QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 28 and 29, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 29, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   August 27th, 2016, Q3 (Click Here): The MTCR Is not a treaty and does not impose any legally binding obligations on Partners.   The Business Standard and The Wire have this to say: “The operational range of the missile has often been …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 August 2016

      Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 August 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Pellet guns are here to stay; committee suggests alternatives   A seven-member expert committee headed by T.V.S.N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) …

Insights into Editorial: Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme?

    Insights into Editorial: Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme? Even after three decades of sustained economic growth and a proliferation of welfare schemes, roughly one in three Indians still live below the poverty line, according to the last report on poverty estimates submitted by the Rangarajan committee in 2014. While …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes  1) Recently scientists announced that the human impact …

6) The Indian Space Research Organisation joined an elite club when it successfully launched a rocket using a scramjet engine that was developed indigenously. Why is this event significant for India? How is scramjet engine different from conventional engines? Discuss

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 6) The Indian Space Research Organisation joined an elite club when it successfully launched a rocket using a scramjet engine that was developed indigenously. Why is this event significant for India? How is scramjet engine different from conventional engines? Discuss. (200 …

5) “From bankruptcy code to goods and services tax to elimination of capital gains tax advantage to Mauritius-domiciled investors to reviving the corporate bond market and the launch of the unified payments interface, a lot has been and is being done.” Discuss the impact of these measures on Indian economy.

Topic:  Indian economy 5) “From bankruptcy code to goods and services tax to elimination of capital gains tax advantage to Mauritius-domiciled investors to reviving the corporate bond market and the launch of the unified payments interface, a lot has been and is being done.” Discuss the impact of these measures on Indian economy. (200 Words) Livemint

3) With reference to the draft National Medical Commission Bill prepared by the NITI Aayog, critically discuss if the provisions and objectives of this Bill effectively seek to address India’s health challenges.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) With reference to the draft National Medical Commission Bill prepared by the NITI Aayog, critically discuss if the provisions and objectives of this Bill effectively seek to address India’s health challenges. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) “Gilgit-Baltistan, Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir are all equal stakeholders and the issue cannot be solved by focusing on Kashmir alone.” Which ‘issue’ does the statement refer to? Do you agree with the statement? Discuss.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora 2) “Gilgit-Baltistan, Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir are all equal stakeholders and the issue cannot be solved by focusing on Kashmir alone.” Which ‘issue’ does the statement refer to? Do you agree with the statement? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Recently scientists announced that the human impact on Earth’s chemistry and climate has cut short the 11,700-year-old geological epoch known as the Holocene and ushered in a new one known as ‘Anthropocene’. Discuss the features of Holocene and compare them with Anthropocene features.

Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes  1) Recently scientists announced that the human impact on Earth’s chemistry and climate has cut short the 11,700-year-old geological epoch known as the Holocene and ushered in a new one known as ‘Anthropocene’. Discuss the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 August 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 August 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   MHA oversight for all NGOs?   The Home Ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to …

AIR spotlight summary on Recent Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Address

    AIR spotlight summary on Recent Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Address   Introduction Prime Minister started the 22nd edition of Mann Ki Baat edition with Rio Olympics and called up on the nation to encourage the Athletes. He touched upon a host of issues, like science, rains, floods and dangers of uncontrolled Antibiotics. …

Insights into Editorial: The great nuclear disarmament divide

    Insights into Editorial: The great nuclear disarmament divide 29 August 2016 Over the past six years, a concerted effort by committed States, international organizations and civil society to reframe the international discourse on nuclear weapons around humanitarian considerations has gathered significant support. Momentum is now building towards the negotiation of a treaty to …

Insights into Editorial: Human-wildlife conflict and mental health issues

    Insights into Editorial: Human-wildlife conflict and mental health issues 27 August 2016   Conflict between people and wildlife has attained serious dimensions in many regions of the country to the detriment of conservation. Wild animals often stray in villages and farms in and around protected areas and sanctuaries, causing bloody conflicts. And now …