Insights into Editorial: Liberate the legislator

Insights into Editorial: Liberate the legislator 30 April 2016 Article Link Summary: Recent disqualification of 9 rebel MLAs in Uttarakhand under anti- defection law has once again brought back discussions surrounding the law to the fore. What is Anti-defection law? The anti-defection law was passed by parliament in 1985 strengthened in 2002. The 52nd amendment …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 April  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the …

7) A recent research says that the global decline in the population of several wild animal species in the present era, termed as “Anthropocene Defaunation”, is among the most widespread drivers of Earth’s current biodiversity crisis. In this regard, examine the relationship between fauna and carbon storage in tropical forests.

Topic: Conservation 7) A recent research says that the global decline in the population of several wild animal species in the present era, termed as “Anthropocene Defaunation”, is among the most widespread drivers of Earth’s current biodiversity crisis. In this regard, examine the relationship between fauna and carbon storage in tropical forests. (200 Words) Down to Earth

6) “Many see the formalisation of the Indo–US military relationship as a great leap forward in making India a great power. It is presumed that these developments will open the floodgates to American military technology for the budding Indian military-industrial complex.” Do you think India’s growing proximity to US will endanger its independent foreign policy? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  6) “Many see the formalisation of the Indo–US military relationship as a great leap forward in making India a great power. It is presumed that these developments will open the floodgates to American military technology for the budding Indian military-industrial complex.” Do …

4) Recently the Gujarat government announced a 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among upper castes. Critically examine the merits and demerits of this move.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 4) Recently the Gujarat government announced a 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among upper castes. Critically examine the merits and demerits of this move. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Critically evaluate new rules.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Critically evaluate new rules. (200 Words) EPW