3) In Bangladesh, there has been a rise in religious intolerance and targeted violence against secularist and rational voices. Are these isolated events less significant to Bangladesh’s and India’s security concerns? Critically examine

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) In Bangladesh, there has been a rise in religious intolerance and targeted violence against secularist and rational voices. Are these isolated events less significant to Bangladesh’s and India’s security concerns? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

2) Do you think India figures prominently in the West Asian countries’ security and strategic plans? Does developing Chabahar port give India strategic advantage in Iran and the region? Critically examine.

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations 2) Do you think India figures prominently in the West Asian countries’ security and strategic plans? Does developing Chabahar port give India strategic advantage in Iran and the region? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Megaliths are the most strikingly common features of prehistoric cultures, from the icy fjords of Norway to the tropical plains of Tamil Nadu. Examine the features and cultural significance of megaliths in India

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Megaliths are the most strikingly common features of prehistoric cultures, from the icy fjords of Norway to the tropical plains of Tamil Nadu. Examine the features and cultural significance of megaliths in India. (200 Words) Livemint

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 131 – July 2

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 131 02 July  2016 Archives NOTE: June quiz will be covered in coming days 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Fatehpur Sikri, the …

8) In India, certain religious cults are gaining influence and power over gullible masses and thriving under political patronage. What are the challenges that an administrator would face in dealing with such cults? How they should be handled? Critically discuss.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 8) In India, certain religious cults are gaining influence and power over gullible masses and thriving under political patronage. What are the challenges that an administrator would face in dealing with such cults? How they should be handled? Critically discuss. (150 Words) Frontline

5) “While issues of accessibility and enrolment have improved dramatically in the past decades, issues relating to the quality of education at both school and higher levels have not been addressed adequately either in policy or in practice.” Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education,  5) “While issues of accessibility and enrolment have improved dramatically in the past decades, issues relating to the quality of education at both school and higher levels have not been addressed adequately either in policy or in practice.” Critically examine. (200 Words) …

4) “Successive governments have failed to meet their constitutional obligations in the field of education and have, instead, systematically deprived, then disparaged and now demolished state-run schools, and this has had the effect of reinforcing rather than removing class, caste and gender inequalities.” Critically comment.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education,  4) “Successive governments have failed to meet their constitutional obligations in the field of education and have, instead, systematically deprived, then disparaged and now demolished state-run schools, and this has had the effect of reinforcing rather than removing class, caste and gender inequalities.” …

3) The annual UNICEF report on children issued on June 28 identifies the widening gap between rich and poor countries when it comes to ensuring child survival. Examine the solutions and recommendations made in the report to address child related problems around the world.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 3) The annual UNICEF report on children issued on June 28 identifies the widening gap between rich and poor countries when it comes to ensuring child survival. Examine the solutions and recommendations made in the report to address child related problems around the world. (200 World) Down to Earth

2) Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has expanded at an aggressive pace. Examine reasons behind its expansion and its impact on peace in Europe in recent years.

Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society 2) Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has expanded at an aggressive pace. Examine reasons behind its …

1) Fatehpur Sikri, the city that Akbar built and made his capital, is considered as an architectural marvel of medieval India. Discuss its architecture and historical importance.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Fatehpur Sikri, the city that Akbar built and made his capital, is considered as an architectural marvel of medieval India. Discuss its architecture and historical importance. (200 Words) Frontline

UPDATE: Prelims Revision Test

We are not posting today’s questions (based on India Year Book Chapters – Day 29) Tomorrow we will post questions from NCERT Class VI & VII Science books + Current events questions (30 Questions + 5 CSAT Questions). So that, from tomorrow each test will be again synchronized with the timetable (now we are behind by 1 day)

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 130 – July 1

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 130 01 July  2016 Archives NOTE: June quiz will be covered in coming days 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 …