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Daily Current Affairs – 18th February, 2017

ISRO and its achievements Introduction ISRO has led the Indian achievements in Indian roadmap of research and development from independence. This has resulted in huge benefits for India in diverse fields and has also given rich foreign exchange earnings through commercial ventures. This establishes the fact [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 17th February, 2017

Urban Governance Issues and Problems Introduction The rapid growth that India is seeing is visible in urban sprawl that is visible. This is reflective on the state of infrastructure, pressure on land, water and all basic necessities. Poor planning and lack of coordination between multiple agencies [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 16th February, 2017

Budget – Reforms on Election Funding Introduction The fundamental of a vibrant democracy is periodic elections. Elections to be meaningful should be conducted free and fair with a level playing field to all in the fray. The Representation of People’s Act 1950 and 1951 aim to [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 15th February, 2017

Budget allocation to Ministry of Environment and issues Introduction Environmental conservation and biodiversity is always paid lip service in Indian policy making. Especially when it comes to budget allocation and expenditure analysis there is scarce data and subsequently less attention paid to. Further only headline making [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 14th February, 2017

Hospital Acquired Infections Introduction Health care in India is in a dismal state with issues ranging from affordability, accessibility and availability. In this light a serious concern is hospital acquired infections which are life threatening. The biggest problem is lack of awareness and apathy of the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 13th February, 2017

Sexual offences against women and policies to combat it Introduction Sexual crimes against women are on the rise. The crimes are widely prevalent in every society, though most of them remain undetected and unreported. In India, sexual harassment, molestation and rape of women are common. Most [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 11th February, 2017

Israel and Palestine Crisis  Introduction Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea. Palestinians, the Arab population that hails from the land Israel now controls, refer to the territory as Palestine, and want to establish a state by that name [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 10th February, 2017

India should ‘Look East’ again America is shaking President Trump has been criticised about his eccentricities, prejudices and his stereotyping of countries and peoples across the world. This, however, is mere reflecting of concerns and anger of whites across the US. Their lifestyle has been [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 9th February, 2017

Diaspora – Security concerns w.r.t. evacuations. Introduction The Indian Diaspora is a generic term to describe the people who migrated from territories that are currently within the borders of the Republic of India. It also refers to their descendants. The Diaspora is currently estimated to number [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 8th February, 2017

The fight against traditions- Nagaland women reservation Background In 1992, the constitution provided for Municipal Councils in urban areas including reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, as well as women. While Nagaland is exempted from the Constitution’s Panchayat system, it is bound by the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 7th February, 2017

State of Science and Technology Research and significance Introduction Our lives are being transformed by technology daily. It is a reality that new tools like smart phones and the Internet and much more lies under the surface. Novel devices, materials and technologies have brought enormous benefits [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 4th February, 2017

Political Funding in India- towards more transparency? The key features of budget 2017-18 on political funding was: Need to cleanse the system of political funding in India. Maximum amount of cash donation to be received by political party will be Rs 2000/- from one person. [...]