The Big Picture- Border Casualties Rise: Why and Where Is It Heading?

    The Big Picture- Border Casualties Rise: Why and Where Is It Heading?   The Indo-Pakistan border across Jammu and Kashmir has started resembling a war zone. Major hostilities have heightened the tensions which has resulted in loss of several lives both civilian and security men including women and children on both sides of …

Insights into Editorial: Is Indian pharma breeding superbugs?

    Insights into Editorial: Is Indian pharma breeding superbugs?   Summary: In India’s neonatal hospital wards they struggle for life – sick infants battling untreatable “superbugs”. Tens of thousands of them lose their lives every year. This is the frontline in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one of the most serious threats to global …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.   FSSAI Strengthens the Food Testing Infrastructure in the Country The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rolled …

AIR spotlight summary on “India-New Zealand Bilateral Relations”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “India-New Zealand Bilateral Relations”.     Introduction John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, undertook a state visit to India. The visit was important because several issues were agreed between both countries. Agreements which include: Food safety cooperation arrangement to encourage greater coordination between New Zealand and Indian food …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 04 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 04 November, 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 03 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 03 November, 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; Modern history 1) How did national leaders, especially Bal Gangadhar Tilak react to the Age of Consent Bill 1891? Should the government have anything to do with regulating …

8) Recently an employment tribunal in London ruled that Uber drivers are “workers” and not “self-employed”, and therefore entitled to a minimum wage and paid leave. What implications will this ruling have on various stakeholders, including in India? Examine.

Topic: Employment 8) Recently an employment tribunal in London ruled that Uber drivers are “workers” and not “self-employed”, and therefore entitled to a minimum wage and paid leave. What implications will this ruling have on various stakeholders, including in India? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) The ex-servicemen groups demanding unconditional OROP have resumed their protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. What are the major concerns of veterans? What is the major issue in implementation of OROP? Critically examine.

Topic: Employment; Security forces 7) The ex-servicemen groups demanding unconditional OROP have resumed their protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. What are the major concerns of veterans? What is the major issue in implementation of OROP? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Public-private cooperation and private -private cooperation have been taking place for long time, but securing coordination between public-public agencies is said to be a difficult one. Why is it important to have public – public coordination? Why is it difficult to secure? Examine.

Topic: Government budgeting; Investment models 6) Public-private cooperation and private -private cooperation have been taking place for long time, but securing coordination between public-public agencies is said to be a difficult one. Why is it important to have public – public coordination? Why is it difficult to secure? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

3) According to latest data, economic development seems to have accentuated India’s patriarchal vices and might worsen the gender imbalance in population. How bad is the gender-bias in India’s child birth within India between states and also compared to other countries? How can government address this problem? Examine. (200 Words)

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment; Population issues 3) According to latest data, economic development seems to have accentuated India’s patriarchal vices and might worsen the gender imbalance in population. How bad is the gender-bias in India’s child birth within India between states and also compared to other countries? How can government address this problem? Examine. (200 …

2) Cleaning up India’s air pollution problem will require a comprehensive, synergized government approach that is currently lacking. What is this comprehensive and synergized approach that’s needed which is different from earlier tactics? Examine. (200 Words)

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 2) Cleaning up India’s air pollution problem will require a comprehensive, synergized government approach that is currently lacking. What is this comprehensive and synergized approach that’s needed which is different from earlier tactics? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint Livemint

1) How did national leaders, especially Bal Gangadhar Tilak react to the Age of Consent Bill 1891? Should the government have anything to do with regulating our social customs or ways of living? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; Modern history 1) How did national leaders, especially Bal Gangadhar Tilak react to the Age of Consent Bill 1891? Should the government have anything to do with regulating our social customs or ways of living? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu