4) When compared to tubectomies, of the 40 lakh sterilisation procedures done in 2014-15, vasectomies accounted for a minuscule 1.9 per cent. Examine the factors contributing to this gap in India’s family planning programme and suggest measures to address this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 4) When compared to tubectomies, of the 40 lakh sterilisation procedures done in 2014-15, vasectomies accounted for a minuscule 1.9 per cent. Examine the factors contributing to this gap in India’s family planning programme and suggest measures to address this issue. (200 Words) …

2) In your opinion, what is the role and job of elected representatives in a democracy? In recent months, India is witnessing the shift to law-making by ordinance and disenchantment of people with the functioning of parliament. In this light, critically comment on the losing significance of parliament and its effect on democracy.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 2) In your opinion, what is the role and job of elected representatives in a democracy? In recent months, India is witnessing the shift to law-making by ordinance and disenchantment of people with the functioning of parliament. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 December 2016   Paper 1 Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Sustainable expansion: APAC nations to adopt Urban Plus approach   The Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development has …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world 1) Coal production in India has not been commensurate with the growing energy demand. Critically examine causes and consequences of this trend. (200 Words) …

6) It is said that water sharing awards and agreements such as the Sutlej–Yamuna Link between Punjab and Haryana are generally politically-induced, and therefore, remain unimplemented. Do you think sharing of river water should be based on the emerging ground realities, especially geographical factors? Illustrate.

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, 6) It is said that water sharing awards and agreements such as the Sutlej–Yamuna Link between Punjab and Haryana are generally politically-induced, and therefore, remain unimplemented. Do you think sharing of river water should be based on the emerging ground realities, especially geographical factors? Illustrate. (200 Words) EPW

3) In the light of designation of India as “Major Defence Partner” by the US, do you think India’s recent behaviour with Pakistan and Afghanistan is upholding regional peace in South Asia? Critically comment

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) In the light of designation of India as “Major Defence Partner” by the US, do you think India’s recent behaviour with Pakistan and Afghanistan is upholding regional peace in South Asia? Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW