Public Administration: 10 October 2016

    Public Administration: 10 October 2016 Financial Management: Finance commission in India performs the job of statistics aggregation. comment Performance budgeting failed because it was applied to sectors/ programs where quantitative evaluation was not feasible. Examine the principles underlying performance budgeting techniques. Gender responsive budgeting has infused greater accountability of planning departments towards women …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 9 & 10 October, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 9 & 10 October, 2016 Archives   The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It …

Insights into Editorial: Why monuments would be worse off without the World Heritage status

    Insights into Editorial: Why monuments would be worse off without the World Heritage status    Summary: The UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 aims to protect cultural and natural heritage, through preservation of monuments, buildings and national parks and even cities, among others. So far, 192 countries including India have ratified the convention. …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 October  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) The entire stretch of the Ganga’s tributary Bhagirathi from its …

8) Countries are gathering in Kigali (Rwanda) to finalise an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to enable this 1989 ozone-protecting agreement to phase out the use of Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. Discuss the significance of this move.

Topic: Environmental pollution and degradation 8) Countries are gathering in Kigali (Rwanda) to finalise an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to enable this 1989 ozone-protecting agreement to phase out the use of Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. Discuss the significance of this move. (200 Words) The Indian Express

6) It is argued that India has decisively won the battle against the foreign-based militants and terror outfits from Pakistan, but it now confronts a far graver problem of winning over the youth of Kashmir before an entire generation gets detached from India. Why Kashmiri youth, including school children are up against India? What India should do to address their grievances and win over them? Critically comment.

Topic:Linkages between development and spread of extremism 6) It is argued that India has decisively won the battle against the foreign-based militants and terror outfits from Pakistan, but it now confronts a far graver problem of winning over the youth of Kashmir before an entire generation gets detached from India. Why Kashmiri youth, including school children …

4) Discuss why despite the liberalisation of foreign direct investment and record inflows, foreign companies and governments are hesitant to invest in India. Suggest solutions.

Topic: Land reforms; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth 4) Discuss why despite the liberalisation of foreign direct investment and record inflows, foreign companies and governments are hesitant to invest in India. Suggest solutions. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) To address the bad loan problem of public sector banks (PSBs), creation of a ‘bad bank’ that would house the bad loans in the PSB system is mooted. Discuss the merits and demerits of this proposal.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 3) To address the bad loan problem of public sector banks (PSBs), creation of a ‘bad bank’ that would house the bad loans in the PSB system is mooted. Discuss the merits and demerits of this proposal. (200 Words) The …

1) The entire stretch of the Ganga’s tributary Bhagirathi from its origin at Gaumukh to Uttarkashi is declared as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). Government is thinking to allow river bed mining in this stretch. What is river bed mining? Will it impact river adversely? In the light of definition of ESZ, critically examine.

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) The entire stretch of the Ganga’s tributary Bhagirathi from its origin at Gaumukh to Uttarkashi is declared as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). Government is thinking to allow river bed mining  in this stretch. …