Insights into Editorial: A fair tax for long-term capital gains

    Insights into Editorial: A fair tax for long-term capital gains   Summary: The Economic Survey of India last year noted that India under-taxes its people, and hence under-spends, especially on social sectors like health and education. It concluded that the direct tax to GDP ratio in India is nearly at the bottom.   …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Regionalism; Natural resources 1) It is argued that geography predetermines conflicts. Illustrate this with the example of ongoing Manipur crisis. (200 Words) The Hindu Topic: Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society …

How can such undesirable attitudes be changed and socio-ethical values considered necessary in public services be cultivated in the aspiring and serving civil servants?

Topic: Attitude 8) Our attitudes towards life, work, other people and society are generally shaped unconsciously by the family and the social surroundings in which we grow  up. Some of these unconsciously acquired attitudes and values are often undesirable in the citizens of a modern democratic and egalitarian society. a) Discuss such undesirable values prevalent in …

7) Climate change financing faces several hurdles, especially when it comes to financing from financial sector itself. What are the challenges that have hindered climate specific financing from financial institutions? How such financing can be mobilized? Discuss.

Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 7) Climate change financing faces several hurdles, especially when it comes to financing from financial sector itself. What are the challenges that have hindered climate specific financing from financial institutions? How such financing can be mobilized? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

6) Financial inclusion remains an unfulfilled dream for disabled people in India. Discuss reasons behind their exclusion, the challenges they face in accessing financial services and measures needed to bring them into financial inclusion fold.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it 6) Financial inclusion remains an unfulfilled dream for disabled people in India. Discuss reasons behind their exclusion, the challenges they face in accessing financial services and measures needed to bring them into financial inclusion fold. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Both Pakistan and China have suggested that India should join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) project. Should India join CPEC? What does this offer by these two countries signify? Critically comment.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) Both Pakistan and China have suggested that India should join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) project. Should India join CPEC? What does this offer by these two countries signify? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

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 …