Insights Daily Current Events, 16 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 16 June 2016   Paper 2 Topic: infrastructure-airways. Govt. clears civil aviation policy, makes flying cheaper   The Union Cabinet has cleared the Civil Aviation Policy in order to boost the domestic aviation sector and provide passenger-friendly fares. The Civil Aviation Ministry had sent the policy to the Cabinet for approval …

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 14 June 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   President declines assent to Delhi govt’s bill on appointment of parliamentary secretaries   President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected a bill passed by the Delhi assembly last year seeking to exempt 21 AAP …

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 13 June 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   SEBI to relax REIT, portfolio manager norms to woo investors   To deepen Indian capital markets, regulator Sebi has lined up wide-ranging relaxations to its norms for REITs. Highlights: …

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 08 June 2016   Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   India ‘clears final hurdle to join Missile Technology Control Regime’   The members of the Missile Technology Control Regime, a key anti-proliferation grouping, have agreed to admit India. This breakthrough comes days after India …

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 June 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 04 June 2016   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. Good country index   In the ‘Good Country’ 2015 index, Sweden has been voted as the best country in the …

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 May 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 30 May 2016 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. India to ‘export’ #TwitterSeva Micro-blogging platform Twitter is now considering the roll-out of the Twitter Seva service in other countries such …

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 May 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 25 May 2016 Paper 2 Topic: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   India signs $100 mn loan agreement with World Bank Indian government has signed a $ 100 million loan agreement with multilateral lending agency …

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 May 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 23 May 2016 Paper 1 Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Water staircases in seas Scientists have proposed a possible …

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 May 2016

Insights Daily Current Events, 21 May 2016 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. Centre sets up panel to relook defence spend The government has appointed a committee of experts to recommend measures to enhance …

Insights into Editorial: A blow against free speech

Insights into Editorial: A blow against free speech 17 May 2016 Article Link In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court recently turned down a clutch of petitions challenging provisions of criminal defamation under the Indian Penal Code. The Supreme Court has ruled that the provisions are valid and do not violate the Constitution. The apex …

Insights into Editorial: All you need to know about the new IPR Policy

Insights into Editorial: All you need to know about the new IPR Policy 16 May 2016 Article Link Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently released India’s new National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. The Policy which is in compliance with WTO’s (World Trade Organisation) agreement on TRIPS (Trade Related aspects of IPRs), aims to sustain entrepreneurship …