Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 January 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 January 2017   Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   All states except Uttar Pradesh ink pact to achieve 24/7 power   All states and Union Territories barring Uttar Pradesh have inked agreements with the Centre to achieve the milestone of providing ’24×7 Power …

Insights into Editorial: PAC: watchdog for govt spending; panel of consensus, controversy

    Insights into Editorial: PAC: watchdog for govt spending; panel of consensus, controversy   Summary: After asking the RBI Governor tough questions and threatening to call in the PM to explain demonetisation, Parliament’s PAC is back in the news. Though the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is quite often referred to as a post-mortem committee, …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Role of women  1) Gender equality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to “transform our world”. Why do you think there is sluggish progress in furthering the gender agenda? What …

5) In the light of the Supreme Court’s observations on the quality of a round of appointments made to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission last year, critically comment on deteriorating institutional integrity of the constitutional body in various states and measures needed to make these institutions transparent and accountable

Topic:  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies ; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability;  5) In the light of the Supreme Court’s observations on the quality of a round of appointments made to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission last year, critically comment on deteriorating  institutional integrity of …

2) Why is the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) called as the “mother of all Parliamentary Committees”? Briefly discuss its history, composition, powers and challenges.

Topic : Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 2) Why is the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) called as the “mother of all Parliamentary Committees”? Briefly discuss its history, composition, powers and challenges. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) Gender equality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to “transform our world”. Why do you think there is sluggish progress in furthering the gender agenda? What should be done to remove the gender gap? Critically examine

Topic:  Role of women  1) Gender equality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to “transform our world”. Why do you think there is sluggish progress in furthering the gender agenda? What should be done to remove the gender gap? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu