The Big Picture- SC Ruling on Media Censorship

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture- SC Ruling on Media Censorship     Stating that it will not regulate media content, the Supreme Court recently said that the role of a court or a statutory authority will come into picture only after the complaint is levelled …

The Hindu News Analysis (VIDEO): 19 January 2017

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The Hindu News Analysis (VIDEO): 18 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Hindu News Analysis (VIDEO): 18 January 2017  

AIR spotlight summary on “India-US collaboration for development in third world countries”.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR spotlight summary on “India-US collaboration for development in third world countries”. Introduction “The Millennium Challenge Cooperation” is a government agency of the US which recently signed an agreement with the Development Partnership Administration of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. Under …

Insights MINDMAPS: “The Indian Diaspora” and “Anti Naxal Strategy”

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency   The …

Insights into Editorial: Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI   Summary: Given the social cost of cash payment, and privately issued bitcoins’ challenge for “trust,” the argument for central bank’s digital currency seems natural. In fact, several central banks have already changed …

Mains Self Study- 2017 – Test 16

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Mains Self Study – Test 16 PDF Compare and contrast the ‘Swadesi’ promoted in 1905 and the idea of ‘Swadesi’ advocated later by Mahatma Gandhi. Why these ideas are gaining resurgence in the modern world? Discuss with special reference to India. Source: Bipin Chandra: India’s …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 January 2017

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 19 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   SECURE SYNOPSIS: 19 January 2017 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: World history 1) Why is Russia viewed as threat to world order, especially by the US and other western powers? Do you think, …

8) What arguments can be made on ethical grounds to both defend and ban continuation of jallikattu? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethics in human actions 8) What arguments can be made on ethical grounds to both defend and ban continuation of jallikattu? Critically examine. (150 Words) The Hindu

7) It is said that shifting markets from the informal sector to the formal sector has several advantages. What are these advantages? Illustrate

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7) It is said that shifting markets from the informal sector to the formal sector has several advantages. What are these advantages? Illustrate. (200 Words) Livemint

6) What challenges does government and institutions face in making Indians shift to cashless transactions? How these challenges can be addressed? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Resource mobilization; Indian economy growth and development 6) What challenges does government and institutions face in making Indians shift to cashless transactions? How these challenges can be addressed? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint

5) How important is a party symbol for a political party? Discuss the role of the Election Commission in issuing or cancelling party symbols and impact of its decision on political parties.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  ; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 5) How important is a party symbol for a political party? Discuss the role of the Election Commission in issuing or cancelling party symbols and impact of its decision on political parties. …

4) The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the light of recent findings of Pisa, examine what India can learn from these findings.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, 4) The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the light of recent findings of Pisa, examine what India can learn …

3) Critically examine the causes of suicide of small and marginal farmers in India. Suggest solutions to solve this crisis.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 3) Critically examine the causes of suicide of small and marginal farmers in India. Suggest solutions to solve this crisis. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) What implications would Brexit have on both Britain and EU? Also discuss major challenges Britain is facing in its bid to execute Brexit.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries  2) What implications would Brexit have on both Britain and EU? Also discuss major challenges Britain is facing in its bid to execute Brexit. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

1) Why is Russia viewed as threat to world order, especially by the US and other western powers? Do you think, in the post-Cold War era Russia is a major threat to world peace? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: World history 1) Why is Russia viewed as threat to world order, especially by the US and other western powers? Do you think, in the post-Cold War era Russia is a major threat to world peace? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu