PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 11 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 11 October 2016 Administrative Reforms since Independence + Financial management Explain how budget can be used as a political instrument. “Excellent ideas but poor implementation have characterised the administrative reforms in India since Independence.” Critically examine the statement giving examples from the Union and State Governments. Do you agree that there …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 11 October, 2016

    QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 11 October, 2016   QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 11 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 …

AIR spotlight summary on “Role of new Urban Development Policy in overall development”

    AIR spotlight summary on “Role of new Urban Development Policy in overall development”   Introduction The Centre has unveiled the Urban Development strategy for the next 20 years to use growing urbanization for rapid economic development. This policy is going to have an impact on the Socio economic prosperity of the people. India was …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 October 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 October 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   CERC panel suggests overhaul in transmission planning   A committee appointed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has suggested an overhaul in transmission planning to facilitate transfer of power on economic principles. The committee …

Insights into Editorial: India lags peers in its bid towards a cashless economy

    Insights into Editorial: India lags peers in its bid towards a cashless economy   Summary: According to the recently released data pertaining to payment, clearing and settlement systems in 23 major economies by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), moving towards a cashless economy remains a herculean challenge for India.   Performance of …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Indian culture 1) Do you think courses in yoga and Indian culture should mandatorily be introduced in all schools, colleges and universities across India? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express General …

6) Why do Pakistan continues to support terrorism as a state policy against India? Is the threat of major military action by India—one that suffices to punish the Pakistani military but also poses risks of significant escalation— a good option for India to punish Pakistan? Critically comment.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6) Why do Pakistan continues to support terrorism as a state policy against India? Is the threat of major military action by India—one that suffices to punish the Pakistani military but also poses risks of significant escalation— a good option for India …

4) “The moment for turning the Bay of Bengal into a zone of regional cooperation may finally be with India thanks to a number of recent developments.” Which are these developments? Discuss why they are in favour of India.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) “The moment for turning the Bay of Bengal into a zone of regional cooperation may finally be with India thanks to a number of recent developments.” Which are these developments? Discuss why they are in favour of India. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) It is said that latest available internationally comparable data shows that moving towards a cashless economy remains a Herculean challenge for India. Examine why.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential 3) It is said that latest available internationally comparable data shows that moving towards a cashless economy remains a Herculean challenge for India. Examine why. (200 Words) Livemint