QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 16, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 16, 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 …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 263: India should not Celebrate Independence Day until all its People are Liberated from Various Injustices

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 263 16 August 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “India should not Celebrate Independence Day until all its People are Liberated from Various Injustices”

Insights into Editorial: Not only the mother’s responsibility

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)       Insights into Editorial: Not only the mother’s responsibility   The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was recently passed by the Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to benefit about 1.8 million women in the organised sector and increase the strength of the working …

All India Radio (AIR) Spotlight: Hardship of Indians in the Gulf

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)       All India Radio Spotlight: Hardship of Indians in the Gulf Issue With the fall of oil prices, economy of the Gulf nations has slowed down. It resulted in the loss of jobs of several thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait …

Insights MINDMAPS: Start-up India and Financial Inclusion

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 August 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   India climbs 15 spots in innovation ranking   Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 …

The Big Picture- Judicial Appointments: Why Is It Still Eluding Solutions?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) The Big Picture- Judicial Appointments: Why Is It Still Eluding Solutions? In a recent confrontation between the Centre and the judiciary, the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur criticized the actions of the Centre over the matter of appointments of judges in the higher judiciary …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Social empowerment 1) Examine the features of today’s Dalit movements and critically comment on their demands. (200 …

8) Discuss two events where your own ethical behaviour has given you happiness. Looking back, what would have been the consequences if you had behaved unethically in the same events? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethics in human actions; 8) Discuss two events where your own ethical behaviour has given you happiness. Looking back, what would have been the consequences if you had behaved unethically in the same events? Examine. (200 Words) General

7) Examine the principle behind Maglev trains. What are the challenges Indian Railways could face in running Maglev trains in India? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Infrastructure – Railways 7) Examine the principle behind Maglev trains. What are the challenges Indian Railways could face in running Maglev trains in India? Examine. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) Do you think India should rise the issues of Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Balochistan movement at international fora as a strategy to counter Pakistan’s involvement in Kashmir unrest? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) Do you think India should rise the issues of Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Balochistan movement at international fora as a strategy to counter Pakistan’s involvement in Kashmir unrest? Critically comment. …

5) What are the salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016? Critically analyse if this Bill attempts to empower women.

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 5) What are the salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016? Critically analyse if this Bill attempts to empower women. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “If Brexit, as seems likely, impacts the forces ranged against globalisation and strengthens protectionism, major developed countries might well begin to look inward. This would lead to profound geopolitical shifts.” Analyse what geopolitical shifts could take place.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 4) “If Brexit, as seems likely, impacts the forces ranged against globalisation and strengthens protectionism, major developed countries might well begin to look inward. This would lead to profound geopolitical shifts.” Analyse …

3) Critically examine the contribution made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to post-independent India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 3) Critically examine the contribution made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to post-independent India. (200 Words) Livemint

2) “While it has been a dramatic journey of social, economic and political progress since 1947, one that we are all proud of, several regressive practises continue to exist in India today, and it is these that we must look at addressing urgently in the future.” Which are these regressive practices? Critically analyse their nature and impact on society.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of Indian society 2) “While it has been a dramatic journey of social, economic and political progress since 1947, one that we are all proud of, several regressive practises continue to exist in India today, and it is these that we must …

1) Examine the features of today’s Dalit movements and critically comment on their demands.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Social empowerment 1) Examine the features of today’s Dalit movements and critically comment on their demands. (200 Words) The Hindu