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India and Australia ties and importance of Indo-Pacific region, Civil Services reforms: The need for lateral entry Current Affairs 19th July, 2017

India and Australia ties and importance of Indo-Pacific region Introduction: India and Australia have several commonalities, which serve as a foundation for closer cooperation and multi-faceted interaction, on lines similar to what India has developed with other Western countries. The relationship has grown in strength and importance [...]

Global economic slowdown: Where does India stands?, India’s US policy in the age of Trump Current Affairs 16th June, 2017

Global economic slowdown: Where does India stands? The global economy has been recovering from the recession of 2009 at a tepid rate (at approximately 2.5 per cent per annum). India’s economy is in a ‘fairly good shape’ and it is likely to be less affected [...]

Understanding the agitating farmers, A calibrated approach to reforms Current Affairs 10th June, 2017

Understanding the agitating farmers In news: Farmers in two of the largest states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have resorted to agitation. The protests have come soon after the Uttar Pradesh government waived farm loans earlier this year, setting off similar demands in other States. [...]

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 [...]

GST – Continuation, Connecting the cities: UDAN, Current Affairs – 1st April, 2017

GST – Continuation Introduction GST is a very important tax reform. It is initiated to achieve a one nation one tax regime which will benefit both corporate sector and the consumers. The government revenues are supposed to increase and thus integrate India into the global league [...]

Banking reforms and NPAs, Farm loan waiver is not the solution Current Affairs – 28th March, 2017

Banking reforms and NPAs Introduction Banks are the fundamental pillars of the financial infrastructure of the economy. The last decade of growth boom was financed by the banks largely. Post the global recession the stress on banks is increasing and hence has resulted in large NPAs [...]

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Current Affairs – 21st March, 2017

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) has been a deadly disease for India and the world. The number of lives lost for TB and its increasing spread in spite remarkable success on other disease fronts raises concerns. Issue: At the end of 50 years of tuberculosis [...]