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) …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu 25/10/2013 1. Explain briefly how a drone functions and what technology is used in its operation. (150 Words) Link 2. Should state governments be allowed to influence foreign policy decisions of the union government? Critically comment. (200 Words) Link 3. “Indigenisation of defence products and their export to …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 88

QUESTIONS: 25/10/2013 “The relationship between India and the Central Asian countries despite close historical & cultural contacts has not progressed to the desired extent.” Analyze. (250 Words) Identify the major electoral reforms which are necessary in the Indian political system. Evaluate the measures taken so far by the government in this regard. (250 Words) What …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu 24/10/2013 1. “The border is asymmetrical, that what is on their side is different from our side. Each side will approach its security in its own way.” Compare and contrast how China has approached its security along Indo-China border with that of India’s approach. (200 Words) Link Link 2. Briefly …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 87

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Topics: Executive; Ethics; international relations; urbanization) Critically analyze the question of death sentence and Presidential clemency. (250 Words) Is there still a role for the concept of balance of power in contemporary international politics? Discuss (2011/200 Words) What do you understand by the term ‘counter-urbanization’ in the Indian context? (100 Words) GUIDELINES ARCHIVES

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 4

QUESTIONS: 24/10/2013 (Topics – Biotechnology, Health, India – technology) Discuss the issues related to clinical trials in India? What are the implications of Supreme Court’s latest ruling in this regard. (250 Words) “India has become a surrogacy haven”. Comment on the recent issues and controversies related to surrogacy in India. Do you think ART, Bill, …

Insights Daily Current Events October 23, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL Southern grid gets first flow from Kudankulam The first 1,000-MWe unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was synchronised with the southern regional grid. The first reactor generated 75MWe and gradually notched up 160 MWe. Subsequently, it was successfully transmitted to the southern grid. The power will be further raised to …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 86

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Topics – Freedom Struggle; Vulnerable sections; Parliament; Poverty and Hunger) Do you think Mahatma Gandhi’s support to Khilafat Movement had diluted his secular credentials? Give your argument based on the assessment of events. (200 Words) What are the implications of gender disparities in India? (200 Words) On what grounds can a member be …

Insights Daily Current Events – October 22, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL India holds ground on the G-33 plan to pay farmers inflation-linked price The government is going to place a fresh G-33 proposal before the parliament seeking to enable developing economies to meet the challenges of food security for their large populations. What is the issue all about? From the Developing countries perspective: …

GS – Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 85

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Topics: Security issues; Agriculture; Regionalism) “A major vulnerability of India is the proliferation of illicit small arms and ammunitions manufactured overseas”.Despite this India and other nations abstained to sign the recent Arms Trade Treaty. Why?  Comment on the validity of India’s stand and suggest measures to make ATT more conducive. (250 Words) Comment …

Insights Daily Current Events – October 21, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL  Punjabi University starts ‘gatka’ course A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Punjab University and World Gatka Federation (WGF) recently to start a one-year diploma course in ‘gatka’ to promote the traditional Sikh martial art. The students would be imparted education in various ‘gatka’ forms, fighting techniques, scientific and …

GS- Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 84

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (Topics: Functions of States;Effect of Globalization on Indian Society; Indian Constitution – evolution; Previous Year Questions) Examine the demand for greater state autonomy and its impact on the smooth functioning of Indian polity. (250 Words) “Globalization has brought about a distinct class divide in India instead of ushering in a classless society.” Critically examine this argument. (250 …