QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 28 September, 2016

    QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 28 September, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   Q3, Quiz, September 27th (Click Here): The ‘Nightingale of India’ usually refers to Sarojini Naidu. This is a minor issue. Consider the first statement as “M.S. Subbulakshmi was born here”, instead of “The Nightingale of India was born here”.   …

AIR spotlight summary on “Merger of Railway and General Budget”

    AIR spotlight summary on “Merger of Railway and General Budget”   Introduction The Union Cabinet approved the merger of the general budget with the railway budget. In 1924 based upon the recommendations of Acworth Committee, railway budget was separated from the general budget. This year there was lot of pressure because of the …

Insights into Editorial: After WTO shock, Centre set to subsidise home, foreign solar power projects

    After WTO shock, Centre set to subsidise home, foreign solar power projects   After losing a case to the US at the World Trade Organization for favouring local manufacturers in its solar power programme, India is finalising a scheme to subsidise both domestic and foreign companies that will manufacture in the country, without …

The Big Picture- Indo-Pak War of Words: What It Takes To Isolate Pakistan?

    The Big Picture- Indo-Pak War of Words: What It Takes To Isolate Pakistan?   The war of words between India and Pakistan has reached a new height following the attack on Uri army base few days back. While India has witnessed serious outrage among the people as well as in media over the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society 1) “Quotas and reservation no longer embody a search for justice, but an interest group politics where the powerful seek to accumulate more power.” In …

8) The US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s habit of offending politically significant minorities, including Mexicans, African-Americans, Muslims, the LGBT community, the differently abled and women, has not dented his popularity. Despite his lack of experience in politics and severe criticism from mainstream media, he is giving tough fight to more experienced opponent. How do you explain this phenomenon? Do you think voters who support Trump lack ethics? Critically comment.

Topic: Moral and political attitudes; 8) The US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s habit of offending politically significant minorities, including Mexicans, African-Americans, Muslims, the LGBT community, the differently abled and women, has not dented his popularity. Despite his lack of experience in politics and severe criticism from mainstream media, he is giving tough fight to more experienced …

6) The APMCs were undoubtedly established with good intentions, but the harsh reality is that effective public policy should depend on more than good intentions. In this light, critically analyse the impact of APMCs on farmers and agriculture.

Topic; Marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints 6) The APMCs were undoubtedly established with good intentions, but the harsh reality is that effective public policy should depend on more than good intentions. In this light, critically analyse the impact of APMCs on farmers and agriculture. (200 Words) Livemint

3) In the light of the Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s asylum claim, what foreign policy implications and legal issues could India face if it agrees to grant him asylum? Examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) In the light of the Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s asylum claim, what foreign policy implications and legal issues could India face if it agrees to grant him asylum? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body has declared certain domestic content requirements (DCRs) in India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) illegal. Should India comply with this ruling? Discuss.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 2) The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body has declared certain domestic content requirements (DCRs) in India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) illegal. Should India comply with this ruling? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) “Quotas and reservation no longer embody a search for justice, but an interest group politics where the powerful seek to accumulate more power.” In the light of ongoing agitations by powerful castes seeking reservation, critically comment on the statement.

Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society 1) “Quotas and reservation no longer embody a search for justice, but an interest group politics where the powerful seek to accumulate more power.” In the light of ongoing agitations by powerful castes seeking reservation, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) The Hindu