Insights into Issues: Regulation in Higher Education

      Insights into Issues: Regulation in Higher Education Archives   Regulation in Higher Education Background Post War Development of Education Report (1944) recommended creation of UGC. It was thus formed in 1945 but was shortlived Post Independence, University Education Commission under Dr S Radhakrishnan recommended creation of UGC. UGC was created in 1953 …

Cyber Security and Related Issues: Comprehensive Coverage

Structure Introduction Types of Security Threats Conventional cyber crimes Cyber warfare and its examples Cyber terrorism Cyber terror: Some Example Why we need to regulate Cyber space Tool to protect against Cyber Threats Cyber Laws in India Ongoing efforts in India Stakeholder Agencies in India Intergovernmental organizations and Initiatives Conclusion Introduction Cyberspace is such a …

Knowledge Is Power – A Guide To UPSC Exam Preparation By Divya S Iyer, IAS

. ‘Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off… And start all over again’ – Frank Sinatra That’s what I told myself when I applied for a year of extraordinary leave from my hectic training schedule of the Indian Revenue Service at the National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics. ‘They don’t call the period …

Insights Weekend Discussions – 27 July 2014

Welcome to the Fourteenth Edition of Insights Weekend Discussions. You can access details of previous discussions here. The Topic “Continuing Communal Riots in India Are the Result of Both History and Contemporary Politics.” India’s Home Ministry reveals that more than 2,500 people were killed in incidents of communal clashes in the country since 2002. There were 8,500 incidents of communal clashes in …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – June 17, 2014

Economics Daily Answer Writing Challenge Write on drain theory as developed by Dada Bhai Naroji. How does it explain sustained poverty during British rule in India? (150 words) Mixed economy is an outcome of the compromise between laissez faire capitalism and socialist state control of resources. Elaborate mention its salient features.  (150 words)

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 06 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Explain the commercial and military possibilities of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Business Standard 2.  Explain the different types of deficits that an economy faces. Which deficit is a better indicator of the health of government finances? And why? Business Standard 3. What …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 24, 2014

ARCHIVES January 24, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY ESTIMATION & INDICATORS (Continued from yesterday’s post) OBJECTIVES OF POVERTY ESTIMATION To build awareness on poverty and to keep it in the agenda of discourse; To design policies, programs and institution to alleviate poverty To monitor and evaluate these policies, programs and institutions that are associated …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 23, 2014

ARCHIVES January 23, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY AND POVERTY ESTIMATION IN INDIA DEFINING POVERTY Poverty, droughts, underdevelopment, different sorts of inequalities and domination have been the age old problems or phenomena observed from the past to the present and across the time and space. Poverty is a very vague concept with varied connotations …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 20, 2014

ARCHIVES January 20, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Basic Features of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The Act is designed to fulfill India’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. The NDPS Act …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 19, 2014

ARCHIVES January 19, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Seven States/UTs Get Allocations Under National Food Security Act •    With the implementation of National Food Security Act in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh also, the National Food Security Act has taken off now in seven states/ UTs- Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh . •    …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

“There is need for Indian Space Organization to remodel its space technology missions to accommodate space commerce and space laws in its policies”. Discuss (200 Words) “The recent advancement in Chinese Space Program opens a Pandora box for Space Diplomacy”. In the light of above statement, analyze the strategic implications on India with the rising …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …