Insights Revision Plan for Prelims 2016: Test – 40

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Revision Plan for Prelims 2016: Test – 40 TIMETABLE 18 July 2016 Questions Based on Day – 47 Syllabus Please Read before you Proceed to Take Today’s Test: Hope you have completed yesterday’s targets and now ready to give this test. Please note that you should …

MOTIVATION: ‘I am Nervous and Tensed’ – How can I give my Best on August 7th (Prelims Exam)?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)       MOTIVATION ‘I am Nervous and Tensed’ – How can I give my Best on August 7th (Prelims Exam)?   Is clearing preliminary exam your ultimate goal?  You know the answer. It’s just a first step that you must climb to reach your final …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 July 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Events, 19 July 2016   Paper 3 Topic: money-laundering and its prevention.   High-value transactions under scanner   The CBDT is looking into about nine lakh pieces of information of high-value transactions and planning to send preliminary notices to the …

Insights into Editorial: Regulatory price controls reduce investments, not cost

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Regulatory price controls reduce investments, not cost 19 July 2016 Inflation is said to be a monetary phenomenon as long as supply-side shocks are not there. Supply-side changes happen slowly and are greatly influenced by micro rigidities in that particular industry or …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 July 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 July  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: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora …

8) If you are assigned the task of mediating peace between the government of India and Kashmiris, how will you manage the task? What will be your priorities? Comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 8) If you are assigned the task of mediating peace between the government of India and Kashmiris, how will you manage the task? What will be your priorities? Comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

7) Smart Cities will use technology. And the technology will use hardware which will eventually become e-waste. How should this e-waste be handled and by whom? Critically examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Environmental pollution 7) Smart Cities will use technology. And the technology will use hardware which will eventually become e-waste. How should this e-waste be handled and by whom? Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint

6) Critically analyse merits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Resource mobilization 6) Critically analyse merits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Examine the difficulties faced by Tuberculosis (TB) patients in getting treatment in India. Also examine what government can do to provide effective TB treatment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 5) Examine the difficulties faced by Tuberculosis (TB) patients in getting treatment in India. Also examine what government can do to provide effective TB treatment. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Do we need a national-level common test, and if so, should it cover all institutions, government and private, aided or unaided and run by minorities or otherwise? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, 4) Do we need a national-level common test, and if so, should it cover all institutions, government and private, aided or unaided and run by minorities or otherwise? Critically comment. (200 Words) The …

3) Discuss the need and significance of Inter State Council for India’s federalism.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3) Discuss the need and significance of Inter State Council for India’s federalism. (200 Words) Livemint

“Since 1991, socialist-era thinking has been steadily discarded in a growing number of areas such as foreign policy, but it remains firmly embedded in how Indian cities are planned.” Do you agree? Discuss if socialist-era thinking is good or bad for our cities.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Socialism; Urbanization – problems and remedies “Since 1991, socialist-era thinking has been steadily discarded in a growing number of areas such as foreign policy, but it remains firmly embedded in how Indian cities are planned.” Do you agree? Discuss if socialist-era thinking is good or …

1) Analyse the causes of the crisis of freshwater shortage and salinity ingress faced by farmers and industries around Bharuch city, at the mouth of the once-mighty Narmada river.

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) Analyse the causes of the crisis of freshwater shortage and salinity ingress faced by farmers and industries around Bharuch city, at the mouth of …