[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure – 2014: Questions on Current Events, 17 July 2014

ARCHIVES 17 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically evaluate the idea of BRICS Bank and its significance to India. Business Standard 2) Explain the factors that determine the growth of exports in India. Business Standard 3) Critically comment on the changing role of women in Indian families and society …

[UPSC MAINS 2014} Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, 16 July 2014

ARCHIVES 16 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1)Critically comment on India’s policy on agricultural subsidies. Examine why is this an issue with some of WTO members. Business Standard 2) Why does India want to become member of APEC group? Analyse benefits of joining the group. Business Standard Reference 3) In …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 15 July 2014

ARCHIVES 15 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) How did apartheid start in South Africa and how was it ended. Critically comment. The Hindu 2) Do you agree with the view that Israel is using extreme violence against Palestine in self-defence? Critically comment. The Hindu The Hindu 3) Examine why a civil …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 14 July 2014

ARCHIVES 14 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Comment on the strategy used by the Government and RBI to increase financial inclusion in the country. Business Standard 2) What do you understand by capital gains tax? Write a note on the capital gains account scheme. Business Standard The Hindu The Indian Express …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014- Questions on Current Events, July 08, 2014

ARCHIVES 08 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Examine on what pillars does India’s stand in the climate negotiations rest? Do you think India’s stand is justified? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically evaluate Pakistan military’s ‘strategic depth’ doctrine. Do you think it’s relevant in the light of recent developments in …

Banking System in India – Non Performing Assets

Non-performing Assets (NPAs)   INTRODUCTION In the last article on “Understanding the banking system“, we had discussed the Basel norms. We learnt what Basel norms are and why they hold such importance for the Indian banking system. Then we understood the challenges the banks will have to face in implementing them. Further, we suggested a …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 03 July 2014

ARCHIVES 03 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically evaluate the intention behind and  success of setting up of more Special Economic Zones in India. Business Standard 2.Examine the Developed Countries’ policy towards use of Genetically Modified Organisms vis a vis WTO norms. Business Standard Reference 3.Write a note on the objectives of the …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 25

ARCHIVES 25 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically comment on steps taken by the government to address problems of the sugar industry. Do you think these reforms are structural and systemic? Examine. Business Standard 2.Critically examine the causes of vegflation in India. Also examine what steps should government take to …

Insights Secure-2014: UPSC MAINS Questions from Current Events June 20

ARCHIVES June 20, 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.In the light of recent controversy over import of cheap solar modules, critically examine the various issues involved and concerns raised by different parties. Business Standard 2.What do you understand by ‘forward guidance’ and ‘quantitative easing’? When and why do central banks resort …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events and General Studies for UPSC Mains, June 17, 2014

ARCHIVES 17 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Comment on the recommendations of Parthasarathi Shome panel on reforms in tax administration. Business Standard The Hindu 2.Examine the major recommendations of the National Transport Development Policy Committee headed by Rakesh Mohan. Business Standard 3.Recent reports suggest that India is moving towards adopting ‘supply …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

[adrotate banner=”7″] ARCHIVES 06 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Do you think Food Corporation of India needs revamping and restructuring? If you agree, examine how it can be done and why it should be done. Business Standard 2.”Government must realise a strong defence is structured, not bought.” Critically comment. Business …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 28 May 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. The subsidy bill in India has increased many folds in recent years. In your opinion, which subsidies need to to be curbed and why? Comment. Business Standard 2. Examine the problems faced by the e-commerce industry in India. What should government …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 20 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Why do public sector banks have higher share of non-performing assets? Examine. Business Standard 2. Examine how and why India and Russia came together to form a strategic and friendly partnership? The Hindu 3. Analyse the nature of important internal security threats being …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 16 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. In the light of recent reports on Indian Navy’s capabilities, critically comment on Indian Navy’s war preparedness. Business Standard Business Standard 2. “Unhindered capitalism necessarily results in extreme inequality and it is up to governments to institute measures to balance it.” Comment. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 15 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words In the light of the  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) —appointed committee on governance requirement at banks headed by P.J.Nayak, which submitted its report recently, examine the problems faced by public sector banks and what should be done to make them more competitive. Business …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 09 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically comment on the rights issue involved in Supreme Court’s recent judgement upholding the constitutional validity of the provision in the Right to Education Act reserving 25 percent seats in private schools for economically disadvantaged students. Business Standard The Hindu 2. Compare and contrast the measures taken …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 08 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically comment on Supreme Court’s ruling that the Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act as unconstitutional and examine the implications of this ruling. Business Standard The Hindu 2. Examine the status of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) of India with ASEAN countries and …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 05 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Comment on the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Do you think this act needs amendments? Explain why. Business Standard 2. Do you consider Tippu Sultan as a freedom fighter? Substantiate …