Insights Daily Current Events, December 13, 2013

 ( ‘Mind-mapping’ initiative – will give you more Insights on Daily news Analysis. This would help one visualise other related aspects, while reading a article by making it more interesting & thought-provoking ) ARCHIVES December 13, 2013 NATIONAL Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redress) Rules, 2013, notified The Women and Child …

Video – India’s World – Chinese Air Defence Zone controversy

Guests: Nalin Surie (Former Indian Ambassador to China) ; Prof. Alka Acharya (Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, JNU) ; Dr. Srabani Roy Choudhury (Associate Prof., Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQlmx12umJ4&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Daily Current Events, December 12, 2013

ARCHIVES December 12, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC verdict decriminalizing gay sex In a major setback to gay rights activists, the Supreme Court has held that homosexuality or unnatural sex between two consenting adults under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is illegal and will continue to be an offence. …

The Big Picture – Supreme Court judgement: Have Gay Rights taken a beating?

Guests: Colin Gonsalves (Human Rights Lawyer, Supreme Court) ; T R Kakkar (Former Delhi Police Commissioner) ; Father Stanley Kozhichira (Media Director, Archdiocese of Delhi) ; Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth) ; Vrinda Gopinath (Editor, Altgaze.com) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutEz0jGgNs&w=560&h=315] Courtesy and Source: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 12, December 2013 1. Do you think the recent  judgement by the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a blow to the liberal values and human rights? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu 2 The Hindu 3 2. What do you understand by the phrase ‘ fiscal consolidation’? How is …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 11, 2013

ARCHIVES December 11, 2013 NATIONAL Critical view over the ‘Role of Media in a Democratic country like India’ Despite the proliferation of media houses in India, what is actually missing is the ‘diversity of opinion.’ The media is not living upto it’s guiding principles of journalism- “comment is free, but facts are sacred” (as told …

Amazon Offers – Great Online Shopping Festival – Buy Anything Online and Help Insights

 Following offers are part of Amazon India’s Great Online Shopping Festival. Why this list on Insights? If you buy something from Amazon through links provided below, we get some commission. You can buy Books, Mobiles, Kindle devices or anything. Think this  as an indirect help towards Insights. Thank you. or you can buy from Flipkart …

The Big Picture – Nelson Mandela: How Gandhi influenced his life and times

A discussion on how Gandhi influenced Nelson Mandela’s life. Guests: K Natwar Singh (Former External Affairs Minister) ; Sitaram Yechury (CPI(M) Leader, Rajya Sabha and Politburo Member) ; R K Bhatia (Former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa) ; John Cherian (Associate Editor, Frontline) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4FYNlVp3E&w=560&h=315] Source and Couresy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 11, December 2013 1. What are the highlights of strategic partnership agreement between India and Afghanistan? Do you think it is prudent for India to have a deep military ties with Afghanistan? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Do you think the Women’s Reservation Bill which is pending in the Parliament would benefit poor and rural …

Civil Services Examination – A Perspective

Civil Services Examination – A perspective Aditya Jha The ever-changing pattern of Civil Services Examination has put the aspirants in a fix. The recent changes introduced in Mains 2013 examination question-paper prove the futility of following any one particular strategy to tackle the exams.  As revealed by conversations, many have called this year’s paper “Easy …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 09, December 2013 1. “The recommended higher percentage of devolution of Central taxes to states, coupled with the higher grant to states recommended by the Finance Commission, would result in less resources for expenditure.” Comment on the statement in the light of states’ demand for tax share from the Union government. (200  Words) The Hindu  …