Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indigenization of technology. Astra missile proves anti-jamming capability Astra missile was recently test-fired by the scientists of the DRDO. During the trial, a crucial capability of the missile-its resistance to jamming– was successfully validated. After carrying out some more trials, including air launch trial …

Insights into Editorial: The gap in Environmental Crime Statistics

Insights into Editorial: The gap in Environmental Crime Statistics 26 December 2015 Article Link The recently concluded Paris Climate talks and New Delhi’s new Odd-Even formula indicate that environmental protection is receiving a greater attention from the whole world. While data is easily available on pollution levels and emissions, statistics on crimes against the environment …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 December  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment 1) Critically discuss the need for prison reforms across India. (200 Words) Frontline Topic: Social empowerment 2) “The Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Haryana Panchayati …

7) Europe achieved continental unification through economic means, liberal constitutionalism and a currency union. Do you think Europe practises same liberal principles when it comes to intervening in foreign matters? Critically discuss.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.  7) Europe achieved continental unification through economic means, liberal constitutionalism and a currency union. Do you think Europe practises same liberal principles when it comes to intervening in foreign matters? Critically discuss. (200 Words) EPW

6) The World Health Organization (WHO) in its first global estimates of preventable food-borne diseases has reported that 600 million people (one in 10) fall ill and 420,000 die every year from contaminated food. Write a critical note on these f00d-borne diseases, their impact in India and measures taken by Indian government to prevent and treat these diseases.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 6) The World Health Organization (WHO) in its first global estimates of preventable food-borne diseases has reported that 600 million people (one in 10) fall ill and 420,000 die every year from contaminated food. Write a critical note on these f00d-borne diseases, …

5) “By signing the nuclear and high-speed rail deals with Japan, India inches closer to the anti-China alliance led by the United States.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) “By signing the nuclear and high-speed rail deals with Japan, India inches closer to the anti-China alliance led by the United States.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 Words) Frontline

2) “The Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, which restricts the category of eligible candidates in panchayat elections, fails to uphold the spirit of the Constitution.” Critically comment.

Topic: Social empowerment 2) “The Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, which restricts the category of eligible candidates in panchayat elections, fails to uphold the spirit of the Constitution.” Critically comment. (200 Words) Frontline