PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 21 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 21 October 2016   Public Administration evolved with Minnowbrook Conferences. Suggest priorities for the next Minnowbrook conference. (150 Words) New public management and post new public management reforms initiatives affected the balance between managerial, political, administrative, legal, professional and social accountability …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Saving the Ozone

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Saving the Ozone    India has asked its industries to urgently and immediately destroy the most dangerous of all greenhouse gases HFC-23 also known as trifluoromethane. It is produced during the manufacture of common refrigerant gas called HCFC-22 and …

Insights Daily Debates Day – 292: The recent suspected debit card data compromise issue reflects poor regulation of banking sector in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 292 21 October  2016 Archives Today’s Topic ” The recent suspected debit card data compromise issue reflects poor regulation of banking sector in India”  The Hindu Bloomberg

Insights MINDMAPS: “Dalit Empowerment” and “India’s ambitious Renewable Energy Targets”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: “Dalit Empowerment” and “India’s ambitious Renewable Energy Targets”     DOWNLOAD PDFs Dalit Empowerment India’s ambitious Renewable Energy Targets   Dalit Empowerment India’s ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

AIR spotlight summary on “India and Global Hunger Index”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR spotlight summary on “India and Global Hunger Index”     Introduction US based agency tracking global hunger has released the Global Hunger Index where India is ranked poorly among 118 countries. The Index tries to see whether the people are fed properly, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 October 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Pakistan warns India against breaching Indus Water Treaty   Amid reports that India might revisit the …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 21 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 21 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 …

Insights into Editorial: A vote on referendum

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: A vote on referendum   Summary: The term democracy is perhaps the most challenging to define within the context of political science. Even though it has been used in a general sense to refer to ‘rule by the people’, the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment 1) Are judicial pronouncements on the issue of triple talaq in India liberal and favourable to women compared to practice of triple …

7) Is possessing emotional intelligence always a positive trait? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Emotional intelligence 7) Is possessing emotional intelligence always a positive trait? Discuss. (150 Words) Reference

6) What do you understand by climate justice? Examine why it’s important and how the Paris Agreement on climate change seeks to deliver it.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 6) What do you understand by climate justice? Examine why it’s important and how the Paris Agreement on climate change seeks to deliver it. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) In the light of recent sale of a 98% stake in Essar Oil to a consortium led by Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft, discuss how India can strengthen its energy security

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Energy  5) In the light of recent sale of a 98% stake in Essar Oil to a consortium led by Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft, discuss how India can strengthen its energy security. (200 Words) Livemint

4) Should India follow Israel’s military strategy to deal with terrorist activities emanating from neighbouring regions? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;; 4) Should India follow Israel’s military strategy to deal with terrorist activities emanating from neighbouring regions? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) In the light of recent referendums and their outcomes around the world, do you think political representatives in an indirect democracy are more capable than voters themselves to deliberate on important public policy matters and make informed choices? Critically discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) In the light of recent referendums and their outcomes around the world, do you think political representatives in an indirect democracy are more capable than voters themselves to deliberate on important public policy matters and make informed …

2) Do you agree with the argument that the cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan can act as a harbinger of peace and prosperity? Critically analyse

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 2) Do you agree with the argument that the cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan can act as a harbinger of peace and prosperity? Critically analyse. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Are judicial pronouncements on the issue of triple talaq in India liberal and favourable to women compared to practice of triple talaq in Islamic countries? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Social empowerment 1) Are judicial pronouncements on the issue of triple talaq in India liberal and favourable to women compared to practice of triple talaq in Islamic countries? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu