QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  27 April  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 …

Insights into Editorial: Indian heritage’s economic potential

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: Indian heritage’s economic potential     Summary: Built heritage is a significant public good and is recognized as such in the Constitution’s Seventh Schedule. It nurtures our collective memories of places and is a significant constituent in the identity of …

Fab50 – Fifty books on Contemporary India – Compiled by Umesh N.S.K. (IAS)

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Insights Prelims 2017 Revision Modules: “International Relations and Organisations module (June 2016 to March 2017)”

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The Big Picture – Niti Aayog’s vision for New India: Will it transform the economy?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   The Big Picture – Niti Aayog’s vision for New India: Will it transform the economy?     The third meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held in the National Capital recently. With an aim to transform India, the NITI Aayog has …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 April 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 April 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Over Rs.one lakh cr investment approved for housing of urban poor   Ministry of …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 27 April 2017

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 April 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic: Art and culture; Resources 1) How can India’s cultural heritage be leveraged for economic gain? Discuss the various ways and …

8) How does wars and conflicts affect children? Examine

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations 8) How does wars and conflicts affect children? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) In the light of recent killings of CRPF jawans by naxals, do you think it’s time for India to look for alternatives to militarised counter-insurgencies? Discuss critically.

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6) “Changes in the United States’ attitude to Iran could be very serious for India.” Critically analyse

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5) Is teacher absenteeism one of the main reasons for low learning outcomes in schools? What are the other reasons? Discuss.

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4) It is said that judges need to understand the complex linkages between various areas of governance and economic and legal activity today. Illustrate why.

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3) What does the Indian constitution and amendments made to it talk about backward commissions? Also examine criticisms made against proposed new backward commission.

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2) Is developing a new city necessarily a better option than expanding and improving existing cities in India? Analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies.  2) Is developing a new city necessarily a better option than expanding and improving existing cities in India? Analyse. (200 Words) Livemint

1) How can India’s cultural heritage be leveraged for economic gain? Discuss the various ways and their merits

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Art and culture; Resources 1) How can India’s cultural heritage be leveraged for economic gain? Discuss the various ways and their merits. (200 Words) Livemint