Daily Archive: March 15, 2017

AIR spotlight summary on “First International Agro biodiversity Congress”.

    AIR spotlight summary on “First International Agro biodiversity Congress”. Introduction Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first International Agro biodiversity Congress where 900 delegates from 60 countries participated. The conference was organised by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources and Biodiversity International, a CGIAR Research Centre headquartered in Rome, Italy.  Significance of the conference This is important presently at...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 March 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 March 2017   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   WCD dept seeks CBI probe into duping in name of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ plan   The women and child development ministry has sought a CBI probe into complaints...

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 March 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz –  15 March  2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives Clarification Quiz, 12th& 13th March, 2017: Question regarding approval given by the Union Cabinet for the acquisition by SBI of 5 associate banks – Please read the solution carefully, and go through the PIB link provided. The following quiz will have...

Insights into Editorial: The economics of maternity leave

    Insights into Editorial: The economics of maternity leave    Summary: The government, through an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act, has enhanced the paid maternity leave for women in the organised sector to 26 weeks from the current 12. This move is in line with several expert recommendations including that of the World Health Organisation, which recommends exclusive...

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 March 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic :  Role of women; Social empowerment 1) Do you think maternity benefits alone will be enough to bridge India’s gaping gender gap in the workforce? Critically discuss. (200 Words) Livemint Topic : changes in...