Insights into Editorial: The mistrust of Science

Insights into Editorial: The mistrust of Science Summary: India’s plans for a world-class neutrino facility have hit a serious roadblock. Regulators this week directed the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) to seek new environmental permits, pushing the long-delayed facility’s completion further into the future—and further jeopardizing its hopes of making an important discovery.   About the …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 March 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  28 March  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarification: Quiz, 27th March 2017 (Click HERE): Regarding Q4, the correct answer is option ‘b’, as can be gleaned from the explanation. The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 March 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) What circumstances led to enactment of the Government of India …

9) Do you think laws against eve-teasing and sexual harassment are sufficient to address the challenge of women facing sexual harassment in their neighbourhoods and public spaces? Critically comment.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 9) Do you think laws against eve-teasing and sexual harassment are sufficient to address the challenge of women facing sexual harassment in their neighbourhoods and public spaces? Critically comment. (150 Words) The Hindu

8) What were the objectives of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) which was to come up in the West Bodi Hills in Theni district in Tamil Nadu? Recently the National Green Tribunal (NGT) kept in abeyance the environmental clearance for this project. Examine why. Comment on NGT’s decision.

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Conservation 8) What were the objectives of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) which was to come up in the West Bodi Hills in Theni district in Tamil Nadu? Recently the National Green Tribunal (NGT) kept in abeyance the environmental clearance for this project. Examine why. Comment on NGT’s …

7) In the light of recent Ilaiyaraaja-S.P. Balasubrahmanyam controversy, critically examine whether songwriters in India are fairly compensated for their work under the Copyrights Act? If not, what should be done? Discuss.

Topic:  Issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7) In the light of recent Ilaiyaraaja-S.P. Balasubrahmanyam controversy, critically examine whether songwriters in India are fairly compensated for their work under the Copyrights Act? If not, what should be done? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Why didn’t India sign bilateral investment treaties (BITs) till 1990s? Do you think today foreign investment inflows to India are dependent on BITs? Critically examine.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) Why didn’t India sign bilateral investment treaties (BITs) till 1990s? Do you think today foreign investment inflows to India are dependent on BITs? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Ever since it was announced in 2005, the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement has faced one obstacle after another. What are these obstacles? Do you think nuclear energy holds same promise as it did in 2005? In the light of the delay in the Indo-US nuclear deal, what should be India’s considerations? Discuss.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) Ever since it was announced in 2005, the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement has faced one obstacle after another. What are these obstacles? Do you think nuclear energy holds same promise as it did in 2005? In the light of the delay …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 March 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  27 March  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives   Clarification: Quiz, 25th March, 2017 (Click HERE): Regarding Q3 – The first statement should have been better-framed. Barring only Calcutta, officially, rest of British India was under the single time-zone. The following quiz will have …