4) “If concurrent Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were to be a reality, it would go against the political diversity essential for addressing the social diversity of India.” Elaborate

Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4) “If concurrent Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were to be a reality, it would go against the political diversity essential for addressing the social diversity of India.” Elaborate. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Critically discuss various concerns expressed on the initiatives of the Central Monitoring System (CMS), the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) and possible usage of Aadhaar data in NATGRID.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Critically discuss various concerns expressed on the initiatives of the Central Monitoring System (CMS), the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) and possible usage of Aadhaar data in NATGRID. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) From 1995 to 2014, 999 suicides were reported inside Indian prisons. What measures should government, courts and other related institutions take to prevent deaths in prisons? Critically examine.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 2) From 1995 to 2014, 999 suicides were reported inside Indian prisons. What measures should government, courts and other related institutions take to prevent deaths in prisons? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 25 & 26 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 25 & 26 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 …

Insights SECURE Compilations: March, April and May – 2016

    Following are the compilations of Secure Synopsis which we posted during March, April and May – 2016 (Note that answers posted in compilations are prepared by us) By September 30, we will try to post compilations of June, July and August months (We are creating synopsis for days weren’t covered earlier, that’s why …

Insights into Editorial: India won’t benefit from demographic dividend

    Insights into Editorial: India won’t benefit from demographic dividend: Mass unemployment, unrest looms ahead   In four years, India will have the world’s largest population of working people. When nations reach a high ratio of such people, they are expected to earn something called a demographic dividend. This simply means that because most …

India’s World- India Afghanistan Strengthen Security Ties

    India’s World- India Afghanistan Strengthen Security Ties   Afghan President Mr. Ashraf Ghani concluded a successful visit to India recently. There are indications that India is considering scaling up of security ties with Afghanistan, training Afghan defence forces as well as supplying military hardware. India has offered a $1 billion package for assistance …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); 1) Drafts of two proposed new laws recently released by the Ministry of Water Resources, along with …

9) According to a report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, current educational attainments remain far from adequate for the enhancement of personal well-being and social progress. In this light, discuss what kind of education is required.

Topic: Attitude 9) According to a report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, current educational attainments remain far from adequate for the enhancement of personal well-being and social progress. In this light, discuss what kind of education is required. (150 Words) The Hindu

8) India’s quest for self-sufficiency in pulses goes back, at least, to 1990-1991, when pulses were incorporated in the technology mission on oilseeds. Despite having many schemes for decades, India has not achieved self-sufficiency in pulses and edible oils (oilseeds). Examine the reasons.

Topic: Cropping pattern 8) India’s quest for self-sufficiency in pulses goes back, at least, to 1990-1991, when pulses were incorporated in the technology mission on oilseeds. Despite having many schemes for decades, India has not achieved self-sufficiency in pulses and edible oils (oilseeds). Examine the reasons. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) It is crucial to effectively use the UN and its multilateral platforms to advance India’s long-term global interests. Is India effectively utilizing them? Critically examine the challenges and potential.

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 5) It is crucial to effectively use the UN and its multilateral platforms to advance India’s long-term global interests. Is India effectively utilizing them? Critically examine the challenges and potential. (200 Words) Livemint