SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 22 December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 22 December 2016   General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women, Social empowerment 1) Since the December 2012 gangrape, there has been little progress in ensuring safety of women in the Capital. Examine why despite numerous court hearings on the issue, there has been no progress on this …

AIR spotlight summary on “Energy Conservation and Clean Energy Choices”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Energy Conservation and Clean Energy Choices”. Introduction World Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14th December globally to highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems. The climate change concerns are globally disturbing the population …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 23 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 Daily Current Affairs, 23 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 December 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   NGT bans open waste burning   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a complete ban on burning of waste in open places, including at landfill sites and announced a fine of Rs. …

Insights into Editorial: Boosting Indian software products

    Insights into Editorial: Boosting Indian software products   Summary: The government recently issued the draft of first ever National Software Policy with an aim to increase share of Indian software products in global market by 10 fold to estimated $148 billion and create employment opportunity for 3.5 million people by 2025. The National …

IMPORTANT: UPSC Clarification on CSE Mains -2016 Essay Topic ” If development is not engendered, it is endangered”

    The essay topic ‘If development is not engendered, it is endangered’  in 2016 CSE Mains Essay Paper had created confusion and anxiety among candidates who had attempted this topic. Candidates who interpreted the meaning of ‘engendered’ as ‘inclusive of all genders’ (thanks to Hindi translation) wrote essay mainly on importance of women and third …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times 1) Examine the influence of Shivaji on various aspects of culture of Maharashtra. (200 Words) …

4) For the past 50 years, on an average – in Uttar Pradesh- nearly 60 per cent of the members of the legislative assembly are first-time MLAs, in every assembly. Is this a worrying trend? Substantiate.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, 4) For the past 50 years, on an average – in Uttar Pradesh- nearly 60 per cent of the members of the legislative assembly are first-time MLAs, in every assembly. Is this a worrying trend? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) According to a new SBI research report, the aggregate of debit and card transactions at point of source (PoS) terminals fell to a little more than Rs 35,000 crore in November, the lowest since February. Why do you think, despite demonetization and aggressive push for cashless economy, card transactions are decreasing? Examine and suggest what government should do to revive card transactions

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States 3) According to a new SBI research report, the aggregate of debit and card transactions at point of source (PoS) terminals fell to a little more than Rs 35,000 crore in November, the lowest since February. Why do you think, despite demonetization and aggressive push …