7) In the light of expansion of science’s reach to new areas, do you think the Nobel Prize committee is ignoring important contributions being made to mankind by scientists working in fields such as ecology and geology? Comment.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  7) In the light of expansion of science’s reach to new areas, do you think the Nobel Prize committee is ignoring important contributions being made to mankind by scientists working in fields such as ecology and geology? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

6) Recently, the Alphabet Inc. unit introduced a new hardware system, dubbed Google Wifi, that uses a wireless technology called mesh networks. Examine how mesh networks functions and how it benefits users.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Recently, the Alphabet Inc. unit introduced a new hardware system, dubbed Google Wifi, that uses a wireless technology called mesh networks. Examine how mesh networks functions and how it benefits users. (200 Words) Livemint WikiPedia

5) Examine the salient features of India’s Technology Vision 2035 (TV 2035). Do you think development of new technology and introduction to masses has inherent difficulties in democracies like India? How can they be overcome? Does TV 2035 address this issue? Examine.

Topic; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) Examine the salient features of India’s Technology Vision 2035 (TV 2035). Do you think development of new technology and introduction to masses has inherent difficulties in democracies like India? How can they be overcome? Does TV 2035 address this issue? Examine. (200 Words) …

3) It is often argued that only a full-time commission, which is independent of the government and the judiciary, can impart transparency and credibility to the system of appointments to the higher judiciary. Discuss why

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2) India has completed agreements for civil nuclear cooperation with 11 countries so far, including the U.S., Russia, Australia, Canada and South Korea, but the upcoming agreement with Japan could be the most significant. Discuss why.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements 2) India has completed agreements for civil nuclear cooperation with 11 countries so far, including the U.S., Russia, Australia, Canada and South Korea, but the upcoming agreement with Japan could be the most significant. Discuss why. (200 Words) The Hindu

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QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 04 October, 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 October 2016

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8) Discuss why Monsanto, the company which produces Bt cotton seeds, is embroiled in many legal cases in India. Do you think government is effectively managing GM crops issues in India? Critically comment.

Topic: Bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights 8) Discuss why Monsanto, the company which produces Bt cotton seeds, is embroiled in many legal cases in India. Do you think government is effectively managing GM crops issues in India? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) Recently, the Union government mopped up black money from the economy by giving taxpayers amnesty to declare undisclosed past income by paying tax on it at an effective, slightly high rate of 45 per cent. Do you think measures like this are addressing root cause of black money? Critically comment.

Topic; Conservation (of humans /dogs!?) 7) Recently, the Union government mopped up black money from the economy by giving taxpayers amnesty to declare undisclosed past income by paying tax on it at an effective, slightly high rate of 45 per cent. Do you think measures like this are addressing root cause of black money? Critically comment. (200 …