The Big Picture: Is Holding Simultaneous Elections A Good Idea?

    The Big Picture: Is Holding Simultaneous Elections A Good Idea?   President Pranab Mukherjee recently batted strongly for simultaneous elections to Parliament and Assemblies; an issue on which the Government has focused its attention of late. With five state elections around the corner, President Mukherjee called for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 1) Oxfam’s latest report tells us that the bottom 50% of the world’s population has “just 0.2%” of the world’s “wealth.” What are the causes of this huge …

7) It is argued that the changing cropping pattern is of key significance for the present state and future prospects of Punjab economy. Examine how has cropping pattern changed in Punjab over the decades.

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, 7) It is argued that the changing cropping pattern is of key significance for the present state and future prospects of Punjab economy. Examine how has cropping pattern changed in Punjab over the decades. (200 Words) EPW

6) Although the construction of farm ponds is portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state and central government as well as popular media. Critically examine if their construction has resulted in achieving their objectives

Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems 6) Although the construction of farm ponds is portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state and central government as well as popular media. Critically examine if their construction has resulted in achieving their objectives. (200 Words) EPW

5) “Systemic reform of the institutional and legal framework for non-profit organisations in India is long overdue, but its absence does not imply that their societal, developmental and professional contributions should be ignored, decried, or devalued.” Critically comment.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 5) “Systemic reform of the institutional and legal framework for non-profit organisations in India is long overdue, but its absence does not imply that their societal, developmental and professional contributions should be ignored, …

4) Punjab, situated in close proximity to Golden Crescent (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran), is considerably affected by the illicit drug menace. Critically discuss scale of this problem and measures needed to eradicate it.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) Punjab, situated in close proximity to Golden Crescent (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran), is considerably affected by the illicit drug menace. Critically discuss scale of this problem and measures needed to eradicate it. (200 Words) EPW

2) Dance in India has had a long and chequered history: from being seen as sacred and spiritual to getting proscribed for being perceived as profane, debauched and carnal. Critically examine how women and their role was depicted in various dance forms during the colonial India. Also examine how Rabindranath Tagore depicted women in various art forms, especially in dance and drama.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times; Role of women 2) Dance in India has had a long and chequered history: from being seen as sacred and spiritual to getting proscribed for being perceived as profane, debauched and carnal. Critically examine how women and …