Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 22 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)   Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian art and culture.   Nabakalebar festival Context: Commemorative coins in denominations of ₹10 and ₹1000 have been released on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar festival.   About Nabakalebar festival: The Nabakalebara is an ancient ritual associated with most of the Jagannath Temples when the Idols …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 17 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   No confidence motion Context: The YSR Congress has proposed a no-confidence motion against the NDA government on the issue of granting special category status …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 March 2018

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) Context: The fifth edition of the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy has been released. About the survey: The objective of the survey …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 14 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   80:20 gold scheme Context: The government has announced that it will review the circumstances under which Premier Trading Houses (PTH) and Star Trading Houses (STH) …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 13 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Geomagnetic storm Context: There were reports that Earth will be hit by a massive magnetic storm on March 18. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that there was no …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Context: European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd. have signed a loan agreement for a second line of credit (LoC) of Euro 150 million on non-sovereign …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Karnataka govt. unveils State flag Context: Karnataka government has unveiled the State flag for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Women related issues.   Women Entrepreneurship Platform Context: NITI Aayog has launched the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), on the occasion of International Women’s Day.   About the Women Entrepreneurship Platform: Aim: The initiative is aimed at building an ecosystem for women across India to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 March 2018

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Social empowerment.   #YesIBleed Campaign Context: The government has launched the #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign.   What is it? “#Yes I Bleed” aims to create a holistic approach to the issue of menstruation, which is an experience that transcends culture, class, and caste. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 March 2018

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 07 March 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Animal Welfare Board of India Context: The headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has been shifted from Chennai to Haryana’s Ballabhgarh for “better coordination” between the environment ministry and the board. Rule 3 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 March 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 01 March 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization.   Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018 Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. Highlights of the Bill: Forms of trafficking: The Bill identifies various …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 27 February 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) Context: IITs will corner the largest chunk of loans on offer under the new funding model — Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 February 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Highway liquor ban Context: The Supreme Court has given the State governments the discretion to decide, on facts, whether areas covered by local self-governing bodies …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 February 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2018 Context: To celebrate the idea of unity in diversity, the Ministry of Culture is organising the the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav at Gwalior. …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 February 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 February 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Khajuraho dance festival begins Context: The 44th edition of Khajuraho dance festival has begun at the UNESCO world heritage site. The Dance Festival is being …