Tag - 2017

HDI Ranking and associated concerns Current Affairs – 23rd March, 2017

HDI Ranking and associated concerns Introduction HDI is an important development index released by United Nations Human Development Programme. It serves as a crucial index for social parameters and thus helps guide nations w.r.t. policy actions and guidelines, Issue: India’s rank of 131 among 188 countries on the UNDP’s [...]

India’s trade: Balancing between two major powers Current Affairs – 22nd March, 2017

HIV Bill Introduction HIV is a crucial concern for India and receives highest policy attention. It has seen phase wise attention with NACO as the nodal institution. The new HIV bill has raised interest and concerns simultaneously. Issue: The long-awaited HIV Bill, a crucial public health legislation guaranteeing [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 20th March, 2017

Disability-Inclusive Development Agenda Introduction Disability is a critical issue especially for an inclusive development agenda. Being a multi-sectoral issue it is important that disability is tackled through holistic policy action in coordination with all stakeholders and ministries. Issue: The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is formulating [...]

Mock Interview Questions for UPSC IAS/IPS Civil Service Exam 2017 and : Tenure of VP, RPA-PCA-Sasikala, Judicial Overreach, Campaign Manager

Prologue Vice President as President? Governor’s Power Campaign manager Election Commission related Freedom of Expression Judicial overreach Polity: Sasikala, RPA, PCA Prologue Like any other daily wage laborer, I find seasonal employment as mock interview panelist after declaration of UPSC Civil Services Mains result. [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 17th March, 2017

Goa’s conundrum and options Introduction Indian constitution is an ideal document. It doesn’t specify many clear provisions but leaves it to healthy precedents that can develop over time. Governor’s office being an important constitutional office has much discretion. It has been a matter of debate since [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 16th March, 2017

The inter-related security Water, energy and food are essential for human well-being, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Global projections indicate that demand for freshwater, energy and food will increase significantly over the next decades under the pressure of population growth and mobility, economic development, [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 15th March, 2017

Institutional deliveries and early childhood care Introduction Mother and child care is critical to any emerging nation as it will determine the future generation. Vital parameters like institutional deliveries and early childhood care should receive due importance. Measures should be planned keeping ground realities in mind [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 13th March, 2017

Soil Health Crisis Introduction Indian population is still largely dependent on agriculture. Soil health is a crucial component and due regulation is critical for increasing yield and productivity. Soil health is dependent on multiple factors. Issue: The Prime Minister launched a nation-wide “Soil Health Card” (SHC) scheme in [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 11th March, 2017

Maternity Benefit Act Introduction Every developing country has to essentially invest in health and especially mother and child care. IMR and MMR being major indicators is evidence to the same. An amendment to Maternity benefit act is a step in positive direction but has concerns associated. Issue: The enhancement [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 10th March, 2017

Fishermen issue and right to fish Introduction India and Sri Lanka are traditional neighbors and have a shred history. Though different countries since long ethnic bonds have been deep. Fishing and fishermen issues have been reason for long drawn conflict and will create disputes of wide [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 9th March, 2017

Montreal protocol and its implementation. Introduction Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are detrimental to ecological balance and main elements responsible for climate change and global warming. With rapid urbanisation and uncontrolled growth the use of modern urban amenities has added to the incidence of global warming. It’s time [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 8th March, 2017

Censor board and cinematography act Introduction India is a country with rich art and culture. Cinematography and art are crucial areas for expression and any curb on the same is discriminatory and violatory. All Censor Board chiefs have grappled with the guidelines even though censoring films [...]