Insights Daily Debates, Day – 176: India doesn’t Need Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 176 04 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” India doesn’t Need Goods and Services Tax (GST)” NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & …

Insights into Editorial: The elderly as a resource, not a burden

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: The elderly as a resource, not a burden 04 April 2016 Article Link Since independence, India has been striving hard to improve lives of its citizens and has largely been successful in this. Increase in life expectancy at birth is the best …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 04 April 2016 Paper 2 Topic: important international organizations. Highlights of the 4th NSS The fourth NSS, the last in its current format, ended with leaders from more than 50 countries and four international organisations stating in a joint communiqué that …

UPDATE: Please Bear with us till April 11

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Due to some reasons we will be able to post only Secure, Current events and Editorials regularly, and other initiatives intermittently till April 11. We haven’t stopped any initiative. We will not stop any initiative. After April 11, everything will be again regularly posted as …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Secularism 1) What is the meaning of secularism as understood and practised in India? Do you think government’s power …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: In your opinion, should such professionals be involved in providing immediate relief to victims or in taking photographs and reveal the story to the world? What would you do if you were the photojournalist in the above case? Justify.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 8) A photojournalist who happens to visit a site where communal forces are indiscriminately killing innocent women and children gets an opportunity to take pictures of the horrifying scenes. He keeps taking picture even after the mob …

7) “The collapse of an under-construction flyover in the highly congested Burra Bazar area of Kolkata, killing 27 people, has highlighted the hurdles in the way of building new infrastructure capacity not just in West Bengal but in all of India.” Discuss these hurdles and suggest measures to overcome them.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) “The collapse of an under-construction flyover in the highly congested Burra Bazar area of Kolkata, killing 27 people, has highlighted the hurdles in the way of building new infrastructure capacity not just in West Bengal but …

6) “Effectively, the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) had sowed the seeds of cooperative federalism as states have been accorded unprecedented fiscal freedom.” Do you agree? In the light of recent budgets introduced by many state governments, comment on the statement.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 6) “Effectively, the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) had sowed the seeds of cooperative federalism as states have been accorded unprecedented fiscal freedom.” Do you …

5) Recently, Prime Minister of India suggested that elections to the Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and local bodies should be held simultaneously. Is such an exercise feasible? Discuss the issues involved.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 5) Recently, Prime Minister of India suggested that elections to the Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and local bodies should be held simultaneously. Is such an exercise feasible? Discuss the issues involved. (200 Words) The Indian Express

4) “A sophisticated engagement with the US is in India’s interests. But there is reason to worry that the escalating nature of our defence agreements with the US will put us on a slippery slope where we may not be able to manage our own geopolitical positioning in the world’s major conflicts.” Critically analyse.

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  4) “A sophisticated engagement with the US is in India’s interests. But there is reason to worry that the escalating nature of our defence agreements with the US will put us on …

3) Examine how would the new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (Help) affect interests of consumers and producers.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 3) Examine how would the new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (Help) affect interests of consumers and producers. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) Increase in life expectancy all over the world, which is a desirable outcome of economic and social progress, is creating new challenges. The problem of ageing populations has become a matter of great concern in rich countries, and now in China too. Can societies use aged people as resources? In the context of India and the world, discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Population and associated issues 2) Increase in life expectancy all over the world, which is a desirable outcome of economic and social progress, is creating new challenges. The problem of ageing populations has become a matter of great concern in rich countries, and now …

1) What is the meaning of secularism as understood and practised in India? Do you think government’s power to administer and manage religious and charitable endowments is antagonistic to India’s secular ideals? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Secularism 1) What is the meaning of secularism as understood and practised in India? Do you think government’s power to administer and manage religious and charitable endowments is antagonistic to India’s secular ideals? Critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint