India’s World – Afghan-Pak intelligence cooperation deal

India’s World – Afghan-Pak Intelligence Cooperation Deal ARCHIVES Summary: In May 2015, Afghanistan and Pakistan signed an agreement for bilateral intelligence cooperation. The agreement enables the partnership between the spy agencies of the two countries- Pakistan’s inter services intelligence (ISI) and the Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS). Although the agreement has been described as …

The Big Picture – Maggi Controversy: Liability of Star Endorsers

The Big Picture – Maggi Controversy: Liability of Star Endorsers ARCHIVES Summary: The controversy over Maggi Noddles, being unfit for consumption due to excessive lead and monosodium glutamate content, is refusing to dry down. With few states completely banning and others having sent it for testing, the controversy persists. Meanwhile, a court in Bihar has …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 04 June  2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 May 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 28 May  2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 31 January 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 31 January 2015  Monday’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – I (Chapter – 1 and 2)   General Studies – 1   Topic: World wars, Redrawl of national boundaries; 1) ‘Extreme nationalism of fascist variety has various faces in various countries,but it has everywhere in common characteristics.’ Critically …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 15 January 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 15 January 2015 Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Class – XI, Units Three Please CLICK on the QUESTIONS to post your answers. They open in a new window/tab.   General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of World’s Physical Geography  1) “Weathering is a complex phenomenon involving a number of processes and is …

Resource Mobilization – 2: Capital Markets

                   Resource Mobilization 2: Capital Markets ARCHIVES     Resources can be mobilized either for short term or for long term. Economy consists of huge number of enterprises and individuals, requirements of all of them differ. Some have surplus cash to save, while some other needs cash. Some firms/individuals wants to make good there short …

News Analysis: Maoist Attack on Security Forces

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33171.mp3  ARCHIVES MAOIST ATTACK ON SECURITY FORCES 14 CRPF personnel have been killed and 12 injured by maoist attack in chhattisgarh  preliminary report suggests that there was an ambush and maoist took villagers as shield. 2014 alone there were 3 incidents of maoist attack in the same area. Also we have seen highest number of …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 24 November 2014

ARCHIVES 24 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Write a short note microfragmenting technique. The New York Times 2) Critically examine the main issues that the Western countries want to sort out with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The New York Times 3) Discuss the suggestions of the judge Sodhi committee and …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 17 November 2014

ARCHIVES 17 November 2014 Answer the following questions in about 200 words: 1) What do you understand by Share round-tripping? An issue related to share round-tripping was recently in news. Examine what was it about. Business Standard 2) Write a note on the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) Business Standard 3) Critically examine the role that …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 13 September 2014

ARCHIVES 13 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) What are the likely challenges faced by relief agencies and rescue workers post floods in inhabited regions. Explain the role of government in managing these challenges. Business Standard The Hindu 2) Write a note on Creative Productivity Index and India’s position in it. Business …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically evaluate the main objectives, nature and outcome of the Bhoodan and Gramdan movements. (200 Words) Reference 2) Critically comment on the contribution of Jayaprakash Narayan to post-Independent India. Also critically examine the influence of Gandhian principles on his ideology. Reference

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure – Questions On Current Events, 11 September 2014

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on important citizen-centric e-governance initiatives of the Union government. Also suggest how latest internet technologies can be used to make it easy for citizens to access government services. Business Standard 2) Examine the implications of large trade blocks such …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 10 September 2014

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a critical note on the research and development in the pharmaceuticals sector in India. Business Standard 2) “Animal husbandry experts feel that the indiscriminate cross-breeding of the kind that has been going on for the past several decades is not a …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 08 September 2014

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In India, which and why some government posts are barred from seeking appointments to new posts post-retirement? In your opinion what other posts should be brought under this rule and why? Explain. Business Standard 2) According to a recent report, NRI deposits …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 06 September 2014

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically examine why India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and explain the importance of civil nuclear deals that India has signed with few countries. Business Standard 2) In your opinion why is  there a lot of corruption in public …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Q1.’ Malnutrition is a blot on country’s face in 21st century’. What are the challenges that exert resistance in dealing with Malnutrition? What can be done to abridge the problem? http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/malnutrition-brewing-in-closed-tea-gardens/article6244166.ece http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/needed-more-hungama-over-malnutrition/article2964324.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/malnutrition-continues-to-stalk-tribal-children/article6115489.ece   Q2. Explain the significance of Biobots? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Muscle-driven-bio-bots-to-walk-as-you-wish/articleshow/37647394.cms Q3. What is MOCLIC? How it can be effective in …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions From Current Events, 05 September 2014

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Briefly analyse India’s relationship with Asia-Pacific countries. In your opinion, how does India benefit from strong relationship with these countries? Explain. Business Standard 2) What is Price Index (PI)? How is it related to poverty estimation? Explain. Business Standard 3) Examine the …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014   1) “The critical issue in India, where the penta-valent vaccine is being rolled out, is raising the coverage levels of immunization”. Comment on the basis of recent controversies and issues involved.   http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/immunisation-as-a-matter-of-justice/article5661188.ece?ref=relatedNews   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/pentavalent-vaccine-caught-in-fresh-row/article5455511.ece   2) Comment on the steps taken by government to deal with Leprosy. Do you …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 30 August 2014

ARCHIVES 30 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on the RuPay card and its benefits Business Standard 2) Critically comment on the objectives of and challenges likely to be faced by the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. Business Standard 3) How is GDP calculated in India? Critically examine the …