Insights into Editorial: Demonetisation: now a proven failure?

Insights into Editorial: Demonetisation: now a proven failure? Context: Data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed the economy grew 5.7% in April-June, the first quarter of the current fiscal year, slower than the previous quarter’s 6.1%. The first half of the last fiscal year, that is the period prior to demonetisation, recorded a real growth of …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 September 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 September 2017   Paper 2:   Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   International Literacy Day – 2017 The 51st International Literacy Day is being celebrated on 8th September, 2017 and the theme announced by UNESCO is `Literacy in a …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 September 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 08 September 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 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 …

All India Radio News Summary: 07 SEPTEMBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 07 SEPTEMBER 2017 Prime Minister’s visit to Myanmar India and Myanmar have agreed that terrorism remains one of the most significant threats to peace and stability in the region. Prime Minister and Myanmar’s StateCounsellor discussed the security situation prevailing along the borders. The two leaders expressed concern at various incidents of terrorism …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 8 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 8 September 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:    Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.  1) It is said that the many environmental …

6) Recently, the government set up a five-member committee chaired by former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd.) B.N. Srikrishna, to draw up a draft Data Protection Bill. Examine the significance of the Bill and the salient features on which its recommendations would be based.

Topic:  Basics of cyber security 6) Recently, the government set up a five-member committee chaired by former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd.) B.N. Srikrishna, to draw up a draft Data Protection Bill. Examine the significance of the Bill and the salient features on which its recommendations would be based. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Why is Indian Railways (IR) not able to safely carry trains at 100 to 130 km/hr when railways elsewhere are carrying trains at a much higher speeds of 160 to 200 km/hr with the infrastructure and rolling stock based on the same technologies as IR’s? Also suggest measures to prevent railway accidents.

Topic: Infrastructure – Railways 5) Why is Indian Railways (IR) not able to safely carry trains at 100 to 130 km/hr when railways elsewhere are carrying trains at a much higher speeds of 160 to 200 km/hr with the infrastructure and rolling stock based on the same technologies as IR’s? Also suggest measures to prevent …

1) It is said that the many environmental concerns and massive price tag of the river-interlinking project may outweigh its projected benefits. Do you agree? Discuss critically.

Topic:    Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.  1) It is said that the many environmental concerns and massive price tag of the river-interlinking project may outweigh its projected benefits. Do you agree? Discuss critically. (200 Words) Livemint