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

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 June  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. PRELIMS REVISION PROGRAM TIMETABLE (CLICK HERE) Prelims Revision Tests General Studies – 1; Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) On this day — June 30 — 30 years ago, the Mizo Peace …

6) “..playing with extremist groups for short-term goals is invariably counterproductive in the long run.” Discuss how true is it in Turkey’s case? Examine what lessons should India’s neighbours should draw from Turkey’s experience.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 6) “..playing with extremist groups for short-term goals is invariably counterproductive in the long run.” Discuss how true is it in Turkey’s case? Examine what lessons should India’s neighbours should draw from Turkey’s experience. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) The deadly fire at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon in May has raised questions about the quality and manufacturing process of explosive TNT (trinitrotoluene). It has also raised questions about overlapping hierarchies and systemic deficiencies in defence production establishment. Discuss the issue and remedies

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 5) The deadly fire at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon in May has raised questions about the quality and manufacturing process of explosive TNT (trinitrotoluene). It has also raised questions about overlapping hierarchies and systemic deficiencies in defence production establishment.  Discuss the issue and remedies. …

4) “Subsidies to the rich are hurting the capacity of the India government to spend more on essential sectors such as health, nutrition and education.” Do you think India has become a tax haven for the rich? In the light of given statement, critically comment.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 4) “Subsidies to the rich are hurting the capacity of the India government to spend more on essential sectors such as health, nutrition and education.” Do you think India has become a tax haven for the rich? In the light of given statement, critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint

3) Can the Supreme Court exercise the power of pardon or remission under Article 32 of the Constitution similar to the President’s power under Article 72 (by President) or 161 (by Governor)? Examine.

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 3) Can the Supreme Court exercise the power of pardon or remission under Article 32 of the Constitution similar to the President’s power under Article 72 (by President) or 161 (by Governor)? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) “Confining panchayati raj to just the Ministry of Rural Development will be a retrograde step in democratic decentralisation and an emasculation of the constitutional role envisaged for panchayati raj institutions.” Critically discuss

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Ministries and Departments of the Government; 2) “Confining panchayati raj to just the Ministry of Rural Development will be a retrograde step in democratic decentralisation and an emasculation of the constitutional role envisaged for panchayati raj institutions.” Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

Insights into Editorial: Inflation targeting: A long way to go

Insights into Editorial: Inflation targeting: A long way to go Article Link 29 June 2016 With the government amending the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 through the Finance Bill, 2016, inflation targeting has become the primary objective of RBI. According to the monetary policy framework, agreed by RBI and the government last year, the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. PRELIMS REVISION PROGRAM TIMETABLE (CLICK HERE) Prelims Revision Tests General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) “The Smart Cities Mission not only prioritises parts of a city over the whole but also …

7) In the light of China’s massive drive against corruption, some critics have argued that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China’s growth. Do you agree? Critically comment.

Topic:Challenges of corruption 7) In the light of China’s massive drive against corruption, some critics have argued that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China’s growth. Do you agree? Critically comment. (150 Words) Livemint

6) What do you understand by inflation targeting (IT)? It is argued that bringing changes in monetary policy transmission, through financial market reforms will reform inflation targeting. Discuss why.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, 6) What do you understand by inflation targeting (IT)? It is argued that bringing changes in monetary policy transmission, through financial market reforms will reform inflation targeting. Discuss why. (200 Words) Livemint

5) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters and certain actions taken by Sri Lankan authorities against Indian fishermen is yet to be resolved. Critically examine why this issue is unresolved and what necessary steps should be taken by both governments to address this issue.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 5) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters and certain actions taken by Sri Lankan authorities against Indian fishermen is yet to be resolved.  Critically examine why this issue is unresolved and what necessary steps should be taken by both governments to address this issue. …