Very Important Article For UPSC Interview Preparation

This article is for everyone actually and particularly for those who are preparing for the interview. Enjoy reading it. (the link was sent by our blog follower Muhammed) ARTICLE Union Public Service Commission chairman D.P. Agrawal finds it worrying that a bulk of the candidates who apply for the competitive civil services examination are not …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 19, December 2013 1. What are the objectives of the proposed  Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Bill between Bangladesh and India? Explain its significance and also throw light on controversy surrounding the bill. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference 1 Reference 2 2. What is Vote on Account in India? When is it used? (150 Words) The Hindu …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 18, 2013

ARCHIVES December 18, 2013 NATIONAL Provisions of Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013 The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013 seeks to establish the institution of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta at the States which would provide a uniform vigilance and anti-corruption mechanism across the country. Jurisdiction of Lokpal with respect to Prime Minister: The jurisdiction …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 17, 2013

ARCHIVES December 17, 2013 NATIONAL The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) has sought the simultaneous passage of the Lokpal Bill, the Grievance Redress Bill and the Whistleblower Protection Bill, contending that these laws formed would contain inter-linked measures that constituted the much required accountability regime. The rights of citizens for time-bound delivery …

VIDEO – Policy Watch – India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar

Topics: India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; government’s decision to grant interest-free loan to UP sugar millers and Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar. Guest: Harvir Singh (Senior Editor, Business & Economy, Amar Ujala) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpBWEDl6V90&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Daily Current Events, December 16, 2013

ARCHIVES December 16, 2013 NATIONAL Chinese troops apprehend Indians in Chumar Chinese troops have apprehended five Indian nationals in the Chumar area of Ladakh, well inside the Indian territory, and took them to their side of the border perhaps the first incident of this kind along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in an apparent …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 14, 2013

ARCHIVES December 14, 2013 NATIONAL Cabinet gives nod to Disabilities Bill The Union Cabinet has approved the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, a comprehensive measure that covers a whole spectrum of problems from physical disabilities to mental illness and multiple disabilities. It will replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and …

The Big Picture – Cyber Security Policy: Will it secure Systems and Privacy

Guests: Wg. Cdr. Ajay Lele (Research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and Member, IDSA Task force on Cyber Security) ; Prabir Purkayastha (Chairperson of Knowledge Commons and Vice President of Free Software Movement of India) ; Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad (Independent Telecom Consultant) ; Shalini Singh (Deputy Editor, The Hindu) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzbwH-9oZA&w=560&h=315] …

The Big Picture – Manufacturing sector: Why are we lagging behind?

Guests: Mohan Guruswamy (Economist and Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation) ; Jagdish Khattar (Former Managing Director of Maruti Udyog Ltd) ; Dr. Praveen Jha (Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU) ; Priya Ranjan Dash (Managing Editor, Financial Chronicle) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlKQX0XhsD4&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Daily Current Events, December 13, 2013

 ( ‘Mind-mapping’ initiative – will give you more Insights on Daily news Analysis. This would help one visualise other related aspects, while reading a article by making it more interesting & thought-provoking ) ARCHIVES December 13, 2013 NATIONAL Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redress) Rules, 2013, notified The Women and Child …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 12, 2013

ARCHIVES December 12, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC verdict decriminalizing gay sex In a major setback to gay rights activists, the Supreme Court has held that homosexuality or unnatural sex between two consenting adults under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is illegal and will continue to be an offence. …

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

Insights Daily Current Events, December 11, 2013

ARCHIVES December 11, 2013 NATIONAL Critical view over the ‘Role of Media in a Democratic country like India’ Despite the proliferation of media houses in India, what is actually missing is the ‘diversity of opinion.’ The media is not living upto it’s guiding principles of journalism- “comment is free, but facts are sacred” (as told …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 09 2013

ARCHIVES December 09, 2013 NATIONAL India’s cyber security preparedness In view of its growing cyber security concerns, India has decided to challenge the U.S. government’s control over the Internet and ensure that the trio of the U.S., Russia and China does not ignore India’s concerns while developing an international regime for Internet governance. India will …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 07, 2013

ARCHIVES December 07, 2013 INTERNATIONAL India-Maldives relationship on the right track again Following 2 years of testing times, India and Maldives are all set to restore their friendly relationship, with the upcoming visit of the newly elected President, Abdulla Yameen, from December 23 to 25, 2013. On further strengthening of the ties between the two …

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 …