Insights Daily Current Events, December 05, 2013

ARCHIVES December 05, 2013 EDITORIAL Communal Violence and preservation of National Harmony In the backdrop of India’s long history of communal violence, the country certainly needs a specific law with a strong focus on preventing clashes between the majority community and minorities and providing redressal mechanisms and compensation to the victims of such violence. The …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 04, 2013

ARCHIVES December 04, 2013 NATIONAL  Communal violence Bill The Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011 was crafted by the National Advisory Council (NAC). The bill aims at creating a framework for preventing pogroms such as the attacks on Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, and the provision of relief …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 03, 2013

ARCHIVES December 03, 2013 NATIONAL Panel wants minimum wage linked to MGNREGA levels A committee set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to revise wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has come up with suggestions that would likely provide solutions to the long-standing issues relating to disparity in earnings …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 02, 2013

ARCHIVES December 02, 2013 INTERNATIONAL India feels SCO can play a bigger role in Afghanistan India has called for a greater role by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in rebuilding and stabilizing Afghanistan. Since bulk of the SCO’s members and observers are Afghanistan’s neighbours. However, Iran’s opposition of the West and the SCO’s tendency of …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 30, 2013

ARCHIVES INTERNATIONAL India offers to train Sri Lankan Navy officers In the backdrop of discussions regarding maritime issues in the Indian Ocean region, The Indian Navy has offered to train Sri Lankan Navy officers. In this regard, the Sri Lankan Navy officers would be put under a four-year Bachelor of Technology course, now being offered …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 29, 2013

ARCHIVES November 29, 2013 NATIONAL Anti-poverty schemes ineffective: study An analysis done in the Planning Commission reveals that the anti-poverty programmes are leaky and inefficient, unable to lift Indians out of poverty. It shows India can close the poverty gap by spending just a fraction of its annual anti-poverty budget. The cost of pushing all …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 28, 2013

ARCHIVES November 28, 2013 NATIONAL RUSA, a way to fund more institutions Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the national higher education mission, is a way to provide funding to larger number of institutions. The funding will be based on performance indicators relevant to students, faculty, and research. This would benefit those institutions which did not …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 23, 2013

ARCHIVES November 23, 2013 NATIONAL GST Panel rejects proposal to include GST in Union List The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) has recommended substantial changes in the Constitutional Amendment Bill proposed by the government. Changes recommended: The panel wants a mechanism for compensation to the States that will …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 22, 2013

ARCHIVES November 22, 2013 NATIONAL Union Government and the Naga insurgents begin fresh negotiations The Union government and the leaders of the largest Naga insurgent group have begun a fresh round of negotiations, hoping to come to terms on a political settlement of the decades-old conflict. According to certain sources, the talks were centred around …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

Questions From The Hindu, 22/11/2013 1. What aspects of centre-state relations are at conflict in the case  of implementation of  recommendations of High-Level Working Group (HLWG) on Western Ghats (headed by Kasturirangan) by the state governments? Explain. (150 Words) The Hindu 2. Explain the history of Naga insurgency in the North Eastern region of the country. …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 18, 2013

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES 18 November 2013 NATIONAL HEALTH Re-engineer healthcare to tackle antibiotic resistance The entire structure of healthcare delivery for effective antibiotics – from research and development, to distribution and rational use – needs to be re-engineered to address the looming global threat of antibiotic resistance. The report (published in The Lancet …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 14, 2013

October 2013 – Magazine ARCHIVES November 14, 2013 NATIONAL Union Govt. rejects CBI’s demands The Centre has rejected the CBI’s demand for complete functional autonomy and vesting its Director with the powers of a government Secretary. CBI’s demands: The CBI had said its Director should report ‘directly’ to the Minister concerned as the agency faced …

Insights Daily Current Events November 13, 2013

Insights Free Magazine Archives November 13, 2013 NATIONAL India accounts for highest pneumonia, diarrhoea deaths: Report According to the Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report (PDPR) 2013, India loses four lakh children to pneumonia, diarrhoea before they turn five. Many Indian children do not have access to life-saving treatment and prevention measures. In the Pneumonia Progress Report …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 11, 2013

OUR FREE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES November 11, 2013 NATIONAL  Ageing dams not being decommissioned A report by International Rivers, an NGO campaigning against destructive dam projects worldwide, has highlighted the absence of policies regarding decommissioning of old dams in India. Ageing dams are a serious concern in India. What does the report says? The report reviews …

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 …