QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 01 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 01 September, 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 test …

AIR spotlight summary on Prime Minister’s visit to Tanzania and Kenya.

    AIR spotlight summary on Prime Minister’s visit to Tanzania and Kenya.   Introduction Prime Minister’s African nation visit includes Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. The visit of Prime Minister comes close on the heels of the high level visit earlier by President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari. Earlier visit of …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 02 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 02 September 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.   National Workshop on Autism Tools INCLEN and ISAA   A meeting of Master Trainers from all parts of the country …

Insights into Editorial: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    Insights into Editorial: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises   Amid a major decline in credit growth in the economy this year, micro, small and medium sector players are among the worst hit as banks continue to practice caution in lending to the industrial sector. But, for India to pursue high growth path, the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  World geography 1) What are stromatolites? Why their discovery is important to understand geological history of the earth? (200 Words) Livemint The Hindu Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2) “For …

8) Do you agree with the view that religion and politics are two pillars holding up society and it is in the interest of society that they both should maintain from each other? Critically comment.

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; 8) Do you agree with the view that religion and politics are two pillars holding up society and it is in the interest of society that they both should maintain from each other? Critically comment. (150 Words) The Indian Express

7) Examine on what basis the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act sets out the categories of projects that would fall under public purpose, and allows acquisition for private companies. Do you think the recent Supreme Court judgment on SIngur land acquisition will deter fresh investment by the private sector? Examine.

Topic: Infrastructure; Industrial policies 7) Examine on what basis the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act sets out the categories of projects that would fall under public purpose, and allows acquisition for private companies.  Do you think the recent Supreme Court judgment on SIngur land acquisition will deter fresh investment …

4) Locally or globally, mosquito-borne viruses are in various states of evolution and emergence, fuelled directly by the weapons humans use against them, from pesticides to drugs. Discuss the causes and mechanism of emergence of mosquito borne diseases such as Zika and India’s readiness in dealing with such diseases.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, . 4) Locally or globally, mosquito-borne viruses are in various states of evolution and emergence, fuelled directly by the weapons humans use against them, from pesticides to drugs. Discuss the causes and mechanism of emergence of mosquito borne diseases such as Zika and India’s …

2) “For multiple reasons, Indian cities are largely auto-constructed. Put simply: they have been built not by the intentions of planners or architects but by people themselves.” What challenges this type of urbanization in India has posed to dwellers and policymakers? Examine.

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2) “For multiple reasons, Indian cities are largely auto-constructed. Put simply: they have been built not by the intentions of planners or architects but by people themselves.” What challenges this type of urbanization in India has posed to dwellers and policymakers? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu