World Soil Day

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   World Soil Day What to study? For Prelims: World Soil Day 2019- key facts. For Mains: Soil pollution- reasons, concerns, challenges and measures. Context: World Soil Day is celebrated every year on 5th of December by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations. Aim: To communicate messages …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

AIR News Analysis http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-17581.mp3 AIR Current Affairs http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17582.mp3 ARCHIVES 15, February 2014 1. What measures does government take to tame high inflation? Explain why maintaining optimum inflation rate is very important for the economy. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. “There are no costs involved in moving towards a more federalist structure called the United States …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 10, February 2014 1. What are the main hurdles India is facing when it comes to military modernization? Comment. (200 Words) Business Standard (http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/out-of-cash-114020900783_1.html) 2. “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 has established that indoor air pollution from cook stoves is a primary cause of disease and death in South Asia. ” Elaborate. (200 Words) …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …

Insights Weekend Discussions – Week Twelve

Welcome to the Twelfth edition of Insights Weekend Discussions. You can access details of last Eleven discussions here. And the topic is: Should India take initiative and destroy its nuclear  stockpile ? India has asserted that it would follow ‘no-first-use’ policy when it comes to use of nuclear weapons and it would solely use the nuclear weapons …

The Big Picture – Supreme Court judgement: Have Gay Rights taken a beating?

Guests: Colin Gonsalves (Human Rights Lawyer, Supreme Court) ; T R Kakkar (Former Delhi Police Commissioner) ; Father Stanley Kozhichira (Media Director, Archdiocese of Delhi) ; Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth) ; Vrinda Gopinath (Editor, Altgaze.com) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutEz0jGgNs&w=560&h=315] Courtesy and Source: Rajya Sabha TV

Question From Insights That Appeared in UPSC Mains General Studies Paper – 2

Following are the questions posted earlier on Insights that are Directly or Indirectly related to the questions that appeared in 2013 UPSC Mains General Studies Paper – 2 held on December 3, 2013 Question 1 (GS-2, Mains 2013) – Indirect “Although individuals within a representative democracy possess rights, allowing them to lobby parliamentarians and governments …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 116

QUESTIONS: 30/11/2013 ( institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections) Analyze the functioning of NHRC in India. (200 Words) The statistics presented in the recently released National Crime Records Bureau report 2012, reaffirm the rising trend of crimes against women. The abysmal conviction rate for these crimes reveals the ineptness of the …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 113

QUESTIONS: 27/11/2013 (Comparison of constitutions, Energy security/technology/policies of developed countries….) Compare and contrast important features of the constitution of Afghanistan and India. (250 Words) Examine in what ‘unique’ ways  India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Act, 2010 (the Act) deals with supplier liability? Also throw light on how the present act impacts nuclear commerce. (250 …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 16, 2013

ARCHIVES OUR FREE MAGAZINE November 16, 2013 NATIONAL No compromise on Arunachal territory, says students union The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), while welcoming the local boundary commission led by retired Justice Tarun Chatterjee, which is currently studying the interstate boundary issue between Arunachal and Assam, has said it would ‘not compromise on an …

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 …

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS: 15/11/2013 Discuss India ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. (300 Words) Analyze India Pakistan river water disputes. (300 Words) Discuss India’s border dispute with South Asian neighbours. (300 Words) Analyze the Confidence Building Measures adopted India China to solve Border Dispute. (300 Words) ARCHIVES

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS: 15/11/2013 “The power sector reforms in India should be distribution led instead of generation led”. Do you agree? (200 Words) Prize based accolades have lot to offer in the field of research and development, rather than patent based? How far you agree with this statement. (200 Words) Compare and contrast the generation of launch …

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 …

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 …