Insights into Editorial: Development must be climate-smart

Insights into Editorial: Development must be climate-smart Context: Heavy rains from the southwest monsoon and accompanying floods have devastated people’s lives in parts of Mumbai, Chandigarh and Mount Abu (Rajasthan), all in the same period as Hurricane Harvey’s rampage through Houston. Mumbai is reported to have received 400 mm of rain  within a matter of 12 hours while Houston …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 September 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 07 September 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarification: Clarification: 6th September Quiz Answer to Q5 must be option ‘a’, as is apparent from the explanation.     The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 7 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 7 September 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:    Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.  1) It is said that the aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century …

8) Differentiate between the following terms: a) Law, Regulation and Rule b) Conscience and Mind c) Accountability and Governance d) Ethical concern and Ethical dilemma

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 8) Differentiate between the following terms: a) Law, Regulation and Rule b) Conscience and Mind c) Accountability and Governance d) Ethical concern and Ethical dilemma   Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public …

6) As per official data, Indian roads became deadlier than ever in 2016, with a total of 1.51 lakh people dying in 4.81 lakh accidents. What do these accidents indicate about infrastructure, road safety and governance? How can India prevent these accidents? Examine.

Topic:  Infrastructure 6) As per official data, Indian roads became deadlier than ever in 2016, with a total of 1.51 lakh people dying in 4.81 lakh accidents. What do these accidents indicate about infrastructure, road safety and governance? How can India prevent these accidents? Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu The Indian Express

5) Discuss the merits and demerits of recent moves by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to pilot public open WiFi hotspots through a nationwide model of pay as you go public data offices (PDOs).

Topic:  e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential 5) Discuss the merits and demerits of recent moves by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to pilot public open WiFi hotspots through a nationwide model of pay as you go public data offices (PDOs). (200 Words) The Hindu

4) The Supreme Court recently said that the attacks on innocents by cow vigilantes must stop. What directions did SC give in this regard? In your opinion, what is the constitutional mandate of the union government in stopping such attacks by vigilantes? Critically comment.

Topic:   Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 4) The Supreme Court recently said that the attacks on innocents by cow vigilantes must stop. What directions did SC give in this regard? In your opinion, what is the constitutional mandate of the union government in stopping …

2) It is said that the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case between ICICI Bank and Innoventive Industries is a boost to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Examine why

Topic:  Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 2) It is said that the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case between ICICI Bank and Innoventive Industries is a boost to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Examine why. (200 Words) Livemint

1) It is said that the aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century old. Examine the historical background of the demand for creation of Gorkhaland.

Topic:    Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.  1) It is said that the aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century old. Examine the historical background of the demand for creation of Gorkhaland. (200 Words) The Hindu The Wire