Insights into Editorial: Building US-India defence relations

    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 US.   Background: The deal on military logistics exchange, …

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

    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 a phase of free calls. The announcement of launch of …

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

[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 Uber and Ola? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint General Studies – …

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.

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 examine the progress made by India towards meeting its climate …

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?

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 lies about you out of jealousy. In such situations, how …

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.

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