Insights Daily Current Events, 12 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Fillip to ‘Make in India’ in defence purchases The government has approved major changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). Approval in this regard was recently …

Insights into Editorial: Trying and testing the car formula

Insights into Editorial: Trying and testing the car formula 12 January 2016 Article Link It’s been two weeks since the Delhi government implemented the Odd-even formula in the National Capital Region on a trial basis. Yet, there has not been any credible data to support the Delhi government’s claim that the odd-even trial has reduced …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 January  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Art and culture 1) “Cinema had become an integral part of the nation’s cultural identity.” Do you agree? If yes, what is the nature …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: (b) Evaluate the pros and cons of each of your actions

Topic:Ethics in human actions; Corruption 7 ) One of the scientists working in the R&D laboratory of a major pharmaceutical company discovers that one of the company’s bestselling veterinary drugs has the potential to cure a currently incurable liver disease which is prevalent in tribal areas. However, developing a variant of the drug suitable for human being  entailed …

5) How can nations enhance the prevention of terrorist attacks in big cities and strategic bases worldwide? In the light of recent attacks on Paris, Pathankot and Peshawar, discuss

Topic:Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security; Security challenges and their management in border areas 5) How can nations enhance the prevention of terrorist attacks in big cities and strategic bases worldwide? In the light of recent attacks on Paris, Pathankot and Peshawar, discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) The union government is preparing legislation for involving riparian states for rejuvenating the Ganga river. What are the likely roadblocks this legislation might face? Is there a necessity of such a legislation? Critically examine

Topic: Conservation & Environmental pollution 4) The union government is preparing legislation for involving riparian states for rejuvenating the Ganga river. What are the likely roadblocks this legislation might face? Is there a necessity of such a legislation? Critically examine. (200 Words) Business Standard

3) Why is it said that money bills have a special place in our Constitution? Do you think the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill, 2015 recently introduced in Lok Sabha fits the definition of money bill? Critically examine

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) Why is it said that money bills have a special place in our Constitution? Do you think the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill, 2015 recently introduced in Lok Sabha fits the definition of money bill? Critically …

2) Recently the Supreme Court asked Parliament to enact a separate law providing for harsh punishment to criminals raping infants and children below 10 years. Critically analyse if existing laws are not sufficient to stop crimes like this and there is a need for separate law

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 2) Recently the Supreme Court asked Parliament to enact a separate law providing for harsh punishment to criminals raping infants and children below 10 years. Critically analyse if existing laws are not sufficient to stop crimes like this and there …