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 …

Insights into Editorial: Rolling back Ordinance Raj

    Insights into Editorial: Rolling back Ordinance Raj    Summary: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, in Krishna Kumar Singh’s case, has reiterated the principle that re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the Constitution and a subversion of the democratic legislative processes. The raison d’être for this dictum is that re-promulgation represents …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution; Changes to critical geographical features 1) Critically comment on American President Donald Trump’s climate change policy. (200 Words) The Hindu General Studies – 2 Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, …

9) It is alleged that the American President Donald Trump is a proven liar. What ethical challenges such leaders pose to free media, independent institutions and to the public?

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 9) It is alleged that the American President Donald Trump is a proven liar. What ethical challenges such leaders pose to free media, independent institutions and to the public? (150 Words) The New York Times

8) It is said that in Bhuj’s post 2001 earthquake rebuilding, the Gujarat approach is widely looked at as a model for reconstruction post natural disasters such as earthquakes. Discuss features of this disaster management model.

Topic: Disaster and Disaster management 8) It is said that in Bhuj’s post 2001 earthquake rebuilding, the Gujarat approach is widely looked at as a model for reconstruction post natural disasters such as earthquakes. Discuss features of this disaster management model. (200 Words) The Indian Express

6) Strong arguments are made in favour of introducing universal basic income (UBI) in India. Analyse these arguments and suggest how UBI can be made feasible and effective in India.

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.  6) Strong arguments are made in favour of introducing universal basic income (UBI) in India. Analyse these arguments and suggest how UBI can be made feasible and effective in India. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) The bankruptcy and insolvency code, which received the Parliament’s nod in May 2016, has a wide ambit under its jurisdiction including individuals, companies, limited liability partnerships, partnership firms and other legal entities. Can this code be effectively implemented in India? What challenges does it face? Critically examine.

Topic:  Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions 5) The bankruptcy and insolvency code, which received the Parliament’s nod in May 2016, has a wide ambit under its jurisdiction including individuals, companies, limited liability partnerships, partnership firms and other legal entities. Can this code be effectively implemented in India? What challenges does it face? Critically examine. (200 …

4) Breaking the banker-borrower nexus is just as critical for safeguarding public money as is acting against corrupt administrators. In the light of wilful defaulting and involvement of some bankers in facilitating huge loans without due diligence, critically examine how should government proceed to safeguard public money and act against corrupt bankers, businessmen and administrators.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) Breaking the banker-borrower nexus is just as critical for safeguarding public money as is acting against corrupt administrators. In the light of wilful defaulting and involvement of some bankers in facilitating huge loans without due diligence, critically examine how should government proceed to safeguard public money and act …