QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 31 DECEMBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 31 DECEMBER 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz   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 …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 DECEMBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 30 DECEMBER 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz   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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 December 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 December 2017   Paper 1: Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Cities need a sustainable transport update Context: Bengaluru’s never-ending traffic jam and Delhi’s pollution levels has made it resoundingly clear that the present model of urban transport is unsustainable, and the only way out of the cycle—of …

Insights into Editorial: Out at sea

Insights into Editorial: Out at sea   Context: In its National Security Strategy (NSS), the U.S. has called China a “challenger” and “rival” while welcoming India’s emergence as a “leading global power and stronger strategic and defence partner”, and declared that it seeks to increase ‘Quadrilateral’ cooperation with Japan, Australia, and India. The NSS also …

Insights into Editorial: There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today

Insights into Editorial: There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today Context: The scholar of India-China relations on the contours of the ‘new Cold War’ in Asia and Beijing’s vision for the Indian Ocean speaks about the challenge to India from China in South Asia, his research on the 1962 war, …

All India Radio News Summary: 27 and 28 DECEMBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 27 and 28  DECEMBER 2017 Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill- 2017 The Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill- 2017 amid uproar by the opposition. Impact: The Bill will replace Ordinance which was promulgated in September …

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 December 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1   Topic:   Salient features of world’s physical geography.  1) Discuss the importance of Antarctica in a rapidly warming globe. (250 Words) Down to Earth   Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment 2) …

9) There is a need for removing discretion and codifying the conflict of interest inherent in having senior bureaucrats assuming corporate roles post-resignation or retirement. Comment.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;  9) There is a need for removing discretion and codifying the conflict of interest inherent in having senior bureaucrats assuming corporate roles post-resignation or retirement. Comment. (150 Words) The Hindu

7) On December 18, 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued a draft notification to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (2006) and subsequent amending notifications such as those issued in 2014 and 2016. Discuss these amendments and their significance.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) On December 18, 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued a draft notification to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (2006) and subsequent amending notifications such as those issued in 2014 and 2016. Discuss these amendments and their significance.(250 Words) Down to …

5) Rethinking privacy as a social or collective paradigm would allow us to develop stronger principles to manage indiscriminate data collection and surveillance by state and non-state institutions. In the light of the K Puttaswamy v Union of India judgement, comment on the statement.

  Topic:   Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 5) Rethinking privacy as a social or collective paradigm would allow us to develop stronger principles to manage indiscriminate data collection and surveillance by state and non-state institutions. In the light of the K Puttaswamy v Union …

4) It is said that to chalk out the future course of action in view of the disputes regarding the use of Mahanadi river water, a well-rounded strategy that includes both the people and policymakers is needed. Discuss the nature of Mahanadi river dispute and strategy needed to resolve this dispute.

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) It is said that to chalk out the future course of action in view of the disputes regarding the use of Mahanadi river water, a …

3) Accredited social health activists (ASHAs), despite being at the forefront of health activism and acting as crucial link in the institutionalisation of state health service delivery in India, face myriad of problems. Comment.

Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) Accredited social health activists (ASHAs), despite being at the forefront of health activism and acting as crucial link in the institutionalisation of state health service delivery in India, face myriad of problems. Comment. (250 Words) Down to Earth

2) The right to privacy, as conceptualised in K Puttaswamy v Union of India, addresses many concerns that feminists have had with this right. Applied logically and robustly, this judgment has the potential to transform the landscape of women’s entitlements under the law. Discuss.

Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment 2) The right to privacy, as conceptualised in K Puttaswamy v Union of India, addresses many concerns that feminists have had with this right. Applied logically and robustly, this judgment has the potential to transform the landscape of women’s entitlements under the law. Discuss. (250 Words) EPW