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 Secure -2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 29, November 2013 1. ” The anti-poverty programmes are leaky and inefficient, unable to lift Indians out of poverty.” Comment. (150 Words) The Hindu 2. “Live-in or marriage like relationship is neither a crime nor a sin though socially unacceptable in this country.” Do you think the recent verdict by the Supreme Court on live-in …

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 …

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 …

General Studies-Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 115

QUESTIONS: 29/11/2013 (RPA, International Relations) In the light of recent Supreme Court judgments directly or indirectly affecting the provisions of  Representation of People Act, analyze the impact of these judgments on Indian polity and on the relationship between Judiciary and the Executive. (250 Words) “India and Japan are almost polar opposites when it comes to nuclear weapons …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 28, November 2013 1. “In India, Despite law, dowry is still seen as ‘adequate’ recompense for inheritance.” Explain the sociological factors that stop women from inheriting land and other properties. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Critically examine the steps taken by the government in ensuring safe institutional delivery for pregnant women in India.  (200 Words) …

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 …

General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 114

QUESTIONS: 28/11/2013 (Resources, infrastructure) “Infrastructure is India’s biggest supply chain challenge.” Comment.(200 Words) Examine how ‘smart grids’ can be a solution to India’s power woes. (200 Words) GUIDELINES ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2

Things To Consider Before Writing An Essay in The Exam

A typical essay UPSC asks candidates to write in the civil services Mains exam year after year is an expository or analytical one. Unlike literary essay which tend to be descriptive and narrative requiring candidate to explore his literary skills, expository essays demand reasoning and logic well argued with the help of relevant evidences and examples. …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 30

QUESTIONS: 27/11/2013  “Infant mortality, maternal mortality and neo-natal death figures are unacceptably high among the STs because of lack of healthcare infrastructure, low literacy rates and sometimes traditional practice”. What measures government has taken in this regard? (200 Words)  “Rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic …

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 …

Representation of People Act – Recent Verdicts Simplified

Following document is a transcript of a discussion held between Kumar Vivek, Narinder Pal Singh and Tauseef on RPA. Representation of people Act: Whole episode We hope the basics are clear so we are delving more on recent debates, verdicts and aftermath like Amendments and Ordinance episode. First of all we should understand how and why …

Insights Daily Current Events: November 26, 2013

ARCHIVES November 26, 2013 NATIONAL CBI urges Supreme Court to free the agency from being a “caged parrot” In response to the Centre’s affidavit rejecting demand for greater autonomy and vesting the CBI Director with a Secretary-level status, the CBI urged the Supreme Court (SC) to free the agency from being a “caged parrot.” CBI …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES Questions From the Hindu, November 26, 2013 1. Salinet features of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) (100 Words) The Hindu 2. “The current tangle in Nagaland must be handled politically, with sensitivity to the changing concerns and aspirations in a state once convulsed by insurgency.” Elaborate. (200 Words) Indian Express 3. “Some of the predictable …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS: 26/11/2013  “The Penta-valent Vaccine for immunization program has run into a storm”. Analyze in the light of SC verdict in this regard. (200 Words) Why does India have most number of malnourished children and women in the world? Suggest measure to tackle this. (200 Words) “A law disallowing peripheral hospitals from transfusing unbanked blood …