Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   An app to get tiger numbers right     Context: In the forthcoming All-India Tiger Estimation, to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20 November 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   World Toilet Day 2017   Context: World Toilet Day was celebrated on November 19th.       About the World Toilet Day: What is it? In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.   EK BHARAT-SHRESHTHA BHARAT   Context: Under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana, Madhya Pradesh …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Overreach: on the T.N Governor meeting govt. officials     Context: Breaking convention, Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit recently held a meeting with officials of various government departments. The Governor …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 November 2017   Paper 1: Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Birsa Munda     Context: Birth anniversary of Birsa Munda was observed on November 15th. In recognition of his impact on the national movement, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   India Youth Development Index and Report 2017     Context: The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, an Institute of National …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)     Context: A ‘rice field laboratory’ named after Prime Minister Modi was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister himself at IRRI in Los Banos in Philippines.   About IRRI: What …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 November 2017   Paper 1: Topic: 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.   National Rural Drinking Water Programme   …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Green Tribunal     Context: The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to deal with the situation in Delhi, including banning construction and industrial activities and entry of trucks, while lambasting …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 November 2017   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Chennai now part of UNESCO’s ‘creative cities network’   Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 November 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 November 2017   Paper 1: Topic: 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.   2017 ‘very likely’ in top …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 November 2017   GS2 Topic: Issues relating to Health, Education, Human Resources   President inaugurates 21st World Congress of Mental Health, calls for fighting stigma   World Congress of Mental Health is taking place in India for the first time.   Issues: Our National Mental Health Survey 2016 found that close …