1) What do you understand by an open society? At present the world is witnessing the rise of of closed societies. What danger do closed societies pose to world peace? What factors are contributing backlash against democracy? Discuss.

Topic: World history; Impact of globalizaton; Political philosophies 1) What do you understand by an open society? At present the world is witnessing the rise of of closed societies. What danger do closed societies pose to world peace? What factors are contributing backlash against democracy? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 29 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 …

AIR spotlight summary on “Centre’s Initiatives for Skill Development”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Centre’s Initiatives for Skill Development”.       Introduction The government has started various skill development initiatives. Skill is a very old subject in context of Indian economy. In the skill system the entire ecosystem has to develop. It is not creating people with skills without knowing what skills …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 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.   DoPT’s fresh guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace   The Department of Personnel and Training has issued fresh guidelines regarding sexual …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Salient features of Indian society 1) Are the divisions of caste and religion less sharp than they once were, especially when it comes to inter-caste and inter-religious marriages? Do you think inter-caste marriages …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: What course of action would you advise her to adopt and why?

Topic: Attitude 7) A fresh engineering graduate gets a job in a prestigious chemical industry. She likes the work. The salary is also good. However, after  a few months she accidentally discovers that a highly toxic waste is being secretly discharged into a river nearby. This is causing health problems to the villagers downstream who depend …

6) In the light of recent Manipur crisis, do you consider the “framework agreement for peace” signed on 3 August 2015 between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), or NSCN (I-M), as a failure? Critically examine.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.  6) In the light of recent Manipur crisis, do you consider the “framework agreement for peace” signed on 3 August 2015 between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), or NSCN (I-M), as a failure? Critically examine. …

3) Recently, ss part of a defence appropriations bill of over $600 billion, the US Congress passed legislation that designated India as a “major defence partner.” Discuss the significance of this move for India and for its relationship with USA.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  3) Recently, ss part of a defence appropriations bill of over $600 billion, the US Congress passed legislation that designated India as a “major defence partner.” Discuss the significance of this move for India and for its relationship with USA. (200 Words) …

1) Are the divisions of caste and religion less sharp than they once were, especially when it comes to inter-caste and inter-religious marriages? Do you think inter-caste marriages should be encouraged? Critically comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society 1) Are the divisions of caste and religion less sharp than they once were, especially when it comes to inter-caste and inter-religious marriages? Do you think inter-caste marriages should be encouraged? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure 2017: 27 December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure 2017: 27 December 2016   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. (200 Words) The Indian Express It is believed …

AIR spotlight summary on “India-US major strategic partnership”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “India-US major strategic partnership”. Introduction Ashton Carter Defence Secretary of US visited India to have important talks with the Government of India. He said India is rising military power, both courtiers share democracy, multi rationalism and lot in common. India is seen as the strategic partner of US in …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 28 December, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarifications:   Quiz, 27th December, 2016 (Click HERE), Q3: It’s a question requiring not too much analysis. That is, consider every other factor to be a constant – level of employment and so on. In such …