Insights Daily Current Events, December 19, 2013

ARCHIVES December 19, 2013 NATIONAL Land Boundary Agreement Bill and its opposition The West Bengal CM has expressed strong reservation over the introduction of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Bill in the Rajya Sabha and has said that the Bill was ‘forcefully introduced’ in Parliament without consulting the States involved in the boundary demarcation. (Other …

Download All Question Papers – UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013

This is a copy -paste from UPSC Website. Click the links to download official question papers of the civil services Mains exam 2013. Civil Services (Main) Exam, 2013   Essay General Studies Paper I Paper II Paper III Paper IV English Language (Compulsory) Indian Languages (Compulsory) Assamese Bengali Bodo Gujarati Hindi Kannada Maithili Malayalam Marathi …

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 Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 19, December 2013 1. What are the objectives of the proposed  Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Bill between Bangladesh and India? Explain its significance and also throw light on controversy surrounding the bill. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference 1 Reference 2 2. What is Vote on Account in India? When is it used? (150 Words) The Hindu …

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 …

MOTIVATION – The New House

                                        Rishave Verma            There are two fatal errors that keep great projects from coming to life:            1. Not Finishing.                                     2. Not Starting                                                                 ……….Buddha. While living at a farming community, a group of men planned to …

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

Insights Daily Current Events, December 16, 2013

ARCHIVES December 16, 2013 NATIONAL Chinese troops apprehend Indians in Chumar Chinese troops have apprehended five Indian nationals in the Chumar area of Ladakh, well inside the Indian territory, and took them to their side of the border perhaps the first incident of this kind along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in an apparent …

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 Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 16, December 2013 1. “The idea of developing shale oil and gas, mainly by the U.S. and Canada, has galvanised the geopolitics of the energy market.” Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference 2. What are the advantages of Bitocoin? Explain in the Indian context. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. Differentiate between copyright and copyleft.  (100 …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 15, December 2013 Briefly explain the ideology of Maoists and their way of functioning. What are their grievances? What are the steps taken by Government towards it? (250 words) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/maoists-kill-three-in-odisha-district/article5461437.ece   Enumerate the findings of the recently leaked draft of IPCC regarding the environment. (100 words) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/greenhouse-gas-emissions-will-dry-up-water-resources-warns-un-panel/article5461453.ece   Elaborate the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, …

Video – Policy Watch – Burden of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs); Inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank

Policy Watch analyses the major economic developments that have taken place in the country with an expert. The Topic – the growing burden of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs); inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank, India’s first all women bank and the deregulation of diesel prices. Guest: Subhomoy Bhattacharjee (Deputy Editor, The Indian Express) Anchor: Mythili Bhusnurmath [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGFtSOhERp4&w=560&h=315] …

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 …

The Big Picture – Cyber Security Policy: Will it secure Systems and Privacy

Guests: Wg. Cdr. Ajay Lele (Research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and Member, IDSA Task force on Cyber Security) ; Prabir Purkayastha (Chairperson of Knowledge Commons and Vice President of Free Software Movement of India) ; Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad (Independent Telecom Consultant) ; Shalini Singh (Deputy Editor, The Hindu) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzbwH-9oZA&w=560&h=315] …

The Big Picture – Manufacturing sector: Why are we lagging behind?

Guests: Mohan Guruswamy (Economist and Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation) ; Jagdish Khattar (Former Managing Director of Maruti Udyog Ltd) ; Dr. Praveen Jha (Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU) ; Priya Ranjan Dash (Managing Editor, Financial Chronicle) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlKQX0XhsD4&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV