QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 31 August 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  31 August 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 into Editorial: Unease of doing business

  Insights into Editorial: Unease of doing business   Background: Last year, after the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking placed India at a lowly 130 out of 150 countries, Prime Minister asked bureaucrats to explain the reasons for the country’s poor performance and directed them to work on improving the ranking. About 10 months …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 August 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  1) Discuss the contributions made by Mrs Annie Besant to …

9) Define accountability, professionalism, integrity and transparency. Examine how these can be ensured in public service.

Topic:   conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 9) Define accountability, professionalism, integrity and transparency. Examine how these can be ensured in public service. (250 Words) Reference Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public …

6) “The Golden Quadrilateral project shows how investment in transport infrastructure has shaped spatial development and improved allocative efficiency in India.” What do you understand spatial development and allocative efficiency? Discuss the benefits of the Golden Quadrilateral project.

Topic: Infrastructure; roads, transport 6) “The Golden Quadrilateral project shows how investment in transport infrastructure has shaped spatial development and improved allocative efficiency in India.” What do you understand spatial development and allocative efficiency? Discuss the benefits of the Golden Quadrilateral project. (200 Words) Livemint

4) North Korea recently launched its 22nd missile this year(2017). Why is North Korea testing so many missiles? Is the threat of nuclear war real? What’s the responsibility of international organisations in this situation? Critically examine.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 4) North Korea recently launched its 22nd missile this year(2017). Why is North Korea testing so many missiles? Is the threat of nuclear war real? What’s the responsibility of international organisations in this situation? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Reducing exposure to communicable diseases is of the highest priority in public health services, as their spread causes severe negative spillovers. Could India’s employment guarantee schemes use lessons from the US’ Depression-era public works programme to eliminate communicable diseases? Examine.

Topic:  Poverty and hunger; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) Reducing exposure to communicable diseases is of the highest priority in public health services, as their spread causes severe negative spillovers. Could India’s employment guarantee schemes use lessons from the US’ Depression-era public works programme to eliminate communicable diseases? Examine. …

2) Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines rapes, makes an exception for marital rape. What’s the basis of this exception? Examine how’s marital rape treated in other countries.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2) Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines rapes, makes an exception for marital rape. What’s the basis of this exception? Examine how’s marital rape treated in other countries. (200 Words) The Indian Express

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 August 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  30 August 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 …