7) Recently, the union government allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce marketplaces. Examine its significance and possible impact on Indian economy.

Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth 7) Recently, the union government allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce marketplaces. Examine its significance and possible impact on Indian economy. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “Any further increase in FDI limit in the defence sector may not be in the long-term national interest and surely will be a disaster for the country’s attempt to build self-reliance.” Comment. Also examine how India can become self-reliant in military hardware.

Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology 6) “Any further increase in FDI limit in the defence sector may not be in the long-term national interest and surely will be a disaster for the country’s attempt to build self-reliance.” Comment. Also examine how India can become self-reliant in military hardware. (200 Words) Livemint The …

2) “The most solid of the BRIC countries just a few years ago, Brazil has become an object lesson for emerging economies on how dangerous it is to avoid tough structural reform when the going is good.” Throw light on causes of ongoing crisis in Brazil and lessons for India from this crisis.

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) “The most solid of the BRIC countries just a few years ago, Brazil has become an object lesson for emerging economies on how dangerous it is to avoid tough structural reform when the going is good.” Throw light on causes of …

1) A recent United Nations report by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) has warned that the wild pollinators are declining, and their loss will imperil world’s food supply. Discuss the importance of wild pollinators, causes for their decline, their importance for India and measures to be taken to restore the integrity of pollinators.

Topic: World geography; Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna, and on society 1) A recent United Nations report by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) has warned that the wild pollinators are declining, and their loss will imperil world’s food supply. Discuss the importance of wild pollinators, causes for their …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 172: Article 356 Should be Repealed

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 172 29 March 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Article 356 Should be Repealed” 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 the topic. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 29 March 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 29 March 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Telecom panel clears entry of virtual operators In order to allow telecom service providers to improve utilisation of their networks, the Telecom Commission has cleared a …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 March  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna, and on society 1) In India it is scientifically proven that groundwater is overexploited and …

4) International patent applications filed from India dropped to 1,423 last year—as compared to Japan’s 44,235, China’s 29,846 and South Korea’s 14,626 in the same period. Why do you think India lags behind in innovation? Examine.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology 4) International patent applications filed from India dropped to 1,423 last year—as compared to Japan’s 44,235, China’s 29,846 and South Korea’s 14,626 in the same period. Why do you think India lags behind in innovation? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

3) At a time when India’s macro strategy of rapid economic development is premised on a climate of neighbourly peace and stability in the region, is it not appropriate that India calls for an end to the nuclear arms race in Asia, and address environmental risks of its covert weapons plants? Critically comment.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 3) At a time when India’s macro strategy of rapid economic development is premised on a climate of neighbourly peace and stability in the region, is it not appropriate that India calls for an end to the nuclear arms race in Asia, and …

2) It is now widely accepted that even more than reforms, India needs improved implementation of government schemes. What needs to be done to implement projects efficiently? How can e-governance help in this regard? Illustrate with an example.

Topic:Performance of welfare schemes 2) It is now widely accepted that even more than reforms, India needs improved implementation of government schemes. What needs to be done to implement projects efficiently? How can e-governance help in this regard? Illustrate with an example. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) In India it is scientifically proven that groundwater is overexploited and there is an urgent need to conserve it and use it judiciously. Why do you think its exploitation continues? What innovative measures would you suggest to use water judiciously? Discuss.

Topic: Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna, and on society 1) In India it is scientifically proven that groundwater is overexploited and there is an urgent need to conserve it and use it judiciously. Why do you think its exploitation continues? What innovative measures would you suggest to use …

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 22 to 28 March 2016

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 22 to 28th March 2016 Archives   ICANN  (High Resolution) BRICS (updated) (High Resolution) Under trials in India (High Resolution) Rural electrification in India (High Resolution) Anti-Microbial resistance (High Resolution) Fair price shops(FPS) in India (High Resolution) Vaccination in India (High Resolution) India- Saudi Arabia relations (High Resolution) Fly ash in …