What Kind of an IAS Officer Should One Aspire to be? – An Interview Transcript – Akand Sitra

[adrotate banner=”7″] ~Akand Sitra As the heading suggests, this article is not just a chronological collection of the events that happened during my interview, but rather an attempt to make everyone realize the hidden potential in themselves and thus helping them become better human beings. This can be considered as the third and the final …

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

ARCHIVES 30 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words CURRENT EVENTS 1. What do you understand by purchasing power parity (PPP)? explain with examples. Do you think GDP per capita is good indicator to know the standard of living in an economy? Explain why. Business Standard 2. The  biggest problem that India’s judicial system …

Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 28 April 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to Nirbhaya Fund, consider the following statements This fund has been established to provide rehabilitation and legal aid to rape victims The proposal include setting up of a unified system at the National Level (National Vehicle Security and Tracking System) and State level (City Command and Control …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 04, March 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words each 1. Explain why stability in domestic polity, economy and society is important for better investment and growth? Give examples. Business Standard 2. It is said that  the suboptimal fiscal-monetary mix remains a critical risk to the strength and sustainability of economic recovery. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 03, March 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 Words each. 1. What are the non-sociological reasons behind increased violence against women in some urban regions of India? Critically examine. Business Standard 2. Going by the biennial “State of Forests Report 2011”, the overall forest cover in India declined by 367 square kilometres (sq km) compared to …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 26, February 2014 1. The lack of resources is only a part of the challenge of urban development in India.  What are the  non-financial challenges to sustainable urbanization in India? How to overcome them? Critically analyze. (200 Words) Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/rajiv-lall-why-indian-urban-administrators-are-poor-service-providers-114022501235_1.html 2. Is the very nature of the arrangement between the RBI and the finance ministry  inherently against finding common ground on …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

AIR News Analysis http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-17581.mp3 AIR Current Affairs http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17582.mp3 ARCHIVES 15, February 2014 1. What measures does government take to tame high inflation? Explain why maintaining optimum inflation rate is very important for the economy. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. “There are no costs involved in moving towards a more federalist structure called the United States …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

Weekly Current Events (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17327.mp3 Money Talk (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Money%20Talk-Bulletins-17461.mp3 ARCHIVES 14, February 2014 1. “The ultimate aim of any anti-corruption mechanism is to contribute towards improvement of the processes of governance and delivery of services. This can happen only when we encourage bold and innovative decision-making.” Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Analyze the new technological …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 06, February 2014 1. Should the current caste-based reservation system be replaced  with an economic criteria-based regime? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. “The proposed the Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2014 violates the spirit of federalism.” Examine. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. Is self-determination by the Kashmiri people a right …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 04, February 2014 1. Does a strong army pose threat to India’s democracy? Critically comment on the nature of relationship between the army and the political-bureaucratic class in India. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/ajai-shukla-does-the-military-threaten-democracy-114020301245_1.html) 2. Write a critical note on the need for a national mission on wind energy. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/a-new-breeze-114020301241_1.html) …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 30, January 2014 1. What are the technologies available for recycling or using the urban waste for productive purposes? Explain. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Write a critical note on Ravindranath Tagore’s views on education. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. “India’s curriculum outpaces what pupils can realistically learn and achieve in the time given”. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 26, January 2014 1. Should Chinese economic presence and strategic influence in Nepal worry India? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Explain with an example how poor countries can use traditional knowledge and native resources to bring development. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. Comment on the shortcomings of criminal justice system t in India. (200 Words) …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 20, January 2014 B1,B2 Recent studies have found that despite increased outlays in education, especially after the RTE was passed, learning levels have remained stagnant in Indian schools. What are the reasons behind it? What needs to be done? Analyze. (200 Words) The Indian Express B3,B4 “The new disabilities bill could help enshrine a more …

MOTIVATION – Criticism

                                               Rishave Verma          I am not a victim of the world I see.                                                                         (A Course in Miracles) There is a popular story, usually suggested to be Mahatma Gandhi’s way of facing criticism. As the story goes, he suggests that if someone hits one side of your face, you offer him another to side …