News Analysis: Is SAARC relevant today?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SAARC was set up in 1985 and today it has 8 members: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka. Afghanistan joined SAARC only in 2007. SAARC member nations cooperate on a range of issues from agriculture, economy, poverty alleviation, S&T and culture to …

News Analysis: US President’s Presence on Republic Day in 2015 and Its Strategic Significance

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) All India Radio – News Analysis: November 25, 2014 BRIEF HISTORY OF INDO-US RELATIONS – From 1974 till 2004 Indo-US relation was under strain over a number of issues, primarily one being the nuclear testing. – since 2005-08 we were able to resolve the nuclear …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Events, 26 November 2014 Swachhta Udyami Yojana National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), an Apex Corporation of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched “Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. Objectives: to provide concessional loan for viable community toilet projects and …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 26 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 26 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Article 259C of Pakistan Penal Code is the root cause of many of Pakistan’s recent sectarian crises.” Critically comment. The Indian Express 2) “The new and improved Model Police Bill, put …

Are You Buying Too Many Books? Study Material?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Mr X could not stop the urge to buy latest current affairs compendium that was released yesterday by a renowned coaching centre. Day before yesterday he had bought current affairs ‘material’ from a photocopy shop. He was not satisfied with its quality. There were also …