Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism

Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism     Introduction: In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index released last month, India ranked 63, an impressive jump from its lowly rank of 142 in 2014. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence of investors being frustrated by venality, indifference and corruption at the operating …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 November 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1 Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) India’s fiasco to convert its …

7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words)

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: Mahatma Gandhi discussed corporate …

6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment. Comment in the light of India’s “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism.(250 words) 

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of …

5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words)

Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article presents a detailed case study of deteriorating ecology at Sambhar Lake.  Key demand of the question: One must …

4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of the courts. Analyse in the backdrop of recent Sabarimala controversy.(250 words)

Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of the courts. Analyse in the backdrop of recent Sabarimala controversy.(250 …

3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is straightforward from the static portions of the GS paper II, …

2)  Present suitable arguments for and against ‘One Nation, One Election’ in India. (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 2)  Present suitable arguments for and against ‘One Nation, One Election’ in India. (250 words) Reference   Why this question: One Nation One Poll’ (or ‘One Country, One Election’) has been a pet idea of Prime Minister Narendra …

1) India’s fiasco to convert its victory of the 1971 war into a long-lasting peace in the region via the Shimla Agreement of 1972 is a case of missed opportunity. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) India’s fiasco to convert its victory of the 1971 war into a long-lasting peace in the region via the Shimla Agreement of 1972 is a case of missed opportunity. Examine. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: November 19, 2019 marked the 102nd birth anniversary of …

NATGRID

Topics covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges.   NATGRID   What to study? For Prelims: NATGRID- features. For Mains: Significance, need for and criticisms.   Context: The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will be operational by December 31, 2020.   What …

What is deposit insurance?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   What is deposit insurance?   What to study? For Prelims: What is Deposit Insurance? How is it regulated? For Mains: Reforms needed.   Context: With the failure of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank reigniting the debate …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The scheme- features, significance, need and potential? …

Uighur detention camps

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Uighur detention camps   What to study? For Prelims: Who are Ulighurs and why are they unhappy with the Chinese government. For Mains: Ethnic conflicts in China and its relevance for the world.   Context: For some …

Mizoram revokes Forest Rights Act

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Mizoram revokes Forest Rights Act   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of FRA. For Mains: Why Mizoram revoked? Concerns associated.   Context: The Mizoram government has passed a resolution revoking the implementation …