Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 August 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   MHA oversight for all NGOs? …

Insights MINDMAPS: International Solar Alliance and Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: International Solar Alliance and Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003   International Solar Alliance   Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003  

AIR spotlight summary on Recent Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Address

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR spotlight summary on Recent Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Address   Introduction Prime Minister started the 22nd edition of Mann Ki Baat edition with Rio Olympics and called up on the nation to encourage the Athletes. He touched upon a host of …

Insights into Issues: Non Performing Assets

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Issues: Non Performing Assets   What are NPAs  A non performing asset (NPA) is a loan or advance for which the principal or interest payment remained overdue for a period of 90 days. Banks are required to classify NPAs further into …

Insights into Editorial: The great nuclear disarmament divide

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: The great nuclear disarmament divide 29 August 2016 Over the past six years, a concerted effort by committed States, international organizations and civil society to reframe the international discourse on nuclear weapons around humanitarian considerations has gathered significant support. Momentum …

Insights into Editorial: Human-wildlife conflict and mental health issues

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Human-wildlife conflict and mental health issues 27 August 2016   Conflict between people and wildlife has attained serious dimensions in many regions of the country to the detriment of conservation. Wild animals often stray in villages and farms in and …

The Big Picture- Proposed Surrogacy Law: Does It Address All Concerns?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture- Proposed Surrogacy Law: Does It Address All Concerns?     For some years now, surrogacy has become a widespread practice in India. In the last several years, with the spread of IVF technology for reproduction, surrogacy also has been noticed …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women;  1) Does the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 goes against women empowerment? Critically comment. (200 …

8) Is it ethical to continue to serve as bureaucrat knowing that your superiors including officer and politicians are corrupt and often indulge in nepotism and favouritism? Justify

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Challenges of corruption; Ethics in governance 8) Is it ethical to continue to serve as bureaucrat knowing that your superiors including officer and politicians are corrupt and often indulge in nepotism and favouritism? Justify. (150 Words) General

7) It has been found that centre’s promise of improving farm incomes by providing farmers with a wider network of buyers and better prices via an electronic trading platform is moving at a slow pace. Examine why.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers  7) It has been found that centre’s promise of improving farm incomes by providing farmers with a wider network of buyers and better prices via an electronic trading platform is moving at a slow pace. Examine why. (200 Words) Livemint

6) Discuss the role being played by technology in bringing about financial inclusion in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.  6) Discuss the role being played by technology in bringing about financial inclusion in India. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Discuss the measures taken by government of India to calm the situation in Kashmir after recent violent confrontation between Kashmiris and security forces. Do you think these measures are adequate to establish long-term peace in the Valley? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5) Discuss the measures taken by government of India to calm the situation in Kashmir after recent violent confrontation between Kashmiris and security forces. Do you think these measures are adequate to establish …

4) In your opinion, what lessons should India learn from the leak of Scorpene submarine related sensitive documents? Critically discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Indigenization of technology and developing new technology 4) In your opinion, what lessons should India learn from the leak of Scorpene submarine related sensitive documents? Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express

3) “Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist.” Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy 3) “Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist.”  Discuss. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) What do you understand by nuclear umbrella? Examine how umbrella states around the world are responding to nuclear disarmament campaign.

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 2) What do you understand by nuclear umbrella? Examine how umbrella states around the world are responding to nuclear disarmament campaign. (200 Words) Livemint

1) Does the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 goes against women empowerment? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of women;  1) Does the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 goes against women empowerment? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu