4) Because of demonetization, people in India are being forced to make digital payments. It is said that without proper precautions and security policies, the highly reactive nature of cybersecurity leaves us vulnerable to cyberattacks. Is it safe to utilise new payment platforms? How government and companies should mitigate cyberattacks and minimise its damages arising out of this situation? Examine.

Topic:  Basics of cyber security 4) Because of demonetization, people in India are being forced to make digital payments. It is said that without proper precautions and security policies, the highly reactive nature of cybersecurity leaves us vulnerable to cyberattacks. Is it safe to utilise new payment platforms? How government and companies should mitigate cyberattacks and minimise …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 & 28 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 27 and 28 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 27  and 28 November, 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 …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 November 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 29 November, 2016 QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 29 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 November 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 November 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Modern RFID Access Control System Introduced at Paradip Port   Paradip Port has introduced the modern Radio-frequency …

Insights into Editorial: For Modi’s smart-city vision to become a reality, India needs smart villages first

    Insights into Editorial For Modi’s smart-city vision to become a reality, India needs smart villages first   Summary: It is now widely agreed that development of rural India holds the key to the nation’s sustainable economic growth. In this regard, experts have advocated transformation and development of “smart villages” across the country to …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 November 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 1) What are the limits of electoral democracy? How they can be fixed? In the light of recent …

6) Recently it was reported that the Chinese advancements in space research could threaten NASA’s monopoly. Do you think India has the potential to challenge China in space domain? Justify

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology 6) Recently it was reported that the Chinese advancements in space research could threaten NASA’s monopoly. Do you think India has the potential to challenge China in space domain? Justify. (200 Words) Livemint

5) It is argued that new high-end ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant are more efficient than renewable sources to generate energy, especially in India. Discuss the technology used in these new ultra-supercritical coal plants and examine if they are more efficient and cost – effetcive compared to renewable sources.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  5) It is argued that new high-end ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant are more efficient than renewable sources to generate energy, especially in India. Discuss the technology used in these new ultra-supercritical coal plants and examine if they are more efficient and cost …