Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   NSDA Signs MoU with British Council to Collaborate for Joint Research in Skills Sector   National Skill Development Agency and The British Council have signed a MoU to …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 09 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 09 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 09 November, 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 …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Food Stock-Taking

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Food Stock-Taking   https://youtu.be/CzAgk4eWplE   Since 2010, the problem of insufficient food grain’s storage capacity has attracted Government and media attention. Nearly 5 decades have passed since the green Revolution began. India provides a unique case of overflowing godowns and rotting grains on one hand while on the …

Insights into Editorial: Blacklisting Policy on the Anvil

  Insights into Editorial: Blacklisting Policy on the Anvil   Summary: The Defence ministry has approved a new ‘blacklisting’ policy for suppliers to tackle cases of corruption in defence deals without adversely affecting the procurement process. The new policy was approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women 1) The declining female labour force participation in India alongside high economic growth is puzzling. Critically analyse the causes. (200 Words) EPW Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 2) It …

6) “Aimed at protecting the rights of forest dwelling tribal communities the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 promised much. However, over the years its implementation has been tardy and there have been concerted efforts to dilute it.” Critically discuss

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  6) “Aimed at protecting the rights of forest dwelling tribal communities the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 promised much. However, over the years its implementation has been tardy and there have …

4) In the light of recent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, do you think India’s democratic and electoral system is much more matured compared to the US system vis a vis electing responsible leaders of their respective countries? Critically examine.

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 4) In the light of recent election of Donald Trump as  the next US President, do you think India’s democratic and electoral system is much more matured compared to the US system vis a vis electing responsible leaders of their respective countries? Critically examine. …

3) There is a disturbing tendency among States to be judges in their own cause, especially when it comes to water disputes. Why do you think this tendency is increasing? How the union government and courts are responding? Critically examine.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States,  3) There is a disturbing tendency among States to be judges in their own cause, especially when it comes to water disputes. Why do you think this tendency is increasing? How the union government and courts are responding? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) It is often experienced in India that the women “rescued” from the sex trade riot against their rescuers. Sex workers in Hyderabad often experience rescue as a form of humanitarian violence befitting the United Nation’s definition of trafficking. Critically examine why.

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 2) It is often experienced in India that the women “rescued” from the sex trade riot against their rescuers. Sex workers in Hyderabad often experience rescue as a form of humanitarian violence befitting the United Nation’s definition of trafficking. Critically examine why. (200 Words) EPW