Daily Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs – 7th June, 2016

For creating “Vibrant Cities”: Decentralise and Empower City Governments  Municipal Governance: Background In 1992, India took some early steps to recognize metropolitan regions as agglomerations requiring coordinated economic and spatial planning. Towards this end it also passed the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 74th constitutional amendment added [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 8th June, 2016

India’s increased role in West Asia India and Gulf countries: In the last 10 months, the new government under PM Modi has engaged with almost all the Gulf countries and every interaction has yielded substantial agreements which will take bilateral relations into new areas and reshape [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 11th June, 2016

India and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organisation. It was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. *On July 10, 2015, [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 13th June, 2016

Net Neutrality: India should keep an eye on Europe   India’s present status in regard to Net Neutrality: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is seeking comments on Net neutrality by June 21. The pre-consultation paper asks for views from the stakeholders on over-the-top services, differential pricing for [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 14th June, 2016

India and US Strategic partnership Should India please everyone or pursue its own interests? Recent visit of PM Modi to Washington D.C. resulted in signing of joint statement between India and US. However, as India consolidates the strategic partnership with the United States, there is [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 17th June, 2016

Appointing MLAs as parliamentary secretaries weakening the watchdog?  Background: Article 164 (1A) of the Constitution, introduced in 2003, states that the Council of Ministers should not comprise more than 15 per cent of the strength of a Legislative Assembly (and should comprise of minimum 12) In the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 20th June, 2016

Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) and its concerns: In India, several states have reported cases of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) In November 2015, the Delhi government reported the case of VDPV and now, a surveillance study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found traces [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st June, 2016

The India Labour and Employment Report 2016 Indian labour market— Organized Sector (only 17% of total employment): Regular formal employment (9%): Contractual, with full protection of labour rights, high wages and perks Regular but informal employment: No full contractual protection of labour rights and lower wages [...]