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Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 27 : 04-18 March 2018

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Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth Nuclear Agni-II Increasing Strike Range

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 April 2018

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Insights into Editorial: Fighting forest fires

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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 April 2018

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4) Differentiate between global order and international order. Is it in India’s interest to seek or acquire greater responsibilities in the international order? Comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Differentiate between global order and international order. Is it in India’s interest to seek or acquire greater responsibilities in the international order? Comment. (250 Words) Livemint

3) In the light of the recent developments that are taking place in the Korean peninsula, India should stop being a passive observer of the Korean geopolitical theatre. Analyse

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  3) In the light of the recent developments that are taking place in the Korean peninsula, India should stop being a passive observer of the Korean geopolitical theatre. Analyse. (250 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu

2) In a federal polity like India why is it important for states to have both financial and cultural autonomy? Do you think it’s time for India to become a federation of states? Analyse 

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 2) In a federal polity like India why is it important for states to have both financial and cultural autonomy? Do you think it’s time …