Insights Daily Current Events, December 11, 2013

ARCHIVES December 11, 2013 NATIONAL Critical view over the ‘Role of Media in a Democratic country like India’ Despite the proliferation of media houses in India, what is actually missing is the ‘diversity of opinion.’ The media is not living upto it’s guiding principles of journalism- “comment is free, but facts are sacred” (as told …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 30

QUESTIONS: 27/11/2013  “Infant mortality, maternal mortality and neo-natal death figures are unacceptably high among the STs because of lack of healthcare infrastructure, low literacy rates and sometimes traditional practice”. What measures government has taken in this regard? (200 Words)  “Rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic …

Insights Daily Current Events November 15, 2013

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MAGAZINE November 15, 2013  NATIONAL Northeast a major hub for trafficking in gecko The northeast has emerged as a major hub for trafficking in gecko in the last one year. This came to light following the recent arrest of several persons, including a former militant leader. Rhinos, tigers and elephants have …

Geography – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 17

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 Differentiate between River Basin and Command Area. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of River Basins as planning regions in India. Give concrete examples. (300 Words) Demarcate the major industrial regions of India and analyse the structure and contribution to the national economy of any one of them.(300 Words) Discuss in detail the Heartland …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 103

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 How far the Coastal Regulation Zone notification has addressed the problems of Indian fisherman? Why it is important for India to have CRZ? (150 Words) The Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has created uproar in the general masses. Substantiate the core objective of the rule citing problems of its implementation? (150 …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 18

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 In layman’s terms differentiate between El Nino and El Nino Modoki? (100 Words) Differentiate between Bio-accumulation, Bio-concentration and Bio-magnification with examples. (150 Words) “Marine pollution is multi dimensional”. Comment on the efforts of government to tackle the problem. (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link 1 Link 2 Question 2 Link  

Science & Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 07/11/2013 Why Bedaquiline was in news recently? (100 Words) Discuss the role of silver Nanoparticles in water purification? (100 Words) What is the New National Antibiotic Policy? How far this policy will curb the menace of increasing antibiotic resistance? (150 Words) What is Bio-terrorism? Explain with examples (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 05/11/2013 What is Minamata Convention? Discuss on the backdrop of the related disaster.(150 Words) What is the difference between TFR and NFR? (100 Words) What is Cable TV Digitization? Discuss its implications on consumers, industry and Government. (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link 1 Link 2 Question 2 Link Question 3 Link  

Science and Tech, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Topics – S&T in India, Space) Discuss the salient features of New Science, Technology and Innovation policy, 2013? (250 Words) Describe the achievements of ISRO in the last few years. What are the challenges for India in Space research technology?(250 Words) 100 words What are designer babies? Describe the various issues associated with …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 8

QUESTIONS: 29/10/2013 (Topics – Biotechnology; Climate Change; IPR; R&D) “The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013, if passed, will adversely affect agriculture, health of humans and animals, and the environment, causing unparalleled harm”. Critically examine. (200 Words) “Too many international conventions and agreements on climate change  have perplexed and disappointed the world”. Comment. (200 World) “India …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 6

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Biodiversity and Environment) What are the specific provisions contained in the environment related international instruments regarding Transfer of Technology? Discuss the tussle between developed and developing nations for TOT.  (250 Words) “The lack of scientific certainty should not be a reason to postpone cost effective measures to prevent climate change”. Critically comment. (200 Words) …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day 5

QUESTIONS:25/10/2013 Discuss the critical aspects of National Telecom Policy-2012?(250 words) Critically evaluate the nuclear programme of India?(250 words) Comment on the significance of LHC experiments.(100 words) “Gene Therapy offers wide range of prospects for humans”. Comment.(100 words) By – Tauseef Ahmad ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link Question …

S&T, Environment- Daily Answer Writing Challenge

QUESTIONS:23/10/2013 (Topics – Space; Biotechnology) “The dark energy and dark matter has proved to be elusive for physicist around the world”. Comment. (200 Words) Highlight the issues associated with the increased patenting in the biological domain especially in the light of recent controversies and verdicts? Do you think patenting biological forms is desirable? Substantiate.  (250 …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 2

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Topics: Nanotechnology, Environment) “The core of nanotechnology lies in its interdisciplinary nature”. Comment (250 Words) “There is an urgent need to adopt technologies for gainful utilization and safe management of fly ash.”  Discuss. (250 Words) By – Tauseef Ahmad ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 New Scientist Question 2 Fly ash is eco-friendly_ scientists – …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day -1

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2103 (Topics – Biotechnology; Environment) The government’s nod for shale gas extraction is in violation of India’s effort to abide by the international and national environmental laws? Critically analyse. (250 Words) “ Promoter cannot be regulator”. Discuss on the validity of the statement based on the Pesticides Management and Regulations in India? Suggest improvements …

New Initiative: A New Section On Science and Technology, Environment and Biodiversity

From tomorrow we will start a new section on Science and technology, Environment and Biodiversity. In recent years the importance of these topics has increased substantially in both prelims and mains. For many aspirants these topics are like black hole. One can not expect from where questions might come. So, to be prepared, one must …