Insights Daily Current Affairs, 02 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 02 December 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   First ‘water-wave laser’ created by scientists in Israel   Scientists have created the first ‘water-wave laser’ that emits a beam through the interaction …

Insights into Editorial: The message from Amritsar

    Insights into Editorial: The message from Amritsar   Summary: Since the toppling of the Taliban government in 2001, India and Afghanistan have witnessed a significant strengthening of their bilateral ties. As Afghanistan’s stability is important for India’s own, India has readily supported the growth of democracy in its neighbour, battered as it is …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 December 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country 1) Critically analyse views of Gandhi, Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru and Ambedkar on patriotism. (200 …

6) Recently, Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone devastated its society and economy. How did it impact various sections of Sierra Leone’s society? Also examine role of various international agencies in situations like this.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 6) Recently, Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone devastated its society and economy.  How did it impact various sections of Sierra Leone’s society? Also examine role of various international agencies in situations like this. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) Recently, the World Health Organisation released guidelines on HIV self-testing. Discuss its significance and also examine mechanism used in its OraQuick HIV self-testing.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 5) Recently, the World Health Organisation released guidelines on HIV self-testing. Discuss its significance and also examine mechanism used in its OraQuick HIV self-testing. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) Do you think measures like demonetization which have bearing on all the citizens, should have been implemented through legislative support? If the Supreme Court intervenes in the validity of demonetization move, will it amount to judicial overreach? Critically comment

Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions 3) Do you think measures like demonetization which have bearing on all the citizens, should have been implemented through legislative support? If the Supreme Court intervenes in the validity of demonetization move, will it amount to judicial overreach? Critically comment. (200 Words) The …

2) The proposition that populism harms democracy has been amply borne out by our history. Do you think the subordination of political parties to populist leaders is good for democracy? Critically comment.

Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 2) The proposition that populism harms democracy has been amply borne out by our history. Do you think the subordination of political parties to populist leaders is good for democracy? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

Lok Sabha TV- Insight: International Day of Rural Women

    Lok Sabha TV- Insight: International Day of Rural Women   Note: Please watch from 23ed minute for today’s topic https://youtu.be/UzrG2V8ms0Y   On October 15th each year, the United Nations celebrates International Day of Rural Women and recognizes importance of women in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. As per the UN, empowering rural …

Insights into Editorial: India’s missing girl children

    Insights into Editorial: India’s missing girl children   Summary: The demographic transition in India has brought along an ugly unintended consequence – a historically strong preference for sons over daughters in these societies has strengthened with the decline in fertility, thus worsening the female-male sex ratio at birth. New data from the Civil …

Insights into Issues: Merger of Railway Budget into the General Budget

    Insights into Issues: Merger of Railway Budget into the General Budget   The almost century old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget ahead of the General Budget is to be dispensed with from the next financial year (2017-18) and the Railway Budget will be merged with the General Budget. The proposal has …