4) Critically examine whether loan waivers are a panacea for farm distress?(250 words)

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3) NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ contains the blueprint for India’s future development. Critically examine. (250 words)

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2) India must shed its zero-sum style foreign policy-making, and work towards South Asian integration. Critically Analyze.(250 words)

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1) What do you understand by impact investing? Comment on how technology is playing a key role in bringing a measurable social change? Discuss the lessons that India should learn from its experience of impact investing so far?(250 words)

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COMPILATIONS: Insights Secure Synopsis November 2018

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Insights into Editorial: Citizen-led employment generation is what’s needed

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 December 2018

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INSIGHTS MINDMAPS: “Female Labour Force Participation”.

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 27 December 2018

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Year End Review – 2018: Ministry of Tourism

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DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented

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Niti Aayog releases second Delta Ranking of Aspirational districts

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New High Court for Andhra Pradesh

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RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework

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Tansen Samman

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[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 DECEMBER 2018

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8) Discuss the three jewels of jainism and their relevance for today’s society.(250 words)

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7) Investment in airports and roads has seen an upswing in recent years. Examine the reasons and discuss the challenges going forward?(250 words)

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