QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 15, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 15, 2016 Archives Corrections August 12th Quiz 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. …

The Big Picture- Irom Sharmila and AFSPA Debate: Where Is It Heading?

      The Big Picture- Irom Sharmila and AFSPA Debate: Where Is It Heading? After 16 years of prolonged fasting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Irom Chanu Sharmila recently ended her hunger strike. It is indeed remarkable that for so many years, she carried on her fight alone foregoing the sense of …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) Why was August 15 chosen as India’s Independence …

6) It is argued that Kerala today is losing its tag as one of India’s best developed state. Why? How can this be changed? Discuss.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 6) It is argued that Kerala today is losing its tag as one of India’s best developed state. Why? How can this be changed? Discuss. (200 Words) …

4) Recently, Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of IMF issued a comprehensive critique of the IMF’s role in Europe’s post-2008 crisis. Discuss IEO’s criticisms and lessons for IMF.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Recently, Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of IMF issued a comprehensive critique of the IMF’s role in Europe’s post-2008 crisis. Discuss IEO’s criticisms and lessons for IMF. (200 Words) Livemint

3) Recently a private member’s bill to provide for direct election, and empowerment of the office, of mayors in large Indian cities was introduced in Lok Sabha. Why directly elected mayor system is desirable? What are the challenges in establishing such a system? Critically examine

Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 3) Recently a private member’s bill to provide for direct election, and empowerment of the office, of mayors in large Indian cities was introduced in Lok Sabha.  Why directly elected mayor system is desirable? What are the challenges in establishing such a system? Critically …

2) “Much before the formation of the Indian National Congress or other nationalist organisations, nationalist ideas were expressed and spread through the medium of the press, and that too mostly the Indian language or vernacular press.” Discuss the role played by media in spreading nationalism in pre-independent India

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  2) “Much before the formation of the Indian National Congress or other nationalist organisations, nationalist ideas were expressed and spread through the medium of the press, and that too mostly the Indian language or vernacular press.” Discuss …