SECURE SYNOPSIS: 24 OCTOBER 2017

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 October 2017

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 October 2017       GS Paper 2:   Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   India’s First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities inaugurated at Mandir …

Insights MINDMAPS: “India’s Rising Soft Power” and “Role of Independent Directors”.

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Insights into Editorial: It’s time to make deep emission cuts

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All India Radio News Summary: 23 OCTOBER 2017

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 OCTOBER 2017

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

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8) What is ‘Conflict of Interest’? How do public servants face it during their work? What can be an effective way to resolve them?

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7) Blockchain technology is at the forefront of a technological shift called disintermediation. What do you understand by disintermediation? Discuss significance of blockchain for land reforms.

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6) Criminalising Cyber speech should carefully balance wrongful intent and free speech. Comment.

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5) Naxalism is a national security threat owing to incoherent and shifting ideological principles. Analyse.

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4) India’s aspirations to attain South Asian Regional Leadership is catalysed through deeper ties with the US. Discuss.

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3) The designation of Senior Advocates in the judiciary has some symbolic purposes than substantial. In the light of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for designating lawyers in the Supreme Court and High Courts as senior advocates, critically comment.

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2) Reforms to the UN Security Council would require benevolence of the permanent members of the Security Council. Comment.

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1) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan can be read as competing narratives ranging between visionary to freedom fighter to bigot. Discuss critically relevance and significance of such narratives today.

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) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan can be read as competing narratives ranging between visionary to freedom fighter to bigot. Discuss …