PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 13 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 13 October 2016   Rural Development: The second generation reforms in Panchayati Raj institution have changed Panchayats from an agency of Development at local level into a political institution. comment The concept of social audit is more comprehensive than that of traditional audit. comment Gandhian model of decentralisation is similar to …

Insights into Editorial: HIV Bill offers steps to end discrimination and ensure equality for affected groups

    Insights into Editorial: HIV Bill offers steps to end discrimination and ensure equality for affected groups   Summary: More than two years after it was introduced in Rajya Sabha, a revised draft of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which makes discriminating against a person living with HIV/AIDS a punishable …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 12 & 13 October, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 12 & 13 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 12 & 13 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) Critically discuss ideology of Hindu Revivalism, Purification and idea of Varna System …

8) After the success of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)/cooking gas, the government has now decided to launch DBT for kerosene (DBTK). What hurdles are there in introducing DBT in Kerosene? Do you think it is better for government to promote and incentivise use of alternative fuel than kerosene? Critically comment.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies  8) After the success of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)/cooking gas, the government has now decided to launch DBT for kerosene (DBTK). What hurdles are there in introducing DBT in Kerosene? Do you think it is better for government to promote and incentivise …

7) Why is it said that regulators should pay more attention to the work recognised in this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, particularly in high-risk industries? Examine.

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7) Why is it said that regulators should pay more attention to the work recognised in this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, particularly in high-risk industries? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu Livemint

6) It is argued that the Indian Ocean has the potential to become the most important source of new global growth over the next 20 years, just as the Pacific rim powered the world’s economy for much of the last 20. How should India make use of this opportunity? Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  6) It is argued that the Indian Ocean has the potential to become the most important source of new global growth over the next 20 years, just as the Pacific rim powered the world’s economy for much of the last 20. How …

2) Recently in Tamil Nadu, Governor allocated the portfolios held by the ailing Chief Minister, to her seniormost colleague in the Cabinet. Examine the constitutional basis of Governor’s action. Do you think it’s the responsibility of ruling party to reveal and the right of public to know about health condition of their Chief Minister? Justify.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive a 2) Recently in Tamil Nadu, Governor allocated the portfolios held by the ailing Chief Minister, to her seniormost colleague in the Cabinet. Examine the constitutional basis of Governor’s action. Do you think it’s the responsibility of ruling party to reveal and the right of public to know …

1) Critically discuss ideology of Hindu Revivalism, Purification and idea of Varna System as proposed and practised by Dayanand Saraswati, Savarkar and Deendayal Updhaya.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) Critically discuss ideology of Hindu Revivalism, Purification and idea of Varna System as proposed and practised by Dayanand Saraswati, Savarkar and Deendayal Updhaya. (200 Words) The Indian Express