Daily Current Affairs – 16th January, 2017

RBI, Ministry of Finance and Autonomy In news: the demonetisation decision has once again floated the much debated topic of diminishing autonomy of the central bank and overpowering by the government Background The decision of scrapping 86% of the currency in circulation was mostly welcomed due [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 14th January, 2017

Healthcare Data – Challenges and Reforms Introduction Apart from the increasing burden of communicable and non communicable diseases in India, another major challenge that needs to be taken care of is the quality of health sector data. Health sector data in India is not of top notch [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 13th January, 2017

Restructuring India’s Urban Strategy Introduction The present government in India has urbanisation and development of cities on top of its agenda. The same is visible from the policies focussing on the same such as Smart Cities Mission, mass rapid transit systems such as the metro services [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 12th January, 2017

Review of India’s Asian Strategy Introduction Nations which have an important role to play in shaping international relations have restructured their foreign policies, both with respect to defence and economy, as per the needs of the evolving geopolitics. Countries such as the U.S., China and Russia [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 11th January, 2017

India Africa Relationship – Kenya Focus Introduction India has worked hard on maintaining a cordial relationship with Africa and its nations. Both the previous and the present government have done sufficiently well in this regard. The present government boasts of holding the India-Africa Forum Summit in [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 10th January, 2017

Women Safety- Making Cities Safe In news: the New Year eve ‘mass molestation’ incident in Bengaluru has brought back the focus once again on women’s safety as well as public consciousness. Though no complaint had been filed initially, the police have taken up investigation based [...]

[Diplomacy] Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas PBD-2017, Heart of Asia Summit Amritsar & BRICS Goa Summit: themes, venues, highlights, outcomes

Prologue Summit#1: Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas PBD-2017, Jan Why organize PBD? Who organizes PBD? PBD-2017: highlights of Rescue operations for VIDESHI NRIs & DESHI Indians Summit#2: Heart of Asia Summit HoA: three purposes of summit? HoA Summit @Amritsar (2016): Highlights of Summit#3: BRICS: 8th [...]

IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs – 9th January, 2017

The Slowing Economy No doubt, India’s growth momentum has slowed down as advanced GDP estimates and gross value added (GVA) for the current fiscal year from the Central Statistics Office clearly revealed the extent of the slowdown. Statistical data The GDP growth is now pegged at [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 7th January, 2017

Transgender and Related Issues Introduction Indian policy makers have been progressing fast on the issue of transgenders. Recently, the cabinet also approved the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016. Government is also evolving mechanisms for their social, economic and educational empowerment. Efforts need to be [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 5th January, 2017

India Bangladesh Relationship Introduction India was the first country to recognize Bangladesh as a separate and independent state and established diplomatic relations with the country immediately after its independence in December 1971. India had played a very huge role in Bangladesh’s freedom struggle. India’s links with Bangladesh are [...]

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