Insights Daily Debates, Day – 184: Kashmir is a Political issue between India and Pakistan

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 184 18 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Kashmir is a Political issue between India and Pakistan”   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 …

Insights into Editorial: Companies Bill affects independence of directors

Insights into Editorial: Companies Bill affects independence of directors 16 April 2016 Article Link The Bill seeking to make further amendments to the Companies Act has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which is expected to prepare its report within three months. After taking into consideration suggestions made by a high level panel on …

The Big Picture – Tackling the NPA explosion: Privatisation or Bankruptcy bill

The Big Picture – Tackling the NPA explosion: Privatisation or Bankruptcy bill Summary: India’s 95 trillion banking sector is under crisis. 29 state owned banks have written off as much as 1.14 lakh crore rupees of bad debts between financial years 2013 and 2015, much more than they had done in the preceding 9 years. …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) What constitutes weak urban governance? Why urban governance in India is weak? Discuss feasible measures to transform urban India, and …

6) Based on new data, it is said that the new engines for the India growth and equity story are MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) and not large corporations. Examine why.

Topic: Economic growth;  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  6) Based on new data, it is said that the new engines for the India growth and equity story are MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises)  and not large corporations. Examine why. (200 Words) Livemint

4) Reckless lending by public sector banks has been blamed as one of the reasons why certain rich individuals have misused large funds and have become wilful defaulters. Is it an instance of crony capitalism? How should such banks and defaulters be treated by the government? Critically comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) Reckless lending by public sector banks has been blamed as one of the reasons why certain rich individuals have misused large funds and have become wilful defaulters. Is it an …

3) India is one of the largest recipients of World Bank (WB) loans. Examine the nature and terms of loans that the WB lends to India. Should India continue to seek financial assistance from WB? Comment.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 3) India is one of the largest recipients of World Bank (WB) loans. Examine the nature and terms of loans that the WB lends to India. Should India continue to seek financial assistance from WB? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu