4) Strategic autonomy and no military alliances are two tenets of India’s foreign policy. In this regard what do you understand by ‘strategic autonomy’? Do you think India is strictly pursuing strategic autonomy? Critically analyse.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 4) Strategic autonomy and no military alliances are two tenets of India’s foreign policy. In this regard what do you understand by ‘strategic autonomy’? Do you think India is strictly pursuing strategic autonomy? Critically analyse. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Why slums are considered as ‘problems’ in urban regions? Examine why slums have developed in many Indian cities and also critically comment if they should be treated as important stakeholders in urban economy or should be eliminated to beautify cities.

Topic:Urbanisation – their problems and their remedies. 1) Why slums are considered as ‘problems’ in urban regions? Examine why slums have developed in many Indian cities and also critically comment if they should be treated as important stakeholders in urban economy or should be eliminated to beautify cities. (200 Words) NCERT

The Big Picture – AAP Sweep: What are the national implications?

Summary The overwhelming victory of the AAP and decimation of national level parties in Delhi elections have opened up several possibilities. With BJP retaining 32% of votes, it has something to defend. But Congress has failed miserably both in terms of seats and votes share. AAP, now, is looking forward to expand its presence all …

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 February 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 February 2015 Revised Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has revised the Scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar. It was introduced in 2009 to encourage and promote involvement of corporates, sports promotion boards etc., in the promotion and development of sports in the country. …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 February 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 12 February  2015 All Secure Compilations Will be Uploaded by Tomorrow Evening  Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – IV (Chapter – 12)   General Studies – 1; Topic:changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such …

6) Please carefully read the following case and answer the questions within the specified word limit.

Topic:  Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 6) Please carefully read the following case and answer the questions within the specified word limit. Your close friend recently got selected into IAS. She has been your close friend since childhood. You both studied together till graduation. You also tried your best to pass …

5) Recently scientists reported that – “obesity should be recognised as a chronic and an often treatment-resistant disease with both biological and behavioural causes”. What do you understand by this? Examine its implications.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  5) Recently scientists reported that – “obesity should be recognised as a chronic and an often treatment-resistant disease with both biological and behavioural causes”. What do you understand by this? Examine its implications. (150 Words) The Hindu

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 February 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 February 2015 Increasing the Authorised Share Capital of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister, recently, gave its approval for increasing the Authorised Share Capital of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), a Central Sector Public Enterprise (CPSE) under Government of …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 February 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 11 February  2015  Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – IV (Chapter – 11)   General Studies – 1; Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.  1) “…India as a repository of countless performing arts, local …

10) Please carefully read the following case and answer the questions within the specified word limit.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 10) Please carefully read the following case and answer the questions within the specified word limit. One of your colleagues and also a close friend who is working as Assistant Commissioner in the department …

7) Developing methods for alternative delivery of drugs has gained importance considering the large number of infections that are spread through contaminated, non-sterilised syringes. Examine why using non-sterilised syringes is dangerous and also examine latest developments in finding alternatives to syringes.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; 7) Developing methods for alternative delivery of drugs has gained importance considering the large number of infections that are spread through contaminated, non-sterilised syringes. Examine why using non-sterilised syringes is dangerous and also examine latest developments in finding alternatives to syringes. (200 Words) The Hindu