Insights Daily Debates Day – 289: Building Ramayana Museum at Ayodhya is an Insensitive and Unconstitutional Idea

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 288 13 October  2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Building Ramayana Museum at Ayodhya is an Insensitive and Unconstitutional Idea” HT

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 17 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 17 October 2016   Law and Order Administration: Laws are enacted without involving police in the conception stage, with the result implementation of these laws leaves much to be desired. Examine the role of police in protection of children. The design …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 16 and 17 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 16 and 17 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 MINDMAPS: “Melting of Gangotri Glacier” and “Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: “Melting of Gangotri Glacier” and “Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill”   Melting of Gangotri Glacier Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill

AIR spotlight summary on “China’s Dual Policy on Terrorism”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR spotlight summary on “China’s Dual Policy on Terrorism”   Introduction China has said that countries should refrain from making political gains in the name of counter terrorism. The statement comes couple of days after Beijing extended its technical hold on India’s bid …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 October 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India   The government has released a Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India.   …

Insights into Editorial: How many payments banks will come up finally?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: How many payments banks will come up finally? Summary: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in 2015, gave its approval in principle for 11 entities to set up payments banks. For this, RBI selected entities with experience in different sectors …

The Big Picture- Uniform Civil Code: Time for Debate?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture- Uniform Civil Code: Time for Debate?   The Uniform Civil Code is back in focus. Ever since, the Constitution was adopted in which Article 44 talks of the need to endeavor to secure a Uniform Civil Code for the citizens, …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1) Critically analyse the interrelationship between rise …

7) While it is important to preserve and celebrate our rich social and cultural traditions, it is doubly important to ensure that, under the veil of preservation of traditions, the human rights of our children are not infringed upon. In the light of recent death of Jain girl who fasted unto death, critically comment on the role of government in stopping such harmful traditional practices. As a civil servant, if you come across a situation similar to incidences like the death of Jain girl, how will you prevent them?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 7) While it is important to preserve and celebrate our rich social and cultural traditions, it is doubly important to ensure that, under the veil of preservation of traditions, the human rights of our children …

6) Bank credit to the industrial sector has started shrinking. Its decline has been a serious cause for concern as credit growth is essential to revive investment. Why economic liberalization has failed to improve bank credit to industries? What is the way forward? Critically examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Indian economy – planning, growth, resource mobilization 6) Bank credit to the industrial sector has started shrinking. Its decline has been a serious cause for concern as credit growth is essential to revive investment. Why economic liberalization has failed to improve bank credit to industries? What …

5) Discuss RBI’s conditions and their impact on setting up of payment banks and small finance banks.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian economy – planning, growth, resource mobilization 5) Discuss RBI’s conditions and their impact on setting up of payment banks and small finance banks. (200 Words) Livemint

4) Compare and contrast objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate with that of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. In the light of recent ratification of the Parsi Agreement by the required threshold, critically examine if there exists a support system to effectively implement this treaty.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation; 4) Compare and contrast objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate with that of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. In the light of recent ratification of the Parsi Agreement by the required threshold, critically examine if there exists a support …

3) Discuss the significance of the Kigali agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol and substantially limit the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that contribute to global warming

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 3) Discuss the significance of the Kigali agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol and substantially limit the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that contribute to global warming. (200 Words) The Hindu Livemint

2) Critically evaluate the role of NHRC in investigating violations of human rights across India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 2) Critically evaluate the role of NHRC in investigating violations of human rights across India. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Critically analyse the interrelationship between rise of nationalism and economic growth.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1) Critically analyse the interrelationship between rise of nationalism and economic growth. (200 Words) Livemint NYT The Guardian