Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   LADIS – Least Available Depth Information System   What to study? For Prelims: About LADIS and IWAI. For Mains: Significance and …

First District Cooling System of India to come up in Amaravati:

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy. Development and indigenization of technology.   First District Cooling System of India to come up in Amaravati:   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: District Cooling System- how it works? Significance and benefits.   Context: India’s First District cooling system will come up in Amravati, capital of the Andhra Pradesh. …

NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

Topic covered: Awareness in space.   NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Mars rover opportunity- objectives, achievements and significance.   Context: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that its Mars Mission, Opportunity has come to an end. This marked the conclusion of the …

MFN status

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   MFN status   What to study? For Prelims: What is MFN status? For Mains: How does it affect the bilateral trade between the countries? How does withdrawal of this affect Pakistan?   Context: India has revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status of Pakistan (bestowed in 1996) …

Why only bureaucrats on information panels, asks SC

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.   Why only bureaucrats on information panels, asks SC   What to study? For Prelims: About CIC- key facts. For Mains: Issues associated, association of govt employees with the institution, the need for reforms.   Context: Supreme Court has observed …