Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 March 2019  Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   National Knowledge Network   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is NKN? – objectives, features and significance.   Context: India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh. …

ISRO’s AstroSat

Topic: Awareness in space. ISRO’s AstroSat What to study? For Prelims and Mains: AstroSat- objectives, accomplishments and significance.   Context: The Indian multi-wavelength space observatory AstroSat, launched in September 2015, continues to yield exciting results. Using this observatory, astronomers from Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai have identified a new population of ultraviolet stars in the globular cluster …

World Gold Council (WGC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Gold Council (WGC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: WGC- composition, functions and significance, demand for gold- concerns and demands.   Context: World Gold Council (WGC) has released a report on gold holdings of various countries.   Key facts: India, …

‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Highlights and significance of the report, concerns over increased arms trade and need for their regulation.   Context: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute …

Home Min allows States to use 9,400 enemy properties

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Home Min allows States to use 9,400 enemy properties   What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of enemy properties and key features of the enemy properties act. For Mains: Significance and key features of …