Insights into Editorial: Weakening the watchdog

Insights into Editorial: Weakening the watchdog Article Link 17 June 2016 Appointing MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries has been usual in the past. Along with Delhi government, several other states have been following this. However, with President of India recently declining assent to Delhi govt’s bill on appointment of parliamentary secretaries, the issue has come to …

Insights Daily Current Events, 17 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 17 June 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   NITI Aayog submits proposals for divestment   The NITI Aayog has submitted two sets of recommendations to the Centre for strategic disinvestment of State-owned companies. With this, the Government …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) In India, …

6) Why Google’s maps service Street View has been a matter of concern for governments around the world? Is it in India’s best interests to keep out this technology? Comment.

Topic:  Agriculture issues – storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers  6) Why Google’s maps service Street View has been a matter of concern for governments around the world? Is it in India’s best interests to keep out this technology? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Recently thousands of professors protested against guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016. It is said that certain rules in these guidelines adversely affect higher education and universities in India. Critically comment on this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 4) Recently thousands of professors protested against guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016. It is said that certain rules in these guidelines adversely affect higher education and universities in India. Critically comment on this issue. …

3) About 80 years ago, the Zakir Hussain report on National Basic Education noted that the “system of examinations prevailing in our country has proved a curse to education.” Is this assessment relevant today also? Should examination system be dismantled? Critically comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 3) About 80 years ago, the Zakir Hussain report on National Basic Education noted that the “system of examinations prevailing in our country has proved a curse to education.” Is this assessment relevant today also? Should examination system be dismantled? Critically …

2) Analyse through which mechanisms the separation of powers between legislature and executive has been weakened, thereby weakening the legislature over the years in India.

  Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 2) Analyse through which mechanisms the separation of powers between legislature and executive has been weakened, thereby weakening the legislature over the years in India. (200 Words) The Hindu 

1) In India, trade in illicitly procured temple idols has been thriving for many years. Examine why it’s a matter of concern and what measures government has taken to halt this trade.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) In India, trade in illicitly procured temple idols has been thriving for many years. Examine why it’s a matter of concern and what measures government has taken to halt this trade. (200 Words) The Hindu