Contributors to Delhi Air Pollution

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? The union Ministry of Environment and Forests had published a white paper in 2003. It reported that in the time between 1970 & 2000, the contribution of vehicles to particul…

October 19, 2017 0 366

Water scarcity in Indian cities

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? According to a recent official estimate, 22 of the country’s 32 major cities are plagued with acute water shortage. What are the inference of the estimates? There is a rising w…

October 19, 2017 0 352

Meeting India’s immunisation goals

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? According to the 2016 midterm review of GVAP, India continues to have the highest number of unvaccinated children worldwide. What is GVAP? The GVAP (Global Vaccine Action Plan) laun…

October 19, 2017 0 338

Internet shutdowns

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? A recent report shows that in India about 55 Internet shutdowns were triggered by government till October 2017. What is government triggered internet shutdown? During an aggressive p…

October 19, 2017 0 313

Prelim Bits 17-10-2017

Daily News Prelim Bits

National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) became the first institutional investor in the NIIF with an investment of $1 billion. The NIIF is a trust t…

October 17, 2017 0 1440

US & UNESCO

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? US has recently announced its withdrawal from the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). What are the recent developments in this regard? Palestine - UNESCO…

October 17, 2017 0 716

Aarushi Case - The Systemic Lapses

Daily News GS II Governance

Why in news? Allahabad High Court recently acquitted the Talwar couple in the murder of their daughter Aarushi. The case has highlighted the need for a sober analysis of our investigative set-up …

October 17, 2017 1 542

Hafiz Saeed is off the Hook

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Pakistan government has recently withdrawn terror charges against Hafiz Saeed. Who is Sayeed? Hafiz Saeed, is the chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which is a frontal organisation for Las…

October 17, 2017 0 415

Primary market boom

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? In India there is a primary market boom but there is a difference in trend when compared with previous booms. What is a primary market? The primary market is where securities a…

October 17, 2017 0 477

Rejections in Indian exports

Daily News GS III Economy

What is the issue? Indian agriculture produce faces more rejections in key export markets compared to products from other developing countries. What is the status of India’s export market? …

October 17, 2017 0 477

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