The Big Picture – Whips’ Conference: Codifying conduct and privileges

  Summary: The increasing decline in the quality of the functioning of the parliament and state legislatures has been a cause for serious concern for some years now. A conference of whips’, held recently, raised these issues. The conference is also looking at whether the codification of the conduct of the legislators and MPs as …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 16 October 2014

ARCHIVES 16 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “When it comes to choosing a partner between China and Japan, latter is the surer and safer option for India to partner with.” Substantiate. Business Standard 2) Write a note on the location and distribution of coffee industry in India. Examine which …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 39

ARCHIVES 16 October 2014 Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,  geographical features and their location: 1) Tropical cyclones are classified and named differently in different parts of the world. Examine how low pressure systems are classified by the Indian Meteorological Department and explain the criteria used to name tropical cyclones …