Insights into Editorial: Arrears in the criminal justice system: Some causes and concerns

    Insights into Editorial: Arrears in the criminal justice system: Some causes and concerns     The increasing pendency in our country’s courts is an alarming situation seeking immediate redressal. The figures published by the National Crime Record Bureau are appalling: a total of 1,86,986 murder cases were brought to trial in the year …

AIR spotlight summary on Prime Minister’s Vietnam and China visit.

    AIR spotlight summary on Prime Minister’s Vietnam and China visit.   Introduction The Indian Prime minister’s visit to Vietnam upgraded the relationship to comprehensive strategic partnership. It was the first visit of Indian prime minister to Vietnam after 15 years. India-Vietnam Relationship In the context of developments taking place in South China Sea …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 September 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   MoU for speed implementation of Namami Gange Progamme   Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 September  2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 1) “Although laws like the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and other laws are supposed to grant Muslim women rights and protect them from discriminatory …

8) Refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has switched to ozone-friendly hydrofluorocarbons. Do you think this step is enough to protect ozone? What should India do with regard to hydrofluorocarbons? Examine.

Topic: Environmental pollution 8) Refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has switched to ozone-friendly hydrofluorocarbons. Do you think this step is enough to protect ozone? What should India do with regard to hydrofluorocarbons? Examine. (200 Words) Down to Earth

7) A recent study has found that despite early detection and appropriate medical attention, thousands of neonates in India with sepsis and pneumonia (both common ailments in newborns) died. Examine the causes and suggest remedies.

Topic; Developments in S&T 7) A recent study has found that despite early detection and appropriate medical attention, thousands of neonates in India with sepsis and pneumonia (both common ailments in newborns) died. Examine the causes and suggest remedies. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) “Malaria control in India is seriously affected by the fact that the knowledge once gained through painstaking research and fieldwork by entomologists is ignored.” In the light of the statement, critically discuss why India is failing to fight Malaria

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 6) “Malaria control in India is seriously affected by the fact that the knowledge once gained through painstaking research and fieldwork by entomologists is ignored.” In the light of the statement, critically discuss why India is failing to fight Malaria. (200 Words) Frontline

5) “The Supreme Court order dismissing Common Cause’s writ petition seeking directions against the misuse of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is a monumental abdication of the judicial function.” Critically comment.

Topic: Functioning of judiciary 5) “The Supreme Court order dismissing Common Cause’s writ petition seeking directions against the misuse of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is a monumental abdication of the judicial function.” Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW

4) In 2014, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2014 was unanimously passed in Rajya Sabha. Recently, the government has drafted a new Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016. Compare both the versions and critically comment on features of the the 2016 Bill.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 4) In 2014, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2014 was unanimously passed in Rajya Sabha. Recently, the government has drafted a new Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016.  Compare both the versions and critically comment on features of …

3) Recently, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to ask States to end the oppressive practice of sterilising women in large camps. Examine the significance of this directive.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) Recently, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to ask States to end the oppressive practice of sterilising women in large camps. Examine the significance of this directive. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

1) “Although laws like the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and other laws are supposed to grant Muslim women rights and protect them from discriminatory customary laws, the absence of codification of Muslim personal laws has resulted in many of the rights granted in religious texts getting negated or diluted.” Discuss.

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 1) “Although laws like the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and other laws are supposed to grant Muslim women rights and protect them from discriminatory customary laws, the absence of codification of Muslim personal laws has resulted in many of the rights granted in religious texts getting negated …

AIR spotlight summary on Egyptian President’s visit to India.

    AIR spotlight summary on Egyptian President’s visit to India.   Introduction The visit sets the tone for the next couple of decades. This is the first significant bilateral visit after the Arab Spring which swept through Egypt. India has long historical and cultural relationship with Egypt dating back to Non Aligned Movement, freedom …