Insights into Editorial: Does India need a bullet train?

Insights into Editorial: Does India need a bullet train? Context: Prime Minister and his Japanese counterpart jointly laid the foundation stone of the country’s first bullet train project using Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which costs $19 billion. The train will cover a distance of over 500 kilometres in around two hours. The …

Insights into Editorial: Coal-fired projections: on the draft energy policy

Insights into Editorial: Coal-fired projections: on the draft energy policy Context: The NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energy Policy (DNEP) predicts that between now and 2040, there will be a quantum leap in the uptake of renewable energy together with a drastic reduction in fossil fuel energy intensity. Because of economic and population growth, India’s annual per-capita electricity …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 06 OCTOBER 2017

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz -06 OCTOBER 2017 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz Archives The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …