QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 31, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 31, 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 31 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 31 August 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger. First meeting of newly constituted National Council of Senior Citizens held …

Insights MINDMAPS: Indian National Defence University and India – Bangladesh Relations

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AIR spotlight summary on Deteriorating Flood situation in several states

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Insights into Editorial: Cotton, mustard, two GM debates

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SYNOPSIS: Insights Secure Q&A August 13, 2016

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The Big Picture- Defence Blacklisting Policy: Will Procurement Improve?

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 August 2016

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8) As you can see, both good and bad people coexist in this world. What merits do you see in being a good person when bad people around you are leading a good life? Justify.

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7) “The gravest threat to groundwater in India isn’t over-exploitation but arsenic and salt contamination.” Discuss.

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6) NCRB data reveals crimes against women and foreigners, cases of sedition have decreased while human trafficking, cyber crimes have increased. How can India reduce crimes such as human trafficking and cyber crimes? Discuss.

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5) Write a note on Assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Examine how does the Surrogacy Bill 2016 seek to address issues of parentage, rights and identity of child born through surrogacy

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4) Why is UNSC reforms is important for India? Do you think maintaining status quo at UNSC is in the interest of permanent members? Critically examine

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3) Critically assess the significance of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) signed between India and USA.

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2) The National Health Accounts data for 2013-14 present fresh evidence that India continues to have a non-serious approach to the provision of universal health coverage to all its citizens. Do you think more privatisation of health sector can bring about universal health coverage? Critically comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 2) The National Health Accounts data for 2013-14 present fresh evidence that India continues to have a non-serious approach to the provision of universal health coverage to all its citizens. Do you think …

1) Official projections suggest that with faster growth and rapid urbanisation, Indian cities will be generating Municipal Solid Waste to the tune of 160-165 million tonnes — more than two-and-a-half times the present level — by 2030. What challenges does this pose to Indian cities? Which best practices in municipal solid waste management should be adopted to tackle garbage problem?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies  1) Official projections suggest that with faster growth and rapid urbanisation, Indian cities will be generating Municipal Solid Waste to the tune of 160-165 million tonnes — more than two-and-a-half times the present level — by 2030. What challenges does …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 30, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 30, 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 …