All India Radio News Summary: 29 OCTOBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 29 OCTOBER 2017 The government and businesses must act as partners to spur economic growth Vice President said that the government and businesses must act as partners to spur economic growth.  He said, The government should act as a facilitator for businesses to thrive by adopting appropriate and investment-friendly measures, …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper

  UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper   How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatic art is not at all noticeable in later times? (150 words) Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.  …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 October 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:   Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);  1) Recently India began shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of …

7) Recapitalisation will help banks maintain their capital adequacy ratio. Banks’ capacity to lend will increase, but that does not mean lending will increase. Comment.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  7) Recapitalisation will help banks maintain their capital adequacy ratio. Banks’ capacity to lend will increase, but that does not mean lending will increase. Comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) Differentiate between hunger, malnutrition and under-nutrition. Recently the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ranked India at the 100th position among 119 countries in its 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) rankings. Comment on India’s ranking in this GHI.

Topic: Hunger and poverty 5) Differentiate between hunger, malnutrition and under-nutrition. Recently the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ranked India at the 100th position among 119 countries in its 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) rankings. Comment on India’s ranking in this GHI. (200 Words) Livemint

3) Discuss the purpose and significance of a new initiative by the United Nations Human Rights Office, titled “Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people”.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 3) Discuss the purpose and significance of a new initiative by the United Nations Human Rights Office, titled “Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBTI people”. (200 Words) The Indian Express Reference

2) India’s issues in the quadrilateral cooperation among India, Japan, Australia and US is inextricably linked to China’s emergence as a great power and is no longer about the principle, but about purpose and process. Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   2) India’s issues in the quadrilateral cooperation among India, Japan, Australia and US is inextricably linked to China’s emergence as a great power and is no longer about the principle, but about purpose and process. Analyse. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) Recently India began shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar. Discuss the geography of this route and its strategic importance for India and Afghanistan

Topic:   Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);  1) Recently India began shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar. Discuss the geography of this route and its strategic importance for India and Afghanistan. (200 Words) The Hindu

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 OCTOBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -29 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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights into Editorial: Complicated terms of engagement

Insights into Editorial: Complicated terms of engagement   Context: On October 17, the Supreme Court read down the marital rape exception for married girls between the ages of 15 and 18. The judgment is prospective in nature. The court held that since sexual assault in marriage is already a crime under the Protection of Children from …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 OCTOBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -27 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 and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights into Editorial: All the roads that lead to Kabul

Insights into Editorial: All the roads that lead to Kabul Context: U.S. Secretary of State reproved Pakistan for not doing enough against terrorists operating from its soil.  At the same time, Afghan President in New Delhi was underlining that the time had come for Islamabad to make a choice between abandoning state sponsorship of terrorism …