SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 21 December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 21 December 2016   General Studies – 1; Topic: World geography 1) Recently scientists have discovered a jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core. Discuss the significance of this discovery. (200 Words) The Hindu New Scientist BBC Scientists created an X-ray view of the Earth by using satellite …

AIR spotlight summary on “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana”. Introduction The government has recently announced the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana where black money can be deposited by paying a tax of 50%. Besides, declarant must make mandatory deposit of 25% of undisclosed income in the zero-interest Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 December 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 22 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, 22 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 December 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Indian Enterprise Development Services   The Government has approved cadre review and formation of the Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS) in the Office …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women, Social empowerment 1) Since the December 2012 gangrape, there has been little progress in ensuring safety of women in the Capital. Examine why despite numerous court hearings on the issue, …

6) Along with a disturbing rise in attacks on Army camps across Jammu and Kashmir, the Line of Control and the International Boundary in the State are also alarmingly tense today. Do you think India’s surgical strike across LoC was a strategic mistake? Critically comment

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; 6) Along with a disturbing rise in attacks on Army camps across Jammu and Kashmir, the Line of Control and the International Boundary in the State are also alarmingly tense today. Do you think India’s surgical strike across LoC was a strategic mistake? Critically comment. (200 …

5) World Bank’s “Doing business” project ranks India 130th out of 190 countries. What is the criteria used by the World Bank to rank India? In which areas should India improve to better its rank? Examine.

Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 5) World Bank’s “Doing business” project ranks India 130th out of 190 countries. What is the criteria used by the World Bank to rank India? In which areas should India improve to better its rank? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) The issue of missing children is a national problem which needs to be tackled efficiently and at the earliest. Examine why it’s a national problem and how it should be tackled

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 3) The issue of missing children is a national problem which needs to be tackled efficiently and at the earliest. Examine why it’s a national problem and how it should be tackled. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Recently, the Supreme Court criticised the government for its “indifferent attitude” towards the implementation of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Examine why implementation of this Act is poor and suggest how it can be implemented effectively

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.; 2) Recently, the Supreme Court criticised the government for its “indifferent attitude” towards the implementation of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Examine why implementation of this Act is poor and suggest how it can be implemented effectively. …

1) Since the December 2012 gangrape, there has been little progress in ensuring safety of women in the Capital. Examine why despite numerous court hearings on the issue, there has been no progress on this issue

Topic: Role of women, Social empowerment 1) Since the December 2012 gangrape, there has been little progress in ensuring safety of women in the Capital. Examine why despite numerous court hearings on the issue, there has been no progress on this issue. (200 Words) The Indian Express

SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 20 December 2016

    SYNOPSIS – Insights Secure – 2017: 20 December 2016   General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 1) The official study of Maharashtra government reveals that in seven tribal belts, over 40 per cent of children are affected by some form of malnutrition. Examine the causes and comment why Maharashtra government …

AIR spotlight summary on “New initiative for Housing and Urban Development”

    AIR spotlight summary on “New initiative for Housing and Urban Development”   Introduction The sixth Asia Pacific ministerial conference on housing and urban development was concluded in New Delhi. 68 Asia Pacific countries participated and they all resolved to adopt urban class approach to take planning beyond city limits. The conference also adopted …