Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

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In Egypt, It Is Back To Square One

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I feel sorry for Kapil Sibal and company for their zero-loss theory, CAG Vinod Rai says

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Is Civil Society In India Urban-Centric?

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Acceptance Speech by Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Assumption of office as President of India – Complete Text

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Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

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‘Soft Power’ China Divides and Tries To Rule Asia pacific

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Child Malnutrition In India – Magnitude, Its Causes, Consequences and Remedies

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Addressing Infrastructure Bottlenecks In India – Recent Measures Taken By The Government Of India

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Aftershocks Of ‘Policy Paralysis’

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Book Review – ‘Turning Points’ – A Journey Through Challenges

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Western Ghats: Challenges of Sustainable Development

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THE PROVISIONS OF THE PANCHAYATS (EXTENSION TO THE SCHEDULED AREAS) ACT, 1996

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Who Should Intervene In Syria?

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Tackling Left Wing Extremism (Naxalism) – Recent Measures Taken By Union and State Governments

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National Counter – Terrorism Centre – What Is It and Why There Is Opposition?

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Comparision between Jan Lokpal Bill 2011 and Draft Lokpal Bill 2010 (Government Version)

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Bihar Elections – Development is the Caste and the Religion

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Water Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink…..

Are you Ready for Insta 75 Days Revision Plan (UPSC Prelims – 2020)? Get Ready for  UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2020 with Insights INSTA 75 Days Revision Plan! In July 2006 Mumbai was paralyzed by heavy Monsoon rains that left more than 850 people dead and millions displaced.The rains exposed those inherent loopholes …