Insights into Editorial: An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18

    Insights into Editorial: An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18    Summary: Allocations in the Budget to the Ministry of Home Affairs have steadily increased in the past few years. Beginning in 2009-10 following the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008, allocations have steadily increased over the years. In the last three …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 February 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 February 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Cabinet approves the investment proposal for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved: Investment for generation component of Arun-3 …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 February 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment 1) Should triple talaq be outlawed? What arguments can be made in favour of outlawing triple talaq? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu …

5) The latest economic survey of India argues that apparel and leather sectors meet many desirable attributes for creating jobs, especially for women, and provides opportunities for exports and growth. Discuss why.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) The latest economic survey of India argues that apparel and leather sectors meet many desirable attributes for creating jobs, especially for women, and provides opportunities for exports and growth. Discuss why. (200 Words) The Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 7

4) Most states achieved and maintained the target fiscal deficit level (3 percent of GSDP) and eliminated the revenue deficit soon after the introduction of their Fiscal Responsibility Legislation (FRL). Was FRL sole reason behind states’ good fiscal performance? Critically examine.

Topic: Indian economy growth and development 4) Most states achieved and maintained the target fiscal deficit level (3 percent of GSDP) and eliminated the revenue deficit soon after the introduction of their Fiscal Responsibility Legislation (FRL). Was FRL sole reason behind states’ good fiscal performance? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 6

3) What is ‘Goldilocks’ zone of a star? Recently NASA scientists have discovered Earth-size seven exoplanets which are said to possess habitable conditions. How did scientists discover such planets? Examine.

Topic: Awareness in space; Latest developments in S&T 3) What is ‘Goldilocks’ zone of a star? Recently NASA scientists have discovered Earth-size seven exoplanets which are said to possess habitable conditions. How did scientists discover such planets? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) has estimated that approximately 150 million people in India experience one or the other mental health condition. Discuss the nexus between gender, poverty and mental health. Examine if interventions such as unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) could help address mental health problem among poor.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues;  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections. 2) The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) has estimated that approximately 150 million people in India experience one or the other mental health condition. Discuss the nexus between gender, poverty and mental health. Examine …