Insights Daily Current Events, January 09, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 09, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Status Quo in the Definition Of Handloom Under Handloom Reservation Act The apprehension of a change in definition of ‘handloom’ has triggered speculation and insecurity amongst a section of weavers and handloom activities. It has given a mistaken impression on handloom activists that …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 08, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 08, 2013 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Year End Review of Ministry of Women and Child Development  CHILD WELFARE: LEGISLATIVE AND PROGRAMMATIC MEASURES  A. Legislative Measures: 1.  Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012: Model Guidelines under the POSCO Act, 2012 were issued by the Ministry on 18th September, 2013 under Section …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 30

QUESTIONS: 27/11/2013  “Infant mortality, maternal mortality and neo-natal death figures are unacceptably high among the STs because of lack of healthcare infrastructure, low literacy rates and sometimes traditional practice”. What measures government has taken in this regard? (200 Words)  “Rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 26

QUESTIONS: 19/11/2013 Describe the salient features of RUSA along with issues of concern in its implementation? (150 Words) What do you understand by DNA Bar-coding? Discuss its applications. (200 Words) Why was Olive Ridley Turtle in news? Discuss the threats and challenges in saving them.(200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Question …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 22

QUESTIONS: 14/11/2013 What paradigm shift NRHM has brought in the field of public health? (200 Words) “With the liberalization of global trade in agriculture there is an increased risk of introduction of exotic pests and weeds in the country that can cause serious economic”. How far Biosecurity Bill, 2013 addresses this problem? (200 Words) Discuss …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 To ensure the sustainability of Non-conventional energy sources there is need for more innovative approach like “Green Energy Corridor”. Comment (200 Words) How far IPR legislations and Biodiversity agreements have gone to provide safeguards to Traditional Knowledge? Substantiate. (200 Words) Critically examine the increased Carbon Trading to control GHG emission. (20 Words) ARCHIVES …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 Describe the “Ethanol Blending” program of India with reference to current economic situation? (200 Words) “Bio-fuel sector in India is undergoing a dramatic change, and it calls for efforts to generate necessary human resources to tap the emerging opportunities”. Evaluate (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 06/11/2013 What is WIFS program of Union health Ministry? What are its benefits? (150 Words) What is Robo-bee? Explain its applications. (150 Words) What is Biobank? What are the ethical concerns involved in establishing Biobanks? (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link Link 2  

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 “Emerging technologies bring with them new ethical and regulatory challenges.” Comment. (200 Words) Critically analyze the salient features of the Mental Health Care Bill 2012? (200 Words) What is cDNA? Why it was source of concerns in recent times? (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link

Science and Tech, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Topics – S&T in India, Space) Discuss the salient features of New Science, Technology and Innovation policy, 2013? (250 Words) Describe the achievements of ISRO in the last few years. What are the challenges for India in Space research technology?(250 Words) 100 words What are designer babies? Describe the various issues associated with …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 6

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Biodiversity and Environment) What are the specific provisions contained in the environment related international instruments regarding Transfer of Technology? Discuss the tussle between developed and developing nations for TOT.  (250 Words) “The lack of scientific certainty should not be a reason to postpone cost effective measures to prevent climate change”. Critically comment. (200 Words) …