Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 20, February 2014 1. For the past five years, the world economy has been heavily influenced by the policy of quantitative easing  that the United States Federal Reserve launched in November 2008.  Explain how? (200 Words) Business Standard www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/nitin-desai-the-taper-s-good-for-india-114021901325_1.html 2. “The future for Indian IT is as exciting as it is challenging.” Elaborate. (200 Words) …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography Source: NCERT class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography Question 1  Rocks are classified on the basis of their formation into different families. What are they? Explain their characteristics with examples. (400 words) Question 2 What is precipitation and how is it caused?  Discuss the salient features of the world distribution of precipitation. (400 …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography  Question 1  How is Tusnami caused? Explain.  (200 words) Question 2 What are ‘ocean currents’? Briefly explain the reasons behind their formation and their importance to mankind.  (400 words) Next Topic: World Physical Geography 

Insights Secure:2014 – Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 19, February 2014 1. How can  capital inadequacy problem of banks, especially public sector banks, be addressed in India? Explain. (200 Words) Business Standard www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/ticking-time-bomb-114021801215_1.html 2. How bills are usually passed in the Parliament? Do you think the process requires any modification, especially in bringing more transparency and inclusiveness? Analyze. (200 Words) The Indian …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 18, February 2014 1. In the light of debate on Direct Taxes  and Goods and Services Taxes codes analyze the need for reforms in direct and indirect taxes in India. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/satya-poddar-direct-taxes-and-gst-the-unfulfilled-promises-114021701699_1.html) 2. Critically examine the nature of defence budgeting in India and issues related to it. (200 Words) Business Standard …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography  Question 1 What do you understand by plate tectonics? With example explain any one natural phenomenon that you observe around the world that is related to the concept of plate tectonics . (200 words) Question 2 Explain the origin and characteristics of an extra-tropical cyclone. Explain its significance to India.  (200 words) Next Topic: …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1) “A global analysis on how nations fare in environment performance, generated by researchers at Yale University in 2014, has ranked India 155 among 178 nations and labeled the country’s air quality among the worst in the world”. In the light of this statement assess the performance of Indian government and suggest measures to overcome …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 17, February 2014 1. What are the challenges of corruption? How does it impact  society? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu 2. In the light of recent events highlight the importance of choosing quality regulators in both tradeable and  non-tradeable sectors in India. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/devesh-kapur-what-regulation-when-man-is-vile-114021600700_1.html) 3. “The CPI-WPI gap underscores the …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 16, February 2014 1. “Manufacturing activity, required for boosting employment and perking up economic growth, has taken a hit due to structural issues.” Examine. (200 Words) Business Standard 2. It is said that basic science in India is neglected and given lowest priority. In your opinion what are the reasons behind this apathy? Comment. (200 Words) …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1.  “The role of Women Scientists and Teachers in ‘promotion and application’ of Science and Technology has multifarious effects in dealing with societal evil and making the society a gender neutral”. Substantiate. (200 Words) Source: Open ended 2. “Al l innovations should have universal implications and consequences that would lead to amelioration of human condition. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

AIR News Analysis http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-17581.mp3 AIR Current Affairs http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17582.mp3 ARCHIVES 15, February 2014 1. What measures does government take to tame high inflation? Explain why maintaining optimum inflation rate is very important for the economy. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. “There are no costs involved in moving towards a more federalist structure called the United States …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 Why have some of our South Asian neighbours, despite similar levels of political development and even lower levels of per capita income, outperformed us in almost every social indicator? (200 words) Question 2 Critically examine the major components of Fiscal Deficit …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

Weekly Current Events (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17327.mp3 Money Talk (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Money%20Talk-Bulletins-17461.mp3 ARCHIVES 14, February 2014 1. “The ultimate aim of any anti-corruption mechanism is to contribute towards improvement of the processes of governance and delivery of services. This can happen only when we encourage bold and innovative decision-making.” Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Analyze the new technological …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 13, February 2014 1. What do you understand by corporate governance? In your opinion what should be the ideal code of corporate governance for Indian companies? Explain. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/markets/sebi-to-consider-new-corporate-governance-code-tomorrow-114021201017_1.html) 2. “In Indian Railways, more worrying is the state of railway safety, which in the long run is clearly linked to the …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1  Though the government claims that higher rate of growth, increase in agricultural production, providing employment in rural areas and economic reform packages introduced in the 1990s have resulted in a decline in poverty levels, economists raise doubts about the government’s …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 In the light of ongoing speedy disinvestment in the PSUs, do you think selling a part of the properties of government companies is the best way to improve their efficiency and bridge the fiscal deficit? What are the alternatives available …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 12, February 2014 1. Critically examine the growth of India’s intellectual property regime in the pharma sector since last few decades and highlight the issues related to the new patent regime. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/amit-gupta-big-pharma-s-profiteering-protests-114021101470_1.html) 2. “Despite more cars and more roads, the issue of road safety is largely missing in the public discourse …

GENERAL STUDIES – Answer Writing Challenge

Topics: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting   1. In the normal course of economic development of a country, the primary and the secondary sector provide a base for the services or tertiary sector to grow. However, in India, on the contrary, the services sector has ‘outperformed’ all …