QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 105

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 105 04 May 2016 Archives Clarifications: Quiz 104, May 3, 2016 Question 3: “Wind and temperature are the predominant drivers of fire behaviour. Hot temperatures will speed up the process of preheating and heat transfer and allow a fire to …

Insights into Editorial: A taxing agenda

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: A taxing agenda Summary: India’s income tax department recently released time series data for the period 2000-01 to 2014-15. This was an attempt to enhance transparency and encourage analysis which could provide insights for policymakers. This is also being seen as an …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 May 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 04 May 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Lok Sabha passes CAF Bill Lok Sabha has unanimously passed the much awaited Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) …

SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A May 02, 2016

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

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 May 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 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 …

7) “Ever since China’s decision to block UN sanctions against Masood Azhar, many Indians have concluded their superpower neighbour’s policies are driven by moral blindness, even malice.” What ethical issues does China’s action gives rise to? Will it be ethical if India does the same to China? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethical issues in international relations 7) “Ever since China’s decision to block UN sanctions against Masood Azhar, many Indians have concluded their superpower neighbour’s policies are driven by moral blindness, even malice.” What ethical issues does China’s action gives rise to? Will it be …

6) The Indian port sector plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. What are the problems faced by ports sector in India? What measures have been taken to address them? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Infrastructure – Ports 6) The Indian port sector plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. What are the problems faced by ports sector in India? What measures have been taken to address them? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) How can India better its job creation for every percentage point of GDP growth, a ratio on which it significantly lags behind most other emerging economies? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economic growth; Employment 5) How can India better its job creation for every percentage point of GDP growth, a ratio on which it significantly lags behind most other emerging economies? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) It is said that increases in social sector will cause the fiscal deficit to increase, which is seen as unacceptable in policy circles. To address various problems presently faced in rural regions and by weaker sections, increased spending is suggested. From where does government can mobilize money? If at all it doesn’t have money, where is it going? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mobilization of resources 4) It is said that increases in social sector will cause the fiscal deficit to increase, which is seen as unacceptable in policy circles. To address various problems presently faced in rural regions and by weaker sections, increased spending is suggested. From where does …

3) Critically evaluate the performance of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 3) Critically evaluate the performance of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). (200 Words) Business Standard

2) Museums play an important role in preserving art, culture and natural history of a nation. It is said that museums in India are facing plethora of problems. Analyse these problems and suggest solutions

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.  2) Museums play an important role in preserving art, culture and natural history of a nation. It is said that museums in India are facing plethora of …

1) “Forest fires highlight a larger cycle of threats in the western Himalaya. Increasing the area under broadleaf forests throughout is the only way forward.” What do you understand by broadleaf forests? Why are they absent in the region? How will their growth address forest fires? Discuss. (200 Words)

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) “Forest fires highlight a larger cycle of threats in the western Himalaya. Increasing the area under broadleaf forests throughout is the only way …