Insights Daily Current Events, 24 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 February 2016 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi in the shade French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the Li-Fi technology at the recently held Mobile World Congress, the …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) What do you understand by Aerosol Optical Depth? It is said that the worsening air quality in Indian …

6) In the light of the Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, critically examine what lessons can India draw from the recent scuffle involving Apple company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over encryption issue

Topic: Basics of cyber security 6) In the light of the Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, critically examine what lessons can India draw from the recent scuffle involving Apple company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over encryption issue. (200 Words) The Hindu Business Standard

4) “We need more than just technical skills in the globalised world we live in. We need skills that help us relate to those who are not like us. We need soft skills, more exposure to global languages as well as critical thinking.” In the light of the statements, discuss the need for encouraging inclusion and study of liberal arts in the Indian higher education system

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.  4) “We need more than just technical skills in the globalised world we live in. We need skills that help us relate to those who are not like us. We need soft skills, more exposure to global languages as well as …

3) “Ignoring Pakistan is not an option. It makes little sense to adopt an on-again-off-again strategy that smacks of ad-hocism. It would be prudent not to look upon Pathankot as yet another instance where India’s hopes have been dashed by Pakistan.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment.

Topic:India and its neighbours 3) “Ignoring Pakistan is not an option. It makes little sense to adopt an on-again-off-again strategy that smacks of ad-hocism. It would be prudent not to look upon Pathankot as yet another instance where India’s hopes have been dashed by Pakistan.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 Words) …

1) What do you understand by Aerosol Optical Depth? It is said that the worsening air quality in Indian cities is already affecting the lives of the very young and the elderly, and reducing labour productivity. What urgent and long-term measures do you suggest to improve the air quality in Indian cities?

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) What do you understand by Aerosol Optical Depth? It is said that the worsening air quality in Indian cities is already affecting the lives of the very young and the elderly, and reducing labour productivity. What urgent and long-term measures do you suggest to improve the air quality in …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 150: Delhi Police should work under the Delhi State Government

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 150 23 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Delhi Police should work under the Delhi State Government”   NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A session. We will just mention the topic and you …

Insights into Editorial: Tax agri income for the benefit of small farmers

Insights into Editorial: Tax agri income for the benefit of small farmers 23 February 2016 Article Link Taxing agricultural income has been an emotive subject in the Indian context. However, taxing agricultural income at minimal rates of about 5% can help rather than hurt our poor farmers. Background: Given the importance of access to finance, …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 51

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 51 22 February 2016 Archives  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not a …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 February 2016 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. NASA working on crunching a Mars trip to three days NASA researchers are working on a technology that could harness the power of light and …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 February  2016 Archives – Secure 2015 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Social empowerment. 1) Do you think lack of employment opportunities is one of the major causes of protests seeking the status of Other Backward …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: What is your opinion on your father’s and friend’s views? Critically comment

Topic:Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values 8) Your very close friend who often visits you on weekends is disturbed by recent JNU row. He tells you that the government is on the wrong side and students should be allowed to debate any issue as long as it’s peaceful. He is agitated …

6) What do you understand by tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio? Compare India’s tax-to-GDP ratio with that of OECD economies and comment whether India should strive to increase this ratio or not.

Topic: Economic growth; Resource mobilization 6) What do you understand by tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio? Compare India’s tax-to-GDP ratio with that of OECD economies and comment whether India should strive to increase this ratio or not. (200 Words) Livemint