The Hindu News Analysis (VIDEO): 21 January 2017

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Insights into Editorial: Jallikattu protests- What is the uproar in Tamil Nadu all about?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Jallikattu protests- What is the uproar in Tamil Nadu all about?    Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Tamil Nadu to demand removal of the ban imposed by the Supreme court in 2014 on the traditional bull taming …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 January 2017   Paper 1 Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Government to support Tangaliya weavers in purchasing looms   Government of India has …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 21 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   SECURE SYNOPSIS: 21 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: 21 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment; poverty and developmental issues 1) Inequality is rising across the world. Critically examine its causes and suggest solutions to eliminate …

9) Is it crime to demand the right to self- determination leading to secession? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Ethical issues in international relations; 9) Is it crime to demand the right to self- determination leading to secession? Critically examine. (150 Words) EPW

8) Critically examine the logic behind and objectives of Niti Aayog’s formal model law on land leasing.

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7) “The 1991 liberalisation was shaped largely by the economic problems of the government rather than by the economic priorities of the people or by long-term development objectives.” Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, 7) “The 1991 liberalisation was shaped largely by the economic problems of the government rather than by the economic priorities of the people or by long-term development objectives.” Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

6) Manufacturing output grew 7%–8% annually since 1991, with a marked improvement in the variety and quality of goods produced. Yet, its share in gross domestic product has practically stagnated, with a sharp rise in import intensity. Examine why.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economic growth and development 6) Manufacturing output grew 7%–8% annually since 1991, with a marked improvement in the variety and quality of goods produced. Yet, its share in gross domestic product has practically stagnated, with a sharp rise in import intensity. Examine why. (200 …

5) The “reforms” in 1991 laid out a new trajectory in which federalism was dichotomised into two parts—political and fiscal. Critically analyse the changing nature of fiscal federalism since 1991 reforms.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy,  5) The “reforms” in 1991 laid out a new trajectory in which federalism was dichotomised into two parts—political and fiscal. Critically analyse the changing nature of fiscal federalism since 1991 reforms. (200 Words) EPW

4) Critically analyse social and economic costs of India’s SEZ policy.

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.  4) Critically analyse social and economic costs of India’s SEZ policy. (200 Words) EPW

3) Discuss the significance of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Silicosis case

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) Discuss the significance of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Silicosis case. (200 Words) EPW

2) It is said that the Supreme Court’s judgment on sectarian appeals during election campaigns interprets the Representation of the People Act, 1951 correctly and to its intended effect. Do you agree? Justify.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2) It is said that the Supreme Court’s judgment on sectarian appeals during election campaigns interprets the Representation of the People Act, 1951 correctly and to its intended effect. Do you agree? Justify. (200 Words) EPW

1) Inequality is rising across the world. Critically examine its causes and suggest solutions to eliminate inequality

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Social empowerment; poverty and developmental issues 1) Inequality is rising across the world. Critically examine its causes and suggest solutions to eliminate inequality. (200 Words) The Indian Express

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 January 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  20 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 …