Insights into Editorial: Reading the tea leaves

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Reading the tea leaves   Context: Reading the tea leaves indicates that 2017 may well be the year which marked the reordering of the Asian strategic landscape. Although it has become fashionable to talk about a transformed or transforming Asian strategic landscape, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 September 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 September 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.   Review of FSI/FAR norms in mega cities   The government has ordered …

Insights MINDMAPS:”BRICS Xiamen Declaration” and “Golden Quadrilateral Project”.

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 September 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 18 September 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 …

SECURE SYNOPSIS : 18 SEPTEMBER 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS : 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the …

COMPILATIONS: Insights Secure Synopsis December 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   COMPILATIONS Insights Secure Synopsis December 2016   General Studies Paper I General Studies Paper II General Studies Paper III General Studies Paper IV

All India Radio News Summary: 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) All India Radio News Summary: 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister said lack of water resources has been …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 September 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 September 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  …

9) What are the ethical issues involved in relationships between reporters and their sources and editors? Examine what implications these issues will have on journalism and the public.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Codes of Ethics, 9) What are the ethical issues involved in relationships between reporters and their sources and editors? Examine what implications these issues will have on journalism and the public. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) Laws, on occasion, may question principles of morality underlined while framing them. Given the SC judgment on dowry, analyse the relationship law has with morality.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Human Values; Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; 8) Laws, on occasion, may question principles of morality underlined while framing them. Given the SC judgment on dowry, analyse the relationship law has with morality. (200 …

7) Critically evaluate progress made in union government’s PDS digitisation drive. Do you think digitisation of PDS will improve its efficiency and plug its loopholes? Comment.

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6) Infrastructural readiness is a key factor towards efficiency in delivery of public good and services. Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Infrastructure  6) Infrastructural readiness is a key factor towards efficiency in delivery of public good and services. Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) India’s reforming Current Account Deficit hints more towards measures undertaken internally than support garnered externally. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; Investment models. 5) India’s reforming Current Account Deficit hints more towards measures undertaken internally than support garnered externally. Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) With reference to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, analyse the causes leading to Wilful Defaulting of payments to Banks in India. Also, highlight multi layered measures that can be undertaken to improve the same.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; 4) With reference to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, analyse the causes leading to Wilful Defaulting of payments to Banks in India. Also, highlight multi layered measures that can be undertaken to improve the same. (200 Words) The Indian …

3) Police Reforms must target towards creating law enforcement immune from political bias but accountable to the Rule of Law. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.  3) Police Reforms must target towards creating law enforcement immune from political bias but accountable to the Rule of Law. Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) ” All India Judicial Services may streamline vacancies at lower judiciary but Higher Judiciary still remains a challenge to achieve holistic Judicial Reforms.” Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 2) ” All India Judicial Services may streamline vacancies at lower judiciary but Higher Judiciary still remains a challenge to achieve holistic Judicial Reforms.” Comment. (200 Words) …

1) It is said that the most important historical event of the last two decades has been the battle over the Narmada dam. Do you agree? Discuss critically the socio-cultural, political and economic significance of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  1) It is said that the most important historical event of the last two decades has been the battle over the Narmada dam. Do you agree? …