Insights Daily Current Events, 15 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 15 June 2016   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.   CIC rejects plea seeking info on Sebi chief’s assets   A full bench of the central information commission (CIC) …

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 March 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 March 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Rotavirus vaccine launched under immunization drive Union health ministry has launched the rotavirus vaccine-Rotavac- as part of its universal immunisation programme to prevent diarrhoeal deaths due to the virus …

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, 12 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. National Framework for Elimination of Malaria The Union Health Minister recently launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the …

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, 28 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 28 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. SC seeks proof of breakdown in Arunachal Pradesh The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa to furnish relevant material backing their claim that there has been a …

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 27 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Soon, annual and quarterly reports to replace once-in-5-year job surveys The government is planning to launch an annual employment survey. What is it all about? It will be a first …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral agreements. Rafale pact concluded, but no deal yet on price India and France have signed 14 agreements, including an intergovernmental agreement for the purchase of Rafale fighter jets, nuclear reactors, French railway locomotives and a major commitment to counterterror cooperation. However, the financial …

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, 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, 26 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indigenization of technology. Astra missile proves anti-jamming capability Astra missile was recently test-fired by the scientists of the DRDO. During the trial, a crucial capability of the missile-its resistance to jamming– was successfully validated. After carrying out some more trials, including air launch trial …

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. ‘Seychelles committed to Indian naval base’ Seychelles government has provided India a plot of land in its Assumption Island to build its first naval base in the Indian Ocean region. This …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Indian diaspora. Government To Expand Visa-Free Diplomatic Travel To More Countries Seeking to expand the envelope of visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passports to other countries, the Union Cabinet has approved a model agreement on exemption from visa requirements for such …