QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 & 02 January 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  01 & 02 January  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarifications: Quiz, December 28th, Q5 (Click HERE) – We should have double-checked the question (it was copy-pasted from the source – Vikaspedia – whose link has been provided in the solution). Sorry for providing …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues; Population 1) India has a major child and women malnutrition problem. In the light of recent surveys, critically examine the causes and suggest what should be done to …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: What can be suggested to satisfy the company’s goal and to address the residents’ concern?

Topic: Ethical dilemmas in public and private institutions 9)ABC Ltd. Is a large transnational company having diversified business activities with a huge shareholder base. The company is continuously expanding the generating employment. The company, in its expansion and diversification programme, decides to establish a new plant at Vikaspuri, an area which is underdeveloped. The new plant …

7) It is said that there is rising uneasiness within the Indian Army on a number of significant issues. Critically analyse these issues and suggest how they should be dealt with by government and the defence establishment.

Topic:Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 7) It is said that there is rising uneasiness within the Indian Army on a number of significant issues. Critically analyse these issues and suggest how they should be dealt with by government and the defence establishment. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) A seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, in a majority judgment, held that an appeal for votes during elections on the basis of religion, caste, race, community or language, even that of the electorate, will amount to a ‘corrupt practice’ and call for disqualification of the candidate. Discuss significance of and justification for this judgement.

Topic:  Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 6) A seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, in a majority judgment, held that an appeal for votes during elections on the basis of religion, caste, race, community or language, even that of the electorate, will amount to a ‘corrupt practice’ and call …

5) Some people see reservation system as a programme for poverty-removal. Do you agree? What are the true objectives of reservation system? Is demand for reservation by Socially Advanced Castes (SACs) justified? Critically examine.

Topic : mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  5) Some people see reservation system as  a programme for poverty-removal. Do you agree? What are the true objectives of reservation system? Is demand for reservation by Socially Advanced Castes (SACs) justified? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

4) According to surveys by the World Bank and the department of industrial policy and promotion, Andhra Pradesh has emerged as one of the easiest places to do business in India. In this regard, discuss the e-governance initiatives taken by Andhra government which have helped it

Topic:  e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;  4) According to surveys by the World Bank and the department of industrial policy and promotion, Andhra Pradesh has emerged as one of the easiest places to do business in India. In this regard, discuss the e-governance initiatives taken by Andhra government which have helped it .(200 …

2) Recently, the Supreme Court removed top functionaries of BCCI for not implementing Lodha panel recommendations and for the contempt of court. In your opinion, what lessons should BCCI learn from this episode? Also briefly give your opinion on the whole episode.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, Transparency 2) Recently, the Supreme Court removed top functionaries of BCCI for not implementing Lodha panel recommendations and for the contempt of court.  In your opinion, what lessons should BCCI learn from this episode? Also briefly give your opinion on the whole episode. (200 Words) The Hindu

Insights into Editorial: Excluded from financial inclusion

    Insights into Editorial: Excluded from financial inclusion 02 January 2017   Summary: It is said that the call for financial inclusion in the country has become an illusion for the disabled in the country. Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) repeatedly issuing circulars to all scheduled commercial banks across the country to …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. Wish You all Very Happy New Year! General Studies – 1; Topic: World history; World Geography 1) It is said that if Donald Trump succeeds in resetting ties with an aggressive Russia, it could trigger a cascade …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: In such a situation, you are left with the following options. Analyse each option with its consequences.

Topic: Ethical dilemmas in public and private institutions 7) You are a young, aspiring and sincere employee in a Government office working as an assistant to the director of your department. Since you have joined recently, you need to lean and  progress. Luckily your superior is very kind and ready to train you for your job. …

5) One of the key features of the revised draft model goods and services tax (GST) law (released in November 2016) is a provision enabling the Central government to constitute an authority to monitor the prices businesses charge for goods and services in the lead-up to, and following the introduction of, GST. Critically comment on the necessity of this feature.

Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5) One of the key features of the revised draft model goods and services tax (GST) law (released in November 2016) is a provision enabling the Central government to constitute an authority to monitor the prices businesses charge for goods and services in the …