SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 20 December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 20 December 2016   General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 1) The official study of Maharashtra government reveals that in seven tribal belts, over 40 per cent of children are affected by some form of malnutrition. Examine the causes and comment why Maharashtra government …

AIR spotlight summary on “New initiative for Housing and Urban Development”

    AIR spotlight summary on “New initiative for Housing and Urban Development”   Introduction The sixth Asia Pacific ministerial conference on housing and urban development was concluded in New Delhi. 68 Asia Pacific countries participated and they all resolved to adopt urban class approach to take planning beyond city limits. The conference also adopted …

The Big Picture- Can Media Platforms be Alternatives to the Parliament

    The Big Picture- Can Media Platforms be Alternatives to the Parliament     The Winter Session of Parliament has witnessed disruptions and chaos as the Opposition raised issue of demonetization in both the Houses. Since the Winter Session of Parliament in 2013, this session has recorded maximum number of lost hours. According to …

Insights into Editorial: Iron ‘jet stream’ detected in Earth’s outer core

  Insights into Editorial: Iron ‘jet stream’ detected in Earth’s outer core   Jet streams are typically associated with weather patterns, storms and the changing of the seasons but they don’t just appear in the atmosphere. The European Space Agency has discovered a jet stream deep below the surface of the Earth, and it’s moving …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 21 December, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 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 UPSC IAS civil …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World geography 1) Recently scientists have discovered a jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core. Discuss the significance of this discovery. (200 Words) The Hindu New Scientist BBC General Studies – 2 …

6) The unorganised manufacturing sector, which includes both household and non-household units, accounts for a large majority of total manufacturing employment in India and the units in this sector are by definition small in size. Analyse the performance of and challenges this sector faces in comparison to organised sector. Also examine differences between unorganized sector in urban and rural regions

Topic:  Indian economy – employment 6) The unorganised manufacturing sector, which includes both household and non-household units, accounts for a large majority of total manufacturing employment in India and the units in this sector are by definition small in size. Analyse the performance of and challenges this sector faces in comparison to organised sector. Also …

5) It is said that the blame for the Centre’s effort to scuttle the long-held convention of appointing the most senior among eligible officers as Chief of the Army Staff cannot be laid at the doorstep of the political executive alone and a significant part of it should go to the Army leadership too. Examine why.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive  5) It is said that the blame for the Centre’s effort to scuttle the long-held convention of appointing the most senior among eligible officers as Chief of the Army Staff cannot be laid at the doorstep of the political executive alone and a significant part of it should go …

3) India has hundreds of problems to solve that require effective public-behaviour change. What are these problems? Do you think relying on law, fines, threats and monetary incentive would solve these problems? Examine how behavioural science can help in this regard.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 3) India has hundreds of problems to solve that require effective public-behaviour change. What are these problems? Do you think relying on law, fines, threats and monetary incentive would solve these problems? Examine how behavioural science can help in this regard. (200 Words) Livemint

2) India’s largely unorganized healthcare sector is focused on curing sick people rather than preventing sickness itself. Discuss what needs to be done to reform India’s healthcare system to make it worldclass.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; 2) India’s largely unorganized healthcare sector is focused on curing sick people rather than preventing sickness itself. Discuss what needs to be done to reform India’s healthcare system to make it worldclass. (200 Words) Livemint