Insights into Editorial: The way to financial inclusion

Insights into Editorial: The way to financial inclusion 08 June 2016 Article Link India’s ambitious programme to ensure universal coverage of all households by financial institutions, which was started in mid-2000s, is being fulfilled by the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). PMJDY intends all households to have at least one savings account at a …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 June 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   India ‘clears final hurdle to join Missile Technology Control Regime’   The members of the Missile Technology Control Regime, a key anti-proliferation grouping, have agreed to admit India. This breakthrough comes days after India …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 128 (June 3 to June 7)

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 129 03 June – 07 June  2016 Archives Clarifications: Question 4, Quiz 128, 1st June (Click HERE): As was pointed out by an Insightian, Citrus Indica is known as ‘Memang Narang’ in Meghalaya, which has been accorded the GI tag about a little over a year ago. Following is …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 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: Political philosophies like communism 1) How does communism in India differ from China’s. Does culture influence its form and practice? Examine.  (200 Words) …

8) In this age of globalization and modernity, religious leaders are wielding immense power our politicians, judges and bureaucrats, and attracting large masses and building big business empires. In your opinion, what’s the underlying cause of this phenomenon? Should this be regulated? Critically comment.

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 8) In this age of globalization and modernity, religious leaders are wielding immense power our politicians, judges and bureaucrats, and attracting large masses and building big business empires. In your opinion, what’s the underlying cause of this phenomenon? Should this be regulated? Critically comment. …

7) Global trade in wind turbines, water filters and other environmental goods amounts to nearly $1 trillion annually, and it’s growing fast. But in recent years, trade in these items are facing many hurdles. What are these? How can they be overcome? Examine from India’s perspective

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy; Conservation; Environmental pollution 7) Global trade in wind turbines, water filters and other environmental goods amounts to nearly $1 trillion annually, and it’s growing fast. But in recent years, trade in these items are facing many hurdles. What are these? How can they be overcome? Examine from India’s …

6) It is said that the recent controversy over Rajya Sabha polls in Karnataka is an opportunity to bring in crucial electoral reforms. Discuss the issues involved and reforms that can be brought.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.  6) It is said that the recent controversy over Rajya Sabha polls in Karnataka is an opportunity to bring in crucial electoral reforms. Discuss the issues involved and reforms that can be brought. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) Should there be censorship of films? Critically discuss in the light of release of report by Shyam Benegal Committee (2016) on film censorship and recent moves by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to ban or cut scenes in movies.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) Should there be censorship of films? Critically discuss in the light of release of report by Shyam Benegal Committee (2016) on film censorship and recent moves by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)  to ban or cut scenes in movies. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) The Constitution conceived of the Rajya Sabha as a House of States, where elders representing their state of domicile participate in the law making process while also keeping a check on the Lok Sabha, the elected assembly. Do you think the Rajya Sabha has lived up to this expectation? Critically comment

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 2) The Constitution conceived of the Rajya Sabha as a House of States, where elders representing their state of domicile participate in the law making process while also keeping a check on the Lok Sabha, …

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2017 will be held on 18th June 2017

Good Morning! UPSC has updated its examination calendar for 2017 (click here) Notification of UPSC Prelims (Civil Services + Forest Services) – 22 February 2017 Last Date to Submit Application – 17 March 2017 Date of Preliminary Exam – 18 June 2017 UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – 28 October 2017 (5 Days) CAUTION: Please …