6) Critically analyse challenges faced by Indian railways in ensuring safety of passengers. It is siad that in managing safety, the emphasis should be on reforming the system rather than firefighting. Do you agree? Analyse

Topic: Infrastructure 6) Critically analyse challenges faced by Indian railways in ensuring safety of passengers. It is siad that in managing safety, the emphasis should be on reforming the system rather than firefighting. Do you agree? Analyse. (200 Words) The Hindu Livemint

5) What do you understand by data exclusivity in pharma sector? Critically analyse how the recent proposal of the government to change the four-year time limit for State-level drug regulatory approvals to 10 years would affect various stakeholders.

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights; Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth 5) What do you understand by data exclusivity in pharma sector? Critically analyse how the recent proposal of the government to change the four-year time limit for State-level drug regulatory approvals to 10 years would affect various stakeholders. (200 …

3) The World Health Organisation has declared that the Zika virus no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. In this light, can WHO and governments around the world shift their focus on other diseases? Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3) The World Health Organisation has declared that the Zika virus no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. In this light, can WHO and governments around the world shift their focus on other …

2) Do you think both the Supreme Court and Justice Lodha Committee should resort to heavy-handed action against BCCI? Also comment critically on the ongoing tussle between Justice Lodha Committee and BCCI, and its implications for cricket governance in India.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 2) Do you think both the Supreme Court and Justice Lodha Committee should resort to heavy-handed action against BCCI? Also comment critically on the ongoing tussle between Justice Lodha Committee and BCCI, and its implications for cricket governance in India. (200 Words) The Hindu

Insights into Editorial: Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism

    Insights into Editorial: Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism   Summary: The changeover of high denomination notes in India is arguably a major strategic step that has been lauded by many Indians. The gaping chasm between our legal and illegal economy had reached an alarming state where the anti-national elements ranging …

The Big Picture- India-Japan Relations: Civil Nuclear Deal

    The Big Picture- India-Japan Relations: Civil Nuclear Deal     India and Japan recently signed a landmark nuclear energy pact after six years of negotiations between the two countries. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi made second visit to Japan in last two years. The visit was also significant in the present international scenario …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society 1) What do you understand by post-truth? Do you think truth has become obsolete in today’s political …

7) “From a statecraft point of view, the IAF, with its flexibility and versatility, has varied options to offer policymakers ranging from coercion, deterrence, signalling, extending influence and providing succour and relief.” In the light of this statement, discuss what IAF can offer policymakers to strengthen nation’s security

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate  7) “From a statecraft point of view, the IAF, with its flexibility and versatility, has varied options to offer policymakers ranging from coercion, deterrence, signalling, extending influence and providing succour and relief.” In the light of this statement, discuss what IAF can offer policymakers to strengthen …

6) There have been arguments offered in the recent past claiming a dilution of the land acquisition law through misuse of constitutional provisions. Are such changes to the land acquisition law warranted? Critically discuss.

Topic: Land reforms 6) There have been arguments offered in the recent past claiming a dilution of the land acquisition law through misuse of constitutional provisions. Are such changes to the land acquisition law warranted? Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) It is said that the recent political developments in India and around the world highlight a growing discontent with politics in many democracies. Do these developments reflect weaknesses in democratic institutions? Critically analyse.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 2) It is said that the recent political developments in India and around the world highlight a growing discontent with politics in many democracies. Do these developments reflect weaknesses in democratic institutions? Critically analyse. (200 Words) Livemint

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Scientists tweak photosynthesis to up crop yield   Scientists have successfully tweaked the process of …