QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 DECEMBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 22 DECEMBER 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 …

Security Scan: Wassenaar Arrangement – Implications

Security Scan: Wassenaar Arrangement – Implications   In a significant victory for its non-proliferation track record, India has recently gained a step ahead in its elite export control regime becoming the 42nd member of the Wassenaar Arrangement. It can also be expected to be an important case for entry of India into the 48-member Nuclear …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 DECEMBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 21 DECEMBER 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 …

All India Radio News Summary: 21 DECEMBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 21 DECEMBER 2017 Union Cabinet approves new Consumer Protection Bill seeking to establish an authority to safeguard consumer rights The new bill also has provisions for penalty and jail terms in case of adulteration and misleading advertisements by companies. As per the new bill, the celebrities endorsing misleading advertisements will …

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1     Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues 1) Unless we confront the inequality challenge head on, social cohesion and democracy itself will come under growing threat. Comment. (150 Words) Livemint   General …

7) Discuss the applications and significance of findings of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector. Also examine how does its setting up in India help science and technology in India.

Topic:   Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology 7) Discuss the applications and significance of findings of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector. Also examine how does its setting up in India help science and technology in India. (250 Words) The Hindu

6) Compare Indian versions of GST with the versions of other countries’ and suggest what reforms should be brought into GST to make it robust and meet its original objectives.

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  6) Compare Indian versions of GST with the versions of other countries’ and suggest what reforms should be brought into GST to make it robust and meet its original objectives. (250 Words) The Hindu

5) When it comes to delivery of services and good governance, the problem is not merely inadequate government expenditure – it is also a failure to absorb and deploy allocated resources at every level of government. With reference to poor state capacity in India in implementing schemes properly, comment on the statement

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 5) When it comes to delivery of services and good governance, the problem is not merely inadequate government expenditure – it is also a failure to absorb and deploy allocated resources at every level of government. With reference to poor state capacity in India in implementing schemes properly, …

4) “What is illegal from the point of view of administrative law may not necessarily be an offence from a criminal court’s perspective.” In the light of recent 2G scam verdict by special CBI court, comment on the statement.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) “What is illegal from the point of view of administrative law may not necessarily be an offence from a criminal court’s perspective.” In the light of recent 2G scam verdict by special CBI court, comment on the statement. (150 Words) The Hindu