Daily Archive: January 17, 2017

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum : Agni-5 Takes Off

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum : Agni-5 Takes Off   Recently, India’s longest range and indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5 was launched from Odisha’s Wheeler Island. With this successful test, the missile will very soon become a part of the Indian military arsenal and can tilt the scale of missile power balance in India’s...

MOTIVATION: KE SERA SERA!

    MOTIVATION: KE SERA SERA! Shreya Kabir   Jean Paul Sartre, an existentialist philosopher said, He holds human being as, ‘condemned to be free’ because the anguish of his decisions also falls on him. In the life of an IAS aspirant too, Sartre’s philosophy holds much relevance because you are responsible for your decision to sit for this examination...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 January 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 January 2017     Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation   The...

Insights into Editorial: Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health

    Insights into Editorial: Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health   Summary: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has red flagged the growing market for e-cigarettes in India, underlining that the use of the devices is no less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Market research projects the compound annual growth rate of the Indian e-cigarette industry at 63.38% in the period...

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Distribution of key natural resources 1) Increasingly ineffective usual responses to water shortages and drought situations in some states, especially in southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, have not helped mitigate the problem. What...