QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 15 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 15 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 …

AIR spotlight summary on “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana”.   Introduction Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with UNICEF launched a very important scheme aimed at improving maternal and child health which is India’s age old challenge. The idea is to launch a national campaign and a national level movement to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 November 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Disaster and disaster management.   Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers   The Union Cabinet has approved constitution of ‘special committee for inter-linking of rivers’ in compliance with a Supreme Court order.   Significance of this move: This move will help in …

Insights into Editorial: International Solar Alliance could be the climate change game-changer

    Insights into Editorial: International Solar Alliance could be the climate change game-changer   Summary: Less than a year after it proposed a unique coalition of sunlight-rich countries to fight climate change through deployment of renewable energy, India has been able to make the International Solar Alliance (ISA) a reality. More than 20 countries …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Role of  women; Social empowerment 1) According to the National Crime Records Bureau reports, incidence of serious crimes against women rose from 237 per day in 2001 to 313 per day in 2015. …

7) Bystanders often appear reluctant to help the injured or simply indifferent — sometimes they stand around the scene of the accident but only out of curiosity. Does this suggest a fundamental flaw in our social relationships and attitudes, or is there something else that prevents us from helping others and perhaps saving lives? Also discuss how this mindset can be changed.

Topic: Ethics in human actions 7) Bystanders often appear reluctant to help the injured or simply indifferent — sometimes they stand around the scene of the accident but only out of curiosity. Does this suggest a fundamental flaw in our social relationships and attitudes, or is there something else that prevents us from helping others and …

6) Through demonetization, government, banks and RBI are getting too much cash in their coffers. In your opinion, what should government do with the money it gets through demonetization? Discuss the issues and challenges.

Topic: Resource mobilization; 6) Through demonetization, government, banks and RBI are getting too much cash in their coffers. In your opinion, what should government do with the money it gets through demonetization? Discuss the issues and challenges. (200 Words) Livemint

5) It is argued that the recent demonetization step has affected the poor most. In your opinion, what steps government should have taken before demonetization? What steps should it take now to ease burden on the poor? Discuss.

Topic: Indian economy 5) It is argued that the recent demonetization step has affected the poor most. In your opinion, what steps government should have taken before demonetization? What steps should it take now to ease burden on the poor? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) It is said that taking inspiration from Thailand, a sound information technology platform could enable effective universal health coverage in India. DIscuss why and how Thailand’s healthcare model should be replicated in India.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 4) It is said that taking inspiration from Thailand, a sound information technology platform could enable effective universal health coverage in India. DIscuss why and how Thailand’s healthcare model should be replicated in India. (200 Words) Livemint

3) “While the sterling contribution of the court in asserting the inviolability of and expounding the right to dignity as the core constitutional value has been universally acclaimed, questions recur about the rightful limits of judicial intervention in the matter of policy choices in the executive and legislative domains.” In the light of the statements, critically discuss the limits of judicial review in a parliamentary democracy.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary and the executive 3) “While the sterling contribution of the court in asserting the inviolability of and expounding the right to dignity as the core constitutional value has been universally acclaimed, questions recur about the rightful limits of judicial intervention in the matter of policy choices in …

2) Recently, the Chief Justice has been quite vocal and unsparing in his criticism of the delay on the part of the executive in filling up vacancies. In your opinion, how does this delay affect judiciary? How can judiciary and executive find ways to halt delay in judicial appointments? Critically examine

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary and the executive 2) Recently, the Chief Justice has been quite vocal and unsparing in his criticism of the delay on the part of the executive in filling up vacancies. In your opinion, how does this delay affect judiciary? How can judiciary and executive find ways to halt …

1) According to the National Crime Records Bureau reports, incidence of serious crimes against women rose from 237 per day in 2001 to 313 per day in 2015. Why do you think, despite increase in affluence and improvement in sex ratio, crimes against women are increasing? Discuss inter-state variations in crimes against women and measures needed to stop them.

Topic:Role of  women; Social empowerment 1) According to the National Crime Records Bureau reports, incidence of serious crimes against women rose from 237 per day in 2001 to 313 per day in 2015. Why do you think, despite increase in affluence and improvement in sex ratio, crimes against women are increasing? Discuss inter-state variations in crimes …