Insights Daily Current Events, 20 January 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 January 2015 Drug patent: Gilead prepares to appeal The multinational pharmaceutical major, Gilead Sciences, has decided to appeal against the decision of the Indian Patent Office (IPO). IPO had rejected a patent application for its drug sofosbuvir. And this is likely to witness a long-drawn legal battle. Background: The IPO …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 20 January 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 20 January 2015 Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Class – XI, Unit Four Chapter 12 World Climate & Climate Change   General Studies – 1   Topic: geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes 1) …

12) “Many see Whistle-blowers as a snitch or a low life who betray a sacred trust largely for personal gains. “ How far do you agree with the statement? Substantiate with suitable examples.

Topic:- Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information; Corporate Governance issues  13) “Many see Whistle-blowers as a snitch or a low life who betray a sacred trust largely for personal gains. “ How far do you agree with the statement? Substantiate with suitable examples. (150 Words)   General     

11) Max Weber lauded “impersonality” and “dehumanization” as the special virtues of bureaucracy. But, this has resulted in bureaucracy becoming byword for red tape, lack of initiative and innovation and poor public service delivery. Suggest how improved emotional intelligence can help fight these deficiencies?

Topic:- Human Values-Lessons from the lives of great leaders, reformers & Administrators 12) Max Weber lauded “impersonality” and “dehumanization” as the special virtues of bureaucracy. But, this has resulted in bureaucracy becoming byword for red tape, lack of initiative and innovation and poor public service delivery. Suggest how improved emotional intelligence can help fight these …

10) In what ways higher levels of economic inequality hinders economic growth and social mobility in the long run ? Discuss this statement in the light of growing inequality in India. Make a case for re-introduction of inheritance tax in India.

Topic: :   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 11) In what ways higher levels of economic inequality hinders economic growth and social mobility in the long run ? Discuss this statement in the light of growing inequality in India.  Make a case for re-introduction of inheritance tax in …

9) “Reforms, economic growth, progress – all are empty words if they do not translate into jobs.” Write a note on initiatives taken by the government to improve employment opportunities in the country.

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 10) “Reforms, economic growth, progress – all are empty words if they do not translate into jobs.” Write a note on initiatives taken by the government to improve employment opportunities in the country. (200 Words) Business Standard

8) The draft Bill that seeks to amend the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 is a right step towards reducing the consumption of tobacco products in India. Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 9) The  draft Bill that seeks to amend the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 is a right step towards reducing the consumption of tobacco products …

5) Executive cannot misuse the extraordinary provisions of “Ordinance making” and “Joint session” to undermine the legitimate role of legislature and Rajya Sabha in particular. Explain using recent examples.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive ; Separation of powers between various organs; 6) Executive cannot misuse the extraordinary provisions of “Ordinance making” and “Joint session” to undermine the legitimate role of legislature and Rajya Sabha in particular. Explain using recent examples. (200 Words) Business Standard