Public Administration: 30 September 2016

    Public Administration: 30 September 2016 Plans and Priorities: Planning enables comprehensive and scientific understanding of problems. Examine the statement in context of planning methodology. The objectives, approaches and organizational arrangements for decision-making of the NITI Ayog aim at restoring the federal character of the Indian polity. Explain. The ‘selection model of recruitment rests …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 30 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 30 September, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   Q3, Q4, September 29th (Click Here): A mistake we made while uploading the quiz. The explanation is clear and in both cases the answer must be option ‘c’, that is, both statements in both questions are correct. The following quiz will have 5-10 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 September 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Trilateral Meet between India, Afghanistan and Iran to Take Chabahar Agreement Further   A Trilateral meeting was recently held between India, Afghanistan and Iran to take Chabahar agreement …

Insights into Editorials: Understanding scrub typhus

     Insights into Editorials: Understanding scrub typhus   The centre recently asked for a detailed report on scrub typhus, a bacterial disease, from the Himachal Pradesh government in view of the rising number of cases. The centre has assured support to the state for managing the endemic disease. The situation is being closely monitored …

The Big Picture- Asylum To Baloch Leader: Should It Be Granted?

    The Big Picture- Asylum To Baloch Leader: Should It Be Granted? As the tension between India and Pakistan rises after the attacks on Uri army base, recently there was an interesting development. Following the recent decision of the Indian Government to highlight the issues of Balochistan, the Baloch leaders have started looking for …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues 1) Critically analyse the causes and significance of recent Maratha protest marches across Maharashtra. (200 Words) The Hindu General Studies – 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency …

8) The causes of many social problems in India are rooted in mindset of people. To change mindset, it is said that policymakers should make use of behavioural science. How can behavioural science help a public servant in changing mindset of people to address problems such as open defecation and violence against women? Suggest out of the box solutions. (200 Words)

Topic: Attitude: social influence and persuasion. 8) The causes of many social problems in India are rooted in mindset of people. To change mindset, it is said that policymakers should make use of behavioural science. How can behavioural science help a public servant in changing mindset of people to address problems such as open defecation and violence against women?  Suggest …

4) The Central government recently announced the setting up of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA), conceived as a special purpose vehicle to accrue and disburse funds to certain institutions of higher education in the country. Examine objectives of HEFA and concerns expressed against it. (200 Words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 4) The Central government recently announced the setting up of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA), conceived as a special purpose vehicle to accrue and disburse funds to certain institutions of higher education in the country. Examine objectives of HEFA and …

3) Do you think recent surgical and pre-emptive strikes by Indian forces against terrorist bases in PoK region is a paradigm shift in India’s foreign policy vis a vis Pakistan? What will be its consequences? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 3) Do you think recent surgical and pre-emptive strikes by Indian forces against terrorist bases in PoK region is a paradigm shift in India’s foreign policy vis a vis Pakistan? What will be its consequences? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Do you think the Lodha Committee’s report on the administration of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is an intrusion into affairs of otherwise well governed sport in India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 2) Do you think the Lodha Committee’s report on the administration of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is an intrusion into affairs of otherwise well governed sport in India? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu