Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 January 2015 ARCHIVES NITI Aayog The Government has replaced Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). The institution will serve as ‘Think Tank’ of the Government-a directional and policy dynamo. This comes after extensive consultation across the spectrum of stakeholders, including state governments, …

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 January 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 01 January 2015 ARCHIVES Probe agencies want single anti-terror mechanism Investigating agencies have recommended the setting up of a central anti-terror mechanism placing intelligence and investigation wings under a single command. Why? For more coordinated action against emerging internal security challenges. Such unified body would consist of: The intelligence gathering, analysis …

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 December 2014 ARCHIVES Department Renamed The Department of Disability Affairs (Nishaktata Karya Vibhag) under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has been renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Viklangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag). It was carved out as separate department and christened the Department of Disability Affairs in …

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 December 2014 ARCHIVES President signs coal, insurance ordinances President has signed two key ordinances to raise the cap on foreign direct investment in the insurance sector and facilitate e-auction of coal blocks, amid protest from the opposition parties. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014, was passed by the Lok …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2014 ARCHIVES Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching The Prime Minister launched the Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching at the Swatantrata Bhawan in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The Prime Minister in his speech said that “the education system is not meant to …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2014 ARCHIVES Birth Anniversary of S. Ramanujan It was the 127th Birth Anniversary of the great Indian Mathematician. It was celebrated as “National Mathematics Day”. The mathematical genius compiled more than 3,900 mathematical results and equations. His Ramanujam Prime and Ramanujam theta discoveries had also inspired further research on …

Insights Daily Current Events: 15 November 2014

Insights Daily Current Events: 15 November 2015 June 21 will be made the ‘International Day of Yoga’ In an overwhelming response to call by the Prime Minister of India for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led U.N. General Assembly resolution recognising yoga’s benefits. The draft …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 06 November 2014

ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine why despite reforms and new industrial policies, some public sector undertakings continue to make losses. Do you think privatisation of these sick PSUs rather than disinvestment is the solution? Comment. Business Standard Reference 2) Write a note on the 5/20 rule …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 29 September 2014

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) It is said that number of hungry people across the world has not decreased much. In the light of recent UN figures on hunger, critically comment. The New York Times 2) In India, in the education space, the ability to exploit the advantages …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS – 15 September 2015

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Mars Curiosity rover reaches its primary destination After more than two years of touching down on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally reached the foothills of Mount Sharp, the primary destination it was designed to explore. Mount Sharp is a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the centre of the vast Gale Crater and the …