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

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 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: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 1) Pakistan has decided to return to …

7) In India, the public is so passive or disinclined to intervene, or to help the victim when a serious crime occurs. Why? What measures can motivate public to intervene in crime situations and help victims? Examine.

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 7) In India, the public is so passive or disinclined to intervene, or to help the victim when a serious crime occurs. Why? What measures can motivate public to intervene in crime situations and help victims? Examine. (150 Words) The Indian Express

5) What do you understand by Institutional autonomy? Should it operate independently of the government? With suitable examples, discuss the relationship between autonomy and accountability of institutions in a democracy.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 5) What do you understand by Institutional autonomy? Should it operate independently of the government? With suitable examples, discuss the relationship between autonomy and accountability of institutions in a democracy. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) “It is likely that China’s reaction to the Hague ruling on SOuth CHina Sea dispute will have a negative impact on other multilateral processes.” Discuss

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.  3) “It is likely that China’s reaction to the Hague ruling on SOuth CHina Sea dispute will have a negative impact on other multilateral processes.” Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

2) India does not, in any case, have a parliamentary practice like that of the “Prime Minister’s Questions” in the U.K. where the Prime Minister takes questions from MPs every sitting week for a dedicated time. Should this practice be considered in India? Discuss the significance.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. ; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries;  2) India does not, in any case, have a parliamentary practice like that of the “Prime Minister’s Questions” in the U.K. where the Prime …

1) Pakistan has decided to return to an international tribunal to settle a dispute with India over sharing waters of the Kishenganga and Ratle rivers. Discuss why river sharing between India and Pakistan has become a contentious issue.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 1) Pakistan has decided to return to an international tribunal to settle a dispute with India over sharing waters of the Kishenganga and Ratle rivers. Discuss why river sharing between India and Pakistan has become a contentious issue. (200 Words) …

Insights into Editorial: Expanding the Idea of India

Insights into Editorial: Expanding the Idea of India 16 July 2016 The Fundamental Duties are an important part of Indian Constitution. The duties prescribed, embody some of the highest ideals preached by our great saints, philosophers, social reformers and political leaders. Background: No Duties of the Citizen were incorporated in the original constitution of India …

UPSC ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY: by Kirthi Chekuri (Rank – 14, Anthro Marks 275, CSE – 2015) – Diagrams, Case Studies and Tips on Presentation

UPSC ANTHROPOLOGY STRATEGY Detailed Strategy by Kirthi Chekuri (Rank – 14, Anthro Marks 275, CSE – 2015) – Diagrams, Case Studies and Tips on Presentation   Sources I’ve followed for Anthropology Paper 1 Socio-Cultural Anthropology – Muniratnam Sir Printed material, Braintree notes Paper 1 Physical Anthropology – Muniratnam Printed Material, Braintree and P. Nath Paper …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 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) The recently …

7) “Though e-NAM will improve competitiveness in market through larger participation of buyers and more transparent system of bidding, it should not be considered a panacea for all deficiencies in agricultural markets.” Discuss.

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology to the aid of farmers 7) “Though e-NAM will improve competitiveness in market through larger participation of buyers and more transparent system of bidding, it should not be considered a panacea for all deficiencies in agricultural markets.” Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

6) Recently, the Maharashtra government decided to promulgate an ordinance to exempt farmers from having to mandatorily sell their fruit and vegetable crop at mandis governed by a 1963 law on marketing farm produce. Is it a right step? Critically comment.

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; 6) Recently, the Maharashtra government decided to promulgate an ordinance to exempt farmers from having to mandatorily sell their fruit and vegetable crop at mandis governed by a 1963 law on marketing farm produce. Is it a right step? Critically comment. (200 Words) The …

5) Over-fishing coupled with pollution and climate change has adversely affected fishermen and their catch. What should India do to address this issue and make fishing sustainable? Also discuss why protein intake is falling despite increase in fish production in India and what needs to be done in this regard

Topic: Economics of animal rearing 5) Over-fishing coupled with pollution and climate change has adversely affected fishermen and their catch. What should India do to address this issue and make fishing sustainable? Also discuss why protein intake is falling despite increase in fish production in India and what needs to be done in this regard. …