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

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 UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: Not only the mother’s responsibility

      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 women force in the country. The Bill introduces following major …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 August 2016

    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 has been released. It is published by Cornell University, INSEAD, …

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

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 and for trying to bring the entire judiciary to a …

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

[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 Words) The Hindu   Topic: Salient features of Indian society …

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.

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. (200 Words) The Indian Express

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.

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 what geopolitical shifts could take place. (200 Words) The Hindu

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.

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 look at addressing urgently in the future.” Which are these …