Insights Daily Debates Day – 288: Uniform Civil Code is in the Interest of Nation

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 288 13 October  2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Uniform Civil Code is in the Interest of Nation”

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 13 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     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 …

Insights MINDMAPS: “E-Waste Management” and “Emergence of Mosquito borne Diseases”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: “E-Waste Management” and “Emergence of Mosquito borne Diseases”   E-Waste Management Emergence of Mosquito borne Diseases

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 October 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Draft Water Bill suggests basin-level management   The Centre has come out with …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [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 …

9) Do you think honesty is always the best policy, especially in public service? Justify.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 9) Do you think honesty is always the best policy, especially in public service? Justify. (150 Words) The Guardian Psychology Today

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

5) As Indian foreign policy looks westwards, do you think the upcoming BRICS summit offers India an opportunity to calibrate its outreach to multiple powers? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  5) As Indian foreign policy looks westwards, do you think the upcoming BRICS summit offers India an opportunity to calibrate its outreach to multiple powers? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Discuss the challenges before new Secretary General of the United Nations. Do you think the post of Secretary General is ceremonial and insignificant? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Discuss the challenges before new Secretary General of the United Nations. Do you think the post of Secretary General is ceremonial and insignificant? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Why is Saudi Arabia involved in civil war in Yemen. Have international institutions failed to address Yemen Crisis? Critically comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3) Why is Saudi Arabia involved in civil war in Yemen. Have international institutions failed to address Yemen Crisis? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

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.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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) …