QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 77

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 77 22 March 2016 Archives  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A March 23, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A March 23, 2016 Archives This is a new feature. As feedback from our side on your answers is missing, we thought of providing detailed synopsis of important Secure questions on daily basis so that you could revise our synopsis and compare it …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 170: FDI in Multi Brand Retail should be Allowed in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 170 24 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” FDI in Multi Brand Retail should be Allowed in India “ NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another …

Insights into Editorial: Why Belgium?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Why Belgium? 24 March 2016 Article Link In the wake of recent terrorist attack in Brussels, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for, there’s one big question on everyone’s mind: Why Belgium? How did this small European country become a hub and a …

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 March 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 24 March 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: infrastructure. Government to build 2.95 crore houses for rural poor The government recently approved the “House for All” scheme to construct 2.95 crore houses in rural areas, setting a 2022 deadline. The Centre has …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 March 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:- Communalism; Secularism;  1) Differentiate between nation and state. In your opinion, what constitutes Hinduism? Should India be called …

9) What do you understand by Outcome based performance budgeting? How important it is in better utilization of public funds? Examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Utilization of public funds 9) What do you understand by Outcome based performance budgeting? How important it is in better utilization of public funds? Examine. (200 Words) IDSA Wikipedia Livemint

8) Recently the Environment Ministry issued new norms regarding managing e-waste in the country. Discuss the significance of these norms.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Environmental pollution; Conservation 8) Recently the Environment Ministry issued new norms regarding managing e-waste in the country. Discuss the significance of these norms. (200 Words) The Hindu Business Standard

7) In 2014, nine institutions, including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) announced the Resilient Cities Initiative, a worldwide collaboration to make cities safer. How can India build Resilient cities to withstand disasters and to better manage post-disaster crisis? In the light of objectives of Resilient Cities Initiative, discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Disaster management 7) In 2014, nine institutions, including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) announced the Resilient Cities Initiative, a worldwide collaboration to make cities safer. How can India build Resilient cities to withstand disasters and to …

6) The increasing resistance to tuberculosis (TB) drugs among patients has become a major public health concern in India. Examine why it’s considered as major public health concern and the reasons why resistance to TB drugs is increasing. Also discuss measures taken by government to deal with this health concern.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 6) The increasing resistance to tuberculosis (TB) drugs among patients has become a major public health concern in India. Examine why it’s considered as major public health concern and the reasons why resistance …

5) BRICS is not a trading bloc or an economic union per se. Nor is it a political coalition. In your opinion what it is and what it should be, especially vis a vis India’s geo-political interests? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) BRICS is not a trading bloc or an economic union per se. Nor is it a political coalition. In your opinion what it is and what it should be, especially vis …

4) Under which conditions can India grant compulsory licences? Do these conditions violate WTO rules? Also critically examine complaints made against India’s generic drug industry.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 4) Under which conditions can India grant compulsory licences? Do these conditions violate WTO rules? Also critically examine complaints made against India’s generic drug industry. (200 Words) Business Standard Reference

3) Discuss the recent initiatives taken by India and Bangladesh to improve their mutual relationship.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 3) Discuss the recent initiatives taken by India and Bangladesh to improve their mutual relationship. (200 Words) Business Standard

2) India is in the final stages of talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for storing crude oil in the coming underground strategic crude oil storage facilities in Karnataka. Why does India need such reserves? Discuss the details of the agreement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) India is in the final stages of talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for storing crude oil in the coming underground strategic crude oil storage facilities in Karnataka. Why …

1) Differentiate between nation and state. In your opinion, what constitutes Hinduism? Should India be called the ‘Hindu Nation’? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:- Communalism; Secularism;  1) Differentiate between nation and state. In your opinion, what constitutes Hinduism? Should India be called the ‘Hindu Nation’? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu

The Big Picture – Will reservation in pvt sector stem naxalism?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – Will reservation in pvt sector stem naxalism? Archives The issue of reservation has been under discussion for decades in this country. While reservation for SCs and STs in public sector came with the constitution, it took many years for OBCs to …