Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 14 April 2016 to 30 April 2016

Insights MINDMAPS on Current Issues, 14 April 2016 to 30 April 2016 Archives Bio-methanation (High Resolution)   Global warming and agriculture (High Resolution) Panama Papers case (High Resolution) Solid waste management and segregation (High Resolution)    Surrogacy in India (High Resolution)    Environmental Kuznet curve (High Resolution) Farmer’s suicide and interest subvention scheme (High Resolution) …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 194: MGNREGA is the Most Successful Welfare Scheme since Independence

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 194 02 May 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “MGNREGA is the Most Successful Welfare Scheme since Independence” 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 and you may start …

Insights into Editorial: Banks Board Bureau: Old wine in a new bottle?

Insights into Editorial: Banks Board Bureau: Old wine in a new bottle? 02 May 2016 Article Link Summary: Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in August 2015 the plan to set up the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) as part of the Indradhanush programme to revamp state-run banks. In February 2016, the proposal of the Department of …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 May  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) Rejuvenation of lakes and tanks is an …

6) “The launch of a satellite for India’s own GPS shows Isro’s innovations are clearly the best Make in India products and, at the same, the most cost-effective space programme in the world.” Elaborate the statement and examine what qualities can other public sector undertakings can learn from ISRO to innovate and contribute productively to make in India mission.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology 6) “The launch of a satellite for India’s own GPS shows Isro’s innovations are clearly the best Make in India products and, at the same, the most cost-effective space programme in the world.” Elaborate the statement and examine what qualities can …

5) “In India, too few people pay taxes to fund an effective state that protects national security, administers justice, builds infrastructure and funds a social security net to protect people against sudden shocks to their income.” Why only handful are paying taxes? Why is it a matter of concern and what needs to be done to widen the tax net? Discuss.

Topic: Resource mobilization 5) “In India, too few people pay taxes to fund an effective state that protects national security, administers justice, builds infrastructure and funds a social security net to protect people against sudden shocks to their income.” Why only handful are paying taxes? Why is it a matter of concern and what needs …

2) In general, since independence, governments in India have failed to manage droughts effectively. Critically comment on the factors that have hindered effective management of droughts.

Topic: Poverty and hunger; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 2) In general, since independence, governments in India have failed to manage droughts effectively. Critically comment on the factors that have hindered effective management of droughts. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

1) Rejuvenation of lakes and tanks is an important step in recharging groundwater and fighting drought, especially in India. What measures are adopted to rejuvenate them? How will these measures benefit farmers? Examine.

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) Rejuvenation of lakes and tanks is an important step in recharging groundwater and fighting drought, especially in India. What measures are adopted to rejuvenate them? How will these measures benefit farmers? Examine. (200 …