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Privatisation and Commercialisation of Water in India, Tropical Disease Control Current Affairs – 22nd April 2017

Privatisation and Commercialisation of Water in India Introduction The United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right, stating that water is a social and cultural good, not merely an economic commodity. Today, due to increasing consumption patterns, water is becoming scarce and [...]

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege, Digital Rights, Current Affairs 21th April, 2017

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege Introduction Since independence government and bureaucracy has been symbolized by the traditional symbols of the red beacons on the vehicles. Red beacons are synonymous with the “Raj mentality” and are the “antithesis of the concept of a Republic”, the Supreme [...]

HIV AIDS legislation, Bilateral and multilateral alignments – India,Current Affairs 19th April, 2017

HIV AIDS legislation Introduction HIV AIDS is a serious concern in the health fabric of the country. The stigma associated makes it difficult for the affected to lead a normal life. The legislation is timely and necessary to enable the treatment necessities and fighting the associated [...]

Governance and Tobacco, Electoral Reforms and Judiciary, Current Affairs 18th April, 2017

Governance and Tobacco Introduction As part for the government policy we have a clear cut framework of discouraging use of tobacco. But investment of government companies and PSUs in large private tobacco holdings is a question worth a debate. Issue: A group of people including the managing trustee [...]

Reform in Science setup, Delay in justice delivery,Current Affairs 17th April, 2017

NATIONAL TOPIC: General Studies 2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. General Studies 3 Science and Technology‐ developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of [...]

Revision List Environment and Agriculture, History – Culture, Science and Technology for General Studies Current Affairs

Success in UPSC is a Bell Shaped Curve Revision: Environment and Agriculture Revision: Economy Revision: IR, Defense [and Current Affairs] Why read India (Yearbook) 2017’s Diary of events? Revision: History and Culture Revision: Science and Technology Revision: Geography and Polity Priority order for [...]

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority, Current Affairs – 8th April, 2017

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority Introduction Railways have been crucial arteries of the country. They serve in both trade and transit of goods and people. Decades of neglect has had its effect on railways and hence the performance of the same. The call for a [...]

April 2017 Monetary policy review, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Assessment Current Affairs – 7th April, 2017

April 2017 Monetary policy review Introduction Monetary policy is a crucial economic policy tool for the economy. It controls credit flow and hence regulates growth. Inflation targeting is the main idea of the policy with the new Monetary Policy Framework agreement signed. The first monetary policy [...]

Chemical Weapons attack, India-Bangladesh ties: Time for golden period, Current Affairs – 6th April 2017

Chemical Weapons attack Introduction Syrian Crisis has been long drawn and has seen humanitarian crisis of large scale. The recent chemical attacks add to the wounds and fears of people of the region. Syria has been a playground for global geo-politics with regime and rebels supported [...]

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not, Current Affairs – 5th April, 2017

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not? India’s Supreme Court decided in December 2016 that the presence of shops and restaurants selling liquor near highways was leading to drunken driving, which cause the vast majority of fatal road accidents in the country. So [...]

Disability-inclusive development and digital push, Current Affairs – 4th April, 2017

Disability-inclusive development and digital push Introduction Digital revolution started in India from late 1990s with the IT boom. Governance also took to digitalization with major programmes like National e-governance plan and Digital India. As India catapults towards a digital economy, making ICT accessible to the disabled [...]

UDAN Scheme, NCSEdBC in place of NCBC, Current Affairs – 3rd April, 2017

UDAN Scheme Introduction With India aiming to increase infrastructure growth with push for Make in India aggressively, the aviation policy has a significant role to play. The impact it creates on connectivity and regional development and the spillover effects are beyond quantification. Issue: Six months from now, 43 cities [...]