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

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 to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS …

Insights into Editorial: Startup India’s flaws are beginning to tell

    Insights into Editorial: Startup India’s flaws are beginning to tell   Summary: Government’s ambitious ‘Startup India, Stand Up India’ campaign aimed at boosting entrepreneurship marked its first year anniversary on January 16. The Startup India initiative had received only 1,368 applications by mid-December 2016, of which only 502 were recognized as startups by …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Do you think the rise of private-cab services in metro cities indicates failure on part of governments to allocate resources for effective public transport system? Discuss the advantages of …

7) The Government of India has finally decided to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour and Convention 138 on Minimum Age of Employment. Discuss significance of ratification of these conventions. Also examine why it took so long for India to ratify these conventions.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 7) The Government of India has finally decided to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour and Convention 138 on Minimum Age of Employment. …

5) In the light of massive protests in Tamil Nadu demanding revoking of the Supreme Court judgement banning jallikattu, do you think the union government should nullify the effect of the Supreme Court judgment through an ordinance? Justify.

Topic:  ; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 5) In the light of massive protests in Tamil Nadu demanding revoking of the Supreme Court judgement banning jallikattu, do you think the union government should nullify the effect of the Supreme Court judgment through an ordinance? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “Given their objective geopolitical circumstances, the rational priority for Japan and South Korea should be the development of close defence and intelligence cooperation rather than quibbles over statues.” In the light of recent events that have taken place in northeast Asia, elaborate the statement.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements 4) “Given their objective geopolitical circumstances, the rational priority for Japan and South Korea should be the development of close defence and intelligence cooperation rather than quibbles over statues.” In the light of recent events that have taken place in northeast Asia, elaborate the statement. (200 Words) The …

3) From all findings and reports, it’s now very clear that higher education system in India is failing. In your opinion, on priority basis, what should government do to revive higher education system? Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, 3) From all findings and reports, it’s now very clear that higher education system in India is failing. In your opinion, on priority basis, what should government do to revive higher education system? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) It is said that even though the new president is well disposed towards India, his efforts to change America’s trajectory will have huge economic and political consequences for India. How should India prepare to deal with the US? Examine

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries  2) It is said that even though the new president is well disposed towards India, his efforts to change America’s trajectory will have huge economic and political consequences for India. How should India prepare to deal with the US? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) Do you think the rise of private-cab services in metro cities indicates failure on part of governments to allocate resources for effective public transport system? Discuss the advantages of public transport, focusing more on safety aspects.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Do you think the rise of private-cab services in metro cities indicates failure on part of governments to allocate resources for effective public transport system? Discuss the advantages of public transport, focusing more on safety aspects. (200 Words) Livemint