Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 Aug 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 Aug 2017   Paper 1:   Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Melbourne named ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ Melbourne has been named ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ for the seventh consecutive year by the …

Policy Watch Episode – 279: Government Mulls Foodgrains Subsidy

Policy Watch Episode – 279: Government Mulls Foodgrains Subsidy Food Ministry’s plan of subsidy transfer for public distribution system of subsidized foodgrains will be on the lines of LPG Subsidy Transfer Scheme. Beneficiaries will get the subsidized amount in advance in their bank accounts and they will have to buy the foodgrains from any ration …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 17 August 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  17 August  2017 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 IAS civil services preliminary exam 2017. It is not …

Insights into Editorials: ‘Why can’t the government provide a higher income for farmers?’

Insights into Editorials: ‘Why can’t the government provide a higher income for farmers?   Background: The introduction of high-yielding varieties of seeds after 1965 and the increased use of fertilizers and irrigation are known collectively as the Green Revolution, which provided the increase in production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains, thus improving …

Insights into Editorial: In South Asia, be the Un-China

Insights into Editorial: In South Asia, be the Un-China Summary  In June, Indian forces crossed an established border between the state of Sikkim and the Tibet Autonomous Region in reaction to China building roads through territory claimed by both China and the Kingdom of Bhutan. Besides a longstanding commitment to guiding and defending Bhutan’s interests, much has …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 August 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;   Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- …

5) Templates for an upgraded rural health system have long been finalised and the Indian Public Health Standards were issued in 2007 and 2012, covering facilities from health sub-centres upwards. Despite these measures, why do you think tragedies such as recent Gorakhpur incident repeat? Critically comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 5) Templates for an upgraded rural health system have long been finalised and the Indian Public Health Standards were issued in 2007 and 2012, covering facilities from health sub-centres upwards. Despite these measures, why do you think tragedies such as recent Gorakhpur incident …

4) It is said that to improve ease of doing business in India, there is a need to provide viable alternatives to litigation and implement effective means for enforcement of contracts. Examine in detail why and what kind of institutional arbitration mechanism is required in India.

Topic:  Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.  4) It is said that to improve ease of doing business in India, there is a need to provide viable alternatives to litigation and implement effective means for enforcement of contracts. Examine in detail why and what kind of institutional arbitration mechanism is required in India. (200 Words) Livemint

3) Do you think market-based health care is a fundamentally superior way to deliver health services to the poor? In the light of NITI Aayog’s recent proposal to privatise government hospitals, critically examine.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) Do you think market-based health care is a fundamentally superior way to deliver health services to the poor? In the light of NITI Aayog’s recent proposal to privatise government hospitals, critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) In your opinion, which factors pushed North Korea to go nuclear? Critically examine.

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.  1) In your opinion, which factors pushed North Korea to go nuclear? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

Insights into Editorial: India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline

Insights into Editorial: India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline   India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline     Summary: India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. The decision came during the recently held sixth joint Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, economic, scientific …