SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 26th December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 26th December 2016   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. (200 Words) The Indian Express Victory of …

AIR spotlight summary on “India – Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Relations”

    AIR spotlight summary on “India – Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Relations”. Introduction The president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev visited India. This visit comes after the visit of Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon. Last year our Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited all the 5 central Asian Countries. The ongoing engagement with Central Asia is going on since …

Insights into Editorial: Addressing India’s water dispute problem

    Insights into Editorial: Addressing India’s water dispute problem   Summary: The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes subsuming existing tribunals, a step which is aimed at resolving grievances of states in a speedy manner. Besides the Tribunal, the government has also proposed …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 27 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: 27 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 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) What impact would backlash against globalisation, technological innovations and rivalries between great powers will have on India? Critically analyse. …

7) “Max Webar said that it is not wise to apply to public administration the sort of moral and ethical norms we apply to matters of personal conscience. It is important to realize that the state bureaucracy might possess its own independent bureaucratic morality.” Critically analyse this statement.

Topic: Public service values 7) “Max Webar said that it is not wise to apply to public administration the sort of moral and ethical norms we apply to matters of personal conscience. It is important to realize that the state bureaucracy might possess its own independent bureaucratic morality.” Critically analyse this statement. (150 words) CSE Mains …

6) September 2016 marked a decade of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in India. What is the procedure involved in making EIA? After EIA and project approval, what mechanism exists to check compliance of project conditions? Why is compliance important? Critically examine.

Topic: Environmental impact assessment 6) September 2016 marked a decade of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in India. What is the procedure involved in making EIA? After EIA and project approval, what mechanism exists to check compliance of project conditions? Why is compliance important? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) The Centre’s proposal to set up a single, permanent tribunal, subsuming all existing ad hoc tribunals, to adjudicate on inter-state river water disputes could be a major step towards streamlining the dispute redressal mechanism. Will it be able to address the different kinds of problems—legal, administrative, constitutional and political—that plague the overall framework? Examine.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  4) The Centre’s proposal to set up a single, permanent tribunal, subsuming all existing ad hoc tribunals, to adjudicate on inter-state river water disputes could be a major step towards streamlining the dispute redressal mechanism. Will it be able …

2) Do you think India should repeal the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010? Is an autonomous, self-regulatory agency for NGOs the need of the hour? Critically examine

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 2) Do you think India should repeal the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010? Is an autonomous, self-regulatory agency for NGOs the need of the hour? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu