India Japan WTO issue

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over the trade restrictions placed by India. What were India’s restrictions? India imposed duties of up to 20% on some steel impor…

January 22, 2017 0 58

Prelim Bits 22-01-2017

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Rescue plan for the Vaquita: The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a rare species of porpoise. They are small toothed whales that are very closely related to oceanic dolphins. It is endemic to the nort…

January 22, 2017 0 201

Removal of independent directors

Daily News GS II GS IV

Why in news? The ongoing boardroom tussle in the Tata Group has compelled the SEBI to review the norms for removal of independent directors in listed companies. What happened at the SEBI board me…

January 22, 2017 0 111

Misleading ads for traditional medicine

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The Ministry of AYUSH has tasked the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to proactively identify potentially misleading advertisements of traditional systems of medicine in d…

January 22, 2017 0 112

Prelim bits 21-01-2017

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Disinvestment in Central PSU: The Government has created a ‘National Investment Fund’ in 2005 The funds from the disinvestment of Central Public Sector Enterprises are added to NIF. …

January 21, 2017 0 475

India Innovation Index

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Cornell University(New York) will work together to develop an India Innovation Index. W…

January 21, 2017 0 196

Prelim Bits 20-01-2017

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Second capital of Himachal Pradesh: Dharamshala is declared as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is located in the Kangra Valley, in the shadow of the Dhauladhar mountains. The …

January 20, 2017 1 403

India Ratified ILO’s convention

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What did India ratify? About 4.3 million children wake up to a day of labour and not school. Another 9.8 million are officially out-of-school. Child labour perpetuates illiteracy and poverty. It i…

January 20, 2017 0 239

Saving Sukhna Lake

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is happening at Sukhna Lake? The Chandigarh Administration has been using a 450 m pipeline to divert 2 million gallons of water per day to the lake from 7 tubewells located near the Chandigarh…

January 20, 2017 0 181

Prelim Bits 19-01-2017

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International Vaccine Institute: Cabinet approves India’s full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. IVI, an International Organisation is headquartered …

January 19, 2017 0 294