Energy Sector – Issues

Daily News GS III Infrastructure

What is the issue? The world of energy is in turmoil and recently, the oil prices have been fluctuating for several months. What are the problems faced by energy sector? Low oil prices discourage…

March 21, 2017 0 335

Vodafone-Idea Merger

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What is the issue? Idea Cellular, the Kumar Mangalam Birla-led telecommunications major, agreed to merge with the Indian unit of the U.K.-headquartered Vodafone Plc, making it a $23 billion giant. M…

March 21, 2017 0 299

Populist Measures

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? The BJP had promised that, if it came to power in Uttar Pradesh, it would waive loans taken by small and marginal farmers. Populist measures: Other states have also got into th…

March 21, 2017 0 295

Hiking Interest rates by Fed Reserve

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? The US Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates by another 25 basis points. What is it? The Fed Funds Rate is the interest rate at which the top US banks borrow overnight money from …

March 21, 2017 0 261

Female labour participation in India

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports. They generate too few employment opportunities for women. This is leading to low an…

March 20, 2017 1 526

India’s Nuclear Doctrine

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Former national security advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon has shed new light on India’s nuclear doctrine. What is India’s nuclear doctrine? India’s nuclear doctrine …

March 20, 2017 0 520

Fight against Shell Companies

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Investigative agencies have found that about Rs.4,000 crore of cash was deposited in shell companies following the demonetisation. What are Shell Companies? It is a non-trading compa…

March 20, 2017 0 371

Education and Under-5 Mortality

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? An analysis of NFHS-4 data has shown that education of women has a direct impact on children’s health. What is Under-five mortality? Under-five mortality is the number of…

March 20, 2017 0 346

Ban on liquor - Part II

Daily News GS II Mains

Click here for Part I What is the issue? The liquor shops on national and state highways have been recently banned by Supreme Court. But the judgement bans only liquor shops and exempt bars. …

March 20, 2017 0 392

Prelims Bits 20-03-2017

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Mahi Mahi is Assam’s ancient herbal ink. It was used in early and medieval Assam for writing on ‘sancipat’ (folios made of the bark of the sanci tree) manuscripts. It has a prot…

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