Insights Daily Debates, Day – 157: India’s Drug Pricing Policy is Irrational and Discriminatory

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 157 04 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “India’s Drug Pricing Policy is Irrational and Discriminatory”   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: Renegotiation of PPP contracts becomes a reality

Insights into Editorial: Renegotiation of PPP contracts becomes a reality 04 March 2016 Article Link   India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley announced three new initiatives on building infrastructure through the so-called public-private partnership (PPP) mode in the national budget he presented to Parliament on 29 February. The three initiatives are: Public Utility (Resolution of Disputes) …

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:World history 1) Why was Korea divided? Examine the causes of animosity between North Korea and USA. Do you think North Korea poses threat to global security? Comment. (200 …

7) “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” Discuss the significance of this statement to present day India.

Topic: Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;; 7) “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” Discuss the significance of this statement to present day India. (150 Words) General

6) Despite developing a strong framework for the approval of PPP projects at the central government-level with appropriate oversight, various challenges have arisen along with the acceleration in the pace of the roll-out of PPPs in India. Which are these challenges? What measures has government taken to address these challenges? Discuss.

Topic: Investment models 6) Despite developing a strong framework for the approval of PPP projects at the central government-level with appropriate oversight, various challenges have arisen along with the acceleration in the pace of the roll-out of PPPs in India. Which are these challenges? What measures has government taken to address these challenges? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

5) According to World Bank/OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) data on research expenditure, India ranks 8 in the world, spending under one per cent of its gross domestic product on research. Discuss why India needs to spend more on research and why synergy between academia-industry should be improved.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology 5) According to World Bank/OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) data on research expenditure, India ranks 8 in the world, spending under one per cent of its gross domestic product on research. Discuss why India needs to spend more on …

4) “Making a country’s budget green is not about how much money is allotted to tiger or forest protection. It is about integrating it into every aspect of your economy and ensuring there is no wasteful use of natural resources.” In the light of the statement, evaluate how green is the recent union budget.

Topic: Government budgeting; Conservation; Environmental pollution 4) “Making a country’s budget green is not about how much money is allotted to tiger or forest protection. It is about integrating it into every aspect of your economy and ensuring there is no wasteful use of natural resources.” In the light of the statement, evaluate how green is …

3) Discuss the salient features of the Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. Examine why making it a Money Bill is dubbed as unnecessary and unfortunate.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 3) Discuss the salient features of the Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. Examine why making it a Money Bill is dubbed as unnecessary and unfortunate. (200 Words) Business Standard Business …

2) It is argued that the source for sustainable long-term growth in any country is the strength of its institutions. Are strong democratic institutions necessary for economic growth and development? Critically discuss their role.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 2) It is argued that the source for sustainable long-term growth in any country is the strength of its institutions. Are strong democratic institutions necessary for economic growth and development? Critically discuss their role. …