Daily Archive: January 19, 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 JANUARY 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 19 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...

Insights into Editorial: Towards solar-powered agriculture

Insights into Editorial: Towards solar-powered agriculture Introduction: In the past few years, solar pumps have consistently piqued the interest of various bureaucrats and politicians. The Prime Minister spoke about solar pumps from the ramparts of the Red Fort in 2016. There is no shortage of ideas which the Centre, States, civil society organisations, and enterprises are adopting to enhance penetration...

All India Radio News Summary: 18 JANUARY 2018

All India Radio News Summary: 18 JANUARY 2018 GST Council reduces tax rate on 29 goods and 53 categories of services ; New rates to be effective from 25th of this month.  The Goods and Services Tax Council has reduced the tax rate on 29 goods and 53 categories of services by bringing them into a lower category. The Fitment Committee will...

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues.   Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Context: Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has crossed one crore mark in antenatal check-ups. The programme has been successful in reaching out to the difficult and remote areas of India, since...