MOTIVATION: Bandana Pokhriyal, Rank – 83, Cleared UPSC Civil Services Without Quitting Job While Working as Excise Inspector for Past 4.5 Years

MOTIVATION Bandana Pokhriyal, Rank – 83 CSE – 2015 So .. Here I go. .. this is my story.. I am working as a Central Excise Inspector for the past four and a half years. And the past two and a half years have been a juggle between work and study. In the beginning, things …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 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: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 1) What do you understand by sanskritisation? What are the hurdles faced by lower …

8) Do you support the Environment Ministry’s decision to allow some States to cull wildlife? Should such wildlife be called vermins? Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in this decision.

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics 8) Do you support the Environment Ministry’s decision to allow some States to cull wildlife? Should such wildlife be called vermins? Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in this decision. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) “The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to enhance creativity. However, it pays scant regard to experience that shows that the intellectual property rights route has rarely enhanced creativity. The policy should be seen in the context of the Indian government’s attempts to address US concerns.” Do you agree with this assessment? Critically comment.

Topic: IPR related issues 7) “The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to enhance creativity. However, it pays scant regard to experience that shows that the intellectual property rights route has rarely enhanced creativity. The policy should be seen in the context of the Indian government’s attempts to address US concerns.” Do you agree with …

6) A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says that public–private partnerships can significantly contribute to sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. Discuss.

Topic:  Investment models;  environmental pollution and degradation,  6) A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says that public–private partnerships can significantly contribute to sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. Discuss. (200 Words) Down to Earth

4) The Global Nutrition Report of 2016 (Report) notes that obesity and overweight are now a staggering global burden and are approaching the scale of other forms of malnutrition. In the light of this report, examine its magnitude in India and measures that government should take to address this problem

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Human Resources. 4) The Global Nutrition Report of 2016 (Report) notes that obesity and overweight are now a staggering global burden and are approaching the scale of other forms of malnutrition. In the light of this report, examine its magnitude in India and …