Patriot games at Attari-Wagah

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? The retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border today is more of a display of mutual hostility than peace. What is the retreat ceremony? Attari-Wagah is a recognized internatio…

August 21, 2017 0 635

US India - The Uncertainty Crisis

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? India needs to revisit past assumptions about India-US strategic ties. What are the uncertainties prevailing in US? Trump has thrown traditional US political rules and politen…

August 21, 2017 0 627

Solar power in India

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the need for solar power? Sunlight received by earth in one hour is enough to meet the annual energy needs of all people worldwide. Global warming has to be curbed to a 1.5 degrees Celsiu…

August 21, 2017 0 701

Social media and mental health

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Blue Whale Challenge is said to be the reason behind some recent suicides by teenagers in India. Huge number of youngsters seeking to play the game may already be prone to menta…

August 21, 2017 0 779

Prelim Bits 21-08-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

UJALA Scheme Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs and appliances for All (UJALA) is a flagship scheme of Ministry of Power for distribution of energy efficient appliance. Its main objective is to promot…

August 21, 2017 1 1456

Prelim Bits 20-08-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

Higher Education Financing Agency The Government has signed an agreement with Canara bank to set up non-banking financial company (NBFC) called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA). It will …

August 20, 2017 0 1425

Rise in vegetable prices

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The prices of vegetables with short shelf  -  life are rising. A better infrastructure for marketing is required. What is the status of vegetable prices in India? …

August 20, 2017 0 781

Power tender Concerns

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects have witnessed rapidly declining prices in India over the past two years. What are the issues with of solar power tenders? PPAs signed in the r…

August 20, 2017 0 689

Fair Deal for Farmers

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Establishment of a mechanism to ensure a fair remuneration for farmers is urgently needed. What are problems with marketing agricultural produce? Only a few staple crops are c…

August 20, 2017 0 657

Racial Tensions in the US

Daily News GS II

Why is the issue? Call for the removal of symbols representing the confederacy has heightened racial tensions in USA.  What is the Confederacy? USA was historically the destination market f…

August 20, 2017 0 604

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