AIR spotlight summary on Green Highways Project

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR spotlight summary on Green Highways Project     Introduction Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the initial plantation drive on 1,500 km of National Highways at a cost of about Rs 300 crore under the …

Insights MINDMAPS: Self Help Groups and Indigenous Rights

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: Self Help Groups and Indigenous Rights   Self Help Groups   Indigenous Rights

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 September 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 September 2016   Paper 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.   Cleanest Districts in India   The ‘Swachh Survekshan’ for rural India was recently released.   Background: A total of 22 hill districts and …

Insights into Editorial: Building US-India defence relations

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Building US-India defence relations   After more than a decade of discussions on the topic, recently, India and the US signed an agreement on the provision of military logistics services. This will help India build a stronger defence partnership with …

The Big Picture- Internet Based Mobile Telephony: What Will Be The Impact?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture- Internet Based Mobile Telephony: What Will Be The Impact?   The era of mobile phones is on the verge of undergoing a vital transformation. From a time when we had to pay Rs.32 per minute, we may be entering into …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 September 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) What and how should public transit systems in Indian cities learn from aggregators service providers like …

6) Recently China and the US ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. Why do you think the US has signed this Agreement considering its opposition and non-ratification of Kyoto protocol? Also, in the light of major powers signing the Pris Agreement, critically examine the progress made by India towards meeting its climate goals.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 6) Recently China and the US ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. Why do you think the US has signed this Agreement considering its opposition and non-ratification of Kyoto protocol? Also, in the light of major powers signing the Pris Agreement, critically …

5) Do you think it’s time to make MGNREGA scheme target oriented than retaining its universal nature? Substantiate.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 5) Do you think it’s time to make MGNREGA scheme target oriented than retaining its universal nature? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) It is argued that there is clear hegemony with respect to the Internet, Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing by a few private companies. Is it a matter of concern? Substantiate.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Developments in S&T 8) It is argued that there is clear hegemony with respect to the Internet, Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing by a few private companies. Is it a matter of concern? Substantiate. (200 Words) Livemint

9) As a civil servant, even when you do the good work and show empathy towards weaker sections, you will face people who are rude to you and never acknowledge your good work. Moreover, some might even spread lies about you out of jealousy. In such situations, how will you keep your motivation high? How will you react to such ‘negative’ people?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Attitude 9) As a civil servant, even when you do the good work and show empathy towards weaker sections, you will face people who are rude to you and never acknowledge your good work. Moreover, some might even spread …

7) Discuss the social and economic costs of increasing air pollution in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Environmental pollution 7) Discuss the social and economic costs of increasing air pollution in India. (200 Words) Livemint

4) Critically assess the efforts made towards achieving economic integration of SAARC nations.

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 4) Critically assess the efforts made towards achieving economic integration of SAARC nations. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Discuss the features and priorities of the U.S. and India’s growing collaboration on innovation and entrepreneurship

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 3) Discuss the features and priorities of the U.S. and India’s growing collaboration on innovation and entrepreneurship. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Recently, the Centre announced a special package for development of Andhra Pradesh. Do you think this special package is sufficient to meet Andhra’s post bifurcation challenges, or should it be accorded Special Category State status? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Centre – state relations 2) Recently, the Centre announced a special package for development of Andhra Pradesh. Do you think this special package is sufficient to meet Andhra’s post bifurcation challenges, or should it be accorded Special Category State status? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) What and how should public transit systems in Indian cities learn from aggregators service providers like Uber and Ola? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) What and how should public transit systems in Indian cities learn from aggregators service providers like Uber and Ola? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint