Insights Daily Current Events November 19, 2013

(Courtesy: The Hindu) ARCHIVES NATIONAL Kasturirangan’s report comes under sharp criticism MadhavGadgil, chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), has criticized Kasturirangan report &Environment Ministry’s memorandum saying that there was ‘no role of the gram sabha in categorizing areas as ecologically sensitive’. The local population has no say in the decision making and …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD Questions From The Hindu, 04/11/2013 1. “It was a natural corollary that India should turn its attention to science satellites.” What do you understand by the statement? Elaborate. (150 Words) Link 2. “Most government schemes fail not because they are inherently defective, but because many a times on the ground the necessary infrastructure …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 30, 2013

ARCHIVES NATIONAL JPC report on 2G submitted to Speaker The report of the 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on “allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009” was presented to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and has also been made available to the public in the Lok Sabha website www.loksabha.nic.in According to …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 29, 2013

ARCHIVES October 29, 2013 NATIONAL Centre clears Road project (under PMGSY) in Arunachal Pradesh The Centre has cleared the 157 km Miao-Vijaynagar road project that will connect the remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along the India-Myanmar border, 100 km of it passing through the Namdapha National Park. (from the prelims point …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, October 28, 2013 1. Why developed countries are reluctant to cut their carbon emissions substantially as demanded by the Developing countries? Comment on the implications of stand taken by Developed countries’ on the poor  countries. (200 Words) Link 2. “I’ve never doubted that apartheid – because it was …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 26, 2013

ARCHIVES October 26, 2013 NATIONAL EC regulates poll advertisements, campaign on Net, social media Political parties and candidates will now have to account for the money spent on the use of social media for the poll campaigns. The Election Commission has issued a series of instructions to political parties and candidates on utilising the Internet …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 25, 2013

(95 Percent of all ‘distractions‘ removed from sidebars) ARCHIVES 25, October 2013 NATIONAL Tamil Nadu (TN) urges Centre to boycott CHOGM meet The resolution passed unanimously in TN assembly, has called for “total boycott” of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo (Sri Lanka) until Tamils are given rights on a par with …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

Insights Daily Current Events Day – 9 (October 19, 2013)

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL Department of Biotechnology to train professionals on clinical ethics The Department of Biotechnology has collaborated with a PATH (Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) associate to train professionals on “crisis management in clinical research”. It aims to identify the crisis (sources and route), equip oneself to tackle the crisis, to understand how …

Insights Daily Current Events Day 8 (October 18, 2013)

DOWNLOAD PDF   NATIONAL AERB’s functioning comes under scrutiny: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) In the backdrop of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB’s) blatant weaknesses, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has adopted a report on the “Activities of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board”. Earlier too the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) in its ‘performance audit’ had mentioned …

Insights Daily Current Events Day 6 (October 16, 2013)

 DOWNLOAD PDF   NATIONAL A third of Western Ghats to get protective cover The Environment Ministry has decided to turn approximately 60,000 square kilometres of the Western Ghats across six States (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu) into an Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA). The area will turn into a ‘no-go zone’ for mining …

Insights Daily Current Events: Day-4 (October 14, 2013)

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL Development strategy to counter Maoists: Way to go! Following the success of the North Eastern region in transforming militants by investing more on various agriculture and horticulture projects to transform militants, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has envisaged a plan to go for massive rubber plantation in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra …

Insights Daily Current Events Day-2 (October 12, 2013)

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana issue The Group of Ministers (GoM), presided over by the Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was setup to “discuss the approach and methodology” to be adopted for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana. The GoM would take the opinion of stakeholders on all important …