Insights into Editorial: Govt urges Supreme Court to review AFSPA decision restraining army

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights into Editorial: Govt urges Supreme Court to review AFSPA decision restraining army     The government wants the Supreme Court to reconsider a landmark decision that restrained the army from using “excessive or retaliatory force” in India’s conflict regions and ordered investigations into …

The Big Picture: Farm Loan Waivers

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     The Big Picture: Farm Loan Waivers   Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has sounded the alarm on state governments waiving farm loans and has called for a consensus to do away with them to avoid damaging the national balance sheet. Uttar …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  13 April  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarifications: Q3, 12th April 2017 (Click HERE): Regarding Part IVA – the answer is correct. For further clarity, here is one of the Fundamental Duties – …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 April 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   New Taxi Policy Guidelines   The safety measures, recommended by the Ministry of Women …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 13 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   SECURE SYNOPSIS: 13 April 2017 NOTE: Please remember that following  ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 April 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues 1) Critically analyse the extent of inequality and poverty in the world. Do you …

8) Can the Ramayana and the Mahabharata be considered as ethical texts? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world, 8) Can the Ramayana and the Mahabharata be considered as ethical texts? Critically examine. (150 Words) The Hindu

7) Examine how one can buy, send and invest in the bitcoin digital currency.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  7) Examine how one can buy, send and invest in the bitcoin digital currency. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Despite an inflow of Rs1 trillion, Kerala is one of the least industrialized states in India and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Why? Examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Employment;Economic growth 6) Despite an inflow of Rs1 trillion, Kerala is one of the least industrialized states in India and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Why? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Do you think, markets which are driven by profits, can deliver good healthcare and education to masses? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economic growth and development 5) Do you think, markets which are driven by profits, can deliver good healthcare and education to masses? Critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint

4) Recently 130 countries started formal talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons with a goal to declare it illegal for any country to produce, possess, stockpile, deploy, threaten to use, or use nuclear weapons. Why is there a demand for a nuclear weapon-free world? Is this demand justified? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Recently 130 countries started formal talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons with a goal to declare it illegal for any country to produce, possess, stockpile, deploy, threaten to use, …

3) Discuss the contours and potential of electricity trade between India and Nepal

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 3) Discuss the contours and potential of electricity trade between India and Nepal. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Do you think every Bill that is introduced in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha should be referred to standing committees of Parliament before passing them? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:   Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.  2) Do you think every Bill that is introduced in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha should be referred to standing committees of Parliament before …

1) Critically analyse the extent of inequality and poverty in the world. Do you think inequality should be left to markets and local communities to be solved? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues 1) Critically analyse the extent of inequality and poverty in the world. Do you think inequality should be left to markets and local communities to be solved? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint