Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 February 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 February 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Maximum Possible Marks to Indian NRA in WHO Assessment   WHO has completed the assessment of the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 February 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  18 February  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 civil …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 February 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Critically examine the role of urban planning in addressing urban violence in Indian cities. (200 Words) EPW Topic: Role of women and women’s …

9) When it comes to India’s reformist and market oriented credentials, the latest economic survey argues that India is not yet following the standard development model. In what ways is India different? Analyse.

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development 9) When it comes to India’s reformist and market oriented credentials, the latest economic survey argues that India is not yet following the standard development model. In what ways is India different? Analyse. (200 Words) Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 2 (Page 42)

8) In recent years, the role of ratings agencies has increasingly come into question. Examine why. Do you think the poor rating of India by these rating agencies truly reflect India’s present economic reality?

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development 8) In recent years, the role of ratings agencies has increasingly come into question. Examine why. Do you think the poor rating of India by these rating agencies truly reflect India’s present economic reality? (200 Words) Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 1

6) How can Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) act as role of model for other public sector? Discuss the factors which have contributed to ISRO’s stellar success as an organisation.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  6) How can Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) act as role of model for other public sector? Discuss the factors which have contributed to ISRO’s stellar success as an organisation. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Critically examine the causes of increasing number of violence against Sufi shrines by jihadists in Pakistan. Also critically comment on the Pakistan’s role in allowing the ideology of jihad to flourish.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 5) Critically examine the causes of increasing number of violence against Sufi shrines by jihadists in Pakistan. Also critically comment on the Pakistan’s role in allowing the ideology of jihad to flourish. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) “With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original ASEAN-centred grouping.” Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) “With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original ASEAN-centred grouping.” Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

3) Judicial review of executive action is an essential aspect of the system of checks and balances in a constitutional democracy. Is the principle of judicial review under threat, especially in USA and India? Critically examine.

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 3) Judicial review of executive action is an essential aspect of the system of checks and balances in a constitutional democracy. Is the principle of judicial review under threat, especially in USA and India? Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW