Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 December 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Mercosur suspends Venezuela   Venezuela has been suspended from the Mercosur trade group over its failure to comply with its commitments when it joined the group …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2016: General Studies Paper – 2 Question Paper

    UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2016: General Studies Paper – 2 Question Paper     Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any, that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2016: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper

  UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2016: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives, successfully expoundsBuddhist ideals. Elucidate. Krishnadeva Raya, the king of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was a also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss. Explain how the …

The Big Picture- Demonetization: Are the expectations of windfall gain for RBI still valid?

  The Big Picture- Demonetization: Are the expectations of windfall gain for RBI still valid?   As the Reserve Bank of India continues printing cash to replace demonetized notes, any unclaimed amount can theoretically be claimed as a windfall gain to the Government. In practice though deploying such gains immediately will cause disruptions in the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) In the event of the anniversary of the Chennai floods, critically analyse the challenges faced by government in making cities flood proof. Also examine what common …

7) A suggestion is made in the media to the government to enact a “energy security and responsibility act” and set up a “department of energy resources and sustainability” in the PMO under the charge of a person with ministerial rank. Examine intention behind this suggestion? What are its merits and demerits? Discuss.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy 7) A suggestion is made in the media to the government to enact a “energy security and responsibility act” and set up a “department of energy resources and sustainability” in the PMO under the charge of a person with ministerial rank. Examine intention behind this suggestion? What are its merits and demerits? Discuss. (200 …

4) Differentiate between extradition, deportation and abduction. What are the merits of extradition? Examine the nature and scope of India’s extradition treaty with the United Kingdom.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) Differentiate between extradition, deportation and abduction. What are the merits of extradition? Examine the nature and scope of India’s extradition treaty with the United Kingdom. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) What are Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs? Recently, the Delhi High Court quashed all notifications of the government banning the manufacture and sale of 344 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs. Discuss why government had banned FDC drugs and examine what lesson should government learn from quashing of its notifications by the Delhi High Court.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health 3) What are Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs? Recently, the Delhi High Court quashed all notifications of the government banning the manufacture and sale of 344 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs. Discuss why government had banned FDC drugs and examine what lesson should government learn …

1) In the event of the anniversary of the Chennai floods, critically analyse the challenges faced by government in making cities flood proof. Also examine what common challenges does Chennnai, Kochi, Mumbai and Kolkatta face when it comes to floods

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) In the event of the anniversary of the Chennai floods, critically analyse the challenges faced by government in making cities flood proof. Also examine what common challenges does Chennnai, Kochi, Mumbai and Kolkatta face when it comes to floods. (200 Words) The Hindu