Insights into Editorial: Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?

    Insights into Editorial: Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?    Summary: In recent years child marriage has gained increasing prominence on international and national development agendas. The highest rates of child marriage are typically found in low or lower middle-income countries where millions live below the poverty line. UNICEF’s State of the World’s …

AIR spotlight summary on “Unnecessary Stent Implants”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “Unnecessary Stent Implants”.   Introduction Several senior cardiologists in India have raised concern over the rise in the cases of unnecessary implant of stents in India. They say if an audit of stent implant cases was done, over a third of the elective procedures could turn out to be needless. It …

Lok Sabha TV: Education – Improving Accessibility

    Lok Sabha TV: Education – Improving Accessibility   https://youtu.be/iGFBLFj-Ea0   Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality. Education is a key to enhance India’s competitiveness in the global economy. India’s tertiary education system is considered one of the largest in the world with over 30 million students. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 February 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 February 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   MoU signed between Publications Division and Sasta Sahitya Mandal for Joint Publication of books   Publications Division, a Media Unit under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Sasta Sahitya Mandal (SSM) have signed a Memorandum …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 February 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) A new study has found that India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is …

7) Migration of people to different regions within the country is often resisted by the local inhabitants. In the light of recent events in the United States, critically examine on what ethical and legal basis such policies against immigrants could be proven as discriminatory and unethical.

Topic:Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 7) Migration of people to different regions within the country is often resisted by the local inhabitants. In the light of recent events in the United States, critically examine on what ethical and legal basis such policies against immigrants could be …

4) In the international context, foreign “aid” has been shown to create a number of adverse effects. What are these adverse effects? Is ‘aid’ whether from foreign countries or from centre to states, good for India? Critically examine.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.  4) In the international context, foreign “aid” has been shown to create a number of adverse effects.  What are these adverse effects? Is ‘aid’ whether from …

3) Recently, the Commerce Ministry sent a note to the Cabinet proposing a blanket ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector. How will this move affect tobacco industry and foreign companies in the sector? What other measures should India explore to better achieve the objective of reducing tobacco consumption and be less investment-restrictive as well? Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) Recently, the Commerce Ministry sent a note to the Cabinet proposing a blanket ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector. How will this move affect tobacco industry and foreign companies in the sector? What other measures should India explore to better achieve …

2) In your opinion, what lessons should public servants and citizens should learn from the recent Supreme Court judgement in the State Of Karnataka v. Selvi J.Jayalalithaa & Others case? Critically examine

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 2) In your opinion, what lessons should public servants and citizens should learn from the recent Supreme Court judgement in the State Of Karnataka v. Selvi J.Jayalalithaa & Others case? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) A new study has found that India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world. In this light, critically examine why India’s air pollution problem is worsening while China, USA and some of the European countries have shown progress in containing pollution.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) A new study has found that India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world. In this light, critically examine why India’s air pollution problem is worsening while China, USA and some …