The Big Picture: South China Sea AND Impact of Tribunal Verdict

The Big Picture: South China Sea AND Impact of Tribunal Verdict The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Hague, Netherlands gave the judgement that China cannot legally claim historic rights over the islands in the sea falling within the nine-dash line. The PCA said that China has violated sovereign rights of Philippines. This issue was raised …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 2, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 2, 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: 02 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 August  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: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Examine how can Microsoft’s CityNext platform help India’s smart city project. (200 Words) Livemint General Studies …

8) “Atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are a regular feature of the caste-based Indian society and distressingly, of late, they have begun increasing.” In your opinion, lack of which values and attitude is apparent on part of both the government and citizens in preventing crimes against SCs and STs? Suggest out of the box solutions to prevent such crimes.

Topic: Ethics in public administration 8) “Atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are a regular feature of the caste-based Indian society and distressingly, of late, they have begun increasing.” In your opinion, lack of which values and attitude is apparent on part of both the government and citizens in preventing crimes against SCs and …

7) Recently the Lok Sabha passed a bill to amend the existing Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (Sarfaesi) Act, and the debt recovery tribunal (DRT) Act. Examine the significance of these amendments.

Topic: Resource mobilization 7) Recently the Lok Sabha passed a bill to amend the existing Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (Sarfaesi) Act, and the debt recovery tribunal (DRT) Act. Examine the significance of these amendments. (200 Words) Livemint

4) “The amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, passed by Parliament recently, demonstrate a lack of national commitment to abolishing all forms of child labour.” Critically comment.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections 4) “The amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, passed by Parliament recently, demonstrate a lack of national commitment to abolishing all forms of child labour.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) It is argued that the concept of poverty in India today is fundamentally different from that of poverty three decades ago, and that safety nets need to be tailored to meet the needs of a society in transition. What do you understand by this argument? Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger 3) It is argued that the concept of poverty in India today is fundamentally different from that of poverty three decades ago, and that safety nets need to be tailored to meet the needs of a society in transition. What do you understand by this argument? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu