Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Setting up of Industry Driven SRTMI   Ministry of Steel is planning to set up an Industry …

Insights into Editorial: Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court treaty

    Insights into Editorial: Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court treaty   Summary: Russia has said it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the international criminal court, a day after the court published a report classifying the Russian annexation of Crimea as an occupation. In this regard, Vladimir Putin …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic:Role of  women; Social empowerment 1) It is argued that there is a real danger that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could, in fact, be used against women and …

7) After recent demonetization step, it is found that the rich have found ways to launder their black money to convert it into white, whereas the poor people are found standing in long queues to exchange their money legally. What shortcuts are used by the rich to launder their money? Do you think, demonetization is unfairly punishing the innocent people? Critically examine.

Topic: Indian economy; Resource mobilization 7) After recent demonetization step, it is found that the rich have found ways to launder their black money to convert it into white, whereas the poor people are found standing in long queues to exchange their money legally. What shortcuts are used by the rich to launder their money? Do …

6) “Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.” Critically comment.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 6) “Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

6) “Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.” Critically comment.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 6) “Arguments in favour of a uniform civil code often project Hindu law as just, in spite of the evidence of its anti-women practices.” Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) A year and a half after China and Pakistan announced plans for an Economic Corridor, the CPEC, to connect “Kashgar to Gwadar”, the two countries operationalised the trade route this week. Analyse the challenges and opportunities that CPEC pose to India.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) A year and a half after China and Pakistan announced plans for an Economic Corridor, the CPEC, to connect “Kashgar to Gwadar”, the two countries operationalised the trade route this week. Analyse the challenges and opportunities that CPEC pose to India. …

4) Recently Russian President signed an executive order removing Russia’s signature from the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) founding treaty, piling pressure on a court that is already reeling from withdrawals by some African countries. Examine the reasons behind these withdrawals and critically comment if these withdrawals of reflect failure of ICC as an institution.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) Recently Russian President  signed an executive order removing Russia’s signature from the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) founding treaty, piling pressure on a court that is already reeling from withdrawals by some African countries. Examine the reasons behind these withdrawals and critically comment if these …

3) “The main lesson for Europe and the world is clear: as a matter of urgency, globalization must be fundamentally re-oriented.” In the light of recent victory of Donald Trump, Critically analyse.

Topic: Globalization; Poverty and developmental issues 3) “The main lesson for Europe and the world is clear: as a matter of urgency, globalization must be fundamentally re-oriented.” In the light of recent victory of Donald Trump, Critically analyse. (200 Words) The Guardian The Indian Express

1) It is argued that there is a real danger that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could, in fact, be used against women and minors. In the light of recent observation by the Supreme Court that the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) is gender neutral, critically comment.

Topic:Role of  women; Social empowerment 1) It is argued that there is a real danger that the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could, in fact, be used against women and minors. In the light of recent observation by the Supreme Court that the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) is gender neutral, critically comment. …