SECURE SYNOPSIS: 21 OCTOBER 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 21 OCTOBER 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 same …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 OCTOBER 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -20 OCTOBER 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 October 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 October 2017   Paper 2: Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Rajasthan law: No probe against judges, officers without sanction   Rajasthan government has …

I-Learning Test 6: 27 August-03 September 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   I-Learning Test 6: 27 August-03 September 2017   Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective from August 28, 2017) It was recently published by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. We are covering some major pointers: OCBs have been derecognized as a …

Insights into Editorial: Do all women have a right to enter Sabarimala?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights into Editorial: Do all women have a right to enter Sabarimala?     Context: The Supreme Court referred the matter relating to the entry of women in Kerala’s Sabarimala shrine to a five-judge Constitution bench. A bench headed by chief justice said the issue of entry of women …

All India Radio News Summary: 20 OCTOBER 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   All India Radio News Summary: 20 OCTOBER 2017   Kerala High Court says all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as ‘love jihad’. The Kerala High Court has held that all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as ‘love jihad’ as it upheld a marriage between …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 October 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:   Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world …

9) The greater good principle is not necessarily an ethical one. Giving suitable examples, elucidate the limitations of utilitarianism.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions 9) The greater good principle is not necessarily an ethical one. Giving suitable examples, elucidate the limitations of utilitarianism. (150 Words) General

8) Based on Karnataka’s pioneering agricultural output marketing reforms, discuss challenges and prospects of agricultural market reforms in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints 8) Based on Karnataka’s pioneering agricultural output marketing reforms, discuss challenges and prospects of agricultural market reforms in India. (200 Words) EPW

7) Discuss the key constraints facing the information technology sector in a highly competitive global market scenario and the role of state and union governments in the growth of IT sector in India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  7) Discuss the key constraints facing the information technology sector in a highly competitive global market scenario and the role of state and union governments in the growth of …

6) Discuss the contours of the economics of milk production in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Economics of animal rearing 6) Discuss the contours of the economics of milk production in India.(200 Words) EPW

5) A dedicated bureaucracy is crucial to continuity of administration and informed development. Comment in the light of demand for separate all India services cadres by northeastern states.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.  5) A dedicated bureaucracy is crucial to continuity of administration and informed development. Comment in the light of demand for separate all India services cadres by northeastern states. (200 Words) The Wire

4) Despite a dedicated law penalising sexual harassment at workplace, deeper yet fundamental issues plague the reporting of incidents across private and government sectors. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  4) Despite a dedicated law penalising sexual harassment at workplace, deeper yet fundamental issues plague the reporting of incidents across private and government sectors. Comment. (200 Words) EPW

3) What is an ‘open court’ system of justice administration? Audibility and access to court proceedings necessarily impact tangible transparency. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary   3) What is an ‘open court’ system of justice administration? Audibility and access to court proceedings necessarily impact tangible transparency. Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) Interlinking of river waters is a complex process influenced by Centre State Coordination and technical sign offs. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure  2) Interlinking of river waters is a complex process influenced by Centre State Coordination and technical sign offs. Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Affordability and cleanliness are the twin pillars of Responsible Tourism. Analyse the impact of these focus areas on Tourism suggesting additional priority areas.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:   Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)  1) Affordability and cleanliness are the twin pillars of Responsible Tourism. Analyse the impact of these focus areas on Tourism suggesting additional priority areas. …