Insights into Editorial: The case for long-term finance banks

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: The case for long-term finance banks       Summary: As the financial sector grows, apart from a number of universal banks, experts say it may be useful to have differentiated banks focusing on different areas and developing competence. In …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  22 April  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives   Clarification: Q4, 20th April Quiz (Click HERE): Regarding the VVPAT ballot slip – The word ‘only’ should have been omitted from the question. Should a …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Ban on Beacon

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Ban on Beacon     In a major decision recently, the Government has done away with the beacon lights for VIPs. From May 1st, 2017. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting and is in sync with the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 April 2017   Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   Loan for Developing National Waterway-1   In a major boost towards realising country’s ambitious inland waterways project, the World Bank has approved a $375 million …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 22 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   SECURE SYNOPSIS: 22 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 …

MOTIVATION: Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Ground Realities – Why IAS is Worth all the Sacrifices Raju Mishra, IAS     I stand here today having served nearly a year in the challenging field, away from the comforts and care free life that LBSNAA provides. In contrast to the …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 April 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:  Colonization, decolonization,  1) “Imperialism’s moral cloak has always been ‘humanitarianism.’” Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW Topic: Modern Indian history …

8) What is ethical persuasion? Discuss its importance in private and public relationships

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Social influence and persuasion.: 8) What is ethical persuasion? Discuss its importance in private and public relationships. (150 Words) Reference

7) Are farm loan waivers panacea for the deep-rooted agrarian crisis in general and rural indebtedness in particular? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Agriculture issues; Inclusive development 7) Are farm loan waivers panacea for the deep-rooted agrarian crisis in general and rural indebtedness in particular? Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

6) Comment on the changes made to Lokpal Act and its delay in operationalisation

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 6) Comment on the changes made to Lokpal Act and its delay in operationalisation. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Recently, the Telangana assembly passed a law increasing the reservation for OBC Muslims in jobs and education from 4 per cent to 12 per cent. Is this law justified? Critically comment

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 5) Recently, the Telangana assembly passed a law increasing the reservation for OBC Muslims in jobs and education from 4 per cent to 12 per cent. Is this law justified? …

4) Discuss critically how cow-slaughter ban affects various stakeholders.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  4) Discuss critically how cow-slaughter ban affects various stakeholders. (200 Words) Down to Earth

3) ‘Recent unfortunate attacks on doctors are not just a law and order problem, rather they should be treated as “wake up calls,” symptoms of a deep health system malaise, embedded in an increasingly troubled social milieu.’ Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,  3) ‘Recent unfortunate attacks on doctors are not just a law and order problem, rather they should be treated as “wake up calls,” symptoms of a deep health system malaise, embedded in an …

2) What’s political philosophy? Discuss political philosophy of Dr Ambedkar.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  2) What’s political philosophy? Discuss political philosophy of Dr Ambedkar. (200 Words) EPW

1) “Imperialism’s moral cloak has always been ‘humanitarianism.’” Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Colonization, decolonization,  1) “Imperialism’s moral cloak has always been ‘humanitarianism.’” Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW