AIR spotlight summary on “First Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit”.

  AIR spotlight summary on “First Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit”. Introduction The first summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. IORA, formerly known as Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) was started in 1997 in Mauritius. It has got 21 members. It is a very diverse group …

Insights into Editorial: Staying cool – Eliminating HCFCs

  Insights into Editorial: Staying cool    Summary: India has launched the second phase of the programme to eliminate the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) as part of its commitment under the Montreal Protocol, which requires the complete removal of chemicals that result in ozone depletion and aid global warming. India has already successfully implemented HPMP …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 March 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  10 March  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: 10 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 March 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) Write a short note on the features and significance of important …

9) Examine the functions of Ethics Committees of the Parliament. Do you think these committees are successful and effective in ensuring ethical conduct in the Parliament? What other alternative mechanism would you suggest?

Topic: Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 9) Examine the functions of Ethics Committees of the Parliament. Do you think these committees are successful and effective in ensuring ethical conduct in the Parliament? What other alternative mechanism would you suggest? (150 Words) General

7) What are the important functions of Finance Commission? Do you think Finance Commission is functioning as an arbitrator between the Union and State governments? Critically examine.

Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies 7) What are the important functions of Finance Commission? Do you think Finance Commission is functioning as an arbitrator between the Union and State governments? Critically examine. (200 Words) Laxmikanth – Indian Polity, Constitutional Bodies The Hindu

4) In the light of the recent ruling of the European Union’s top court giving member-states the right to grant or deny asylum to refugees, critically comment on the implications of this ruling and on the larger issue of Europe’s responsibility to protect refugees.

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.  4) In the light of the recent ruling of the European Union’s top court giving member-states the right to grant or deny asylum to refugees, critically comment on the implications of this ruling and on the larger issue of Europe’s responsibility to protect refugees. (200 Words) …

3) Do you think disqualifying someone from running for elections but allowing messages and welfare assistance to flow in their name is against the spirit of the law? Discuss critically with suitable examples.

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.  3) Do you think disqualifying someone from running for elections but allowing messages and welfare assistance to flow in their name is against the spirit of the law? Discuss critically with suitable examples. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Examine how the world has ensured that since the end of the World War II nuclear weapons have not been used, especially despite major events such as the Cold War. Is this stability of seven decades under threat now? Critically examine.

Topic:  History of the world  2) Examine how the world has ensured that since the end of the World War II nuclear weapons have not been used, especially despite major events such as the Cold War. Is this stability of seven decades under threat now? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu