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

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 Q & A session. We will just mention the topic …

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

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. Also, drinking water situation in states like Maharashtra is equally …

Insights into Editorial: Sensitise States, don’t intimidate them

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 presented to the Cabinet for approval. What are BITs? BITs …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 April 2016

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 According to a notification issued recently by the Department of …

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.

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

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.

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 BITs or bilateral investment treaties. Examine what this means to cooperative …

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.

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.

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 Express

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.

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 to any other efforts to raise India out of poverty.” …

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

[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 of such changes.  1) How can irrigation methods help fight …