Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 February 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 February 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.              Annual Maritime Power Conference – 2017   Annual Maritime Power Conference – 2017 will be held in Delhi. The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) has organized the conference.   Key facts: The …

MOTIVATION: Starting Point

     Starting Point Shreya Kabir   UPSC examination encompasses such wide variety of aspirants! There are people from different age-groups, backgrounds, cultures, education, degrees. This is the beauty of this sky-high examination. No matter whoever you are, every aspirant is evaluated on a uniform criterion. If you perform well enough, no matter whatever your …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Discuss critically the role played by moderates in India’s national movement, …

7) The Indian military has to constantly focus on its size, equipment, and operational structures to remain an agile, efficient, and smart force capable of meeting present-day challenges and undertaking the full spectrum of operations. How can it be done? Discuss.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 7) The Indian military has to constantly focus on its size, equipment, and operational structures to remain an agile, efficient, and smart force capable of meeting present-day challenges and undertaking the full spectrum of operations. How can it be done? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Do you think uniformity in the form of NEET should be thrust on a country that has wide regional, economic and linguistic disparities? What was the rationale for the Supreme Court to support its introduction? Critically comment

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) Do you think uniformity in the form of NEET should be thrust on a country that has wide regional, economic and linguistic disparities? What was the rationale for the Supreme Court to support its introduction? Critically comment. (200 Words) …

4) The clamour for security, accountability and transparency is leading to unfettered increase in the power of states. In the light of recent amendment to the Section 132 of the Income Tax Act and similar measures related to Aadhaar, critically comment how these measures affect citizens and governance.

Topic:India and neighbours 4) The clamour for security, accountability and transparency is leading to unfettered increase in the power of states. In the light of recent amendment to the Section 132 of the Income Tax Act and similar measures related to Aadhaar, critically comment how these measures affect citizens and governance. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) In what ways ideology and methods of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad differed from Mahatma Gandhi’s vis a vis in playing their role in India’s national movement.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.  2) In what ways ideology and methods of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad differed from Mahatma Gandhi’s vis a vis in playing their role in India’s national movement. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence