Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 December 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.   NITI Aayog announces launch of the schemes – Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana – for …

Insights into Editorial: The Forest Rights Act (FRA), its Dilution and Tribals

    Insights into Editorial: The Forest Rights Act (FRA), its Dilution and Tribals   Summary: Ten years after the historic Forest Rights Act (FRA) was passed by the Indian lawmakers, only 3% of villages or communities could secure their rights over forest resources which include land and the produce from the forests and water, …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Do you think banning diesel vehicles, closing industries or enforcing odd-even schemes would address pollution problem in Indian cities effectively? Examine what are the long-term solutions for addressing pollution. …

7) Recently, the President elect of USA nominated Rex Tillerson, Chief Executive of the oil and gas conglomerate ExxonMobil, to the post of Secretary of State. What ethical issues does this nomination give rise to? Examine.

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 7) Recently, the President elect of USA nominated Rex Tillerson, Chief Executive of the oil and gas conglomerate ExxonMobil, to the post of Secretary of State. What ethical issues does this nomination give rise to? Examine. (150 Words) The Hindu

6) Do you think the recent ‘Legion’ hacks have exposed the dire state of cybersecurity in India? How does groups like Legion get access to servers and user accounts? How should government respond to such cyberattacks? Comment

Topic:  Basics of cyber security 6) Do you think the recent ‘Legion’ hacks have exposed the dire state of cybersecurity in India? How does groups like Legion get access to servers and user accounts? How should government respond to such cyberattacks? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Estimates suggest that 80% of the people joining the workforce are unemployable. How can India overcome this crisis? How can India build a large, suitably employed workforce that underpins national economic growth? Examine

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.  5) Estimates suggest that 80% of the people joining the workforce are unemployable. How can India overcome this crisis? How can India build a large, suitably employed workforce that underpins national economic growth? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

4) How has demonetization affected relationship between banks and their customers? Do you consider recent incidences of certain people being found with large sum of new currencies a breach of trust by banks? Critically comment.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e 4) How has demonetization affected relationship between banks and their customers? Do you consider recent incidences of certain people being found with large sum of new currencies a breach of trust by banks? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express

2) There has been improvement in India’s index value in the Melbourne Mercer global pension index. Write a note on this Index and examine how India has managed to improve its rank

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) There has been improvement in India’s index value in the Melbourne Mercer global pension index. Write a note on this Index and examine how India has managed to improve its rank. (200 Words) Livemint

1) Do you think banning diesel vehicles, closing industries or enforcing odd-even schemes would address pollution problem in Indian cities effectively? Examine what are the long-term solutions for addressing pollution.

Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Do you think banning diesel vehicles, closing industries or enforcing odd-even schemes would address pollution problem in Indian cities effectively? Examine what are the long-term solutions for addressing pollution. (200 Words) The Indian Express