QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 NOVEMBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 13 NOVEMBER 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 …

Insights into Editorial: For a wider cover: meeting climate goals

Insights into Editorial: For a wider cover: meeting climate goals Context: In 2015, India made a Bonn Challenge commitment to place into restoration 13 million hectares (Mha) of degraded land by 2020 and an additional 8 Mha by 2030 which will have potential climate benefit of 2 GtCO2 sequestered. India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) have also …

All India Radio News Summary: 12 NOVEMBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 12 NOVEMBER 2017 Prime Minister reaches Philippines capital, Manila to attend ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits; holds brief interactions with leaders of participating nations. Prime Minister reached the Philippines capital, Manila on a three-day official visit. He will attend the 25th ASEAN-India Summit besides the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila.  PM …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)     Context: A ‘rice field laboratory’ named after Prime Minister Modi was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister himself at IRRI in Los Banos in Philippines.   About IRRI: What …

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 November 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1;     Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) Providing relief to people in the Indian city now lies beyond the scope of conventional solutions and conventional governance. In the light …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: What are the dilemmas you face? What will be your response to the situation?

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in private institutions 8) You are the manager of a spare parts company A and you have to negotiate a deal with the manager of a large manufacturing company B. The deal is highly competitive and sealing the deal is critical for your company. The deal is being worked out …

6) It is said that we need global norms to address the rise of machine autonomy in armed conflict. Discuss the issues posed by the rise of autonomous machines and the challenges of regulating their role in conflicts.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics 6) It is said that we need global norms to address the rise of machine autonomy in armed conflict. Discuss the issues posed by the rise of autonomous machines and the challenges of regulating their role in conflicts. (250 Words) The Hindu

3) While cooperative mechanisms are crucial to maintain stability in the Indian Ocean Region, it would be prudent on India’s part to do a cost-benefit analysis of building such grand alliances in such uncertain times. Comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) While cooperative mechanisms are crucial to maintain stability in the Indian Ocean Region, it would be prudent on India’s part to do a cost-benefit analysis of building such grand alliances in such uncertain times. Comment. (250 Words) The Hindu

2) Given how they are juxtaposed geographically and culturally, the two countries – India and Bangladesh, have failed to realise full potential of their mutual relationship. Comment.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.  2) Given how they are juxtaposed geographically and culturally, the two countries – India and Bangladesh, have failed to realise full potential of their mutual relationship. Comment. (250 Words) The Indian Express

1) Providing relief to people in the Indian city now lies beyond the scope of conventional solutions and conventional governance. In the light of pressing problems being faced by metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkatta which have caught global attention, critically analyse.

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) Providing relief to people in the Indian city now lies beyond the scope of conventional solutions and conventional governance. In the light of pressing problems being faced by metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkatta which have caught global attention, critically analyse. (250 Words) The Indian …