PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 October 2016 District Administration since Independence:   Explain the important recommendations of VT Krishanamachary Committee (1952) on the Indian and State Administrative services and problems of district administration. (Asked in 2013) Why is le droit administrative regarded alongside the Napoleonic …

Insights Daily Debates Day – 283: Auction is the best method to sell Spectrum

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 282 05 October  2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” Auction is the best method to sell Spectrum” Livemint

Insights MINDMAPS: “Khadi-A Zero Carbon Footprint Industry” and “Accelerating Growth in Indian Textiles”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: “Khadi-A Zero Carbon Footprint Industry” and “Accelerating Growth in Indian Textiles”   Khadi – A Zero Carbon Footprint Industry Accelerating Growth in Indian Textiles

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 October 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   Indian Bridge Management System   The Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) has been launched.   What is it? IBMS is being developed to create …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 05 October, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 04 October, 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 …

Insights into Editorial: All about means and ends

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: All about means and ends   Summary: The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme has successfully completed 10 years. Considered one of the biggest social welfare programmes in the world, this programme aims at generating 100 days …

The Big Picture- India Ratifies Climate Treaty: What Does It Mean to India & World?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture- India Ratifies Climate Treaty: What Does It Mean to India & World?   The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change is on the verge of coming into force much earlier than anticipated. The world’s two biggest emitters China and US …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies 1) Indian cities are plagued by a plethora of communicable diseases of late. What should be …

8) The fact that women in India make up nearly half the population but account for less than a quarter of its paid workforce has vexed and baffled economists for long. Examine the constraints on female labour force participation in India and suggest as a civil servant, what measures will you take to improve female labour participation.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values 8) The fact that women in India make up nearly half the population but account for less than a quarter of its paid workforce has vexed and baffled economists for long. Examine the constraints on …

7) In the light of expansion of science’s reach to new areas, do you think the Nobel Prize committee is ignoring important contributions being made to mankind by scientists working in fields such as ecology and geology? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  7) In the light of expansion of science’s reach to new areas, do you think the Nobel Prize committee is ignoring important contributions being made to mankind by scientists working in fields such …

6) Recently, the Alphabet Inc. unit introduced a new hardware system, dubbed Google Wifi, that uses a wireless technology called mesh networks. Examine how mesh networks functions and how it benefits users.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Recently, the Alphabet Inc. unit introduced a new hardware system, dubbed Google Wifi, that uses a wireless technology called mesh networks. Examine how mesh networks functions and how it benefits users. (200 Words) …

5) Examine the salient features of India’s Technology Vision 2035 (TV 2035). Do you think development of new technology and introduction to masses has inherent difficulties in democracies like India? How can they be overcome? Does TV 2035 address this issue? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) Examine the salient features of India’s Technology Vision 2035 (TV 2035). Do you think development of new technology and introduction to masses has inherent difficulties in democracies like India? How can they be …

4) Do you think the constitutional debates of the Constituent Assembly are relevant and important for India? Critically discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4) Do you think the constitutional debates of the Constituent Assembly are relevant and important for India? Critically discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

3) It is often argued that only a full-time commission, which is independent of the government and the judiciary, can impart transparency and credibility to the system of appointments to the higher judiciary. Discuss why

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3) It is often argued that only a full-time commission, which is independent of the government and the judiciary, can impart transparency and credibility to the system of appointments to the higher …

2) India has completed agreements for civil nuclear cooperation with 11 countries so far, including the U.S., Russia, Australia, Canada and South Korea, but the upcoming agreement with Japan could be the most significant. Discuss why.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements 2) India has completed agreements for civil nuclear cooperation with 11 countries so far, including the U.S., Russia, Australia, Canada and South Korea, but the upcoming agreement with Japan could be the most significant. Discuss why. (200 …

1) Indian cities are plagued by a plethora of communicable diseases of late. What should be done to prevent these diseases in our cities? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies 1) Indian cities are plagued by a plethora of communicable diseases of late. What should be done to prevent these diseases in our cities? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu