Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 September 2016     Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Real time video monitoring of crowds at railway stations   In a first, the Indian Railways …

AIR spotlight summary on ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.

    AIR spotlight summary on ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.   Introduction The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards realisation of Air Breathing Propulsion System was carried out successfully. It is a new technology which is not available with many countries. India is the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing …

The Big Picture- Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

    The Big Picture- Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?   The relationship between India and USA which has been on an upward curve for some time is further seeing an upward trend. The crucial LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) recently signed by both the countries is a significant step towards strategic …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.  1) Compare and contrast the forms and contribution of the Musical Trinity of Carnatic music. …

7) Land and its related laws have been used and misused in the name of welfare for a long time. In this regard, critically examine what lessons does the recent Supreme Court judgement on Singur land teach to governments and private players.

Topic: Land reforms in India. 7) Land and its related laws have been used and misused in the name of welfare for a long time. In this regard, critically examine what lessons does the recent Supreme Court judgement on Singur land teach to governments and private players. (200 Words) Livemint

6) India has set ambitious targets to achieve 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 and producing 1,500 million tonnes (MT) of coal by 2020. In your opinion, how can India achieve these targets? Why are they important? Discuss.

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy 6) India has set ambitious targets to achieve 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 and producing 1,500 million tonnes (MT) of coal by 2020. In your opinion, how can India achieve these targets? Why are they important? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Do you agree with the view that the LEMOA is a critical link in the U.S.’s plans for a larger pivot towards Asia. Also, that it is intended to meet the threat from an increasingly assertive China? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Do you agree with the view that the LEMOA is a critical link in the U.S.’s plans for a larger pivot towards Asia. Also, that it is intended to meet the threat from an increasingly assertive China? Critically comment. (200 …

4) A research has shown that economic disparity within India’s States is among the largest in the world. Discuss the causes, especially the impact of economic reforms of 1990s. Also examine impact of this disparity on Indian society and economy.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty; Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein 4) A research has shown that economic disparity within India’s States is among the largest in the world. Discuss the causes, especially the impact of economic reforms of 1990s. Also examine impact …