[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) …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 October 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 28 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 28 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 …

Insights into Editorial: Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016: Some Observations

    Insights into Editorial: Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016: Some Observations     Summary: An expert panel appointed by NITI Aayog submitted its recommendations in April 2016 to create a model law to formalise leasing of agricultural land. Besides, reviewing existing agricultural tenancy laws of states, the expert committee had to suggest appropriate …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Salient features of Indian Society; Population 1) Should the Supreme Court delegitimise and completely ban polygyny in India for not being in consonance with the Koranic procedure? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu …