AIR spotlight summary on “India’s Efforts to Reduce Disaster Risks”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “India’s Efforts to Reduce Disaster Risks”. Introduction Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Management. This is the first major inter-governmental invent after the adoption of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Prime Minister came up with the 10 point agenda for the people …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Smart India Hackathon 2017   Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar recently inaugurated the world’s largest digital national …

Insights into Editorial: Is NDA bringing the income of farmers under tax scrutiny?

    Insights into Editorial: Is NDA bringing the income of farmers under tax scrutiny?   Summary: It is being said that the recent partial demonetisation and consequent scrutiny of high value bank deposits is aimed at bringing the Indian farmer under the tax net. Agricultural income in India is not subject to income tax. …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Energy Needs and Challenges

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Energy Needs and Challenges   India’s energy infrastructure since independence has grown multiple times. The primary energy consumption in India comes fourth after China, USA and Russia. In the total primary energy consumption approximately 70% of India’s electricity generation capacity comes from fossil fuels. Due to rapid economic …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Globalization and  its impact on society 1) Economic integration with the world has led to a domestic fragmentation of societies within nations. Critically discuss varying impact of globalization on societies and polities …

6) Many in the government, including some among the security forces and the media, have claimed that recent operation on Naxalites which killed 30 cadres marked the beginning of the end of the Naxalite movement in the country. Do you think so? Critically comment on anti – Naxalite strategy

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 6) Many in the government, including some among the security forces and the media, have claimed that recent operation on Naxalites which killed 30 cadres marked the beginning of the end of the Naxalite movement in the country. Do you think so? Critically comment on anti – Naxalite …

5) What are the objectives of the United Nations conference on climate change which is now under way in Marrakech, Morocco? What’s India’s agenda in this Conference? Also discuss challenges the outcome of this conference would face.

Topic:Conservation; Environmental pollution 5) What are the objectives of the United Nations conference on climate change which is now under way in Marrakech, Morocco? What’s India’s agenda in this Conference? Also discuss challenges the outcome of this conference would face. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “Demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes has some benefits, but it cannot stem the flow of unaccounted income to be generated in the future. Also its push to a cashless economy is premature.” Discuss.

Topic: Prevention of money laundering; 4) “Demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes has some benefits, but it cannot stem the flow of unaccounted income to be generated in the future. Also its push to a cashless economy is premature.” Discuss.  (200 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express