Insights into Editorial: Should elections be state-funded?

  Insights into Editorial: Should elections be state-funded?     Summary: State funding of elections is that apparition that cannot fructify but refuses to fade away. Indian political parties, unlike western democracies, are not mere platforms to put some people into elective public office but are like standing armies that need continuous nourishment. They provide …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 June 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  24 June  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 Daily Current Affairs, 24 June 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 June 2017   Paper 1 Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   City Liveability Index   The Ministry of Urban Development has launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 June 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;   Topic:  Salient features of Indian society 1) Differentiate between science and faith. These days, Indian society is witnessing instances where science is used to prove faith. What are the outcomes …

5) Impunity with which legislators in certain states have ignored the anti-defection law points to certain weaknesses in the processes and norms laid down in it. What are these weaknesses in anti-defection law? Critically examine

Topic: Formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 5) Impunity with which legislators in certain states have ignored the anti-defection law points to certain weaknesses in the processes and norms laid down in it. What are these weaknesses in anti-defection law? Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

3) Do you think betrayed poll promises of doubling farm incomes is one of the reasons why farmers are agitating across India? What are the other reasons? Critically examine.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 3) Do you think betrayed poll promises of doubling farm incomes is one of the reasons why farmers are agitating across India? What are the other reasons? Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

1) Differentiate between science and faith. These days, Indian society is witnessing instances where science is used to prove faith. What are the outcomes of these instances? Do you think government should promote science over faith? Critically comment.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society 1) Differentiate between science and faith. These days, Indian society is witnessing instances where science is used to prove faith. What are the outcomes of these instances? Do you think government should promote science over faith? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express