Insights Daily Current Events, January 09, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 09, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Status Quo in the Definition Of Handloom Under Handloom Reservation Act The apprehension of a change in definition of ‘handloom’ has triggered speculation and insecurity amongst a section of weavers and handloom activities. It has given a mistaken impression on handloom activists that …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 08, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 08, 2013 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Year End Review of Ministry of Women and Child Development  CHILD WELFARE: LEGISLATIVE AND PROGRAMMATIC MEASURES  A. Legislative Measures: 1.  Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012: Model Guidelines under the POSCO Act, 2012 were issued by the Ministry on 18th September, 2013 under Section …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 24, 2013

ARCHIVES December 24, 2013 NATIONAL Poorna Shakti Kendras to empower rural women To ensure the socio-economic development of women in rural areas, the National Mission for Empowerment of Women is promoting a model intervention project. The project is launched across 21 districts nationwide. The women’s centre- Poorna Shakti Kendra, established in villages would offer services …

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 …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 12, December 2013 1. Do you think the recent  judgement by the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a blow to the liberal values and human rights? Substantiate. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu 2 The Hindu 3 2. What do you understand by the phrase ‘ fiscal consolidation’? How is …

Questions and Answers For UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3

Few direct and many indirect questions have appeared in this year’s(2013) UPSC civil services Main exam from questions posted on Insights (Daily Answer Writing Challenge+Secure-2014) So, we expect few questions to appear in GS-3 as well which is scheduled to be held on 5th December 2013. Prasanna, our active reader and participant in Answer Writing …

General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 114

QUESTIONS: 28/11/2013 (Resources, infrastructure) “Infrastructure is India’s biggest supply chain challenge.” Comment.(200 Words) Examine how ‘smart grids’ can be a solution to India’s power woes. (200 Words) GUIDELINES ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 30

QUESTIONS: 27/11/2013  “Infant mortality, maternal mortality and neo-natal death figures are unacceptably high among the STs because of lack of healthcare infrastructure, low literacy rates and sometimes traditional practice”. What measures government has taken in this regard? (200 Words)  “Rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS: 26/11/2013  “The Penta-valent Vaccine for immunization program has run into a storm”. Analyze in the light of SC verdict in this regard. (200 Words) Why does India have most number of malnourished children and women in the world? Suggest measure to tackle this. (200 Words) “A law disallowing peripheral hospitals from transfusing unbanked blood …

Science & Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 28

QUESTIONS: 21/11/2013 Write answers in 100 Words     What do you know about  TEMPORA program? What is Super Moon? What is Smart Mine Field Application and how is it helpful? What are Kupffer Cells? What is HEVC? What is Tianhe-2? What is Citrus Greening? ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Question 3 …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 27

QUESTIONS: 20/11/2013 Discuss the recent achievements in the field of FGFA( Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft). (150 Words) “Outdoor air pollution is now three places behind indoor air pollution”. What are the possible disease threats from indoor air pollution? Suggest remedies. (150 Words) What is Reverse Vaccine? Discuss its important application. (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 26

QUESTIONS: 19/11/2013 Describe the salient features of RUSA along with issues of concern in its implementation? (150 Words) What do you understand by DNA Bar-coding? Discuss its applications. (200 Words) Why was Olive Ridley Turtle in news? Discuss the threats and challenges in saving them.(200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Question …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 24

QUESTIONS: 16/11/2013 The convention on biodiversity is to answer the equitable use of biodiversity. How this objective is reflected in the subsequent protocols adopted on biodiversity? (200 Words) “In the present era Indian achievement in Science and technology is confined to few sectors”. Identify those technological realms where India needs to focus more to ensure …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS: 15/11/2013 “The power sector reforms in India should be distribution led instead of generation led”. Do you agree? (200 Words) Prize based accolades have lot to offer in the field of research and development, rather than patent based? How far you agree with this statement. (200 Words) Compare and contrast the generation of launch …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 To ensure the sustainability of Non-conventional energy sources there is need for more innovative approach like “Green Energy Corridor”. Comment (200 Words) How far IPR legislations and Biodiversity agreements have gone to provide safeguards to Traditional Knowledge? Substantiate. (200 Words) Critically examine the increased Carbon Trading to control GHG emission. (20 Words) ARCHIVES …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 Describe the “Ethanol Blending” program of India with reference to current economic situation? (200 Words) “Bio-fuel sector in India is undergoing a dramatic change, and it calls for efforts to generate necessary human resources to tap the emerging opportunities”. Evaluate (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link

Insights Daily Current Events, November 09, 2013

October 2013 – Magazine ARCHIVES November 09, 2013 NATIONAL Gauhati High Court’s verdict on CBI formation & CBI’s Identity Crisis Just recently, had the Gauhati High Court quashed the Union Home Ministry’s resolution by which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was constituted in 1963. Following which, the Central Government is going for an appeal …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 18

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 In layman’s terms differentiate between El Nino and El Nino Modoki? (100 Words) Differentiate between Bio-accumulation, Bio-concentration and Bio-magnification with examples. (150 Words) “Marine pollution is multi dimensional”. Comment on the efforts of government to tackle the problem. (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link 1 Link 2 Question 2 Link  

Science & Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 07/11/2013 Why Bedaquiline was in news recently? (100 Words) Discuss the role of silver Nanoparticles in water purification? (100 Words) What is the New National Antibiotic Policy? How far this policy will curb the menace of increasing antibiotic resistance? (150 Words) What is Bio-terrorism? Explain with examples (150 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link …