SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 What is Salvage therapy? Why it was in news recently?  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-launches-hiv-salvage-therapy/article5683824.ece Question 2 Analyze the features of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.  (200 words) Source: http://164.100.47.4/BillsTexts/RSBillTexts/asintroduced/III2014ERS.pdf Question 3 “The launch of NACP-IV shows the inefficiency of government to taper AIDS from the society”. In the light …

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1) “A global analysis on how nations fare in environment performance, generated by researchers at Yale University in 2014, has ranked India 155 among 178 nations and labeled the country’s air quality among the worst in the world”. In the light of this statement assess the performance of Indian government and suggest measures to overcome …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

1.  “The role of Women Scientists and Teachers in ‘promotion and application’ of Science and Technology has multifarious effects in dealing with societal evil and making the society a gender neutral”. Substantiate. (200 Words) Source: Open ended 2. “Al l innovations should have universal implications and consequences that would lead to amelioration of human condition. …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 “The present global health crisis is not primarily one of disease, but of Governance”. Comment. (300 words) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/restrictive-global-governance-system-affects-public-health/article5681521.ece Question 2 “The lithium- ion batteries are having high potential but recent findings have defamed its viability”. Highlight the controversy associated with it and suggest measures to overcome the same. (200 words) http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lithium_ion_safety_concerns http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/02/researchers-build-nonflammable-lithium-ion-battery http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/promise-of-lithium-batteries/article4555245.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sci-tech-and-agri/keeping-lithium-batteries-from-burning/article5683063.ece

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

Discuss the key decisions taken at recently held “Warsaw Climate Talk”. Do you think international climate change negotiations are biased? Critically comment. (200 Words)  “The Arctic deserves to be treated as a ‘global common’ and a common heritage of mankind.” Discuss. (200 Words) Source: click here.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 What is “Net Neutality” and why was it in news recently? Comment on the significance of net neutrality. Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-15/internet/46223604_1_net-neutrality-rules-broadband-providers-open-internet-rules http://www.gizmodo.in/news/The-Grim-Future-of-a-World-Without-Net-Neutrality/articleshow/28807656.cms http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523736/around-the-world-net-neutrality-is-not-a-reality/ Question 2 “Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.” Elaborate. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/blogs/blog-datadelve/article5380106.ece

Science and Technology – Answer Writing Challenge

1. In what ways can IT and BT be integrated to reduce poverty in India? Source: Open ended 2. What are the ecological and ethical issues associated with nano-technology? Mention two ways,other than medicine,in which this technology can be used for social welfare in India. Source:  http://crnano.org/

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Answer Writing Challenge

  Topic: Environmental Issues “While the policy framework to promote the bio-fuel sector in India is very encouraging, experience has shown that the government’s initiatives have not translated into results on the production and commercialization fronts to meet the country’s energy demand. This calls for a re-examination of the policy from various stages of the …

S&T – Answer Writing Challenge

Highlight the developments and achievements of ESSO( Earth System Science Organization) in recent times. (200 Words) Source: PIB and IITM “Biotechnology based program for societal Development has been addressed for implementation of community based projects with a mission to social development goals to benefit large number of target population in vulnerable section of the society.” …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  Critically comment on the strategic significance of Agni-5.  (200 words) Source: IDSA and Fair observer. Question 2 “The only way forward for country’s rapid indigenization of defence products, with both the public & private sectors playing roles in the endeavour”. Comment in the light of recent controversies in the defence sector and Steps taken in …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 “The Government’s communication policy has had a crippling effect on public relations and national morale as AIR and DD came to be used as a propaganda trumpet rather than as a voice of India to its multitudinous diversity”. Discuss suggesting broadcasting reforms India should contemplate with special reference to Prasar Bharti. Source: http://www.ifp.co.in/nws-12841-reforming-prasar-bharati/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/editorials/Free-Prasar-Bharati-of-Government-Control/2013/12/25/article1963485.ece …

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 …

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 …

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“Though India revised its Intellectual Property law, it still needs serious relook to encourage business and Research and Development in India.” Comment (200 Words) Source: Business Standard 11th January = Why India needs to take IP seriously “TRIPS have been a basis for relevant Indian legislations.” Comment in the light of adjustment India did to …

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 …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 12, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 12, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Government notified new natural Gas Pricing Formula The Government of India  notified the new natural gas pricing formulae, which will be in effect from 1 April 2014. As per the newly issued notification, the rate of all domestically produced fuel will be almost …