Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 December 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.   IIIDEM Conducts Training for Saarc Nations on Election Management   With the aim of …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 December 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 03 December 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Chairman of Auroville Foundation   Dr Karan Singh, an eminent scholar and Rajya Sabha Member has been re-nominated as the Chairperson of the Governing Board of Auroville Foundation. Dr Singh has been re-nominated for a …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 September 2016

      Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 September 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Project Development Fund   The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the Cambodia, Laos …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 August 2016

      Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 August 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Pellet guns are here to stay; committee suggests alternatives   A seven-member expert committee headed by T.V.S.N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 August 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 August 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Cabinet approves introduction of the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016”   The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016”. Once …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 August 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 August 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum adopts Jaipur Declaration   The meeting of women Parliamentarians from BRICS nations concluded recently in Jaipur. During the meeting the parliamentarians expressed commitment to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 August 2016

      Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 August 2016   Paper 1 Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   DoNER (Ministry Of Development Of North Eastern Region, North East India) Minister Remembers Tirot Sing’s Contribution to Freedom Struggle   The sacrifices …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 August 2016

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 August 2016 Paper-1: Resources India to run short of high-tech minerals   India will be woefully short of critical minerals necessary for developing clean-energy applications, infrastructure for its solar mission and for manufacturing high-technology products in the future. The country will be heavily dependent on China in the coming years …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 August 2016

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01  August, 2016 Paper – 3: Awareness in biotechnology Move over chemo, now harness the immune system to fight cancer   Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, long a medical dream, is becoming a reality Use of immunotherapy instead of traditional chemotherapy – Rather than attacking the cancer directly, as …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 July 2016

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 July 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   ‘Feed the future’ programme launched   The Union Agriculture Ministry …

Insights into Editorial: The state of the Indian federation

Insights into Editorial: The state of the Indian federation 25 July 2016 The Indian nation is said to be a federation with a unitary bias. This explains the relationship between the centre and the states in India. Constitutional provisions on centre-state relations: Part XI of the Indian Constitution (Articles 245 through 263) deals with centre-state …