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

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 prices and remittances (High Resolution) E-waste in India (High Resolution) …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 April 2016

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 local communities, have collected over 10,500 eggs of the turtles. …

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

[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 nearly one-sixth to the global disease burden of 422 million. …

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.

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 Indian Express

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.

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) Livemint

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.

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 comes to managing economy and overall prosperity? Analyse. (200 Words) …

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.

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.

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 economy, and measures needed to prevent this disease. (200 Words) …