Indus water commissioners meet - Miyar Project

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? India and Pakistan recently discussed hydroelectric projects and other such issues at the end of two day talks of Indus water commissioners in Islamabad. What is the issue with the Miya…

March 24, 2017 0 128

Amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Lok Sabha made amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 and passed. What were the proposed amendments? Aadhaar mandatory - It has been mandatory for every person to quote their Aadhaar n…

March 24, 2017 0 106

Public Funded Patents

Daily News Mains

What is the issue? CSIR-Tech, the commercial arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) shut down its operations due to lack of funds. One of the reasons is the excessive spen…

March 24, 2017 0 94

China in West Asia

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Beijing hosted the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel, in consecutive weeks. What happened during the meet? China and Saudi Arabia announced an investment cooperation deal worth $65…

March 24, 2017 0 78

National Health Policy 2017

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The National Health Policy, 2017, was approved by the Union Cabinet which will replace the previous policy adopted in 2002. What are the key highlights? The broad principles of the P…

March 24, 2017 0 137

Prelim Bits 24-03-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Nai Udaan Scheme It is under the Ministry of Minority Affairs for Support to minority students for preparation of Main Examination, who clear Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission, S…

March 24, 2017 0 295

Moral Policing - Anti-Romeo Squads

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The setting up of “anti-Romeo squads” was one of the election promises in Uttar Pradesh. What is the purpose of these “squads”? They were meant to curtail eve…

March 24, 2017 0 147

Crackdown on Meat Processing Plants

Daily News Mains

Why in news? UP ruling party’s election manifesto has promised to shut down all illegal slaughterhouses and place curbs on all mechanical abattoirs in the state. What does it mean? There is…

March 24, 2017 0 116

London Attack

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What happened in London? Four people including a terrorist, are dead after an atrocity in the heart of London . The attacker drove a car along a pavement on Westminster Bridge, mowing down dozens …

March 24, 2017 0 102

Human Development Report

Daily News GS II Social Justice

Why in news? 2016 Human Development Report has been released released by the UNDP What are the facts? The HDI is a measure for assessing progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a…

March 23, 2017 0 409