Daily Archive: September 14, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 04 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 04 September, 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....

AIR spotlight summary on Nominations for Padma Awards.

    AIR spotlight summary on Nominations for Padma Awards.   Introduction Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities are going online. The government is opening nomination for ordinary citizens to nominate anyone. This is happening for the first time and it will open the flood gates...

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 03 September, 2016

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 03 September, 2016 Archives Clarifications:   Q4, September 1st Quiz (Click Here): The Ganges dolphin is not completely blind. Refer to paragraph 1 (which mentions, “limited eyesight”) and 3 (which mentions that “it still uses its eye to locate itself”) in the explanation. Paragraph 2 explains how the dolphin manages with poor eyesight...

Insights into Editorial: Paralympian Marieke Vervoort considering euthanasia after Rio 2016

    Insights into Editorial: Paralympian Marieke Vervoort considering euthanasia after Rio 2016   Belgian paralympian Marieke Vervoort recently declared that she is considering euthanasia after Rio 2016. During the 2012 Games in London, Vervoort won gold in the 100m wheelchair sprint and silver in the 200m. She has an incurable degenerative spinal disease, one that causes unimaginable pain. What...