Insights Daily Debates, Day – 158: Withdrawing EPF Tax is a Grave Mistake

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 158 08 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Withdrawing EPF Tax is a Grave Mistake”   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 …

The Big Picture: Union Budget – Arun Jaitley’s roadmap

The Big Picture: Union Budget – Arun Jaitley’s roadmap Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently presented his 3rd budget amidst mixed response. While the focus is on agriculture and rural development, he also laid emphasis on infrastructure and public investment in it to kick start the flagging economy. Though the GDP growth rate has been pegged …

The Big Picture – Thrust on Agriculture and Rural Economy: Is it a game changer?

The Big Picture – Thrust on Agriculture and Rural Economy: Is it a game changer? It has now been agreed upon by almost everyone that the recent budget has a distinct tilt towards agriculture, farm sector and rural economy. It is being argued that this tilt is due to the impression or rather criticism against …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 1) The Constitution (108th) Amendment Bill to reserve for women one-third of seats in Parliament and the State legislatures is still pending in …

9) Recently, the U.S. government has proposed a financial assistance package of $859.8 million for Pakistan, including $265 million for military hardware. What are the ethical issues arising out of this financial assistance to Pakistan, especially from India’s perspective? Critically examine.

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding; 9) Recently,  the U.S. government has proposed a financial assistance package of $859.8 million for Pakistan, including $265 million for military hardware. What are the ethical issues arising out of this financial assistance to Pakistan, especially from India’s perspective? Critically examine. (150 Words) The Hindu

4) Recently, the President of India said that the IPC, 1860, requires a thorough revision to meet the needs of the 21st century. On contemporary relevance or modernity, what substantial changes does the IPC need? Critically examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 4) Recently, the President of India said that the IPC, 1860, requires a thorough revision to meet the needs of the 21st century. On contemporary relevance or modernity, what substantial changes does the IPC need? Critically examine. (200 …

2) Society as well as the police leadership have accepted that women in the police have a significant role. What are the common problems faced by women in uniform in India? How can government make police force more gender-friendly? Why is it necessary? Discuss

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 2) Society as well as the police leadership have accepted that women in the police have a significant role. What are the common problems faced by women in uniform in India? How can government make police force more gender-friendly? Why is it necessary? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) The Constitution (108th) Amendment Bill to reserve for women one-third of seats in Parliament and the State legislatures is still pending in Lok Sabha. Why is there opposition to passing this Bill? Why is it important to pass this Bill? Discuss.

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 1) The Constitution (108th) Amendment Bill to reserve for women one-third of seats in Parliament and the State legislatures is still pending in Lok Sabha. Why is there opposition to passing this Bill? Why is it important to pass this Bill? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express The …