Strategy and advice to boost UPSC CSE preparation for Beginners

    Strategy and advice to boost UPSC CSE preparation for Beginners   Disclaimer: Following videos are prepared by IAS Toppers including Shah Faisal and Gaurav Agarwal – both Rank 1 – for Unacademy. We are sharing these links for the benefit of our followers.  There is no proven strategy of cracking UPSC CSE – one …

The Big Picture-Ease of Doing Business: Why is India Stuck?

  The Big Picture-Ease of Doing Business: Why is India Stuck?     Ease of doing business rankings, one of the most important indicators of the country’s environment for small and medium businesses evolved by the World Bank known as International Financial Corporations Rankings has come out for the year 2017. India ranked 130 among …

Insights into Editorial: Women as Proxies in Politics: Decision Making and Service Delivery in Panchayati Raj

    Insights into Editorial: Women as Proxies in Politics: Decision Making and Service Delivery in Panchayati Raj   Summary: Gender equality in India is embedded in constitutional provisions, including substantive equality where the states are also empowered to make special provisions for women in order to undo the historical disadvantageous position of women. The …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 October 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 October 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Inter-State Council reconstituted with PM as head   The Inter-State Council, a …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 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) Rainfall in the Western Ghats has been steadily declining, triggering …

9) The recent decision of the United States government to cede its control over the internet’s naming and addressing system to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a US-based international non-profit body, is heralded as a significant step towards the globalisation of internet’s core infrastructure. Considering this decision, do you think internet will be truly free of US control? Examine.

Topic: Awareness in IT 9) The recent decision of the United States government to cede its control over the internet’s naming and addressing system to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a US-based international non-profit body, is heralded as a significant step towards the globalisation of internet’s core infrastructure. Considering this decision, do you …

4) A three-member committee under the NITI Aayog to examine aspects of the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956, and to suggest reforms in medical education has proposed a new Bill that would repeal the IMC Act and pave the way for the constitution of a National Medical Commission (NMC). Critically discuss committee’s recommendations and their implications.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) A three-member committee under the NITI Aayog to examine aspects of the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956, and to suggest reforms in medical education has proposed a new Bill that would repeal the IMC Act and pave the …

3) In the latest Global Hunger Index, India is bracketed in the category of countries where hunger levels are “serious”. Do you think India’s policy responses on hunger and malnutrition are to be blamed for India’s shameful track record in addressing hunger problem? Critically analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger 3) In the latest Global Hunger Index, India is bracketed in the category of countries where hunger levels are “serious”. Do you think India’s policy responses on hunger and malnutrition are to be blamed for India’s shameful track record in addressing hunger problem? Critically analyse. (200 Words) Frontline

2) The effectiveness of reservation for women in positions at elected Panchayats has political and social implications. Do you think that mandated representation is a sufficient condition for women’s political empowerment? Critically examine

Topic:Role of women and women’s organization 2) The effectiveness of reservation for women in positions at elected Panchayats has political and social implications. Do you think that mandated representation is a sufficient condition for women’s political empowerment? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Rainfall in the Western Ghats has been steadily declining, triggering fears of a drought in one of the world’s most water-rich regions. What impact does declining rainfall have on the region? Analyse.

Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1) Rainfall in the Western Ghats has been steadily declining, triggering fears of a drought in one of the world’s most water-rich regions. What impact does declining rainfall have on the region? Analyse. (200 Words) …