Daily Archive: January 16, 2018

Insights into Editorial: A new weapon in the carbon fight

Insights into Editorial: A new weapon in the carbon fight   Context: Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector, transport and industry. There has, however, been a renewed interest in understanding how soils can serve as a sink for carbon dioxide since atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have crossed 410 parts per million...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Purandara Dasa Context: There is much speculation about where Purandara Dasa, regarded as the pitamaha of Carnatic music, was born. Now, an expert committee constituted by Kannada University, Hampi, has...

AIR spotlight summary on “FDI Reforms”.

AIR spotlight summary on “FDI Reforms”.   Introduction Liberalisation of FDI policy on single brand retail and aviation was pending for many years and now has taken place. FDI in Single Brand Retail FDI policy in retail sector has been controversial because it opens the door for foreign investors in an area where there are large number of small kirana...

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 JANUARY 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 15 JANUARY 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz   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 2018. It...