VIDEO – The Big Picture – Lokpal passes muster: What next?

Guests: Prashant Bhushan (Advocate, Supreme Court and Member, Aam Aadmi Party) ; Arun Bhagat (Former Special Director, CBI) ; Anjali Bharadwaj (Secretary, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI)) ; Sudhir Kumar (Former Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission) Anchor: Girish Nikam [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGQ1n-NJUk&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV    

Insights Daily Current Events, December 18, 2013

ARCHIVES December 18, 2013 NATIONAL Provisions of Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013 The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013 seeks to establish the institution of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta at the States which would provide a uniform vigilance and anti-corruption mechanism across the country. Jurisdiction of Lokpal with respect to Prime Minister: The jurisdiction …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 17, 2013

ARCHIVES December 17, 2013 NATIONAL The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) has sought the simultaneous passage of the Lokpal Bill, the Grievance Redress Bill and the Whistleblower Protection Bill, contending that these laws formed would contain inter-linked measures that constituted the much required accountability regime. The rights of citizens for time-bound delivery …

VIDEO – Policy Watch – India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar

Topics: India’s tough stand in the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali; government’s decision to grant interest-free loan to UP sugar millers and Chinese Yuan going remarkably strong against the Dollar. Guest: Harvir Singh (Senior Editor, Business & Economy, Amar Ujala) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpBWEDl6V90&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Video- Policy Watch : Stock Market Volatility; RBI’s recent Paper on Wholly Owned Subsidiaries Model for Foreign Banks in India

Topics: Stock market volatility; RBI’s recent paper on wholly owned subsidiaries model for foreign banks in India & the recommendations of the telecom commission on spectrum auction. Guest: Jagannadham Thunuguntla (Equity Head, SMC Capital) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMAPXRwqqIk&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Daily Current Events, December 14, 2013

ARCHIVES December 14, 2013 NATIONAL Cabinet gives nod to Disabilities Bill The Union Cabinet has approved the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, a comprehensive measure that covers a whole spectrum of problems from physical disabilities to mental illness and multiple disabilities. It will replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 13, 2013

 ( ‘Mind-mapping’ initiative – will give you more Insights on Daily news Analysis. This would help one visualise other related aspects, while reading a article by making it more interesting & thought-provoking ) ARCHIVES December 13, 2013 NATIONAL Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redress) Rules, 2013, notified The Women and Child …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 12, 2013

ARCHIVES December 12, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC verdict decriminalizing gay sex In a major setback to gay rights activists, the Supreme Court has held that homosexuality or unnatural sex between two consenting adults under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is illegal and will continue to be an offence. …

The Big Picture – Supreme Court judgement: Have Gay Rights taken a beating?

Guests: Colin Gonsalves (Human Rights Lawyer, Supreme Court) ; T R Kakkar (Former Delhi Police Commissioner) ; Father Stanley Kozhichira (Media Director, Archdiocese of Delhi) ; Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth) ; Vrinda Gopinath (Editor, Altgaze.com) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutEz0jGgNs&w=560&h=315] Courtesy and Source: Rajya Sabha TV

The Big Picture – Nelson Mandela: How Gandhi influenced his life and times

A discussion on how Gandhi influenced Nelson Mandela’s life. Guests: K Natwar Singh (Former External Affairs Minister) ; Sitaram Yechury (CPI(M) Leader, Rajya Sabha and Politburo Member) ; R K Bhatia (Former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa) ; John Cherian (Associate Editor, Frontline) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4FYNlVp3E&w=560&h=315] Source and Couresy: Rajya Sabha TV

A Detailed Strategy For UPSC Civil Services Preparation – Akand Sitra

  My Personal Strategy and How Insights was Instrumental in my Preparation Honestly, in my opinion, I shouldn’t be writing this article at this stage. Who am I to tell you how to study? I haven’t cleared Mains yet, and have no authority to tell others how to strategize. But, I do believe in an …