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PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Current Affairs 9th May, 2017

Union cabinet has approved PM Gramin Digital SakshartaAbhiyan (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore households digitally literate. This is a significant scheme which aims to help the common man to understand the nuances of the changing medium of communication, especially payment. The outlay for this [...]

Anti Microbial Resistance, The Joint doctrine of the Indian armed forces, Current Affairs 8th May, 2017

Anti Microbial Resistance Introduction India is severely affected by anti microbial resistance and this has increased the burden of diseases. It is important for the government to initiate several measures from creating awareness to policies that shall be instrumental to address the same. Chennai Declaration: “The Chennai [...]

India’s dominance in Indian Ocean is intact, Current Affairs 6th May, 2017

India’s dominance in Indian Ocean is intact Introduction: Previously, we had covered an article dealing with China’s increasing naval expansion and influence in the Indian Ocean. The author had highlighted about China launching its first indigenous aircraft carrier, Type 001A carrier which may be named Shandong, [...]

SAARC Satellite, Can India emerge as a global leader in an uncertain global environment?, Current Affairs – 5th May 2017

SAARC Satellite Introduction Diplomacy has crossed traditional barriers and methods today. SAARC satellite is step in the right direction to engage meaningfully with the neighbourhood sharing expertise India has in Space science and technology. Apart from all scientific benefits this will go a long way in [...]

Taxing Agricultural Income, China to host a Belt and Road forum for international cooperation, Current Affairs 4th May, 2017

Taxing Agricultural Income Introduction India’s tax base is disappointing. For a large country with large immense priorities India needs to initiate measure to encourage people to pay taxes and widen tax base. Taxing agricultural income is a recent debate that needs wider debate. Issue: Bibek Debroy, a member [...]

Tackling Left Wing Extremism (LWE), Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Current Affairs 2nd May, 2017

Tackling Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Introduction: The recent Maoist attack on the 99-member Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, in which at least 25 jawans lost their lives, has once again brought the focus on not just the threat represented by left-wing extremism [...]

Kashmir’s Unending Tragedy, BBIN Network, Current Affairs 1st May, 2017

Introduction: The dreadful violence and low turnout in a by-election in Kashmir has again raised intense debate in New Delhi. An election that isn’t free is not fair either. The violence in Srinagar left eight people dead and more than 170 injured and the end [...]

Dealing with Malaria, Prescribing medicines under generic names. Is it practical?, Current Affairs 29th April, 2017

Dealing with Malaria Introduction Malaria is one of the most threatening epidemics of the world with high incidence in the developing world. The efforts to develop a medicine for the same have been all out and repeated trials have been conducted. Eradication of Malaria has been [...]

India’s population growth story, Hope for higher India economic growth, Current Affairs 28th April, 2017

India’s population growth story Introduction India being home to second largest population of the world has been striving hard to achieve stability. Population can be seen as a resource or a burden depending on the way it is used for the country’s progress. India has population [...]

Tribal Rights and Ecology, India’s tourism potential and World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) travel and tourism competitiveness index, Current Affairs 27th April, 2017

Tribal Rights and Ecology Introduction India being a diverse landmass with a huge forest area faces competing challenges and priorities. It is significant to uphold the tribal rights and include them in ecological conservation. An exclusionary policy is detrimental and not in line with spirit of [...]

NITI AYOG – Change in Planning mindset, Delay in quota reforms to erode IMF’s credibility, Current Affairs 26th April, 2017

NITI AYOG – Change in Planning mindset Introduction Post independence planning was adopted as major part of economy. Economic and social planning is part of concurrent list of Indian constitution. With the NITI Ayog taking over from the erstwhile Planning Commission there is change in the [...]

LOKPAL Act,Performance of Agriculture Schemes in last 3 years, Daily Current Affairs 24th April, 2017

LOKPAL Act Introduction Governance in a country of size and diversities like India is a huge challenge. Anti corruption legislations have been promised by parties by implemented weakly or have been scuttled. There is a need to reinforce focus on Lokpal and other anti corruption legislations [...]