Insights Daily Debates, Day – 179: Banning Liquor is Unethical

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 179 11 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” Banning Liquor is Unethical” 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 …

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 29 March to 02 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 29 March to 2 April 2016 Archives Emerging and re-emerging diseases (ERED) (High Resolution) Independent Regulatory Authorities (IRAs) (High Resolution) Climate change and natural disasters (High Resolution) Nepal and China proximities (High Resolution) Poverty reduction in India (High Resolution) Falling oil …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 85

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 85 11 April 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Their separate ways

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Their separate ways 12 April 2016 Article Link A Committee of Parliament which recently examined the vexed issue of frequent polls in the country has come up with what could be the most practical way to end the vicious cycle of elections, …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 11 April 2016 Paper 3 Topic: conservation. Massive effort to conserve Olive Ridleys Wildlife authorities have launched a massive exercise to conserve Olive Ridley turtles in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in Andhra Pradesh. Details: The officials, in collaboration with the …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 84

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 84 10 April 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 83

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 83 09 April 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 civil …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 82

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 82 07 & 08 April 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Population and associated issues 1) India stands next only to China in the prevalence of diabetes, and contributes …

8) “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” Do you agree? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 8) “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.”  Do you agree? Comment. (150 Words) General

7) The interest subvention scheme was introduced in 2006-07 to help farmers with cheaper credit for crop loans. Critically evaluate the scheme and suggest what improvements can be made.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 7) The interest subvention scheme was introduced in 2006-07 to help farmers with cheaper credit for crop loans. Critically evaluate the scheme and suggest what improvements can be made. (200 Words) The …

6) What do you understand by the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis? Should India’s development policy be dependent on this hypothesis? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Environmental pollution 6) What do you understand by the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis? Should India’s development policy be dependent on this hypothesis? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Over the years, some economists are advocating creation of single global currency. Should such currency system be created? What effect it will have on countries like India? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 5) Over the years, some economists are advocating creation of single global currency. Should such currency system be created? What effect it will have on countries like India? Examine. (200 Words) …

4) What do you understand by a tax haven? What are the threats posed by them? Also examine why taking action against such tax havens has not been successful.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 4) What do you understand by a tax haven? What are the threats posed by them? Also examine why taking action against such tax havens has not been successful. (200 Words) The …

3) Many arguments are made for and against Britain’s ‘Brexit’. One such argument is that Brexit would lead to fragmentation of EU. Are small states or city-states better compared to large super states when it comes to managing economy and overall prosperity? Analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3) Many arguments are made for and against Britain’s ‘Brexit’. One such argument is that Brexit would lead to fragmentation of EU. Are small states or city-states better compared to large super states when it …

2) Since pre- Independence days, many arguments are made for and against imposing prohibition in India. Discuss these arguments and examine if it’s feasible in today’s India to impose prohibition.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Poverty and developmental issues 2) Since pre- Independence days, many arguments are made for and against imposing prohibition in India. Discuss these arguments and examine if it’s feasible in today’s India to impose prohibition. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) India stands next only to China in the prevalence of diabetes, and contributes nearly one-sixth to the global disease burden of 422 million. Discuss the factors contributing to rise in prevalence of diabetes in India, its effect on population and economy, and measures needed to prevent this disease.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Population and associated issues 1) India stands next only to China in the prevalence of diabetes, and contributes nearly one-sixth to the global disease burden of 422 million. Discuss the factors contributing to rise in prevalence of diabetes in India, its effect on population and …