Insights Daily Debates, Day – 185: Small and Payments Banks are an Important step Towards Financial Inclusion

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 185 19 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Small and Payments Banks are an Important step Towards Financial Inclusion” The Hindu  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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 92

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 92 19 April 2016 Archives Clarification Quiz 88 April 14th Question 1 Statement 2: ‘The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) is responsible for administering fireworks-related rules and regulations’ – PESO is by and large responsible (the Controller of Explosives and Chief Controller of Explosives are under PESO) but in …

Insights into Editorial: Defence preparedness: the way forward

Insights into Editorial: Defence preparedness: the way forward 19 April 2016 Article Link India spends a significant amount of resources on its national defence. Hence, efficiency in utilisation of resources is not only an economic imperative but vital for defence preparedness. Also, a successful foreign policy is predicated to a large measure on a country’s …

The Big Picture – Crowd management in temples: Lessons from Kollam fire

  The Big Picture – Crowd management in temples: Lessons from Kollam fire   Summary: The recent fireworks accident at Puttingal Devi temple in the southern district of Kollam in Kerala was the deadliest in the state’s history. More than 100 people died and nearly 400 injured. While hundreds of families are struggling to come …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc 1) What is ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’? Examine its relevance to recent natural disasters in Japan and Ecuador. …

5) Recently, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said that the next big wave for the Indian information technology (IT) sector would be cyber security. Examine why.

Topic: Employment; Basics of cyber security 5) Recently, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said that the next big wave for the Indian information technology (IT) sector would be cyber security.  Examine why. (200 Words) Business Standard

4) “The prevailing water crisis in Maharashtra is not about the unavailability of water resources. It’s all about criminal mismanagement of available resources. The drought is a man-made disaster.” Critically comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; 4) “The prevailing water crisis in Maharashtra is not about the unavailability of water resources. It’s all about criminal mismanagement of available resources. The drought is a man-made disaster.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued statement on Kashmir urged India to implement the UN Security Council’s resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Should India take it seriously? Substantiate.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued statement on Kashmir urged India to implement the UN Security Council’s resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Should India take it seriously? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) Critically discuss the magnitude of nuclear stockpile around the world, the challenges of making world nuclear-free and the role of international community in nuclear disarmament.

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) Critically discuss the magnitude of nuclear stockpile around the world, the challenges of making world nuclear-free and the role of international community in nuclear disarmament. (200 Words) The Hindu