Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum : Agni-5 Takes Off

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum : Agni-5 Takes Off   Recently, India’s longest range and indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5 was launched from Odisha’s Wheeler Island. With this successful test, the missile will very soon become a part of the Indian military arsenal and can tilt the scale of …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 January 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 January 2017     Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Alliance against online Child sexual …

Insights into Editorial: Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health

    Insights into Editorial: Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health   Summary: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has red flagged the growing market for e-cigarettes in India, underlining that the use of the devices is no less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Market research projects the compound annual growth rate of the Indian e-cigarette industry …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Distribution of key natural resources 1) Increasingly ineffective usual responses to water shortages and drought situations in some states, especially in southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, have not …

6) The mismatch between the number of people who annually reach working age and the availability of jobs has been a matter of constant concern globally during the better part of the period since the global financial crisis of the last decade. Examine the nature of this problem and suggest measures to bridge this mismatch.

Topic: Employment 6) The mismatch between the number of people who annually reach working age and the availability of jobs has been a matter of constant concern globally during the better part of the period since the global financial crisis of the last decade. Examine the nature of this problem and suggest measures to bridge this …

5) “Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s presidency saw a historic shift in Iran’s ties with India, laying the groundwork for the cooperation that has unfolded, haltingly, over the past 20 years.” Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) “Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s presidency saw a historic shift in Iran’s ties with India, laying the groundwork for the cooperation that has unfolded, haltingly, over the past 20 years.” Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Jawaharlal Nehru University has adopted ‘deprivation points system’ in its admission policy? What’s ‘deprivation points system’? Can it be adopted in formulation and implementation of welfare schemes? Examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) Jawaharlal Nehru University has adopted ‘deprivation points system’ in its admission policy? What’s ‘deprivation points system’? Can it be adopted in formulation and implementation of welfare schemes? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) Increasingly ineffective usual responses to water shortages and drought situations in some states, especially in southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, have not helped mitigate the problem. What long-term measures should be taken to tackle drought and water shortage problem? Critically examine

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources 1) Increasingly ineffective usual responses to water shortages and drought situations in some states, especially in southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, have not helped mitigate the problem. What long-term measures should be taken to tackle drought and water shortage problem? Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint