Insights Daily Current Events, February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 By Deepa.M National- Interim Rail Budget- Independent Rail Tariff Authority is being set up to rationalize fares and a proposal to expand dynamic pricing of tickets in line with the airline industry. The launch of 17 new premium trains, 39 express trains, ten passenger  trains and, four MEMU and three DMU trains …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 By- DEEPA M National- Biotechnology industrial park It is a special form of industrial park that specialized in biotechnology Biotech Park and Incubation Centers have been established at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park, Genome Valley in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). The other projects approved for Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala for setting up …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 10, 2014

By- DEEPA M February 10,2014. National News-   Development of Buddhism Tourism– The ministry of tourism attempts to identify integrated tourism circuits based on India’s unique civilization, heritage, and culture including Buddhist tourism in partnership with states, private sector, other agencies. Ministry of tourism identified three circuits to be developed as Buddhist circuits in the country. …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 11, 2014

Deepa M & Lohith  ARCHIVES February 11, 2014 NATIONAL Andhra Pradesh reorganization bill 2013 features Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, 2013 is a draft bill proclaiming the bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh state into two states, Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh. There would be a common High Court and its expenditure would be apportioned between the …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 08, 2014

Deepa M ARCHIVES February 08, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India-Pakistan bilateral trade for 2012-2013 increased In 2012-2013 it was $2.6 billion up from previous year $1.9 billion. Several proposals between two sides pending: 24/7 trade of all goods through wagah-attari border, Dismantling of negative list of 1209 items bringing down the sensitive list of items to 100 …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 09, 2014

By- DEEPA M ARCHIVES February 09, 2014 NATIONAL Disability Bill proposed amendments New definition of persons with disability ‘high support’ and ‘rehabilitation’ Persons with disabilities to enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects All educational institution funded or recognized by the government to provide inclusive education. Ensuring reasonable accommodation for …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 07, 2014

By- DEEPA M ARCHIVES February 07, 2014 NATIONAL Wage Board Justice G.R Majithia Wage Board’s recommendation on new pay structure for journalist and non-journalist Newspaper employees have been categorized broadly into 3 categories as working journalist, non-journalist newspaper employees- administrative staff and non-journalist newspaper employees-factor staff. Peons and drivers come under non-journalist newspaper employees-administrative staff …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 10, February 2014 1. What are the main hurdles India is facing when it comes to military modernization? Comment. (200 Words) Business Standard (http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/out-of-cash-114020900783_1.html) 2. “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 has established that indoor air pollution from cook stoves is a primary cause of disease and death in South Asia. ” Elaborate. (200 Words) …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 08, February 2014 1. Throw light on the attempts made so far by India and China in resolving their border issues. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Write a note on the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) corridor plan. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. ““Cyber security is our biggest security challenge and requires a new paradigm in purchase processes. …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 29, 2014

ARCHIVES January 29, 2014 COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE on WILDLIFE OF INDIA Apart from a handful of the major farm animals such as cows, buffaloes, goats, poultry and sheep, India has an amazingly wide variety of animals native to the country. It is home to Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Pythons, Wolves, Foxes, Bears, Crocodiles, Rhinoceroses, Camels, Wild dogs, …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 28, 2014

ARCHIVES January 28, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Unique Identification Authority of India The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) assigns Unique Identification Number “Aadhaar” to residents of India on voluntary basis The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the Aadhaar Identities. The agency …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 24, 2014

ARCHIVES January 24, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY ESTIMATION & INDICATORS (Continued from yesterday’s post) OBJECTIVES OF POVERTY ESTIMATION To build awareness on poverty and to keep it in the agenda of discourse; To design policies, programs and institution to alleviate poverty To monitor and evaluate these policies, programs and institutions that are associated …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 23, 2014

ARCHIVES January 23, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY AND POVERTY ESTIMATION IN INDIA DEFINING POVERTY Poverty, droughts, underdevelopment, different sorts of inequalities and domination have been the age old problems or phenomena observed from the past to the present and across the time and space. Poverty is a very vague concept with varied connotations …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 20, 2014

ARCHIVES January 20, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Basic Features of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The Act is designed to fulfill India’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. The NDPS Act …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 19, 2014

ARCHIVES January 19, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Seven States/UTs Get Allocations Under National Food Security Act •    With the implementation of National Food Security Act in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh also, the National Food Security Act has taken off now in seven states/ UTs- Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh . •    …