AIR spotlight summary on “Fundamental Rights and Duties”

    AIR spotlight summary on “Fundamental Rights and Duties”. Introduction The Constitution day or Samvidhan Divas is celebrated on 26th November in India and to honour B.R. Ambedkar who is known as architect of Indian constitution. On this day in 1949 Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India and it came into …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 December 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.   IIIDEM Conducts Training for Saarc Nations on Election Management   With the aim of …

Insights into Editorial: Jagjit Singh Case – Contract Workers vs Permanent Workers

  Insights into Editorial: Jagjit Singh Case – Contract Workers vs Permanent Workers   Summary: In a significant judgment in the Jagjit Singh Case, the Supreme Court has ruled that contract workers should get the same pay as permanent workers. It held that denial of equal pay for equal work to daily wagers, temporary, casual …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 5 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 5 December, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarifications: Question 4, 26th November Quiz (Click HERE): Regarding Google XPRIZE – The statements should have been better-worded. Statement 1 is fine, statement 2 and 3 should have been – “the rover should travel five hundred metres …

AIR spotlight summary on “The Constitution of India: A model document for major democracies in the world”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “The Constitution of India: A model document for major democracies in the world”. Impact of Indian Constitution in India and other Countries In the context of freedom movement and evolution, the constitution making process has left a deep imprint in the entire world mainly in the developing world particularly …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World wars, 1) Why the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces during the Second World War is hailed as one of the most significant events of Twentieth century? Do you …

6) What procedure is involved in procurement of aircrafts by the Indian airforce and navy? Recently, Indian Navy rejected procurement of the Tejas fighter aircraft. What does it mean to indigenisation of defence technology? Examine.

Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  6) What procedure is involved in procurement of aircrafts by the Indian airforce and navy? Recently, Indian Navy rejected procurement of the Tejas fighter aircraft. What does it mean to indigenisation of defence technology? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) What is tax-to-GDP ratio? According to the recent Economic Survey, India’s ratio of tax-to-GDP (gross domestic product) is 5.4 percentage points below that of comparable countries. What are the implications of lack of an adequate tax base for India? Analyse.

Topic: Resource mobilization 5) What is tax-to-GDP ratio? According to the recent Economic Survey, India’s ratio of tax-to-GDP (gross domestic product) is 5.4 percentage points below that of comparable countries. What are the implications of lack of an adequate tax base for India? Analyse. (200 Words) Livemint

3) In recent months the phrase ‘Project Europe’ is frequently used in both western and Indian media. What is Project Europe? In the light of recent events, examine what’s happening to the Project Europe.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 3) In recent months the phrase ‘Project Europe’ is frequently used in both western and Indian media. What is Project Europe? In the light of recent events, examine what’s happening to the Project Europe. (200 Words) Livemint

1) Why the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces during the Second World War is hailed as one of the most significant events of Twentieth century? Do you think some of the consequences of the Pearl Harbour attacks were justified? Comment

Topic: World wars, 1) Why the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces during the Second World War is hailed as one of the most significant events of Twentieth century? Do you think some of the consequences of the Pearl Harbour attacks were justified? Comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express