Insights Daily Current Events, 09 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: indigenization of technology. Country’s flagship HAL turns 75 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is all set to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month. About HAL: Started as Hindustan Aircraft Company by visionary industrialist Walchand Hirachand Doshi, HAL was acquired by the British in 1942 and …

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 06 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Infrastructure energy. Cabinet clears financial ‘reform’ package for discoms The Union Cabinet has approved a ‘reform’ package for loss-making electricity utilities. The scheme is named Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The scheme is aimed at providing financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies …

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 October 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 October 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Anti-Defacement Bill hanging fire Anti-Defacement Bill, mooted by the Kerala State Election Commission, has not yet been passed by the Kerala state government. About the Anti-Defacement …

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 26 September 2015 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena. Tidal waves likely to hit Kerala coast, says INCOIS The Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) has issued guidelines to District Collectors of coastal districts for preparedness in view of the tidal flooding alert for the Kerala coast till September 30. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Responsibilities of various constitutional bodies. EC clears PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ tomorrow The Election Commission has given the go-ahead to the airing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme, provided nothing is said that may be construed as inducement to voters …

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, 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, 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, 07 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 07 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Three model ration shops on anvil in Tiruchi district To enhance the customer satisfaction, the Co-operative Department of Tamil Nadu state government has planned to set up three model ration shops in rural areas of Tiruchi district. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 September 2015 Archives QUIZ Paper 3 Topic: Economic development. RBI crisis fund short of target The recently released annual report of the RBI shows that Contingency funds with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), used in case of unforeseen shocks, have fallen to 8.4% of total assets, against a target …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Assembly passes Special Courts Bill The Andhra Pradesh state assembly recently passed the Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill, 2015. The bill contains provisions for the constitution of special courts to facilitate time bound disposal of corruption cases …

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, 02 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 02 September 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. A.P. Assembly adopts unanimous resolution seeking Special Category Status The Andhra Pradesh Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution requesting the Government of India to accord Special …

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 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 August 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 August 2015 Archives Centre’s reply sought on PIL challenging CVC, VC appointment The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to respond on a public interest petition challenging the recent appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner T.M. Bhasin. The petition was filed by Common Cause, an NGO. …