QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 August 2017

  Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 August 2017   Clarifications: Quiz, 25th August 2017 : Q4, statement ‘c’ should be corrected – “Directive principles of state policy and FRs are placed on an equal footing”. But it does not really matter as the answer will not change. Quiz, 24th August 2017: Please read the explanations …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 Aug 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 Aug 2017   Paper 2:   Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Northeast yet to implement SC judgement on parliamentary secretaries   The Supreme Court had in July struck down an Assam legislation of 2004, which allowed the appointment of parliamentary secretaries, …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 4 : 07 – 20 August, 2017

  I-Learning Test 4 : 07 – 20 August 2017   Ahar-pyne system of irrigation It is an indigenous irrigation technology. This system has evolved from an understanding of the particular agro-climatic conditions of the South Bihar plains of India. Ahars are reservoirs and consist of a major embankment across the line of the drainage …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 3 : 31 July 2017 – 06 August, 2017

  I-Learning Test 3 : 31 July 2017 – 06 August 2017   Regulation of Hazardous Microorganisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms   ‘Rules for Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells 1989’, under the Environment Protection Act, 1986 define five competent authorities for such regulation. These are the Institutional Biosafety Committees …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 August 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  1) Write a note on Dr Ambedkar’s ideas about religion. …

8) “Mother Theresa spent her life in actually living Swami Vivekananda’s concept of ‘Daridra Narayan’, in the service of god through service to the poor, destitute and marginalised.” Discuss.

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;  8) “Mother Theresa spent her life in actually living Swami Vivekananda’s concept of ‘Daridra Narayan’, in the service of god through service to the poor, destitute and marginalised.” Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 August 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  25 August  2017 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 important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2017. It is not …

2) “The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, introduced ostensibly to provide a legal framework for surrogacy in India, is a regressive legislation that seeks to control women’s bodies and reinforces heteronormative notions of what a family is.” Critically comment.

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization 2) “The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, introduced ostensibly to provide a legal framework for surrogacy in India, is a regressive legislation that seeks to control women’s bodies and reinforces heteronormative notions of what a family is.” Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW

Insights into Editorial: Citizen vs State: On right to privacy verdict

    Insights into Editorial: Citizen vs State: On right to privacy verdict Background: Privacy had emerged as a contentious issue while the apex court was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing government schemes. In 2015, Attorney General while defending the Aadhaar project that seeks to …

All India Radio News Summary, 26 August 2017

All India Radio News Summary, 26 August 2017 UIDAI CEO says Supreme Court’s verdict in no way stops quoting of Aadhaar for PAN, and for availing government subsidies and schemes Linking of Permanent Account Number, PAN with biometric identifier Aadhaar will continue as previously directed and so will be the quoting of the 12-digit Aadhaar number …