India-UAE Cooperation

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? India and UAE have signed Memorandum of Understanding in several sectors. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency The proposed MoU will …

January 19, 2017 0 170

Sri Lanka to offer a Port to India

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development Mr Fonseka, sa…

January 19, 2017 0 193

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 0 316

Prelim Bits 18-01-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

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 in partn…

January 18, 2017 0 431


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 0 276

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 0 240

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 0 212

Prelim Bits 17-01-2017

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 – G…

January 17, 2017 0 408

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 0 252

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 0 261