Tag - february

Daily Current Affairs – 1st February, 2016

Negotiating with the Taliban The recently concluded Doha Dialogue on ‘Peace and Security in Afghanistan’ presents a number of opportunities for the international community, as well as India, in dealing with the resurgent Taliban phenomenon. Why in news? The official Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghan Peace [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 2nd February, 2016

Seizing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ opportunity Recent conversations with Chinese scholars, Communist Party of China members and officials indicate that the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative of Xi Jinping’s government in china is likely to become the pivotal key of Chinese engagement with [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 4th February, 2016

Defending the diaspora Many people involved in the massive evacuation of Indian expatriates from Kuwait in 1990 are disappointed at the mischaracterisation of the role of the politicians, diplomats and airline officials in Airlift , a new Hindi film based on that incident. Why in news? In [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 5th February, 2016

Agricultural issues: Going against the grain Recent reports say India has become the world’s fastest-growing economy in terms of GDP growth, overtaking China. While this may be the case, we must pause and reflect over what this means for the 800 million-plus population that [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 6th February, 2016

Auto components: growth through innovation and competitiveness The vibrant automotive industry in India produced over 25 million vehicles (two-wheelers, three-wheelers and four-wheelers) in 2015, of which nearly three million were exported. The bedrock for this large-scale production has been the automotive components suppliers that [...]

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Daily Current Affairs – 8th February, 2016

Palestine’s deepening occupation Israel being criticised by a serving American diplomat for its treatment of Palestinians is not very common as usually, American leaders and diplomats defend Israel’s “right to fight terror”.   Why in news? On January 18, 2016, U.S. ambassador to Israel, said that [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 10th February, 2016

Revisiting Pakistanbefore the window shuts again Post-Pathankot, India and Pakistan countries have shown some maturity in keeping the rhetoric down. Some hope has been revived, with Islamabad promising an “investigation” into any Pakistani links, the attackers of the Indian airbase may have had, and India keeping [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 12th February, 2016

Landmark announcement on gravitational waves may shed light on early universe Background: Recently Scientists spot elusive space-time ripples. These space-time ripples are termed as Gravitational waves. A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesised the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space-time that dash across the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 13th February, 2016

Dissent and Freedom in India We have a tradition of tolerance and plurality. But we — and the courts — have to work hard to preserve it Article 19: Freedom to express ones views, opinion, and belief, convictions including contempt, enmity and disaffection openly (applied) Article 19 (2) State [...]