2) Recently, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to trim is collective output of oil by about 700,000 barrels a day. Examine why this decision has been taken? What will be its implications?

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) Recently, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to trim is collective output of oil by about 700,000 barrels a day. Examine why this decision has been taken? What will be its implications? (200 Words) The Hindu

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 01 October, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 01 October, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   Q3, September 30th Quiz, (Click Here): Regarding the Tsutsugamushi Triangle – Answer does not change. The triangle is not a perfect geometrical triangle. It refers to the geographical space which looks like a triangle when mapped. If the words ‘Northern Japan’ were replaced …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 October 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 October 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Aircraft with Indian airborne warning system set for induction   The DRDO has fitted its …

Insights into Editorial: World’s first three-parent baby born

    Insights into Editorial: World’s first three-parent baby born   The birth of the world’s first “three-parent baby,” a child who carries genetic information from three different people, was recently announced.   How was it done? The baby was created via an IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedure that involved three people: the mother, the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues 1) Critically analyse social, political and economic causes of recent agitations by people belonging to powerful castes in Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. (200 Words) EPW Topic: Modern Indian …

9) In recent months, few governments across the world – which have witnessed large-scale violence by rebel groups – are making deals with rebel leaders with record of killing thousands of innocent civilians in the past. Do you think it is ethical for governments to make such deals? Critically comment.

Topic: Attitude: social influence and persuasion. 9) In recent months, few governments across the world – which have witnessed large-scale violence by rebel groups – are making deals with rebel leaders with record of killing thousands of innocent civilians in the past. Do you think it is ethical for governments to make such deals? Critically comment. …

8) WHO estimates that at least 600,000 deaths are being caused annually in India by fine particulate matter pollution in the air. Discuss the sources of these particulate matters and measures needed to reduce their magnitude in the air.

Topic: Environmental pollution 8) WHO estimates that at least 600,000 deaths are being caused annually in India by fine particulate matter pollution in the air. Discuss the sources of these particulate matters and measures needed to reduce their magnitude in the air. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) “Ruralisation, an alternative development paradigm, which entails creation of self-sufficient villages and urban republics with attached common pool resources, can be adopted to promote equitable and sustainable local economic development and decentralised governance.” Discuss.

Topic; Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 6) “Ruralisation, an alternative development paradigm, which entails creation of self-sufficient villages and urban republics with attached common pool resources, can be adopted to promote equitable and sustainable local economic development and decentralised governance.” Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

3) Data from the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) for Maharashtra reveals that just in the month of August, 1,588 children below the age of five died, the majority of them from tribal pockets and dies due to malnutrition. Examine why Maharashtra has failed to prevent these deaths and measures it should take to address this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger 3) Data from the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) for Maharashtra reveals that just in the month of August, 1,588 children below the age of five died, the majority of them from tribal pockets and dies due to malnutrition. Examine why Maharashtra has failed to prevent these deaths …