Daily Archive: January 2, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 02

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 02 02 January 2016 Archives  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2016. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you...

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure. Panel warns against ‘Swiss Challenge’ route AN expert committee has warned the government against using ‘Swiss Challenge’ approach for infrastructure investments in the country. Why? According to the panel, Swiss Challenge approaches bring information asymmetries in the procurement process and result in lack of transparency and in the...

Insights into Editorial: Revive NATGRID with Safeguards

Insights into Editorial: Revive NATGRID with Safeguards 02 January 2015 Article Link The Central government’s recent decision to revive NATGRID (National Intelligence Grid) is a welcome move in the fight against terrorism. The government is also planning to appoint a new head to the NATGRID. What is NATGRID? NATGRID was among the ambitious slew of intelligence reforms undertaken in the...

The Big Picture – Taking Stock: Defence Sector

The Big Picture – Taking Stock: Defence Sector Summary: India has a land frontier, a coastline and an exclusive economic zone, as well as island territories, vital offshore installations and airspace to defend. The Indian forces, therefore, have to be kept well prepared and well equipped to repel any external threat. India’s defence spending has grown manifold since the country...