QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 October 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 18 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 18 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 …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 18 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 18 October 2016   Law and Order Administration: Critically examine the statement: “Thana (police station) as the last bastion of the waning British administrative legacy in India.” Discuss the changes in the powers of controller and auditor General of India, following a recent Supreme Court judgement concerning a private service provider. …

The Big Picture- BRICS- Why Is the Common Ground Missing On Terrorism?

    The Big Picture- BRICS- Why Is the Common Ground Missing On Terrorism?     The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa recently concluded. The member countries have out with a 20 page declaration which lays a lot of stress on economic and financial aspects. Along with that there was also discussion on terrorism and …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women and social empowerment 1) Should the Supreme Court pronounce on an issue of personal law and uniform civil code? Also critically comment how personal laws are affecting gender justice and …

Examine the ethical issues involved in this case and critically comment if it was right on the part of government to arrest you

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 9) You are working for the government. Recently, Chief Minister of your state is admitted in an hospital and his health condition is kept as secret by both hospital and higher functionaries of your state. However, one of your close friends works in the same hospital and is …

8) The most essential and often ignored element in ensuring food and nutrition security is healthy, living soil. What’s the importance of soil in ensuring food security? Also discuss threats to soil health in India and measures needed to address these threats

Topic: Agriculture 8) The most essential and often ignored element in ensuring food and nutrition security is healthy, living soil. What’s the importance of soil in ensuring food security? Also discuss threats to soil health in India and measures needed to address these threats. (200 Words) Livemint

5) What is bioabsorbable stent? The Union Health Ministry is planning to keep these stents out of the ambit of a price ceiling. Examine why. Also comment if it’s in the interest of consumers to keep price ceiling on other medical devices.

Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) What is bioabsorbable stent? The Union Health Ministry is planning to keep these stents out of the ambit of a price ceiling. Examine why. Also comment if it’s in the interest of consumers to keep price ceiling on other medical devices. (200 Words) Livemint

2) The Government of India and the regulators have been very supportive of Digital India, Startup India and paperless technology. However, there are still some impediments to the paperless distribution of financial products. Discuss these impediments and their solutions.

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 2) The Government of India and the regulators have been very supportive of Digital India, Startup India and paperless technology. However, there are still some impediments to the paperless distribution of financial products. Discuss these impediments and their solutions. (200 Words) Livemint

1) Should the Supreme Court pronounce on an issue of personal law and uniform civil code? Also critically comment how personal laws are affecting gender justice and rights of women in India.

Topic: Role of women and social empowerment 1) Should the Supreme Court pronounce on an issue of personal law and uniform civil code? Also critically comment how personal laws are affecting gender justice and rights of women in India. (200 Words) Livemint The Hindu