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Daily Current Affairs – 1st April, 2016

India, EU summit agrees on new agenda for strategic partnership Background: India and the European Union (EU) have endorsed the ‘EU-India Agenda for Action 2020’ as a common road map for the strategic partnership in the next five years during 13th edition of India-European Union Summit which was held [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 2nd April, 2016

Harking back to an interventionist era – Article 356 Article in part XVIII (Articles 352-360); among the Emergency provisions of the Indian Constitution During President’s Rule- President administers the state through the governor and the Parliament makes laws for the state Maximum period: Three years 44th [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 4th April, 2016

Why migrants are Europe’s litmus test? After the terror attack in Brussels on March 22 morning, two claims are being made on the European land by few of the political leaders as well as the angered public. The immediate association between the attacks and the migrant crisis, the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 5th April, 2016

Towards restorative Criminal Justice Purpose of criminal justice: towards securing life and property The Reality— Fails to deter criminals owing to Delays and uncertainties involved in its processes Ridiculously ineffective punishments imposed on those few who get convicted Provides wide discretion to the police and the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 6th April, 2016

Are simultaneous elections to Panchayat, Assembly and Lok Sabha feasible? The present Prime Minister’s recent suggestion that elections to the Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and local bodies should be held simultaneously has brought to centre stage an issue that has been raised intermittently, for years. [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 8th April, 2016

The panama papers explained What are panama papers? The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 9th April, 2016

Supreme Court: Not a court of everyday appeals India’s Supreme Court Acts as a final court of appeal- decisions are determinative; its pronouncements constitute the law of the land Acts as the ultimate arbiter on disputes concerning any interpretation of the Constitution Enormity of its burden: Core [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 11th April, 2016

Time for a single world currency The world economic crisis shows the “inherent vulnerabilities and systemic risks in the existing international monetary system” and therefore, there is a need to better insulate countries from the ills of one country or one currency Dominance of Dollars— The [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 12th April, 2016

Unified Payment Interface— A step towards a cashless economy A cashless economy is a system where flow of cash or physical currency is non-existent and all monetary transactions are done electronically via internet enabled banking or wallets, and debit or credit cards; at most [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 13th April, 2016

The LPG reform – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) Until 2013, 75 lakh predominantly rural, subsidised BPL connections were disbursed under various schemes Fifty-five lakh subsidised BPL connections are claimed to have been provided in the last year under the “Give Back” scheme linked [...]