QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 26 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, 26 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 December 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.     Anti-Airfield Weapon   The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) recently successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.   Key facts: SAAW is an indigenously designed …

Insights into Editorial: Karnataka’s dangerous new reservation policy

    Insights into Editorial: Karnataka’s dangerous new reservation policy   Summary: In a move intended to appease local sentiments, the Karnataka government has released draft amendments to the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules of 1961 that would implement 100% reservation for Kannadigas for blue-collar jobs in the private sector. This move by the …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: History of the world – events and their effect on society 1) We are witnessing rise of national-populists across the world. What challenges do they pose to democracy? Critically comment on this rising phenomenon. …

7) The world faces the prospect of increased terrorist activity in multiple regions of the world, and especially in Europe. Does intensified electronic and physical surveillance of suspected groups or individuals would help reduce these attacks? Examine.

Topic:Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 7) The world faces the prospect of increased terrorist activity in multiple regions of the world, and especially in Europe. Does intensified electronic and physical surveillance of suspected groups or individuals would help reduce these attacks? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Ten years ago, the report of the Sachar Committee, on the social, economic and educational condition of Muslims in India, was tabled in Parliament. Has the condition of muslims improved during these ten years? Critically examine.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  6) Ten years ago, the  report of the Sachar Committee, on the social, economic and educational condition of Muslims in India, was tabled in Parliament. Has the condition of muslims improved during these ten years? Critically examine. (200 Words) The …

4) Recently, the UN Security Council passed a resolution with a 14-0 majority urging Israel to halt its illegal settlements programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. What is the significance of this resolution? What is the implication of this resolution on Israel – USA relations? Examine

Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 4) Recently, the UN Security Council passed a resolution with a 14-0 majority urging Israel to halt its illegal settlements programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. What is the significance of this resolution? What is the implication of this resolution on Israel – USA relations? Examine. (200 Words) …

2) The Karnataka government has released draft amendments to the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules of 1961 that would implement 100% reservation for Kannadigas for blue-collar jobs in the private sector. Is it a good policy move? Critically analyse.

Topic:Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States 2) The Karnataka government has released draft amendments to the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules of 1961 that would implement 100% reservation for Kannadigas for blue-collar jobs in the private sector. Is it a good policy move? Critically analyse. (200 Words) Livemint