Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, 05/11/2013 1. Critically analyze the role of ASHAs as an interface between the community and the public health system.  Have they been successful in their mission? Give your views. (200 Words) Link 2. “The single most important objective of Indian foreign policy has to be to create a global environment …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD Questions From The Hindu, 04/11/2013 1. “It was a natural corollary that India should turn its attention to science satellites.” What do you understand by the statement? Elaborate. (150 Words) Link 2. “Most government schemes fail not because they are inherently defective, but because many a times on the ground the necessary infrastructure …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013 “Emerging technologies bring with them new ethical and regulatory challenges.” Comment. (200 Words) Critically analyze the salient features of the Mental Health Care Bill 2012? (200 Words) What is cDNA? Why it was source of concerns in recent times? (100 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, 02/11/2013 1. Examine how India’s fiscal policy has evolved post 1991-92 liberalization of Indian economy. (200 Words) Link Reference (Page 14) 2. Do you think Taliban has become existential threat to Pakistan? Comment on the evolution of Taliban movement and its threat to world peace. (200 Words) Link …

Insights Daily Current Events , November 02, 2013

ARCHIVES November 02, 2013 NATIONAL Social media/Net Governance, an instrument of Good Governance Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has recently launched his website. He has now joined a small but growing list of high profile politicians who have decided to engage with their constituencies in cyberspace. The website would be used to engage with …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 95

QUESTIONS: 02/11/2013 “Child marriages perpetrate violence on children and lead to more violence as the girl grows into womanhood.” Critically comment in the light of prevalence of child marriages across India. (250 Word) “India’s deep sea mining interests and initiatives are driven by strategic and geopolitical aspirations part from mineral needs.” Comment (150 Words) Write …

New Initiative – ‘Comprehension Challenge’

In the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-II, around 35 questions out of 80 are from ‘Comprehension’ section. Many aspirants find it difficult to manage time in Paper-II because of long passages and tricky questions. The only solution to score well in this section is to practice hard.  One should familiarize with variety of passages …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 01, 2013

NATIONAL In major reform, SC orders fixed tenure for bureaucrats The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the State Governments to set up a Civil Services Board (CSB) for the management of transfers, postings, inquiries, process of promotion, reward, punishment and disciplinary matters. Officials were also told not to act on oral orders from …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, 01/11/2013 1. ” Fixed minimum tenure would not only enable the civil servants to achieve their professional targets, but also help them to function as effective instruments of public policy.” Critically evaluate.  (200 Words) Link Link 2. “In severe  international conflict scenarios, to resolve an issue, often the solution …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 93

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 Examine the social and international issues pertaining to child labour and bonded labour in India. (200 Words) “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomena.” Comment. (200 Words) “The capitalism which gave the European empires their apparent solidarity and permanence also hastened their downfall.” Comment (200 Words) How are non-banking financial institutions …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 10

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 “Powerful Science communication is an asset to the transformation of societies”. Examine. (200 Words) “India needs to speed up the indigenization process of its defense production in order to root out corruption from the sector”. Comment (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link 1 Link 2  

Insights Daily Current Events, October 30, 2013

ARCHIVES NATIONAL JPC report on 2G submitted to Speaker The report of the 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on “allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009” was presented to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and has also been made available to the public in the Lok Sabha website www.loksabha.nic.in According to …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu 29/10/2013 1. Do you think linking of rivers is a feasible solution for bringing water security to the water deficient regions? Suggest alternative methods for water conservation and utilization in dry regions. (250 Words) Link 2. What are the socio-economic constraints faced in the preservation of the Sundarbans …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 29, 2013

ARCHIVES October 29, 2013 NATIONAL Centre clears Road project (under PMGSY) in Arunachal Pradesh The Centre has cleared the 157 km Miao-Vijaynagar road project that will connect the remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along the India-Myanmar border, 100 km of it passing through the Namdapha National Park. (from the prelims point …