DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY

Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the policy. For Mains: Resource efficiency- need, significance, challenges and means to achieve it, NITI Aayog’s strategy on resource efficiency.   Context: Acknowledging the progress that has been made to implement Draft National Resource Efficiency …

RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   RBI Panel on Economic Capital Framework   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning …

G7 bloc

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   G7 bloc   What to study? For Prelims: Composition and objectives of G7 countries. For mains: G7- criticisms and the need for reforms.   Context: The 45th Annual G7 Summit is being held in the French town of Biarritz.   What is G7 …

Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.   Open Acreage Licensing Policy   What to study? For Prelims: OALP, HELP. For Mains: Need for HELP and its significance.   Context: Govt offers seven oil and …

Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF)

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF)   Context: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has constituted an ‘Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF)’ to examine bank fraud of over ₹50 crore and recommend action. Headquartered in Delhi, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will provide required secretarial services, logistic and analytical support along with …

Why a crater on the moon is named ‘Mitra’?

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Why a crater on the moon is named ‘Mitra’?   What to study? For Prelims: Naming …

Insights into Editorial: Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown

Insights into Editorial: Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown Context: The government came out on the front foot to try to boost private sector sentiments, with Finance Minister announcing a slew of measures to reduce the burden on the sector, including withdrawing the controversial surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) and reiterating the Prime …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27  August 2019 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME Introduction:             Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) had included Universal Basic Income (UBI) in its manifesto for the assembly and Lok Sabha elections, according to a report by The Indian Express. The state had already begun the process of introducing the unconditional direct cash transfer scheme and planning to …