[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 27 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 27 December 2014   Monday’s Topic for GS – 1: NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History, Chapter – 4 Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You General Studies – 1 Topic: NCERT Themes in Indian History – I, Chapter – 2, Class XII …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2014 ARCHIVES Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching The Prime Minister launched the Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching at the Swatantrata Bhawan in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The Prime Minister in his speech said that “the education system is not meant to …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 26 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 26 December 2014   Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You Tomorrow’s GS Topic is: Chapters 2 and 3 from Themes in Indian History – I, Class XII General Studies – 1 Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its  important contributors 1) Critically examine the contributions …

Ethics and Integrity: Insights Secure – 2015, December 26, 2014 – Question – 1

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 9) As governments change, they strive to honour and reward personalities who have been to affiliated or faithful to them for long time. Some governments even honour some personalities posthumously to revive and recognise their glory. For example – posthumously awarding Bharat Ranta awards. In your …

8) Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalties on few private banks for non-adherence to certain aspects of know-your-customer (KYC) norms. Critically examine both demerits and merits of imposing KYC norms. Also suggest how its demerits can be overcome.

Topic: money-laundering and its prevention ; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it 8) Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalties on few private banks for non-adherence to certain aspects of know-your-customer (KYC) norms. Critically examine both demerits and merits of imposing KYC norms. Also suggest how its demerits can be overcome. (200 Words) Business Standard

7) In the earlier public-private partnership (PPP) contracts signed by the government there was no renegotiation clause. However, the industry is pushing for this and even the government is in favour of introducing such a clause. Examine the implications for the government, private players and for the infrastructure projects because of this move.

Topic: Investment models 7) In the earlier  public-private partnership (PPP) contracts signed by the government there was no renegotiation clause. However, the industry is pushing for this and even the government is in favour of introducing such a clause. Examine the implications for the government, private players and for the infrastructure projects because of this move. …

4) India accounts for the highest number of diarrhoea and pneumonia deaths among children in the world. Analyse its causes and examine what efforts have been made by the government to address this issue

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) India accounts for the highest number of diarrhoea and pneumonia deaths among children in the world. Analyse its causes and examine what …

3) The None Of The Above (NOTA) voting option introduced by the Election Commission has given rise to interesting outcomes in recent elections. Throw light on these outcomes and examine if NOTA option has met its original objectives.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  3) The None Of The Above (NOTA) voting option introduced by the Election Commission has given rise to interesting outcomes in recent elections. Throw light on these outcomes and examine if NOTA option has met its original objectives. (200 …

Lok Sabha – Insights: Working of Parliament in Winter Session

 Working of Parliament in Winter Session – Insights 24/12/2014 Video Not Available (This post is an experimental feature as of Now) About 12 bills were passed in in parliament in winter session 2014 (see more), which got concluded on 23rd Dec. (adjournment sine die). Sufficient numbers with government in Lok Sabha enabled government to push …

The Big Picture – Has Parliament become a mere game of numbers?

Summary: After having a relatively quieter and more productive budget session, the winter session has witnessed a strange situation. The Lok Sabha had 105% productivity and Rajya Sabha had 68% productivity. In the last session RS had witnessed 106% productivity. This situation seems to have emerged from the way the numbers are stacked in the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 December 2015 ARCHIVES Stamp on “Kuka Movement” Released A commemorative stamp to highlight heroic deeds of those engaged in Kuka Movement was released recently. KUKA Movement: The Kuka Movement marked the first major reaction of the people in the Punjab to the new political order initiated by the British after …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 25 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 25 December 2014   Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You Tomorrow’s GS Topic is: First TWO Chapters from Themes in Indian History – I, Class XII General Studies – 1 Topic: population and associated issues 1) The implications of a sustained shrinkage in the fertility …