PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Daily Answer Writing Challenge- 2016 Day 5 22 August 2017 Archives Syllabus -Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration “The term policy implementation is in some respects preferable to the label public administration.” Argue. (200 words) Syllabus -Taylor’s Scientific management; “Taylor’s ideas need modification in the context of post-industrial economies in contemporary […]
Syllabus – Simon “Three features characterise Simon’s original view of bounded rationality : search for alternatives, satisfying, and aspiration adaptation.” Elucidate
Syllabus – Application question on Simon. ‘Policy judgements comprise reality judgements, value judgements and instrumental judgements’ [Geoffrey Vickers]. Elucidate.
Syllabus – World Economic Forum and Public Administration; “Davos Men” or “Stateless elite” see state as a remnant of past amidst globalisation. Analyse the relevance of public administration in Globalisation. Comment on relevance of “Davos Men” to the governance structures of the state. (200 Words)
Syllabus -Taylor’s Scientific management; “Taylor’s ideas need modification in the context of post-industrial economies in contemporary era.” Justify with reasons.
Syllabus -Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration “The term policy implementation is in some respects preferable to the label public administration.” Argue. (200 words)
Insights Daily Debates: Day – 266 22 August 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “People who Download Illegal Content from Torrent sites Deserve Jail Sentence” Indian Express
Insights into Issues: Coastal Regulation Zone & Sailesh Nayak Committee About Coastal Regulation Zone Under the Environmental Protection Act 1986, notification was issued in 1991 for regulation of activities in the coastal area by Ministry of Environment and Forests. These notification known as Coastal Regulation Zone Notification defined the Coastal Regulation […]
QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 22, 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 […]
AIR spotlight summary(19-Aug-2016) on Merger of Associate Banks with SBI Introduction The five banks set to merge with SBI are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Patiala. SBI will also absorb Bharatiya Mahila Bank. This […]
[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 August 2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read answers. TESTING……… (Original post was posted morning at 9.10 am today) General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues; Role of women; Social empowerment 1) Discuss the merits and demerits of the draft Trafficking […]
Insights MINDMAPS: Tax avoidance and Tax evasion in India and Ease of Doing Business. Tax avoidance and Tax evasion in India Ease of Doing Business.
Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 August 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum adopts Jaipur Declaration The meeting of women Parliamentarians from BRICS nations concluded recently in Jaipur. During the meeting the parliamentarians expressed commitment to […]
Insights into Editorial: Judiciary Vs Executive – Judicial Appointments The justice system is caught in a tussle between the committee of Supreme Court justices and the government over who has the final say on appointing judges. India’s 24 high courts should have 1091 judges. However, as many as 470 positions are […]
The Big Picture- Judicial Appointments and RTI: Should It Be Allowed? One of the landmark legislations of the country which actually transformed the nature of governance in the country and brought in transparency and accountability is the Right to Information Act passed in 2005. This Act mandates timely response to the […]
[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 August 2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues; Role of women; Social empowerment 1) Discuss the merits and demerits of the draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill. (200 Words) Livemint […]
Topic: Ethical concerns in administration; 8) You are working as Block Development Officer. In one of the Gram Panchayat administered school, a post of cook is lying vacant for long time. Recently, the committee of selection which consists of school head master, panchayat president and other members have shortlisted four women for the post. However, many […]
Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7) According to a report, India is home to the third largest number of technology-driven start-ups in the world, with the US and the UK occupying the top two positions. Examine which factors have enabled India to achieve this feat. […]
Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, 6) Recently, China launched the quantum satellite Micius – which is said to take communication and computing to a new level. Examine why. (200 Words) The Indian Express
Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country; Food security 5) Examine why despite surplus food production, farm income is not raising and India’s per capita calorie demand has been falling for at least the last 30 years. (200 Words) The Indian Express