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Daily Current Affairs – 31st January, 2017

The Long Walk to Universal Rural Electrification Introduction Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) has been subsumed into Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana which is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Power aiming to facilitate 24×7 supply of power. The new scheme intends to [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 30th January, 2017

Social Challenges in Housing Schemes Introduction Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was launched in 2016 to provide financial assistance for construction of pucca house for all houseless and households living in dilapidated houses. The aim of this scheme is to ensure construction of one crore environmentally safe [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 26th January, 2017

Growing Chinese Presence in South Asia Introduction Growing Chinese influence in South Asia has been very evident in the past few years. When Sri Lanka decided to develop the Hambantota port and areas around it, the Sri Lankan government was not very keen on taking assistance [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 25th January, 2017

India UAE Relations Introduction Over the years India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have forged a very strong friendship based on cultural, religious and economic ties. The friendship between the two flourished under the rule of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the Ruler [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 24th January, 2017

UAE – Gulf Countries and Changing dynamics with Asia Introduction This year’s Republic day guest is the crown prince of UAE Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The country and the region is significant to India in geopolitical, strategic and changed economics of the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 23rd January, 2017

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Analysis Introduction Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) has been one of the most important programmes of the government in the past one year. Major share of the finances are being spent on this programme, officials are being regularly monitored to ensure best results. Lately, [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st January, 2017

Start-Up India and Its Problems Introduction The Start-up India, Stand-Up India campaign was initiated by the government last year with the intention of providing handholding support to upcoming ventures, promoting entrepreneurship, offering financial support and also allowing tax breaks. Provisions of Start-up India Certain essential features of the [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 19th January, 2017

Focussing on marginal farmers A rising concern According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 2,195 marginal farmers and 3,618 small farmers reportedly committed suicide in 2015. Curiously, a larger number of small farmers rather than marginal farmers reportedly committed suicide in States like Maharashtra, [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 18th January, 2017

Municipal waste management- Waste to energy plants To manage solid waste or garbage in cities, there are three steps to it Segregation of biodegradable or wet waste from dry waste at source. Once segregation is achieved, municipal governments can use wet waste to produce compost [...]