DAY – 49: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 05 August 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES We are posting 40 questions (another 30 questions will be posted later) from our 2014 Test Series taken from Bipan Chandra’s Book. These are related to the chapters specified in the […]
Insights The Hindu News Analysis: 04 August 2015 Archives Insights Daily Current Events Please provide feedback on this video in the comment box. Your feedback helps us a lot. Thank you.
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Insights Daily Debates: Day – 8 05 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic Banning Porn – Does This Measure Protect ‘Culture’ and Morality? The New York Times DailyO The Guardian Al Jazeera Is it immoral to watch porn? Does this habit breed ‘rape culture’? Is watching porn against culture? Then, what is culture? Is banning porn […]
Insights Daily Current Events, 05 August 2015 Archives Citizenship soon for those who fled religious persecution The Union Home Ministry has decided to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The migrants include not just Hindus but also Buddhists, Christians, Zoroastrians, Sikhs and […]
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Topic: Emotional Intelligence 9) How important is emotional intelligence for ensuring good governance? Analyse. (200 Words) Reference
Topic: Basics of cyber security 8) Recently the The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies was in news and it is argued that this agreement has become anachronistic vis a vis cybersecurity issues. Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Industrial policy 7) In your opinion, what needs to be done and by whom to herald digital revolution in India and fully realize its high-tech potential? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint
Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security; Paper – 2 India’s neighbours 6) Critically examine the causes of India’s 1965 war with Pakistan. How did this War change strategic equation between two countries? Discuss. (200 Words) Livemint
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources 5) It is widely accepted that most of the government run primary schools across the country have failed to impart quality education to children. In your opinion, what interventions in these schools can improve education quality and how? Comment. (200 Words) […]
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections. 4) The incidents of child abuse are on the rise in India as reported by news in recent days. What measures need to be taken by the government and parents to stop child abuse? Critically discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 3) Do you think Smart Grids are indispensable for creating Smart Cities? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu
Topic: Changes in critical geographical features 2) Despite overwhelming evidence to support the argument that the climate change is caused by human activities, there is still a section of society which denies this fact. Critically comment on the arguments made by climate change ‘deniers’. (200 Words) Livemint Wikipedia
Topic: Physical geography; Changes in critical geographical features 1) What do you understand by cloud seeding? Explain the science behind it, its applications and its usefulness for India. (200 Words) The Hindu Scientific American Reference
Lok Sabha TV Insights: RBI’s Monetary Policy Archives 04 August 2015 Under third bi-monetary policy review, RBI left policy rates unchanged. Repo stands at 7.25% and Cash reserve ratio at 4% of NTDL. There was significant anticipation of further rate cuts given lower oil prices and negative WPI inflation for 8th month in line. Reason […]