Insights into Editorial: It’s time to make deep emission cuts

Insights into Editorial: It’s time to make deep emission cuts   Context: In 2016, the earth’s temperature was 1.3°C warmer than in pre-industrial times.  More dishearteningly, even if countries take the action they promised at the Paris climate change conference in 2015, the world would be about 3°C warmer by 2100, well above the 2°C temperature guardrail …

All India Radio News Summary: 23 OCTOBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 23 OCTOBER 2017 India and Bangladesh resolve to fight common challenge of terrorism together. External Affairs Minister discussed the situation arising out of the influx of Rohingyas from Rakhine State of Myanmar and need for an early and lasting solution.             Discussed the common challenge of terrorism and resolved to fight …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 OCTOBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -23 OCTOBER 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz   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 …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 October 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) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu …

7) Blockchain technology is at the forefront of a technological shift called disintermediation. What do you understand by disintermediation? Discuss significance of blockchain for land reforms.

Topic:  Land reforms in India; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 7) Blockchain technology is at the forefront of a technological shift called disintermediation. What do you understand by disintermediation? Discuss significance of blockchain for land reforms. (200 Words) Livemint

3) The designation of Senior Advocates in the judiciary has some symbolic purposes than substantial. In the light of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for designating lawyers in the Supreme Court and High Courts as senior advocates, critically comment.

Topic:  Functioning of judiciary 3) The designation of Senior Advocates in the judiciary has some symbolic purposes than substantial. In the light of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for designating lawyers in the Supreme Court and High Courts as senior advocates, critically comment.(200 Words) The Hindu

1) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan can be read as competing narratives ranging between visionary to freedom fighter to bigot. Discuss critically relevance and significance of such narratives today.

Topic:   Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  1) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan can be read as competing narratives ranging between visionary to freedom fighter to bigot. Discuss critically relevance and significance of such narratives today. (200 Words) …

All India Radio News Summary: 22 OCTOBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 22 OCTOBER 2017 4th meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission External Affairs Minister arrived in Dhaka a two-day visit to Bangladesh to participate in the 4th meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission. The meeting will cover all important aspects of the bilateral relationship including security, trade, water, sub-regional connectivity, power, economic co-operation …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 11 : 08 – 15 OCTOBER, 2017

I-Learning Test 11 : 08 – 15 OCTOBER, 2017   Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project It is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. Importance: As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 October 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.   General Studies – 1;     Topic:   Role of women and women’s organization;   1) “As marriages in India come under the purview of personal laws, the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) stops short of …