Lok Sabha – Insights: Working of Parliament in Winter Session

 Working of Parliament in Winter Session – Insights 24/12/2014 Video Not Available (This post is an experimental feature as of Now) About 12 bills were passed in in parliament in winter session 2014 (see more), which got concluded on 23rd Dec. (adjournment sine die). Sufficient numbers with government in Lok Sabha enabled government to push …

The Big Picture – Has Parliament become a mere game of numbers?

Summary: After having a relatively quieter and more productive budget session, the winter session has witnessed a strange situation. The Lok Sabha had 105% productivity and Rajya Sabha had 68% productivity. In the last session RS had witnessed 106% productivity. This situation seems to have emerged from the way the numbers are stacked in the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 25 December 2014

Archives – Secure 2014 Archives – Secure 2015 25 December 2014   Click on the Questions to Post Your Answers. Thank You Tomorrow’s GS Topic is: First TWO Chapters from Themes in Indian History – I, Class XII General Studies – 1 Topic: population and associated issues 1) The implications of a sustained shrinkage in the fertility …

Ethics and Integrity: Insights Secure Questions

Topic:  determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions 10) A terrorist group kills hundred innocent villagers in cold blood murder. Next day, few men from the village kill the relatives of members belonging to the terrorist group. Also, the government forces hunt down these terrorists and kill many of them. Should violence be addressed by …

9) Addressing at the earliest the genuine aspirations of the Bodo people in terms of development and entitlements by the government might be a solution to the ethnic problem plaguing Assam. Examine the roots of this ethnic problem and suggest other measures to end this problem in Assam.

Topic – Linkages between development and spread of extremism.  9) Addressing at the earliest the genuine aspirations of the Bodo people in terms of development and entitlements by the government might be a solution to the ethnic problem plaguing Assam. Examine the roots of this ethnic problem and suggest other measures to end this problem in …

8) India with its fast growing economy is vulnerable to many types of cyber threats. Do you think existing laws and amendments made to them are effective to ensure a cyber threat free environment in the country? Critically examine.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security 8) India with its fast growing economy is vulnerable to many types of cyber threats. Do you think existing laws and amendments made to them are effective to ensure a cyber threat free …

7) While countries like China and Brazil have massively increased generation of power using solar source, India, though has lofty targets, lags far behind in this regard. Critically examine why.

Topic: Infrastructure – Energy (Also part of – Paper-1:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world -including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 7) While countries like China and Brazil have massively increased generation of power using solar source, India, though has lofty targets, lags far behind in this regard. Critically examine why. (150 Words) …

5) Some argue that illiteracy among elected members of Gram panchayats is one of the root causes of inefficiency of panchayat raj system in India. Recently Rajasthan government passed an ordinance stipulating a minimum education qualification for candidates contesting zila parishad or panchayat samiti polls. Do you think it’s a right move? Critically analyse issues arising out of this move.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation;  devolution of powers  up to local levels and challenges therein 5) Some argue that illiteracy among elected members of Gram panchayats is one of the root causes of inefficiency of panchayat raj system in …

4) Recently the central government approved 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in medical devices via the automatic route. Examine what effect this move will have on the health sector in India.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health (Also part of Paper – 3: Effects of liberalization on the economy) 4) Recently the central government  approved 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in medical devices via the automatic route. Examine what effect this move will have on the health sector in …

3) The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution started in 1965 by Mao Zedong began a period of turmoil, weakened the Party and severely disrupted the economy and educational system in China. Examine why.

Topic: NCERT Class XI – Themes in World History, Paths to Modernisation (Theme 11) 3) The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution started in 1965 by Mao Zedong began a period of turmoil, weakened the Party and severely disrupted the economy and educational system in China. Examine why. Theme 11