QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 13, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 13, 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 12, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 12, 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 …

Insights MINDMAPS: Debate on Abortion Issue and Chabahar Port Issue

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71 + 7 Questions from Insights Test Series 2016 and from Other initiatives of Insights Repeated Directly/Indirectly in UPSC Prelims – 2016

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Insights into Issues: Political Developments in Arunachal Pradesh and their Constitutional Implications

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Issues Political Developments in Arunachal Pradesh and its Constitutional Implications   Events leading up to SC Judgement Grumblings of discontent in Congress camp against the leadership of Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki 20 Congress MLAs along with 11 MLAs from BJP and 2 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 August 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Deep Brain Stimulator   Bhabha …

Insights into Editorial: Towards directly elected and empowered mayors

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues 1) A new study suggests the idea of involving …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Can you say Raju’s conduct is unethical? Justify. If you were Raju, what would you have done? Comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethics in human actions; 8) As usual, Raju is listening to music and is walking towards a local park for morning walk. On his way, he witnesses a car hitting a person and speeding off. He could not notice car’s number or any of its features due to suddenness …

7) Skimming is one of the more popular methods used by cyber-criminals. What is skimming? How is it done? Examine what measures should be taken by citizens to not to become victims of cyber crimes.

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6) What do you understand by trans fat? Why is it bad for health? Critically comment on measures taken by food regulator in India to regulate trans fat content in processed foods.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: S&T; Food processing and related industries in India- 6) What do you understand by trans fat? Why is it bad for health? Critically comment on measures taken  by food regulator in India to regulate trans fat content in processed foods. (200 Words) Down to Earth …

5) After nearly four years of analysis and engagement with governments and development experts across 63 countries, the World Bank framed a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) aimed at strengthening protections for people and the environment in investment projects financed by the bank. Critically examine if new ESF is adequate to safeguard vulnerable populations.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation; Investment; Infrastructure 5) After nearly four years of analysis and engagement with governments and development experts across 63 countries, the World Bank framed a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) aimed at strengthening protections for people and the environment in investment projects financed by …

4) Critically analyse the impact of prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Bihar

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Critically analyse the impact of prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Bihar. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) “If we want to see cricket as a sport that is both ethically and morally significant, we must embrace the Lodha Committee’s recommendations on the BCCI.” Do you agree? Justify.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures 3) “If we want to see cricket as a sport that is both ethically and morally significant, we must embrace the Lodha Committee’s recommendations on the BCCI.” Do you agree? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) “The Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, passed by the Rajya Sabha is a watershed legislation that lays down clear responsibilities for the state and has provisions that empower individuals and families.” Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) “The Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, passed by the Rajya Sabha is a watershed legislation that lays down clear responsibilities for the state and has provisions that empower …

1) A new study suggests the idea of involving religious leaders in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Examine how can religion play major role in tackling neglected tropical diseases.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues 1) A new study suggests the idea of involving religious leaders in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Examine how can religion play major role in tackling neglected tropical diseases. (200 Words) Down to Earth