Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 14 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), consider the following statements It is established as an Attached Office of the Planning Commission It is a statutory authority Its mission is to issue a unique identification number (UIDAI) to 1 Billion Indians by 2015 Which of the statements given above …

UPDATE – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 Notification Won’t Be Announced Tomorrow (17th May, 2014)

UPSC may not (or it won’t) announce notification tomorrow for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014. Earlier, in its time table for 2014 examinations, May 17th was mentioned as the date of Notification. Now they have removed this date indicating that the notification may be delayed. This is just to inform you so that you don’t …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 12 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to NABARD  and its various development initiatives , consider the following statements NABARD is the National Implementation Entity for the overall management of the projects and programmes financed by the Adaptation Fund  under UNFCC Rural Innovation Fund (RIF), an initiative of NABARD is a fund designed to support innovative, …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 10 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 , consider the following statements FCRA 2010 is a national security legislation to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of Foreign Contribution (FC) One of its objectives is to increase transparency and accountability of NGO sector for prevention of …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 8 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to  Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (PNCPS), consider the following statements These are  type of preferred stock that has no maturity date Recently union cabinet agreed to convert these shares held by India in various public sector banks into equities Converting them to equity ensures adequate Tier-I capital in public …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 7 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. Which of the following industries is not part of Eight Core industries under Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in India? Cement production Steel production  Automobiles Production Fertilizer production The Natural Gas production Cotton and Sugar Industry Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a. 1, 3  and …

Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 30 April 2014 Today’s Questions 1. Consider the following statements The R.C.Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security is being established at Bangalore with the help of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Cryptology, a branch of mathematics is the study of codes, or the art of writing and solving them  Kerckhoffs’s principle is a cryptology …

Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 29 April 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to   Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements ISRO Navigation Centre (INC) at Byalalu, is the nerve center of the IRNSS Ground Segment. All of its seven Satellites will be placed in the Geostationary Equatorial orbit The navigation software for IRNSS is being developed with the …

Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 28 April 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to Nirbhaya Fund, consider the following statements This fund has been established to provide rehabilitation and legal aid to rape victims The proposal include setting up of a unified system at the National Level (National Vehicle Security and Tracking System) and State level (City Command and Control …

Insights Secure Prelims-2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 26 April 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to deep sea mining, consider the following statements Sulfide deposits which are found near hydrothermal vents are rich in Iron, Manganese and Aluminium ores Polymetallic nodules, which are rich in zinc, silver and gold deposits are found in abyssal plains of oceans Till today no company has …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 28, 2014

ARCHIVES January 28, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Unique Identification Authority of India The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) assigns Unique Identification Number “Aadhaar” to residents of India on voluntary basis The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the Aadhaar Identities. The agency …

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 Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 24, January 2014 1. Critically comment on the contribution of Subhas Chandra Bose to India’s freedom struggle. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. What do you understand by money supply? What are the measures adopted in India to measure money supply? Explain. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. What are the implications of  the Reserve Bank of …

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 …