Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 September 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 September 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   African Development Bank (AfDB) Group annual meeting   India will be hosting the next Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Ahmedabad in May 2017.   Key facts: In …

Insights Daily Current Events, 07 May 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 07 May 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry A recently released report has indicated that the government’s decision to allow 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in oil …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 March 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 March 2016 Archives   Paper 1 Topic: Art and culture. Kondane cave art depicts myth and daily life Archaeologists have discovered around 40 rock paintings in Kondane caves in Raigarh district in Maharashtra. Details: These paintings include a hunter standing with a bow and arrow, a Barasingh, footprints, palm impressions and …

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Shri J P Nadda launches National Deworming initiative As part of the National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children, Union Minister for Health and Family …

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Appellate Board order The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has ordered issue of the ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for basmati rice grown in the Indo-Gangetic Plains …

Insights into Editorial- From Plate to Plough: How to expand inclusion

Insights into Editorial- From Plate to Plough: How to expand inclusion 01 February 2016 Article Link Summary: Financial inclusion and financial literacy have been important policy goals for quite some time. Inclusion has been emphasized by various governments since independence. There is a long history of financial inclusion in India. For the present government, financial …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Sugar cess ceiling hiked to Rs 200/qtl after President nod to Bill President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 January 2016 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Art and culture. Jallikattu in T.N., bullock cart race in Maharashtra cleared The Centre has issued a notification to permit jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-taming sport, ahead of the Pongal festival. The order permits jallikattu — and bullock cart …

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure. Panel warns against ‘Swiss Challenge’ route AN expert committee has warned the government against using ‘Swiss Challenge’ approach for infrastructure investments in the country. Why? According to the panel, Swiss Challenge approaches bring information asymmetries in the procurement process and result in lack …

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 December 2015 Archives Topic: Social issues (Prelims) Alathur to become first organic block panchayat Alathur is all set to become the first block panchayat in Kerala to achieve self-sufficiency in production and consumption of organically grown vegetables. Details: The block panchayat has begun a novel initiative in this regard with the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 18 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 18 September 2015 Archives Quiz 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. SC stays operation of new Haryana panchayat law The Supreme Court has stayed the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 September 2015 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. PM salutes Freedom Fighter Bagha Jatin, on the centenary of his martyrdom The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted Freedom Fighter Bagha Jatin, on the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Why there was Nationwide strike yesterday? Some 15 crore workers across India were on one-day strike yesterday against changes in labour laws that they believe will …

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 September 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Railways on a zero-accident mission Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently told that the Railways will shortly launch a zero-accident mission. What is it? It is a mission which envisages renewal of tracks, more railway bridges, better signalling …