Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture   The Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture is being held in Muscat, Sultanate …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization.   “Safe City Surveillance” scheme   Context: Bihar state government has approved a “Safe City Surveillance” scheme aimed at putting a check on eve-teasing and other crimes against women at public places across the state. About …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.   Adultery law   Context: Supreme court has issued a notice to the Centre on a public interest litigation challenging the constitutionality of IPC section 497 dealing with …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Kumbh Mela   Context: The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO has inscribed ´KumbhMela´ on the Representative …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 December 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Solar Alliance   With 19 countries ratifying its framework agreement, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has become the first treaty-based international government organisation to be based in India.     Significance …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 December 2017

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 05 December 2017   Paper 2: Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. Rajasthan ordinance on immunity for public servants Context: A controversial criminal law ordinance of the Rajasthan government, which gave protection to public servants and imposed restrictions on the media, has lapsed. The state government is now forced …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 04 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Green habitat   Context: The Kerala government is considering promoting a ‘green habitat’ concept giving thrust to eco-friendly and reusable building materials, natural water storage and solid waste management. The objective of the concept is …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 December 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 December 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Kathakar   Context: 7th edition of three day ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ was recently inaugurated at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 November 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues.   Shah Bano law   Context: Moving to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence, the government is considering, among changes in existing laws, amendments to The Muslim Women (Protection …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)     Context: A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) with Airbnb, the world’s …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 28 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 28 November 2017   GS Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization.   Program to train Elected Women Representatives of PRIs       Context: the government has launched an intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers, in New Delhi. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   National Law Day     Context: November 26 is regarded as the second Constitution Day in the modern history of India. It is also celebrated as the National Law …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   NPPA   Context: National drug pricing regulator NPPA has capped prices of 51 essential formulations, including those used for the treatment of cancer, pain, heart conditions and skin problems. The prices have been slashed in …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 November 2017     Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization.   ‘Safe city’ plan for women   Context: The Central government recently began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2017

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 21 November 2017   GS Paper 2: Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   An app to get tiger numbers right     Context: In the forthcoming All-India Tiger Estimation, to …