[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 24 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 24 December 2014   Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You Tomorrow’s Topics for GS-1: Themes in World History –  Class XI – Theme 11  General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Secularism 1) “Secularism in word and deed is essential for India …

The Big Picture – Rupee Crash: Is it due to international factors?

The Big Picture – Rupee Crash: Is it due to international factors? Summary: Indian rupee has been going through some difficult times for the last one and half years. After having reached unprecedented lows last year touching over 68 rupees to a dollar, it had regained some ground earlier this year. However, it has once …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2014 ARCHIVES Birth Anniversary of S. Ramanujan It was the 127th Birth Anniversary of the great Indian Mathematician. It was celebrated as “National Mathematics Day”. The mathematical genius compiled more than 3,900 mathematical results and equations. His Ramanujam Prime and Ramanujam theta discoveries had also inspired further research on …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 23 December 2014

Insights Secure – 2015 Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 23 December 2014 Tomorrow’s Topics for GS-1: Themes in World History –  Class XI – Chapters 8 – 11 General Studies – 1 Topic: NCERT Modern History (First Five Chapters) 1) “Social Reform in India did not ordinarily mean, as it did in …

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint?

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint? Summary: The debate about this controversial issue has been on this country for decades dating back to even before independence. The need for it has been underlined even in the constitution under Article 44 as a Directive Principle. However, despite periodic debate over it none …

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 December 2014 ARCHIVES Just 17% of Indians have health coverage Official data show that the number of people covered by health insurance in India could be far fewer than earlier calculations. The estimate was prepared by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Details: Only 21.62 crore people, or 17 per …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 22 December 2014

Insights Secure – 2015 Archives – Secure 2014 22 December 2014 Note: Thank you very much for your suggestions. We are reading them and trying to include as many as possible. As it’s not possible to implement all suggestions in one go, they will be gradually included. From Tomorrow, we will introduce a plan within …

Investments, Models and Related Concepts

                             INVESTMENTS, RECENT MODEL AND RELATED CONCEPT Investment in common parlance means exchanging money for a ‘return or profit yielding asset’. Individual earning money can either invest his money or consume it. When he invests that money, asset will supplement his future income. So if a certain part of income is set aside regularly …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 December 2014

ARCHIVES Insights Daily Current Events, 20 December 2014 CO2 emissions at all time high A new report, titled “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, says that Global Carbon Dioxide emissions from burning of fossil fuels and production of Cement have reached a new high of 35.3 billion tonnes in 2013. The report was released by Netherlands …

Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 20 December 2014

ARCHIVES 20 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) What do you understand by real effective exchange rate (REER)? Some economists say that the rupee is overvalued. What do understand by this and why, in their opinion, is rupee overvalued? Examine. Business Standard 2) Examine how the Russian economy has grown post …

Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 18 December 2014

ARCHIVES 18 December 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words: 1) “The USA’s isolation of Cuba was one of the most misguided chapters in American foreign policy.” Critically comment in the light of recent developments in relations between two countries. The New York Times 2) Critically examine how countries and different groupings of …

The Big Picture – Has the India-US deal cleared way for WTO pact?

Summary: India and the United States have reached an agreement on how India will use its food stocks until a permanent settlement is arrived. This agreement is expected to pave way for signing Trade Facilitation Agreement at WTO which had got stuck following India’s objections. It would be very difficult for any government in India …