1) There is growing tension between increasing global opportunity and a rise in national inequality. In your opinion who are the beneficiaries of globalisation? Do you think growing discontent against globalisation is good for common man? Critically comment.

Topic: Effect of globalization; Poverty and developmental issues 1) There is growing tension between increasing global opportunity and a rise in national inequality. In your opinion who are the beneficiaries of globalisation? Do you think growing discontent against globalisation is good for common man? Critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint

Insights into Editorial: Why RBI governors need a longer tenure

Insights into Editorial: Why RBI governors need a longer tenure 06 July 2016 A survey conducted by the Bank of International Settlements in 2009 showed that the average tenure of a central bank governor worldwide is between five and six years. However, the RBI governor has the shortest tenure among the heads of major central …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 133 – July 5

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 133 05 July  2016 Archives The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not a …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 July 2016

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7) Examine how India should use breakthroughs in biotechnology and genetic engineering for achieving the goal of low-input, high-output agriculture which is a pre-requisite for doubling farmers’ income.

Topic: Awareness in biotechnology; Agriculture issues 7) Examine how India should use breakthroughs in biotechnology and genetic engineering for achieving the goal of low-input, high-output agriculture which is a pre-requisite for doubling farmers’ income. (200 Words) The Indian Express

6) Recently, the cabinet approved the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016, that will allow malls, shops, restaurants, banks and cinemas to operate 24 hours a day. How will this affect various stakeholders? Examine.

Topic: Indian economy – growth; Employment; Change in industrial policy and impact 6) Recently, the cabinet approved the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016, that will allow malls, shops, restaurants, banks and cinemas to operate 24 hours a day. How will this affect various stakeholders? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Shortly, Prime Minister of India will making an historic trip to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. Examine importance of these nations for India’s defence and economic interests.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Shortly, Prime Minister of India will making an historic trip to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. Examine importance of these nations for India’s defence and economic interests.  (200 Words) The Hindu

3) “The consequences for India of retaining the protocols of a colonial bureaucracy are obvious. The system is imbued with ‘procedural rationality’ where the focus is not on the outcome but on adherence to procedure.” In the light of the statement, critically examine the need for reforms in administration in India.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) “The consequences for India of retaining the protocols of a colonial bureaucracy are obvious. The system is imbued with ‘procedural rationality’ where the focus is not on the outcome but on adherence to procedure.” In the light of the statement, critically examine the need for reforms in …

2) Recently a government release stated that the ministry of urban development has directed state governments to convert census towns to urban local bodies to allow for planned development and efficient service provision. Discuss the importance of this directive.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 2) Recently a government release stated that the ministry of urban development has directed state governments to convert census towns to urban local bodies to allow for planned development and efficient service provision. Discuss the importance of this directive. (200 Words) Livemint

1) Do you think governments have done complete justice to the country’s estimated 2.68 crore disabled people? Critically comment on existing policies on disabled people and measures need to be taken to empower them, especially in providing employment.

Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues 1) Do you think governments have done complete justice to the country’s estimated 2.68 crore disabled people? Critically comment on existing policies on disabled people and measures need to be taken to empower them, especially in providing employment. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu

Insights into Editorial: Harmonising RTE with minority schools

Insights into Editorial: Harmonising RTE with minority schools 05 July 2016 Setting aside Supreme Court’s judgment on RTE, the Kerala High Court, in a remarkable verdict in June 2016, ruled that Section 16 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act), that mandates schools to not detain any child …