Monthly Archive: September 2017

Insights into Editorial: Will Swachh Bharat Abhiyan be a success?

Insights into Editorial: Will Swachh Bharat Abhiyan be a success? Background: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign which was launched on 2 October 2014, and aims to eradicate open defecation by 2019, and is a national campaign, covering 4,041 statutory cities and towns. Its predecessors were the “Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan” and before that the “Total Sanitation Campaign”. It is reported that...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 September 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 September 2017   Paper 2:   Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   Should Bengaluru get a directly-elected mayor with a five-year term and more powers? Bengaluru got its 51st mayor...

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 September 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 30 September 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz 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 2017. It...

All India Radio News Summary: 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

All India Radio News Summary: 29 SEPTEMBER 2017 Finance Minister says government is finalising electoral bonds scheme to clean up political funding. Finance Minister said the government is finalising electoral bonds scheme, which aims at cleaning up political funding. As per the electoral bond mechanism, the proposed bonds will resemble a promissory note and not an interest-paying debt instrument. They...