PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 25 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 25 October 2016   ’’Follet – Integration is like game of chess’’ How do you justify Follet. (150 Words) ”The diversity in literature in comparative public administration could be characteristics of what Thomas Kuhn has called a pre-paradigmatic stage.’’(150 Words) “John …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 25 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 25 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 Daily Debates Day – 294: Dynastic Politics is Undemocratic and it should be Abolished in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 294 25 October  2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Dynastic Politics is Undemocratic and it should be Abolished in India”

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 & 24 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 23 & 24 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 23 & 24 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: “G20 Summit Analysis” and “Issue of Algal Bloom”

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: “G20 Summit Analysis” and “Issue of Algal Bloom”       DOWNLOAD PDFs G20 Summit Analysis Issue of Algal Bloom G20 Summit Analysis Issue of Algal Bloom

The Big Picture: GST: What are the hitches to be sorted out?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture: GST: What are the hitches to be sorted out?     The much awaited announcement of the rates of taxes under the GST regime has got stuck. The GST Council meeting which was expected to come out with a decision …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 October 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   ‘Mobile Air Dispensary’ for remote areas of the North-East   Union Minister of State for Development …

Insights into Editorial: Understanding issues of illegal migration in new Citizenship Bill

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Understanding issues of illegal migration in new Citizenship Bill   Summary: Several Assamese have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to make foreign illegal migrants from some minority communities eligible for Indian citizenship. The proposed amendment …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 October 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held …

8) Just like shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits in family-run companies, should voter be given right to know or decide how a family-run political party functions? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Political attitude; Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government  8) Just like shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits in family-run companies, should voter be given right to know or decide how a family-run …

7) To control crowds, the police in most countries use weapons that are termed “non-lethal” but have proved lethal in many cases. In this light, what should be done to control violent mobs in regions like Kashmir Valley? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate; Linkages between development and spread of extremism.  7) To control crowds, the police in most countries use weapons that are termed “non-lethal” but have proved lethal in many cases. In this light, what should be done to …

6) Several subtypes and strains of avian influenza viruses are now found around the world, some of them capable of causing death among humans and others inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. Why is India more vulnerable to bird flu and what measures government has taken to prevent outbreak of this disease? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economics of animal rearing; S&T 6) Several subtypes and strains of avian influenza viruses are now found around the world, some of them capable of causing death among humans and others inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. Why is India more vulnerable to bird flu …

5) In the light of recent bank data theft, how should banks and governments work together to strengthen cyber security to prevent such data thefts? Examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Basics of cyber security 5) In the light of recent bank data theft, how should banks and governments work together to strengthen cyber security to prevent such data thefts? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) China has tapped into anti-American sentiments in Asia to develop alternatives to US-led institutions in the region. Is it good for the region? Should India be worried? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.  4) China has tapped into anti-American sentiments in Asia to develop alternatives to US-led institutions in the region. Is it good for the region? Should India be worried? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) Several groups in Assam have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Critically examine reasons behind protests. Do you think these protests are valid? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 3) Several groups in Assam have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Critically examine reasons behind protests. Do you think these protests are valid? Critically comment. (200 Words) …

2) In the light of increasing Chinese economic, political and cultural investments in Myanmar, how should India strengthen its relationship with Myanmar? Critically analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) In the light of increasing Chinese economic, political and cultural investments in Myanmar, how should India strengthen its relationship with Myanmar? Critically analyse.  (200 Words) The Hindu

1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held in Quito, Ecuador, has come up with a “New Urban Agenda”. Discuss why is this significant for India. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held in Quito, Ecuador, has come up with a “New Urban Agenda”. Discuss why is this significant for India. (200 Words) Livemint