The Big Picture – Cyber Security Policy: Will it secure Systems and Privacy

Summary: The Cyber Policy aims at securing Air Defence Systems, power infrastructure, nuclear plants, telecommunication systems among others. With this policy in place India has made a very progressive step forward. We are now aligned with countries like Korea, US, Japan and several EU countries. The real challenge is however in operationalizing the system. Cyber …

News Analysis: WTO’s Trade Agreement and India

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32914.mp3 WHAT IS IT?  – WTO when it was established in 1995, to facilitate global trade has put a cap on subsidies provided by host countries for number of products being produced, farm produce being one of the major one. -Accordingly a cap of 10% subsidy was put of total farm output for any country. …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 29 November 2014

ARCHIVES 29 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine the roadblocks that exists in the attainment of Palestinian sovereignty. Also examine India’s position on the issue. The New York Times 2) Write a critical note on the genetically modified crops and food production scenario in India with special focus on …

Special Report – Refugees in India: Guests of Destiny

Refugee: Global Scenario: Refugee, as defined under International law, means a person forced to leave his/her country in order to escape war, persecution or a Natural Disaster. These are the people outside their home country because they suffered or feared persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or because they are fleeing a …

News Analysis: Outcome of Recent SAARC Summit

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32847.mp3 OUTCOME OF RECENT SAARC SUMMIT 18th summit of SAARC is underway but so far that nothing spectacular is happening. India has made 3 proposals but there are apparent reservations from Pakistan, which is buying time. 3 CRITICAL AGREEMENTS PUT FORWARD: 1.Road connectivity 2.Rail connectivity 3.Energy if these agreements are inked by SAARC it would …

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 November 2014 Tourist Visa on Arrival Enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization Scheme Union Home Minister launched the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Scheme recently. Aim: To ease visa processing and help increase tourist inflow. What it does? Scheme will facilitate nationals of 43 countries …

[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 28 November 2014

ARCHIVES 28 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Indian government’s proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes  represents a simple and progressive means of delivering healthcare to the population without incurring vast costs.” Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Write a critical note on “Kathmandu Declaration” – recently signed by SAARC …

News Analysis: Maritime and Coastal Security Aftermath 26/11 Terror Attack on Mumbai

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32757.mp3 MARITIME AND COASTAL SECURITY AFTERMATH OF 26/11 Six yrs have passed since the heinous terrorist attack and its time to introspect whether any improvements have been done in the areas of mitigation and preparedness Traditionally terrorist used to infiltrate to India through land routes mainly either Kashmir, Bangladesh, Nepal or Myanmar. So this was …

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 November 2015 Achievements in Space Science The details of the major achievements made in the field of space during the last one year and how they benefit our country are given below: Successful launch of India`s first interplanetary spacecraft, Mars Orbiter onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C25 in November, 2013. …

E-technology in the Aid of the Farmers

E-technology in the aid of the farmers   Structure Introduction Transforming rural India with the help of digital technologies ICT and Agriculture Government steps to provide e-aid to farmers Budget 2014-15 initiatives More advanced use of ICT in farming Benefits of e-aid to farmers Problems in effective use of Technology Conclusion Introduction Agricultural practices and …

[UPSC Mains – 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 27 November 2014

ARCHIVES 27 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The American Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, is currently locked in a fierce debate about the concept of net neutrality with Internet Service Providers. Critically examine the issue with special reference to India. Business Standard 2) In recent months there have been reports …

News Analysis: US President’s Presence on Republic Day in 2015 and Its Strategic Significance

All India Radio – News Analysis: November 25, 2014 BRIEF HISTORY OF INDO-US RELATIONS – From 1974 till 2004 Indo-US relation was under strain over a number of issues, primarily one being the nuclear testing. – since 2005-08 we were able to resolve the nuclear issue by historic civil nuclear deal by passing 123 agreement. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 November 2014 Swachhta Udyami Yojana National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), an Apex Corporation of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched “Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. Objectives: to provide concessional loan for viable community toilet projects and sanitation related vehicles to collect the garbage, to consolidate the …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 26 November 2014

ARCHIVES 26 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Article 259C of Pakistan Penal Code is the root cause of many of Pakistan’s recent sectarian crises.” Critically comment. The Indian Express 2) “The new and improved Model Police Bill, put forward by the Soli Sorabjee Committee, set up by the …

Are You Buying Too Many Books? Study Material?

Mr X could not stop the urge to buy latest current affairs compendium that was released yesterday by a renowned coaching centre. Day before yesterday he had bought current affairs ‘material’ from a photocopy shop. He was not satisfied with its quality. There were also other magazines in his  room – Yojana, Chronicle, Civils service Times, …

Cyber Security and Related Issues: Comprehensive Coverage

Structure Introduction Types of Security Threats Conventional cyber crimes Cyber warfare and its examples Cyber terrorism Cyber terror: Some Example Why we need to regulate Cyber space Tool to protect against Cyber Threats Cyber Laws in India Ongoing efforts in India Stakeholder Agencies in India Intergovernmental organizations and Initiatives Conclusion Introduction Cyberspace is such a …