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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 92

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  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 …

Insights into Editorial: Defence preparedness: the way forward

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 04, 2016

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SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 02, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 02, 2016 Archives This is a new feature. As feedback from our side on your answers is missing, we thought of providing detailed synopsis of important Secure questions on daily basis so that you could revise our synopsis and compare it with …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 01, 2016

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

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Insights Daily Current Events, 19 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 19 April 2016 Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Services corner bulk of FDI inflows According to an analysis of the official data by the Department of Industrial Policy and …

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

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8) What do you understand by moral attitude? Discuss any four moral attitudes.

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7) It is a fact that the world economy is experiencing a long phase of weak economic growth. What are the solutions and their limitations put forth to address this weak growth? Discuss.

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6) “The Unified Payment Interface (UPI), which was launched last week, is a radical step forward that could help take financial inclusion to a new level.” Examine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1) What is ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’? Examine its relevance to recent natural disasters in Japan and Ecuador.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu