INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 17 April 2021

InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their static …

U.K. nod for extradition of Nirav Modi

Topics Covered: Money laundering related issues. U.K. nod for extradition of Nirav Modi: Context: The U.K.’s Home Department has approved the extradition of diamond merchant Nirav Modi to India in connection with the ₹13,758 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud. This comes two months after the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London ruled that a prima …

‘Whitest ever’ paint that can reflect 99 per cent of sunlight

Topics Covered: Developments in science and technology. ‘Whitest ever’ paint that can reflect 99 per cent of sunlight: Context: US engineers have created what they are calling the whitest paint yet. How was it created? The ultra-white paint is made up of barium sulphate, which makes it more white. The paint can keep surfaces 19 …

RBI gets applications for ‘on tap’ licences

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. RBI gets applications for ‘on tap’ licences: Context: The Reserve Bank of India has received four applications each for on-tap universal private bank licences and small finance bank licences. This is part of the RBI’s guidelines for such licences released in August 2016 and December 2019 …

U.S. Treasury keeps India on currency watch list

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. U.S. Treasury keeps India on currency watch list: Context:  The U.S. Treasury has released the report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States. The April 2021 edition of the semi-annual report …

Plenary jurisdiction of Supreme Court

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Plenary jurisdiction of Supreme Court: Context: Former law minister Ashwani Kumar has written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and other judges of the top court urging them to take note of the worsening COVID-19 situation and issue “suitable directions” …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

     Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that there are huge renewable energy deployment plans for India for the next decade which are likely to generate business prospects of around $20 billion per year. In his address after inaugurating the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020), through video conferencing, …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR- 2021] मिनी सिक्योर रिवीजन टेस्ट: 17 अप्रैल 2021

How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन– II   1. नई विश्व व्यवस्था को आकार देने वाली विभिन्न शक्तियाँ एवं मध्य शक्तियों (जापान, ईरान, तुर्की और भारत) की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका का विश्लेषण कीजिए। (250 शब्द)  सन्दर्भ:   The Hindu   2. एक बढ़ती …

[ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ] ದಿನಾಂಕ – 16ನೇ ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 2021

  ಪರಿವಿಡಿ :  ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1:   1. UNFPA ಯ ಜನಸಂಖ್ಯಾ ವರದಿ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ನ್ಯಾಯಾಧೀಶರ ನೇಮಕಾತಿಗಳನ್ನು ತ್ವರಿತ ಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮುಂದಾದ ಕೇಂದ್ರ. 2. ಸಾಗರೋತ್ತರ ಭಾರತೀಯ ನಾಗರಿಕರು (OCI). 3. ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟಪ್ ಸಲಹಾ ಮಂಡಳಿ. 4. ಲಸಿಕೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಎಂದರೇನು? 5. 156 ದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ಇ-ವೀಸಾ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮರುಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದ ಭಾರತ. 6. ಕುಲಭೂಷಣ್ ಜಾಧವ್ ಪ್ರಕರಣ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: …

Insights into Editorial: BR Ambedkar: institution builder, champion of depressed classes

      Context: The nation is celebrating the 130th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar. His role as a social reformer, chairman of the draft committee of the Indian Constitution, and first law minister of the country is well-known. But he wore many hats — a distinguished economist, active politician, eminent lawyer, labour leader, …