QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 JANUARY 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 25 JANUARY 2018 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: The arc to Southeast Asia

Insights into Editorial: The arc to Southeast Asia Context: This week India will host heads of state or government of all 10 nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the Republic Day celebrations in a dramatic declaration of intent by …

All India Radio News Summary : 24 JANUARY 2018

All India Radio News Summary : 24 JANUARY 2018 Prime Minister to hold bilateral talks with ASEAN leaders in New Delhi ahead of India-ASEAN Summit. Prime Minister holds bilateral meetings with leaders of three ASEAN nations – Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar. The focus of the Summit will be on counter-terrorism, security and connectivity. The highest-level …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Anganwadi Services Training Programme Context: The government has launched the Management Information System (MIS) portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme. The Ministry …

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 January 2018 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1   Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies 1) Are public transport policies in India consistent with good economics and the emerging concept of green mobility? Critically examine. (250 Words) The Hindu General Studies …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Examine the ethical issues and value conflicts that this case presents

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 8) You are the Municipal Commissioner. A foreign celebrity, who happens to be the daughter of the US President, is on an unofficial trip to your city to participate in a women’s conference. The conference seeks to motivate women – poor or rich – across …

6) Examine the components of reforms and recapitalisation plan that the union government has unveiled for public sector banks (PSBs). Do you think recapitalisation will revive banking sector? Critically comment. 

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 6) Examine the components of reforms and recapitalisation plan that the union government has unveiled for public sector banks (PSBs). Do you think recapitalisation will revive banking sector? Critically comment.  (250 Words) The Hindu Livemint

3) The World Bank intends to revise the methodology it uses to calculate the ease of doing business index. Discuss the significance of this move and other issues associated with the ease of doing business index.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.  3) The World Bank intends to revise the methodology it uses to calculate the ease of doing business index. Discuss the significance of this move and other issues associated with the ease of doing business index. (250 Words) The Hindu