The Big Picture: Re-organization of tribunals- need and impact

  The Big Picture: Re-organization of tribunals- need and impact   In a large scale reform of tribunals, the Government recently sought to reduce the number of these quasi judicial bodies and bring parity in the service conditions of their officials. Among the better known tribunals; The Competition Appellate Tribunal will now be merged with …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 March 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 March 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank   A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100 for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project” was recently signed with the World Bank The …

Insights Secure + Static Revision Test

  Insights Secure + Static Revision Test   Discuss the effectiveness of various measures taken, including policy measures, to control vehicular emission in India. In your opinion, what’s the best way forward to pollution from vehicles? Discuss the link between growing population and environmental degradation. What’s the role of international agencies and institutions in addressing …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 March 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues 1) Most arguments we hear against inequality are either moral or political. Are there any benefits of inequality itself? Critically examine. (200 Words) The …

7) In a recent incident an Air India staff was assaulted violently by a sitting Member of Parliament and subsequently, this MP was barred by all airlines in India from travelling in their flights. What are the ethical issues involved in this incident? In your opinion, how should such unruly behaviour by VIPs should be punished?

Topic:Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitude 7) In a recent incident an Air India staff was assaulted violently by a sitting Member of Parliament and subsequently, this MP was barred by all airlines in India from travelling in their flights. What are the ethical issues involved …

6) In a recent judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the rivers Yamuna and Ganga as legal or juridical persons, enjoying all the rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. Discuss the logic behind and significance of this judgement.

Topic: Conservation 6) In a recent judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the rivers Yamuna and Ganga as legal or juridical persons, enjoying all the rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. Discuss the logic behind and significance of this judgement. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) In the light of different opinions expressed by the judiciary and executive on making Aadhaar mandatory to avail services, it is incumbent upon the government to ensure that Aadhaar is statutorily foolproof. In this regard, what issues does government face to make Aadhaar legally foolproof? What should it do to address these issues? Examine.

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary  5) In the light of different opinions expressed by the judiciary and executive on making Aadhaar mandatory to avail services, it is incumbent upon the government to ensure that Aadhaar is statutorily foolproof. In this regard, what issues does government face to make Aadhaar …

4) Now it has become a common features to blame the electronic voting machine (EVM) for electoral defeat by political parties. Are EVMs reliable? How do they function? Do you think introduction of VVPAT or Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail would make election process more transparent? Examine.

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies 4) Now it has become a common features to blame the electronic voting machine (EVM) for electoral defeat by political parties. Are EVMs reliable? How do they function? Do you think introduction of VVPAT or Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail would make election process more transparent? Examine. (200 …

3) According to India’s nuclear doctrine, India reserves the right to nuclear retaliation “in the event of a major attack against India, or Indian forces anywhere, by biological or chemical weapons”. What mechanism exists at international level to stop use of either nuclear or chemical weapons against state or non-state actors by states? Do you think India should retaliate using chemical weapon in the event of ‘major’ attack on Indians? Critically examine.

Topic:   Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.  3) According to India’s nuclear doctrine, India reserves the right to nuclear retaliation “in the event of a major attack against India, or Indian forces anywhere, by biological or chemical weapons”. What mechanism exists at international level to stop …

2) Recently, the US deployed its anti-ballistic missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) to South Korea. Comment on its objectives for deploying THAAD and possible consequences of this move for the region.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries 2) Recently, the US deployed its anti-ballistic missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) to South Korea. Comment on its objectives for deploying THAAD and possible consequences of this move for the region. (200 Words) The Hindu