8) An undergraduate course required for graduation has a reputation for being extremely hard to pass, much harder than similar courses. When posting materials to the class website, the teacher accidentally posts a test with answers indicated at the end. The teacher notices the error immediately and deletes the test, but before she does so a student downloads the test. The website does not allow the teacher to see whether the test was downloaded, and because she deleted the test with the answers so quickly, the teacher later uploaded the same test without the answers and required students to take the test. The Student Code of Ethics prohibits students from taking a test when there is reason for them to believe they have confidential information regarding the answers to a test they are not supposed to have. Violations of the Student Code of Ethics are punishable. What are the issues of integrity, ethics and law posed in the case study? What options do the teacher and the student have? what should they do and why?(250 words)

Topic– Part of the series of Ethics case studies. 8) An undergraduate course required for graduation has a reputation for being extremely hard to pass, much harder than similar courses. When posting materials to the class website, the teacher accidentally posts a test with answers indicated at the end. The teacher notices the error immediately …

7) Bhopal Gas tragedy which still rocks the conscience of the nation was an industrial disaster. Explain what are industrial disasters and discuss ways through which they can be prevented. (250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “Disaster and Disaster management”. 7) Bhopal Gas tragedy which still rocks the conscience of the nation was an industrial disaster. Explain what are industrial disasters and discuss ways through which they can be prevented. (250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us …

6) Discuss the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) of the government of India. (250 words)

Topic – Disaster and disaster management 6) Discuss the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) of the government of India. (250 words) Reference   Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and …

5) Having a standard GST rate for majority of goods will make GST much simpler and take it closer to the idea of one nation, one tax. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic: Indian economy : Issues 5) Having a standard GST rate for majority of goods will make GST much simpler and take it closer to the idea of one nation, one tax. Critically analyze.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the recent decision by GST council to prune tax rates on various items …

4) The passage of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 has been criticized by the very community it seeks to protect. Examine.(250 words)

Topic – mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 4) The passage of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 has been criticized by the very community it seeks to protect. Examine.(250 words) Reference Why this question The bill had been pending since a long time …

3) A centralised judicial recruitment process will help in solving the problems in the lower judiciary. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 3) A centralised judicial recruitment process will help in solving the problems in the lower judiciary. Comment.(250 words) The hindu Why this question The NITI aayog has recently put forward the idea of a centralised recruitment for judicial posts under the aegis of UPSC. …

2) The proposed amendment to section 79 of IT Act would amount to serious curbing of free speech. Critically discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) The proposed amendment to section 79 of IT Act would amount to serious curbing of free speech. Critically discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question The article analyses the proposed amendment to IT Act and …

1) Critically analyze whether the existing surveillance framework in India needs to be revisited. (250 words)

Topic– Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) Critically analyze whether the existing surveillance framework in India needs to be revisited. (250 words) The hindu Why this question The government has recently brought out a notification which authorizes several government agencies to intercept, …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,25 December 2018 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 preliminary exam …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 December 2018 Paper 2 and 3: Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; …

Bullet Train

Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Infrastructure- Railways.   Bullet Train   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Bullet train. For Mains: Do we need a bullet train?- A critical analysis.   Context: The latest …

Polavaram multi-purpose project

Topics covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Infrastructure- Energy. Irrigation related issues.   Polavaram multi-purpose project   What to study? For Prelims: Key facts about the project. For Mains: Issues associated and the way ahead.   Context: Andhra Pradesh government has launched works for erection of the first radial …

Chabahar port

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Chabahar port   What to study? For Prelims: Location of Chabahar port. For Mains: Significance of the port for …

Review Of Aadhaar Verdict

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Review Of Aadhaar Verdict   What to study? …

Amendments to the Information Technology (IT) Act

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Amendments to the Information Technology (IT) Act   …

Insights into Editorial: Towards a genetic panopticon

Insights into Editorial: Towards a genetic panopticon   Introduction: The government’s rejection for dissent, though, makes the potential introduction of the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018, for consideration by the Rajya Sabha an especially discriminatory proposition. The Bill regulates the use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of persons in respect …