Insights Daily Current Events, 23 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 February 2016 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. NASA working on crunching a Mars trip to three days NASA researchers are working on a technology that could harness the power of light and …

Insights into Editorial: Pros of a spot gold exchange in India

Insights into Editorial:  Pros of a spot gold exchange in India 22 February 2016 Article Link India is the world’s second largest gold consumer with an annual demand of nearly 1,000 tonnes. In spite of this, the country lacks many key elements of an efficient gold ecosystem. Problems with the Indian gold market: The gold …

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 22 February 2016 Archives   Paper 1 Topic: art and culture. Sammakka Saralamma Jatara Asia’s biggest tribal fair, Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara, was recently concluded in Telangana. Lakhs of devotees bid farewell to the tribal goddesses at Medaram village in Warangal district. About a crore people from various parts of the country attended …

Insights into Editorial- India’s nudge unit: An idea whose time has come

Insights into Editorial-  India’s nudge unit: An idea whose time has come 19 February 2016 Article Link With the recent executive order, issued by the US president Obama, asking US agencies to integrate ‘nudges’ in their daily operations, the US has joined a group of countries including the UK, Australia, Singapore, and institutions like the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Ministry moots National Social Security Authority The Labour Ministry has mooted the idea of forming a National Social Security Authority and a separate Social Security Department within the ministry. Why? To provide …

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Swachh Sarvekshan Survey The results of the Swacch Sarvekshan Survey conducted by the Quality Council of India were recently announced by the centre. The survey …

Insights Daily Current Events, 15 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 15 February 2016 Archives   Paper 1 Topic: 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. Antarctica influencing weather in tropics Scientists at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) project are …

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 January 2016 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society. India slips to 89th rank on global talent competitiveness India is ranked at the 89th position in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) for the year 2015-16. The list has been compiled by the INSEAD business school, in partnership …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States. Centre launches ‘Accessible India Campaign’ for differently-abled The union government has launched the “Accessible India Campaign” (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan). Aim: The campaign aims to enable persons with disabilities to gain universal …

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Airtel to invest Rs. 60,000 crore in ‘Project Leap’ Airtel has announced an ambitious plan called Project Leap, of investing Rs 60,000 crore in telecom network. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 September 2015 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Centre puts the brakes on JNNURM research projects, capacity-building The Urban Development Ministry has asked the States to terminate their research and capacity-building measures under the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Pentagon cell to push India trade ties The Pentagon has established a first-ever country special cell to speed up its defence ties with India and accelerate the process of co-development and co-production of hi-tech military …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 September 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers ‘Aerobic’ rice cultivation reduces water usage In recent days, …

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 10 August 2015 Archives Suraksha Bandhan Drive The Union Government of India has launched Suraksha Bandhan Drive in a Mission Mode through Participating Banks and Insurance Companies. Aim: This drive aims to take forward the Government’s objective of creating a universal social security system in the country, targeted especially at the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 August  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 10 August  2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 August 2015 Archives DRDO developed medicine to treat leucoderma In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently said that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a poly-herbal medicine for the treatment of leucoderma (white patches on skin). Details: The poly-herbal …