Insights Daily Current Events, 11 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme expanded in additional 61 districts The Ministry of Women and Child Development has expanded Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in additional 61 districts, covering 11 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential. TRAI rules in favour of Net neutrality TRAI has ruled against differential pricing for data services in a major support to Net Neutrality. The TRAI ruling can be seen …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 February 2016 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Julian Assange’s detention illegal, says UN panel The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled the three-year period of political asylum sought by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 February 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 February 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Zika (Update) After the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Zika virus and its suspected complications in newborns as a public health emergency of international concern, the Union Health …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Easwar panel suggests friendlier direct tax laws A committee set up by the government to change direct tax laws has suggested several taxpayer-friendly measures to improve the ease of doing …

Insights Daily Current Events, 15 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 15 January 2016 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. SBI starts advisory services for startups State Bank of India (SBI) has unveiled a dedicated advisory services branch for startups. The branch, named branch InCube, was recently inaugurated in Bengaluru. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 January 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 12 January 2016 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Fillip to ‘Make in India’ in defence purchases The government has approved major changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). Approval in this regard was recently …

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Apex court upholds curbs on serving liquor in Kerala Upholding the controversial ‘Liquor-Free Kerala’ policy restricting the serving of liquor to five-star hotels in the State, the Supreme Court …

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 09 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: indigenization of technology. Country’s flagship HAL turns 75 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is all set to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month. About HAL: Started as Hindustan Aircraft Company by visionary industrialist Walchand Hirachand Doshi, HAL was acquired by the British in 1942 and …

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 05 December 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States. Centre launches ‘Accessible India Campaign’ for differently-abled The union government has launched the “Accessible India Campaign” (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan). Aim: The campaign aims to enable persons with disabilities to gain universal …

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 December 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 03 December 2015 Archives Paper 3 Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Cabinet okays Bill on Regional Centre for Biotechnology The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of Regional Center for Biotechnology Bill, 2015. Objective of the Bill: to provide …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 November 2015 Archives   Paper 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests ASEAN to ease travel, mobility of labour By signing the Kuala Lumpur declaration on the establishment of the AEC, ASEAN leaders have declared the establishment of an EU-style regional economic …

Insights into Editorial: Is Access to Transport Slowing Participation of Women in India’s Workforce? + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Is Access to Transport Slowing Participation of Women in India’s Workforce? + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 21 November 2015   Labour force participation of women remains woefully low in India, and this could be a major drag, not just on the empowerment of women but on the Indian growth story as well. …

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. SC stays Delhi HC order on permanent commission to women Navy officers The Supreme Court has stayed the Delhi High Court order allowing women, serving as …

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 50 Uttar Pradesh districts declared drought-hit 50 of the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have been declared drought-hit by the Uttar Pradesh state government. These 50 …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, partners ICRC for Enable Makeathon The union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for …

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 November 2015 Archives   Paper 3 Topic: indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Navy gets indigenous system to decoy under water attack on ships The Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS), christened as Mareech was recently handed over by defence minister Manohar Parrikar to the Navy. About Mareech: Maareech is …