QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 21 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 21 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 …

AIR spotlight summary on “India-Afghanistan Relations”

    AIR spotlight summary on “India-Afghanistan Relations” Introduction Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held a close consultation on key issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Afghanistan has been demanding increased defence supplies; with rising violence by Taliban in the region, India is one of the biggest donors to Afghanistan pledging $2 billion in support for …

Insights into Editorial: The SBI merger: is bigger always better?

    Insights into Editorial: The SBI merger: is bigger always better?   State bank of India, the country’s largest lender, in August 2016, approved the merger of its operations with five of its associate banks. With this, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Globalisation – effects 1) Do you think free trade, a component of globalisation, is creating inequality around the world? Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint General Studies – 2 Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial …

7) India’s early development strategy was based on rapid industrialization through import substitution. How did this policy impact farmers? Do you think there is inherent anti-farm bias in Indian policy circles? Discuss.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 7) India’s early development strategy was based on rapid industrialization through import substitution. How did this policy impact farmers? Do you think there is inherent anti-farm bias in Indian policy circles? Discuss.  (200 Words) Livemint

5) In the light of repeated provocations by Pakistan, what challenges does India face in dealing with Pakistan? Do you think India’s best option as of now would be to engage in cyber sabotage and cyberwarfare with Pakistan? Substantiate.

Topic; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 5) In the light of repeated provocations by Pakistan, what challenges does India face in dealing with Pakistan? Do you think India’s best option as of now would be to engage in cyber sabotage and cyberwarfare with Pakistan? Substantiate. (200 Words) The …

4) Do you think there is insufficient copyright protection for reputed publishers of educational books in India? In the light of recent Delhi High Court verdict on rights of students to photocopy portion of textbooks, critically examine how does India’s copyright law seek to balance interests of publishers and students.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources 4) Do you think there is insufficient copyright protection for reputed publishers of educational books in India? In the light of recent Delhi High Court verdict on rights of students to photocopy portion of textbooks, critically examine how does India’s copyright law …