AIR spotlight: Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

  AIR spotlight: Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)      Introduction Prime minister laid the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The state where medical care is very poor. AIIMS will provide tertiary care for the people. Gorakhpur is a significant area, but always …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World geography;  1) “Pollution can cause fundamental changes in cloud behaviour and precipitation patterns.” Examine these changes and their effects. (200 Words) Down to Earth General Studies …

Insights into Issues: Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act

    Insights into Issues: Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act     Constitutional Provisions Relating to Child Labour: Article 24 prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous industries. Allows their employment in non hazardous industries . Subsequently , government passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 which …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 27, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 27, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   August 23rd, 2016 (Click Here): Question 4 on Khel Ratna Award and Rio Olympics – The question is basically asking for who the medal winners at the Olympics were. Answer will remain the same, option ‘c’ that is.   August 25th, 2016 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 26, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 26, 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World geography;  1) “Pollution can cause fundamental changes in cloud behaviour and precipitation patterns.” Examine these changes and their effects. (200 Words) Down to Earth General Studies …

6) Discuss why the Section 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in its present form is important to ensure probity in civil services. Do you think there is a need to amend this section to help bureaucrats to function fearlessly? Comment.

Topic: Challenges of corruption 6) Discuss why the Section 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in its present form is important to ensure probity in civil services. Do you think there is a need to amend this section to help bureaucrats to function fearlessly? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) How does electrification transform hitherto un-electrified villages? What are the challenges that government is facing in providing electricity to thousands of villages which are yet to see electricity? Discuss critically.

Topic:  Infrastructure; Energy 5) How does electrification transform hitherto un-electrified villages? What are the challenges that government is facing in providing electricity to thousands of villages which are yet to see electricity? Discuss critically. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Critically evaluate the implementation of maternity entitlements scheme under the National Food Security Act, 2013 via a conditional cash transfer and suggest if any amendments to the act are necessary to ensure that the most vulnerable women get necessary benefits under the Act.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 3) Critically evaluate the implementation of maternity entitlements scheme under the National Food Security Act, 2013  via a conditional cash transfer and suggest if any amendments to the act are necessary to ensure that the most vulnerable women get necessary …

2) “The structure of the recently approved Goods and Services Tax Council, far from promoting cooperative federalism, also seems to create the institutional basis for further control of state governments by the union, especially in matters relating to states’ fiscal policies.” Critically comment.

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 2) “The structure of the recently approved Goods and Services Tax Council, far from promoting cooperative federalism, also seems to create the institutional basis for further …