January 2016: Insights into Yojana Magazine

January 2016: Insights into Yojana Magazine Archives This edition exhaustively discusses all the issues related to Education Sector in India. It’s important both for Mains General Studies Paper – 2 and Essay preparation. You can download the January 2016 edition of Insights into Yojana Magazine by clicking the link below: Insights into Yojana January 2016 (opens …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 156: India should Spend more on Military

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 156 03 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “India should Spend more on Military”   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 start discussing …

Insights into Editorial: Why the WTO is right in the solar panel dispute

Insights into Editorial: Why the WTO is right in the solar panel dispute 03 March 2016 Article Link A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled against India in a dispute raised by the US over the country’s solar power programme, requiring the government to offer a level playing field to both foreign and domestic …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 March 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 March 2016 Archives   Paper 1 Topic: Art and culture. Kondane cave art depicts myth and daily life Archaeologists have discovered around 40 rock paintings in Kondane caves in Raigarh district in Maharashtra. Details: These paintings include a hunter standing with a bow and arrow, a Barasingh, footprints, palm impressions and …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues 1) It is argued that any Dalit movement, if it is actually going to address the needs of Dalits …

9) It is said that, around the world, more than 125 million people need humanitarian assistance and agencies which are involved in this assistance are short of funds. Discuss the various ethical issues involved in funding to meet escalating humanitarian needs around the world.

Topic:Ethical issues in international relations and funding 9) It is said that, around the world, more than 125 million people need humanitarian assistance and agencies which are involved in this assistance are short of funds. Discuss the various ethical issues involved in funding to meet escalating humanitarian needs around the world.  (150 Words) The Indian Express

8) India is the largest producer of goat milk and the second-largest producer of goat meat in the world. It is said that with economic gains that can result from technological and marketing interventions in goat rearing is immense. Discuss these interventions and their implications for India.

Topic: Economics of animal-rearing.  8) India is the largest producer of goat milk and the second-largest producer of goat meat in the world. It is said that with economic gains that can result from technological and marketing interventions in goat rearing is immense. Discuss these interventions and their implications for India. (200 Words) The Indian Express

7) Recently, a science start-up, incubated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), built the world’s first food-grade DNA/RNA stain (nucleic acid gel stain) named Tintorang. Discuss its applications and the science behind it

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Awareness in biotechnology 7) Recently, a science start-up, incubated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), built the world’s first food-grade DNA/RNA stain (nucleic acid gel stain) named Tintorang. Discuss its applications and the science behind it. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) The auction of spectrum brings government much needed revenue. Why is spectrum considered a s resource? Why spectrum in the 700 MHz band is considered more valuable than other bands? Also comment on controversy over pricing of spectrum.

Topic: Resource mobilization; S&T 6) The auction of spectrum brings government much needed revenue. Why is spectrum considered a s resource? Why spectrum in the 700 MHz band is considered more valuable than other bands? Also comment on controversy over pricing of spectrum. (200 Words) Business Standard

5) In recent months, the Union government is focusing more on creating a business friendly environment in India. Examine how the recent union Budget strives to give impetus to improve ease of doing business in the country.

Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth 5) In recent months, the Union government is focusing more on creating a business friendly environment in India. Examine how the recent union Budget strives to give impetus to improve ease of doing business in the country. (200 Words) Livemint

4) The Economic Survey 2015-16 claims Indian agriculture to be “a victim of its own success—especially the green revolution”, by becoming cereal-centric, regionally biased and input-intensive (land, water and fertilizers) and the Survey makes the case for “a new paradigm” for agricultural development, aimed to get “more from less”—more productivity from less resources. Does the recent Union budget address these concerns? Critically examine.

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; 4) The Economic Survey 2015-16 claims Indian agriculture to be “a victim of its own success—especially the green revolution”, by becoming cereal-centric, regionally biased and input-intensive (land, water and fertilizers) and the Survey makes the case for “a new paradigm” for agricultural development, aimed …

3) Over the years, India has preferred multilateralism over bilateral and regional trade agreements. Why? Do you think India should continue to focus more on multilateral trade agreements? Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) Over the years, India has preferred multilateralism over bilateral and regional trade agreements. Why? Do you think India should continue to focus more on multilateral trade agreements? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

2) Examine the problems faced by India’s garment factories. In recent years, countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam have become hub for apparel manufacturing. Examine why.

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 2) Examine the problems faced by India’s garment factories.  In recent years, countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam have become hub for apparel manufacturing. Examine why. (200 Words) Business Standard