Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 January 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 January 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   India and Kazakhstan sign Protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC)   India and Kazakhstan have signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 January 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  07 January  2017 QUIZ – 2017: 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: 07 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) “The new Indian urban landscape is being designed around grand concepts such as smart cities and export-oriented industrial corridors. In our desire to be global, we …

8) Climate change is accompanied by increasing weather uncertainty. Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, need advance warning of emergent weather conditions at a local level. Examine how agrometeorological services can be organised to make smallholder farming climate-resilient on a larger scale

Topic:  e-technology in the aid of farmers  8) Climate change is accompanied by increasing weather uncertainty. Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, need advance warning of emergent weather conditions at a local level. Examine how agrometeorological services can be organised to make smallholder farming climate-resilient on a larger scale. (200 Words) EPW

5) Why there exists a temptation to use the power vested in the President and the Governors under Articles 123 and 213 of the Constitution? What is the opinion of the Supreme Court on frequent use of this power? Examine

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 5) Why there exists a temptation to use the power vested in the President and the Governors under Articles 123 and 213 of the Constitution? What is the opinion of the Supreme Court on frequent use …

4) It is said that the nature of Sino–Indian interactions across certain issue areas highlights that Delhi and Beijing have more overlapping interests than is generally recognised. Which are these issue areas? Analyse how these issue areas could improve bilateral relationship between India and China.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 4) It is said that the nature of Sino–Indian interactions across certain issue areas highlights that Delhi and Beijing have more overlapping interests than is generally recognised. Which are these issue areas? Analyse how these issue areas could improve bilateral relationship between India and China. (200 Words) EPW

3) India has far higher open defecation rates than other developing regions where people are poorer, literacy rates are lower, and water is relatively more scarce. To what factors does new data attribute prevalence of open defecation in India? How should government policies be reoriented to tackle this problem? Critically discuss.

Topic :Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education 3) India has far higher open defecation rates than other developing regions where people are poorer, literacy rates are lower, and water is relatively more scarce. To what factors does new data attribute prevalence of open defecation in India? How should government …

2) It is found that the choice of energy source is closely linked with women’s participation in the management of energy resources, their opportunities to earn incomes, and their ability to negotiate the cultural and social norms of their communities. Discuss the significance of this finding for women empowerment.

Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment 2) It is found that the choice of energy source is closely linked with women’s participation in the management of energy resources, their opportunities to earn incomes, and their ability to negotiate the cultural and social norms of their communities. Discuss the significance of this finding for women empowerment. …

1) “The new Indian urban landscape is being designed around grand concepts such as smart cities and export-oriented industrial corridors. In our desire to be global, we are emulating outdated models of urbanisation and economic progress borrowed from nations that have grown rich through questionable means.” In your opinion, what model of urban growth should Indian cities emulate? In the light of the statement, critically analyse.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) “The new Indian urban landscape is being designed around grand concepts such as smart cities and export-oriented industrial corridors. In our desire to be global, we are emulating outdated models of urbanisation and economic progress borrowed from nations that have grown rich through questionable means.” In your opinion, what …

AIR spotlight summary on “Steps against Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Steps against Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace”. Introduction Women’s emancipation and safety of women is most important for the government and for the entire country. The Department of Personnel and Training has issued circular to all departments that any case of sexual harassment of women, whether in workplace …