Insights Daily Debates, Day – 190: It’s time for the World to Break Free from Fossil Fuels

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 190 26 April 2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” It’s time for the World to Break Free from Fossil Fuels” NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another …

The Big Picture – Water Crisis: Why has it reached such proportions?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – Water Crisis: Why has it reached such proportions? Summary: As the summer sets in, many parts of the country are said to face one of the worst water crisis in the history. Reservoir levels in many states have come down alarmingly. …

The Big Picture – Uttarakhand: The way forward

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture – Uttarakhand: The way forward Summary: The Union government suffered a major setback with Uttarakhand High Court quashing President’s rule in the hill state and directing ousted CM Harish Rawat to prove his majority on April 29th. The HC had also upheld …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 98

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 98 26 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: Sensitise States, don’t intimidate them

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Sensitise States, don’t intimidate them 26 April 2016 Article Link The finance ministry is preparing a model Centre-State Investment Agreement (CSIA), for effective implementation of the Bilateral Investment Treaty it is set to sign with other countries. The draft will shortly be …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 26 April 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. All new mobiles to have panic button from 2017 …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 11, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 11, 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 …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 09, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 09, 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 08, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A April 08, 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 …

8) In what ways lack of ethics in governance damage country? Illustrate with examples.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethics in governance 8) In what ways lack of ethics in governance damage country? Illustrate with examples. (150 Words) Business Standard

7) What do you understand by tri-service command? Defence experts have been arguing that India would benefit from tri-service theatre commanders who report directly to the political leadership, as in the US. Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 7) What do you understand by tri-service command? Defence experts have been arguing that India would benefit from tri-service theatre commanders who report directly to the political leadership, as in the US. Discuss. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) Discuss the issue of the European Union’s (EU) tussle with tech giant Google and other issues this tussle has given rise to

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Awareness in IT 6) Discuss the issue of the European Union’s (EU) tussle with tech giant Google and other issues this tussle has given rise to. (200 Words) Livemint The Guardian

5) The Union government has mooted the idea of a Centre-State investment agreement to be signed between the Centre and various State governments to ensure effective implementation of BITs or bilateral investment treaties. Examine what this means to cooperative federalism and Centre’s obligations under international law.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 5) The Union government has mooted the idea of a Centre-State investment agreement to be signed between the Centre and various State governments to ensure effective implementation of …

4) India became the 76th member to ratify the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization. Do you think this will benefit India? Critically examine.

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 4) India became the 76th member to ratify the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization. Do you think this will benefit India? Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint

3) Recently few experts have suggested that the Tendulkar Committee’s report should be accepted for poverty estimation but socio-economic indicators should be used to determine entitlement for benefits. Do you see merit in this suggestion? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Poverty and Hunger 3) Recently few experts have suggested that the Tendulkar Committee’s report should be accepted for poverty estimation but socio-economic indicators should be used to determine entitlement for benefits. Do you see merit in this suggestion? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Indian …

2) “The settling of disputes is central to the duties of a well-governed state and to the prospects of economic growth; India’s sclerotic and dilatory judicial process is not just unjust, but a severe impediment to any other efforts to raise India out of poverty.” Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 2) “The settling of disputes is central to the duties of a well-governed state and to the prospects of economic growth; India’s sclerotic and dilatory judicial process is not just unjust, but a severe impediment …

1) How can irrigation methods help fight drought as both short term and long term measures? Eamine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.  1) How can irrigation methods help fight drought as both short term and long term measures? Eamine. (200 Words) The Hindu

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 April 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects …