Insights Daily Debates, Day – 180: In True Sense, India is Not a Secular Nation

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 180 12 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “In True Sense, India is Not a Secular Nation” IE NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 86

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 86 12 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: Clearing the smoke on LPG reform

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Clearing the smoke on LPG reform 12 April 2016 Article Link The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, in March 2016, approved a scheme to give free cooking gas connections to poor women. The scheme is known as “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”. About …

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 12 April 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Don’t share Aadhaar information: UIDAI The Unique Identification Authority of India …

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 03 April to 11 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 02 April to 13 April 2016 Archives Roghinya crisis (High Resolution) Economic crisis in Brazil (High Resolution) Disability in India (High Resolution) Rising prices of pulses and GM pulses (High Resolution) Usage of fertilisers (High Resolution) Criminal justice system in India (High …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Poverty and developmental issues 1) In 2015, the highest number of farmer suicides …

8) Discuss the significance of right to information and its relationship to good governance and development.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Right to information;Information sharing and transparency in government 8) Discuss the significance of right to information and its relationship to good governance and development. (200 Words) RTI

7) “Ill-defined property rights and high transaction costs in land market have become one of the most significant factors depressing the country’s ease of doing business.” Examine why India’s record in land titling is poor, its impact on economy and measures needs to be taken in this regard

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Land reforms in India 7) “Ill-defined property rights and high transaction costs in land market have become one of the most significant factors depressing the country’s ease of doing business.”  Examine why India’s record in land titling is poor, its impact on economy and …

6) Recently the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched unified payment interface (UPI). Discuss the significance, objectives and applications of UPI.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Developments in S&T; Awareness in the fields of IT;  6) Recently the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched unified payment interface (UPI). Discuss the significance, objectives and applications of UPI. (200 Words) Livemint

5) What do you understand by biosimilars? How are they different from generics? It is said that the market for biosimilars is an attractive one for Indian companies. Examine why.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in biotechnology; Issues related to IPR 5) What do you understand by biosimilars? How are they different from generics? It is said that the market for biosimilars is an attractive one for Indian companies. Examine why. (200 Words) Livemint Reference

4) Recently the Union government launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). It is said that the real test of the PMUY and its successor programmes will be in how they translate the provision of connections to sustained use of LPG or other clean fuels such as electricity or biogas. For this which issues need to be addressed? Also discuss the significance of PMUY.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 4) Recently the Union government launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). It is said that the real test of the PMUY and its successor programmes will be …

3) One of the most complex tasks the Indian administration has to perform is the handling of massive religious congregations. Discuss the challenges and measures need to be taken by the district administration in ensuring safety during such occasions.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of civil services 3) One of the most complex tasks the Indian administration has to perform is the handling of massive religious congregations. Discuss the challenges and measures need to be taken by the district administration in ensuring safety during such occasions. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Discuss recent developments and their significance in bilateral relationship between India and Maldives.

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) Discuss recent developments and their significance in bilateral relationship between India and Maldives. (200 Words) Livemint

1) In 2015, the highest number of farmer suicides were recorded in what is known as ‘suicide belt’ in Maharashtra, followed by Punjab, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh among others. It is believed that irrational and constant support seeking behaviour of farmers is the cause of this agrarian tragedy. Do you agree? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Poverty and developmental issues 1) In 2015, the highest number of farmer suicides were recorded in what is known as ‘suicide belt’ in Maharashtra, followed by Punjab, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh among others. It is believed that irrational and …