Insights into Editorial: GAAR as a Deterrent to Tax Avoidance

  Insights into Editorial: GAAR as a Deterrent to Tax Avoidance     Summary: The General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) regime in India kicked off from April 1. The objective is to deter taxpayers from entering into abusive and contrived schemes. While such intentions to avoid the misuse of tax laws are welcome, people are very …

The Big Picture: Govt plans for lateral entry in higher administrative posts: Rationale and Impact

  The Big Picture: Govt plans for lateral entry in higher administrative posts: Rationale and Impact     DoPT has been asked to prepare a proper proposition on lateral entries in Civil Services that deal with economy and infrastructure. As per media reports, the instructions have come from the Prime Minister’s Office to prepare a …

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

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  24 July  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 …

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

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 July 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;   Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.  1) Maharashtra’s new law prohibiting the social boycott of individuals, families or any community by informal village councils is a template …

6) It is said that soaring tech sector valuations and start-up mania are bringing back memories of the turn-of-the-century dotcom bubble. Do you agree? Critically examine.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6) It is said that soaring tech sector valuations and start-up mania are bringing back memories of the turn-of-the-century dotcom bubble. Do you agree? Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint

5) Criminalisation of politics has been a matter of great concern, particularly in the last two decades. Critically examine how both the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India are becoming instrumental in cleaning politics

Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 5) Criminalisation of politics has been a matter of great concern, particularly in the last two decades. Critically examine how both the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India are becoming instrumental in cleaning politics. (200 Words) The Indian Express

2) Recently, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether privacy is a fundamental right. Discuss the importance of and need for large bench hearings of the Supreme Court.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary  2) Recently, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether privacy is a fundamental right. Discuss the importance of and need for large bench hearings of the Supreme Court. (200 Words) Livemint