Daily Archive: September 13, 2016

AIR spotlight summary on National Mission for Clean Ganga

    AIR spotlight summary on National Mission for Clean Ganga Introduction Giving a wider shape to Namami Ganga programme, Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation inaugurated 231 projects worth Rs 20,000 cr related to the construction of Ghats, crematoriums, sewage treatment plants, Afforestation, tree plantation (medicinal plants) and conservation of biodiversity. Rs 196 cr online pollution...

The Big Picture- PM at ASEAN and East Asia Forum: Takeaways?

    The Big Picture- PM at ASEAN and East Asia Forum: Takeaways?   Recently Indian Prime Minister has been involved in some robust diplomacy while attending ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Laos apart from having a series of bilateral meetings with US and Japanese counterpart. India this year marked its 20 years for full dialogue partnership with ASEAN....

The Big Picture- Defence Blacklisting Policy: Will Procurement Improve?

    The Big Picture- Defence Blacklisting Policy: Will Procurement Improve?  For many decades now, there has hardly been any defence procurement in India that has not faced controversy. The defence contractors including foreign companies have come under suspicion or allegations of shady dealings leading to their blacklisting affecting the defence preparedness of Indian military. In light of the recent incidents like Augusta Westland Chopper scam, Scorpene Data leaks, the Defence Ministry has come forward with a new...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 September 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Tea Board seeks nod for insurance scheme   The Tea Board has sought the Centre’s approval for modifying an insurance scheme meant for workers in small tea gardens.   Background: The Tea Board of India had introduced in July, an...