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 …

E-governance in India: Concept, Initiatives and Issues

Structure Introduction Types of Government interaction in e-governance Some initiatives in the same field National e-governance Plan Recent Initiatives m-governance Government initiatives for m-governance Advantages of e-governance Disadvantages of e-governance Challenges in e-governance Conclusion Introduction The “e” in e-Governance stands for ‘electronic’. Thus, e-Governance is basically associated with carrying out the functions and achieving the …

Compilation: General Studies Paper – 1 Q & A from October 2013 to August 2014

The Secure initiative contained questions from all the papers of General Studies papers. Insights team has segregated all the questions and answers into Four General Studies Papers and that too topic wise. In this post we are sharing general Studies paper – 1 Document with you. Those who are preparing for Mains will find it immensely …

Agriculture Marketing: APMC Act and Related Issues

  Table of Content APMC act Purpose Shortcomings in old APMC acts Model APMC act Economic Survey on APMC act Alternate Marketing Channels Direct Marketing Contract Farming Futures Contracts and Negotiable Warehouse Receipt System Importance of International Trade Essential Commodities Act   Topics from Syllabus Covered GS paper 2 – Government policies and interventions for …

Agriculture: Procurement, Buffer Stock, FCI Reforms and PDS

….. Food Corporation of India Procurement Storage Operational Stock Strategic and Buffer stock Open Market Sale Scheme FCI reforms Entrepreneur Guarantee Scheme Public Distribution System Identification of Beneficiaries Food Security Act Other Welfare Schemes Central Issue Price and Economic Cost Topics from Syllabus Covered GS paper 2 – Government policies and interventions for development in …

Agriculture: Issues Related to Minimum Support Prices (MSP), WTO and Subsidies

Pricing policy and WTO Minimum Support Price Additional bonus announced by Center and States Commission for Agriculture Cost and Prices (CACP) Criticism of MSP MSP on Minor forest produce (MFP) Levy procurement System WTO and Subsidies India is faced with a complicated situation as on one hand there is record production of cereals and on …

Regionalism – Its Dimensions, Meaning and Issues

Regionalism – Its Dimensions, Meaning and Issues Introduction To understand regionalism, we need to know various dimensions of the region. Region as a geographical unit, is delimited form each other. Region as a social system, reflects the relation between different human beings and groups. Regions are an organised cooperation in cultural, economic, political or military fields. Region acts as a subject with …

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues

Agriculture: Subsidies, Seeds, Fertilizers and Related Issues   Table of Contents Inputs of Agriculture, related issues and Subsidies thereon Seeds Fertilizers Power, Water and Irrigation Credit and Insurance Introduction Agriculture sector is undoubtedly most important sector of Indian economy as it provides employment to 54.6% of people and food security of India revolves around this …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 55

ARCHIVES 11 November 2014 1) “India shares 1700-km boundary with Myanmar, yet the absence of it in India’s foreign policy priorities has been a strange but serious omission.” In the light of the statement, critically comment on the kind of relationship that India should have with Myanmar. IDSA 2) There was lots of optimism after …

Poverty Line in India: Its Meaning, Concept and Evolution

From the times immemorial society has been divided as rich and poor or powerful and weak. Some have dominant access to resources while some are deprived of resources. Situation is no different now. In democracy, government attempts to narrow this gap by taking up task of redistribution of resources. But resources at disposal of any …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 November 2014 1) Critically comment on the Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. (200 Words) Reference 2) Critically examine the problems and prospects of involving the North East region in Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar-Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) (200 Words) Reference

Secularism – Its Meaning, Models and Issues

  Introduction The discrimination of one community or its members by another community or its members on account of their religious identity are the instances of religious persecution and they reflect inter- religious domination. Secularism is the first and foremost doctrine that opposes all such forms of inter- religious domination. Separation, loss and sufferings are …

General Studies-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 53

ARCHIVES 07 November 2014 1) “A characteristic contribution of India to musical rhythm is the tala.” Write a note on it. (150 Words) Reference 2) Write a short note on Dhrupad (100 Words) Reference 3) Write a note on Sunga art vis a vis Buddhist sculpture. (150 Words) Reference

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 52

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1) Critically discuss the significance of linkages between the dynamics of development and ethnic conflicts in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) Critically discuss the ‘Indian model of secularism’ and examine the lessons. if any,  the rest of the world can learn from it. (200 Words) Reference

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 51

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) Critically examine the impact of globalization on agricultural development in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) “In India, the two-child norm seeks to reward, rather than force, family planning.” Comment vis a vis China’s policy on the same issue. (200 Words) Reference 3) In your opinion which is the major issue …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 50

ARCHIVES 01 November 2014 1) Critically  comment on the cause and consequences of Bhopal Gas tragedy of 1984. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2 2) “In USA, there have been many comparisons between 2012’s growing drought and the 1930’s Dust Bowl.” Examine. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 49

ARCHIVES 31 October 2014  Post-Independence History 1) Compare and contrast Narmada Bachao Andolan with Chipko Movement. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2 2) Critically examine the various issue that were involved during the Silent Valley Movement. Also explain its significance to conservation of environment and people’s movements in India. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 47

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 1) Discuss the main factors leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2 2) One of the most important consequences of the Second World War was ‘division of Europe’, Eastern and Western. Comment. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2