Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 January 2018

  Insights Daily Current Affairs, 30 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.   “Res extra commercium”   Context: To curb the $11 billion tobacco industry’s legal right to trade, the government, for the first time, has asked the top court to classify tobacco as …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 29 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization.   Stree Swabhiman Initiative Context: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has announced an initiative by common services centres (CSCs) on women’s health and hygiene. The initiative is named ‘Stree Swabhiman’.   About Stree Swabhiman: ‘Stree Swabhiman’ aims …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 26 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Republic Day 2018 India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day this year. Republic day in India is celebrated every year on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Anganwadi Services Training Programme Context: The government has launched the Management Information System (MIS) portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme. The Ministry …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.   ‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ report A report titled ‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ has been released by the international rights group Oxfam. The report reveals how the global economy enables wealthy elite to accumulate vast wealth …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 23 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).   Nuna   Context: A recent study suggests new …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Election Commission recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs   The Election Commission has recommended that 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi be disqualified as they held offices …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 19 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues.   Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Context: Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has crossed one crore mark in antenatal check-ups. The programme has been successful in reaching out to the difficult and …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 18 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)   Context: NPPA has fixed/revised ceiling prices/retail prices of 33 formulations under Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.   Background: NPPA fixes ceiling price of essential medicines of Schedule I under the Drugs …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Purandara Dasa Context: There is much speculation about where Purandara Dasa, regarded as the pitamaha of Carnatic music, was born. Now, an expert committee constituted …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 15 January 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 7th edition of the Rashtriya …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 12 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.   SFOORTI Application What is it? To help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 11 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   National Youth Festival   Context: National Youth Festival is being celebrated on 12th January, that is, on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 10 January 2018   Paper 1: Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Madhubani paintings Context: The folk painting of Madhubani will soon be seen decorating the walls of various government buildings in Bihar, the eastern Indian state …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   All India Whips’ Conference Context: The 18th All India Whips’ Conference was recently inaugurated at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The conference is hosting around 90 Delegates …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 January 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 06 January 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Council for Trade Development and Promotion   Context: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry recently chaired the 3rd meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion.   About the Council for Trade Development …