Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   UD Ministry begins approval of long term investment plans   Seeking to ensure timely implementation of basic urban infrastructure projects and achieve mission …

The Big Picture – How Will Government Tackle the Crisis in Rural Economy?

    The Big Picture – How Will Government Tackle the Crisis in Rural Economy?     In a breather for farmers across the country ahead of the onset of rabi season, Economic Affairs Secretary announced that farmers can withdraw up to Rs.25000 per week from the payment that they receive for agricultural produce in …

Insights into Editorial: Does black money boost economic growth?

    Does black money boost economic growth?   Summary: Economic experts say the magnitude of the global economic crisis at times is not felt in India because of strong (parallel) economy of black money.   What is black money? Black money in economic terms means ‘unrecorded gains’. In other words, it is income which …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) “There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of …

4) Civil society plays a significant role in challenging, limiting or contesting state power. Critically comment on the role of civil society in states such as Jammu and Kashmir where environment is repressive

Topic: The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 4) Civil society plays a significant role in challenging, limiting or contesting state power. Critically comment on the role of civil society in states such as Jammu and Kashmir where environment is repressive. (200 Words) EPW

2) Critically evaluate how did Indira Gandhi’s tenure as the Prime Minister of India affect some of India’s socio-political institutions and governance.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) Critically evaluate how did Indira Gandhi’s tenure as the Prime Minister of India affect some of India’s socio-political  institutions and governance. (200 Words) The Indian Express

1) “There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of affairs in their own hands, and a widening of the terrain of struggle rather than restricting it to political power or religious conversion.” Discuss

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) “There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of affairs in their own hands, and a widening of the terrain of struggle rather than restricting it to political power or religious conversion.” …