Insights Weekend Debates Week – 4 Update

  Last week’s debate was also successful. Thank you all. Below is a PDF of views expressed by all the participants. Insights Weekend Debates – 3 (PDF) Topic for this week’s debate will be on Science and Superstition. Debate starts  at 6 pm.

Insights Daily Current Events, November 09, 2013

October 2013 – Magazine ARCHIVES November 09, 2013 NATIONAL Gauhati High Court’s verdict on CBI formation & CBI’s Identity Crisis Just recently, had the Gauhati High Court quashed the Union Home Ministry’s resolution by which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was constituted in 1963. Following which, the Central Government is going for an appeal …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu, 09 November 2013 1. Explain the composition and mandate of CBI. Comment on the recent verdict of Guwahati High Court questioning the very existence and legality of CBI. (200 Words) Link 2. Throw light on recent controversy regarding allegation of  human rights violation by Sri Lankan army during …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 101

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 – Geography part “The successful location of iron and steel plants is largely a matter of transportation costs, not merely of raw materials but also of finished products.” Discuss with illustrate examples. (250 Words) With the help of selected examples, explain the relative importance of raw materials, and markets in the location and …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 08, 2013

ARCHIVES November, 08, 2013 NATIONAL Union Cabinet clears climate negotiation strategy for the ‘global climate pact’, 2015 The Union Cabinet has cleared the climate negotiation strategy, to reassert the importance of historical emissions in the new climate agreement, which is to be discussed at Warsaw beginning from 11th November, 2013. The Cabinet cleared the non-negotiable …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, 07/11/2013 1. Explain the role of Finance Commission. Do you think Finance Commissions act as complimentary to Planning Commission? Explain. (200 Words) Link 2. Do you think AFSPA is anti-constitutional? Substantiate. (150 Words) Link 3. Poi Kathin (50 Words) Link 4. Analyze the factors that make  the Northeast India as …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Challenge Day – 4

(Note: As said earlier, there will be only 4-5 passages in a Week) PASSAGE – (3 Minutes) In the context of the recent rape cases, retrospectivity of criminal law has assumed more importance. The law regarding retrospective effect for criminal jurisprudence is not quite the same as for civil jurisprudence. With regard to levy of …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 99

QUESTIONS: 07/11/2013 “The rise of Environmental Crimes in spite of Environmental Legislations is due to absence of adequate punitive methods of sentencing.” Discuss. (200 Words) Do local bodies enjoy autonomy in performing their role in the field of economic development and social justice? Comment. (200 Words) Write a critical note on the duties of the …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu, 06/11/2013 1. What is the significance of Methane to Earth’s atmosphere? How is it produced on Earth? (150 Words) Link 2. Significance of 118th amendment to the Constitution (50 Words) Link 3. Do you think India and China could jointly combat terrorism? Explain how? (150 Words) Link 4. What …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 98

QUESTIONS:06/11/2013 What is the significance of good corporate governance? List out some of the important steps taken by the Government of India in this direction.(150 words) Comment on the salient recommendations of the Damodaran Committee report on improving business climate in India. (100 words) What is Emotional Intelligence? Comment on its role in public administration. (200 Words) GUIDELINES …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 06/11/2013 What is WIFS program of Union health Ministry? What are its benefits? (150 Words) What is Robo-bee? Explain its applications. (150 Words) What is Biobank? What are the ethical concerns involved in establishing Biobanks? (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link Link 2  

Insights Daily Current Events, November 05, 2013

ARCHIVES November 05, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court warns on quo warranto PIL on public appointments Consideration of suitability or eligibility of a candidate for a post is within the domain of the appointing authority and the only thing that court can scrutinise is whether the appointment is contrary to statutory provisions/rules. If the person holding …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

Ethics Case Study: 28

Source Annie has been recently hired full time at a major tech company where she interned for two summers during her college career. Annie loves her job and has established many strong relationships with her co-workers over the time she has worked there. The company encourages the interns and new hires to interact with VPs …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 96

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 Indicate the issues of tensions and conflicts in the relationship between the center and states in the India. How best could they be reconciled? (200 Words) Elaborate upon Gandhian versus Nehruvian visions of India’s development. Do you think Gandhian approach is again attracting scholars and the people? Give reasons (250 Words) How would …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 “Emerging technologies bring with them new ethical and regulatory challenges.” Comment. (200 Words) Critically analyze the salient features of the Mental Health Care Bill 2012? (200 Words) What is cDNA? Why it was source of concerns in recent times? (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link