PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 21 October 2016

    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 (Repeated question) (250 Words) “IAS is the Lamborghini riding on …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Saving the Ozone

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Saving the Ozone  https://youtu.be/xhVgG51AVv8   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 is seen as the worst culprit in the planet …

AIR spotlight summary on “India and Global Hunger Index”

    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, status of under nutrition, malnourishment in children generally and among …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 October 2016

    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 key Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan has warned “appropriate action” if …

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

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 you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC …

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

[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 talaq in Islamic countries? Critically examine. (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.

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 choices? Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu