PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 25 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 25 October 2016   ’’Follet – Integration is like game of chess’’ How do you justify Follet. (150 Words) ”The diversity in literature in comparative public administration could be characteristics of what Thomas Kuhn has called a pre-paradigmatic stage.’’(150 Words) “John T Dorsey’s Information-Energy model’s basic hypothesis is that a society’s …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 October 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 25 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 25 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 & 24 October 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 23 & 24 October, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 23 & 24 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 October 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 October 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   ‘Mobile Air Dispensary’ for remote areas of the North-East   Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has proposed …

Insights into Editorial: Understanding issues of illegal migration in new Citizenship Bill

    Insights into Editorial: Understanding issues of illegal migration in new Citizenship Bill   Summary: Several Assamese have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to make foreign illegal migrants from some minority communities eligible for Indian citizenship. The proposed amendment is unprecedented, in the sense that that never before has …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 October  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held in Quito, Ecuador, has come up with a “New Urban Agenda”. …

8) Just like shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits in family-run companies, should voter be given right to know or decide how a family-run political party functions? Critically comment.

Topic: Political attitude; Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government  8) Just like shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits in family-run companies, should voter be given right to know or decide how a family-run political party functions? Critically comment. (150 Words) The Indian Express

7) To control crowds, the police in most countries use weapons that are termed “non-lethal” but have proved lethal in many cases. In this light, what should be done to control violent mobs in regions like Kashmir Valley? Critically comment.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate; Linkages between development and spread of extremism.  7) To control crowds, the police in most countries use weapons that are termed “non-lethal” but have proved lethal in many cases. In this light, what should be done to control violent mobs in regions like Kashmir Valley? Critically comment. (200 …

6) Several subtypes and strains of avian influenza viruses are now found around the world, some of them capable of causing death among humans and others inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. Why is India more vulnerable to bird flu and what measures government has taken to prevent outbreak of this disease? Examine.

Topic: Economics of animal rearing; S&T 6) Several subtypes and strains of avian influenza viruses are now found around the world, some of them capable of causing death among humans and others inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. Why is India more vulnerable to bird flu and what measures government has taken to prevent outbreak of …

3) Several groups in Assam have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Critically examine reasons behind protests. Do you think these protests are valid? Critically comment.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 3) Several groups in Assam have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Critically examine reasons behind protests. Do you think these protests are valid? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held in Quito, Ecuador, has come up with a “New Urban Agenda”. Discuss why is this significant for India. (200 Words)

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies 1) The UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (referred as “Habitat III”) held in Quito, Ecuador, has come up with a “New Urban Agenda”. Discuss why is this significant for India. (200 Words) Livemint

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 24 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 24 October 2016   “Blaksburg manifesto brought in neo-institutionalism while being Anti-positivist and Anti-behaviouralist” (150 Words) What is Post-NPM? Critically analyse its various models. (200 Words) ”Taylor was working on a malafide strategy on behalf of capitalist employers to ”divide & rule” the workers.’’ Refute this statement. (150 Words) ”System Theory …