Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 28 May 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. The subsidy bill in India has increased many folds in recent years. In your opinion, which subsidies need to to be curbed and why? Comment. Business Standard 2. Examine the problems faced by the e-commerce industry in India. What should government …

UPDATE: No Change in UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Syllabi

UPSC has posted a Press Note clarifying that there won’t be any changes in exam pattern or syllabi. Notification for 2014 exam will be out next Saturday (31 May 2014) There will be a group of miscreants who in the name of accessibility to ‘insider information’ keep spreading rumours just to disturb serious aspirants. This …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 23 May 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. In the light of recent controversy involving Credit Suisse Group and US regulators, examine the nature of Swiss banking system. How can India benefit from the positive outcome of the mentioned controversy? Comment. Business Standard 2. Examine the problems being faced …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 20 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and India , consider the following statements It has benefited India as far as manufacturing in the domestic hardware industry is concerned. It is a plurilateral agreement of WTO under which participants have to reduce all product tariffs to zero level Which of …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 19 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. India’s inability to provide public services to its masses is hindering its growth. Why do you think India is unable to deliver public services efficiently to all its citizens? Critically comment. Business Standard 2. What are the causes of persistently high food …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 16 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. In the light of recent reports on Indian Navy’s capabilities, critically comment on Indian Navy’s war preparedness. Business Standard Business Standard 2. “Unhindered capitalism necessarily results in extreme inequality and it is up to governments to institute measures to balance it.” Comment. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 15 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words In the light of the  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) —appointed committee on governance requirement at banks headed by P.J.Nayak, which submitted its report recently, examine the problems faced by public sector banks and what should be done to make them more competitive. Business …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 14 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Do you agree with the view that the Planning Commission is redundant and should be wound up? In the light of its present functions, critically comment. Business Standard 2. Why was the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) headed by Parthasarathi Shome set …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 10 May 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. How do chit funds work? Critically examine the reasons behind chit fund scams in recent times. Also explain what measures has RBI taken to regulate them. Business Standard 2. Some economists argue that India is de-industrializing. What do you understand by …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 09 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically comment on the rights issue involved in Supreme Court’s recent judgement upholding the constitutional validity of the provision in the Right to Education Act reserving 25 percent seats in private schools for economically disadvantaged students. Business Standard The Hindu 2. Compare and contrast the measures taken …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 08 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically comment on Supreme Court’s ruling that the Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act as unconstitutional and examine the implications of this ruling. Business Standard The Hindu 2. Examine the status of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) of India with ASEAN countries and …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 7 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. Which of the following industries is not part of Eight Core industries under Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in India? Cement production Steel production  Automobiles Production Fertilizer production The Natural Gas production Cotton and Sugar Industry Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a. 1, 3  and …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 6 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to  provision of allowing a candidate to contest from multiple seats in Indian elections, consider the following statements It  has been made possible by an amendment to the Constitution of India Under section 70 of the Representation of the People Act a candidate can not hold …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 06 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically comment on the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh into Assam and the resultant problems in many reasons of Assam. Do you think grievances of native people of Assam who are against Bangladeshi migrants is justified? Explain why. The Hindu Business …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 5 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to Tablighi Jamaat movement, consider the following statements It  came forth as an offshoot of the Deobandi movement. Largest number of followers of this movement are in Saudi Arabia It has a following of large number of Shia Muslims Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? a. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 05 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Comment on the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Do you think this act needs amendments? Explain why. Business Standard 2. Do you consider Tippu Sultan as a freedom fighter? Substantiate …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 02 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. With an example, critically examine the flaws associated with urban planning in India. What suggestions would you give to overcome these flaws? Explain. Business Standard 2. Write a note on  the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) ‘Special 301’ report. Explain why was it …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

ARCHIVES 01 May 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. What are P-Notes? Explain why does SEBI seek to regulate them? Business Standard 2. Discuss the importance of digital infrastructure to India’s economy. Examine the problems being faced by this sector. Business Standard 3. In the light of Myanmar’s recent decision to …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events And General Studies

ARCHIVES 30 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words CURRENT EVENTS 1. What do you understand by purchasing power parity (PPP)? explain with examples. Do you think GDP per capita is good indicator to know the standard of living in an economy? Explain why. Business Standard 2. The  biggest problem that India’s judicial system …