Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 08 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 08 December 2018 Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders Welfare …

Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) Council approves India’s proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023.

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Food processing and related industries in India – scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.   Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) …

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy conferred Skoch Award for National Significance.

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Ministry of New and Renewable Energy conferred Skoch Award for National Significance.   Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been conferred the Skoch Award for National Significance. The award …

UN framework to combat international terrorism

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   UN framework to combat international terrorism   What to …

Chang’e-4 mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Chang’e-4 mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, objectives and significance of the mission.   Context: China has launched Chang’e-4, a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme.   Background: The Moon is tidally …