Daily Archive: October 6, 2017

Insights into Editorial: Does India need a bullet train?

Insights into Editorial: Does India need a bullet train? Context: Prime Minister and his Japanese counterpart jointly laid the foundation stone of the country’s first bullet train project using Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which costs $19 billion. The train will cover a distance of over 500 kilometres in around two hours. The project is expected to be...

Insights into Editorial: Coal-fired projections: on the draft energy policy

Insights into Editorial: Coal-fired projections: on the draft energy policy Context: The NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energy Policy (DNEP) predicts that between now and 2040, there will be a quantum leap in the uptake of renewable energy together with a drastic reduction in fossil fuel energy intensity. Because of economic and population growth, India’s annual per-capita electricity consumption is expected to triple,...

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 06 OCTOBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -06 OCTOBER 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 is...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 October 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 October 2017   Paper 2:   Topic: Art and culture   Paryatan Parv ‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism has begun across the country.   What is Paryatan Parv? The Paryatan Parv will showcase the cultural diversity of the country, with cultural performances, crafts bazaar, food court showcasing folk and classical dance & music,...