MOTIVATION: Heaven and Hell

                                Rishave Verma                   Heaven is the decision I must make.                                                                         (A Course in Miracles) A Samurai warrior came to a Zen master and commanded him, “Teach me about heaven and hell”. The master looked at the warrior and laughed ridiculing him, “Why would you think I would waste my time teaching an ignoramus like you? You …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 a)State and explain Coase theorem.  (150 words) b) What is money multiplier? What are its determinants? (150 words) Question 2 What is liquidity trap? Explain the trap from the standpoint of both Demand for money and supply of money considered separately. Examine the policy implications of existence of trap. (200 words)

Insights Daily Current Events, January 20, 2014

ARCHIVES January 20, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Basic Features of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The Act is designed to fulfill India’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. The NDPS Act …

MOTIVATION – Being The Change

                                   Rishave Verma Confront the dark part of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination.                                                                         (August Wilson) Jerry was angry at himself because he failed in his goal of becoming the president of his country. He stated “It was my lifelong mission and I am ashamed that I have not completed my mission”. His father …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 20, January 2014 B1,B2 Recent studies have found that despite increased outlays in education, especially after the RTE was passed, learning levels have remained stagnant in Indian schools. What are the reasons behind it? What needs to be done? Analyze. (200 Words) The Indian Express B3,B4 “The new disabilities bill could help enshrine a more …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 19, 2014

ARCHIVES January 19, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Seven States/UTs Get Allocations Under National Food Security Act •    With the implementation of National Food Security Act in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh also, the National Food Security Act has taken off now in seven states/ UTs- Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh . •    …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

“There is need for Indian Space Organization to remodel its space technology missions to accommodate space commerce and space laws in its policies”. Discuss (200 Words) “The recent advancement in Chinese Space Program opens a Pandora box for Space Diplomacy”. In the light of above statement, analyze the strategic implications on India with the rising …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 19, January 2014 K9 LEADER Do you think self-serving political system is to blame for the separatist movements in India? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu A1,A2 “Our simple masses did not understand how the British manipulated the Indian upper class to retain British culture as the supreme culture. ” Do you agree with this view? …

MOTIVATION – Keeping Faith

Rishave Verma              The Art of life is, to have faith in our hands.                                                                         (Anonymous) A king woke up his advisor late in the evening, and anxiously asked him “I couldn’t sleep because I began to fear that the world would fall into abyss.” The advisor comfortably replied “Not to worry, the earth is held up …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

“Though India revised its Intellectual Property law, it still needs serious relook to encourage business and Research and Development in India.” Comment (200 Words) Source: Business Standard 11th January = Why India needs to take IP seriously “TRIPS have been a basis for relevant Indian legislations.” Comment in the light of adjustment India did to …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 18 January 2014 J1,J2 Explain the role of technology in boosting agricultural income for the farmers. Write a note on TN-IAMWARM (Irrigated Agricultural Management and Water Resources Management) project. (200 Words) The Hindu J3,J4 What measures has government of India taken to meet the increasing demand for LPG in the country? Analyze. (200 Words) The …

MOTIVATION – Criticism

                                               Rishave Verma          I am not a victim of the world I see.                                                                         (A Course in Miracles) There is a popular story, usually suggested to be Mahatma Gandhi’s way of facing criticism. As the story goes, he suggests that if someone hits one side of your face, you offer him another to side …

Insights On India Mock Test – 2 Update and Discussion Page(Tomorrow’s Test)

(This is a Paid test series. If interested, enroll here. You will get all the tests)   As updated earlier, Second Mock Test would be sent to you via email around 5 pm tomorrow (Saturday, 18th January). Last time we had carefully sent everyone but some people could not locate them in their email inbox. …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 17, 2014

ARCHIVES January 17, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) (will be rolled out across the country in the coming months.) The NULM is actually an improved version of the earlier poverty alleviation programme for the urban poor titled Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) which was found to be wanting for …

MOTIVATION – How To Secure?

                                  Rishave Verma                       Shift your sail with the wind.                                                                         (Italian Proverb) Jungle lore tells that monkeys learned how to evade capture by making use of ease rather than force. Hunters would put some nuts in a glass jar with a rim smaller than its base. A monkey of inferior intelligence would reach into the jar and …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

1. State the two fundamental theorems of Welfare Economics and comment on their contemporary relevance. (200 words) 2.         a) What is Moral Hazard? Discuss with an example. (150 words)              b) Explain ‘Free- rider’ problem. Suggest possible solutions. (150 words)