAM Trinity – Jan Dhan Yojna, Adhaar and Mobile base Conclusion Subsidies are one of the quintessential attributes …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society 1) What do you understand by the nation concept? It …

7) The recent Union Budget has given a thumbs-up to domestic food processing, with the proposal to permit 100 per cent foreign direct investment in the marketing of food products made in India. Discuss the implications of allowing 100 percent FDI in food processing sector.

Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 7) The recent Union Budget has given a thumbs-up to domestic food processing, with the proposal to permit 100 per cent foreign direct investment in the marketing of food products made in India. Discuss the implications of …

6) In an attempt to equalise the tax treatment of the National Pension System (NPS) and the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), the Union budget has proposed that 60 per cent of an investor’s EPF corpus resulting from contributions made after April 1 be taxed at withdrawal. Why this has been done? What are the consequences? Discuss.

Topic: Resource mobilization  6) In an attempt to equalise the tax treatment of the National Pension System (NPS) and the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), the Union budget has proposed that 60 per cent of an investor’s EPF corpus resulting from contributions made after April 1 be taxed at withdrawal. Why this has been done? What are …

5) Do you think the G20 and its summits are just talking shops for powerful world leaders? Discuss its role in the time of economic crises.

 Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 5) Do you think the G20 and its summits are just talking shops for powerful world leaders? Discuss its role in the time of economic crises. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) When it comes to public health expenditure, India lags behind even among many developing countries. Does India need universal health coverage? What measures should be taken by government in this regard? Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) When it comes to public health expenditure, India lags behind even among many developing countries. Does India need universal health coverage? What measures should be taken by government in this regard? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) “The problem when it comes to eradicating sustained rural poverty in India has never been entirely one of budgetary allocations. It is also one of capacity.” Comment on the statement and examine how capacity building should be done to alleviate rural poverty in India.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 2) “The problem when it comes to eradicating sustained rural poverty in India has never been entirely one of budgetary allocations. It is also one of capacity.” Comment on the statement and examine how capacity building should be done to alleviate rural poverty in India. (200 Words) Business Standard