Prelim Bits

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  Raisina Dialogue 2017 It is an annual conference held in New Delhi and India’s flagship conference of Geopolitics and geo-economics. It is organized by Ministry of External Affairs i…

January 18, 2017 0 34

Graded Response Action Plan

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? The union Environment Ministry recently notified a ‘Graded Response Action Plan’ against air pollution for Delhi and the National Capital Region. What does a ‘graded …

January 18, 2017 0 61

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Daily News Prelim Bits

  Inclusive Development Index (IDI) The index is computed by World Economic Forum to provide a more complete measure of economic development than GDP growth alone. The index has 3 pillars &n…

January 17, 2017 0 212

NPPA vs DoP

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

  Why in news? The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has ruled in favour of drug companies, prohibiting the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) from reducing prices of medicines …

January 17, 2017 0 152

Income Inequality

Daily News GS III Economy

  Why in news? A report titled ‘An economy for the 99%’ is released by the rights group Oxfam, ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting. What are the findings? Ric…

January 17, 2017 0 142

National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse

Daily News GS II Social Justice

  Why in news? The Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India is to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. What is the need? Child …

January 17, 2017 0 130

Bihar Boat Tragedy

Daily News GS III Disaster Managment

Why in news? With four more bodies recovered, the death toll in Saturday evening’s boat tragedy in Bihar rose to 24. The boat carrying over 60 people capsized in the Ganga while coming to the…

January 16, 2017 0 164

Three new additions to the vaccination basket

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The basket of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) was static for many years — until the entry of the Pentavalent vaccine [Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertus…

January 16, 2017 0 186

Lt Governor of Puducherry & Delhi

Daily News GS II Polity Union and State

Why in news? Lt Governor (LG) of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, claimed that she has powers to overlook the Legislature based on circumstances and can correct mistakes in the Budget. What are the powers of…

January 16, 2017 0 185

Prelim Bits 16-01-2017

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Saksham – 2017: Saksham is a month long awareness programme by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is aimed to create awareness towards judicious utilization and conservation of pe…

January 16, 2017 0 231

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