Insights into Issues: Copyright Case verdict

    Insights into Issues: Copyright Case verdict   In The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford vs Rameshwari Photocopy Services case, the Delhi HC gave the verdict that photocopying portions of academic publications to make course packs for students does not amount to copyright infringement. Along with the verdict in Novartis case, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 November 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Australia’s Great Barrief Reef sees largest coral die-off ever   As per a recently conducted study, a mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before …

Insights into Editorial: Long road to gender equality in India

    Long road to gender equality in India   Summary: Gender Budgeting has become a powerful tool for gender mainstreaming. Over the past two decades, women’s empowerment has been increasingly recognized as a crucial factor for any country’s holistic and sustainable development. Several programs and projects across the world have been launched and are …

Insights into Issues: Autonomous Vehicle Technology

    Insights into Issues: Autonomous Vehicle Technology   For the past hundred years, innovation within the automotive sector has created safer, cleaner, and more affordable vehicles, but progress has been incremental. The industry now appears close to substantial change, engendered by autonomous, or “self-driving,” vehicle technologies. An autonomous car  is a vehicle that is capable …

Insights into Issues: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana – How Different is it from Earlier Agri Insurance Schemes?

    Insights into Issues: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana – How Different is it from Earlier Agri Insurance Schemes?   Problems with the current Insurance Schemes: There is low awareness about the current schemes. Only 19% farmers have heard of such schemes Low penetration of Financial Institutions also adds to the cause of poor …

Insights into Issues: Minority Educational Institutions and Minority Status

    Insights into Issues: Minority Educational Institutions and Minority Status     In January, the central government reversed the stand of its predecessor Government and decided not to support minority status for Aligarh Muslim University or Jamia Millia Islamia. Background of the Issue AMU AMU was founded as the Madrasatul Uloom in 1875 in …

Insights into Issues: WTO Dispute – Domestic Content Requirement

    Insights into Issues: WTO Dispute – Domestic Content Requirement   The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body has declared domestic content requirement (DCRs) in India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) as illegal. Last year in Aug 2015, the WTO disputes panel also ruled that India’s subsidies for solar power contravene WTO trade rules …

Insights into Issues: Internet Governance

    Insights into Issues: Internet Governance   The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a meeting at Marrakesh (Morocco) decided that the ICANN will now be governed by a “multi-stakeholder” (multistakeholder ICANN community) model, including businesses, individual users and members of governments across the world. Since this group elects ICANN’s board …

Insights into Issues: FRBM Act – Need for a paradigm shift

    Insights into Issues: FRBM Act – Need for a paradigm shift     FRBM act The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBMA) is an Act of the Parliament of India to institutionalize financial discipline, reduce India’s fiscal deficit, improve macroeconomic management and the overall management of the public funds by moving towards a balanced …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 30 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 30 November, 2016 Archives Clarifications: Question 9, Quiz 27th and 28th November, 2016 (Click HERE): Regarding ‘incremental cash reserve ratio’ – The question should have been better worded. It should have been, “The RBI, in an attempt to absorb …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) What is biomethanation? Could it be a solution for better urban waste management? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express General Studies – 2 Topic: Issues relating to …

7) It is observed that in the absence of reasoned argument and evidence, people fall back upon their political preferences in order to form their opinions about any issue. Why does this happen? Is it good for the country? Critically examine

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7) It is observed that in the absence of reasoned argument and evidence, people fall back upon their political preferences in order to form their opinions about any issue. Why does this happen? Is …

6) Critically discuss imposrtance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Indian farmer. In recent days, India is moving towards a regime where prices of agricultural produce would be decided by global demand and supply equations. Is it good for Indian agriculture? Comment.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices 6) Critically discuss imposrtance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Indian farmer. In recent days, India is moving towards a regime where prices of agricultural produce would be decided by global demand and supply equations. Is it good for Indian agriculture? Comment. …