2) It is found that the crisis of sanitation is not just an issue of aesthetics or polite behaviour, but one of life and death for the most vulnerable. Discuss various sociological problems that poor sanitation and open defecation has given rise to in India and systemic measures needed to address the issue of open defecation.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 2) It is found that the crisis of sanitation is not just an issue of aesthetics or polite behaviour, but one of life and death for the most vulnerable. Discuss various sociological problems that poor sanitation and open defecation has given rise to in India and systemic measures …

Insights into Editorial: The making and unmaking of UGC

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. PRELIMS REVISION PROGRAM TIMETABLE (CLICK HERE) Prelims Revision Tests General Studies – 1; Topic:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes …

7) Recently, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which are involved in the European Union Internet Forum, formulated a Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. What are the objectives of this Code of Conduct? Examine what constitutes hate speech.

Topic:Codes of Conduct; Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 7) Recently, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which are involved in the European Union Internet Forum, formulated a Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. What are the objectives of this Code of Conduct? Examine what constitutes hate speech. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) It is said that the IMF has reversed its pro-austerity stance. What are the merits and demerits of imposing austerity measures on a troubled economy? Do you support austerity? Comment.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 5) It is said that the IMF has reversed its pro-austerity stance. What are the merits and demerits of imposing austerity measures on a troubled economy? Do you support austerity? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

4) It is said that with the waiver of 2008, India no longer needs the Nuclear Suppliers Group for its civil nuclear facilities. Do you think India is unnecessarily spending its time and resources on lesser foreign policy goal? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) It is said that with the waiver of 2008, India no longer needs the Nuclear Suppliers Group for its civil nuclear facilities. Do you think India is unnecessarily spending its time and resources on lesser foreign policy goal? Critically comment. (200 …

1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes in OBC list will help address their problems? Why some castes want reservations to be abolished? Critically examine

Topic:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes in OBC list will help address their problems? Why some castes want reservations to be abolished? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

UPDATE: We Haven’t Stopped Mindmaps/Quiz/Synopsis

This is in response to many mails and comments where many are asking if we have stopped posting mindmaps/current events quiz/secure synopsis.  We have not stopped doing them. We have just temporarily stopped posting them owing to prelims factor. It’s high time everyone focus more on Prelims. Current events quiz, which helps in prelims will …

Insights into Editorial: Shift the reform debate to states

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