Farmers’ issue

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

What is the issue? Police force was deployed to deal with the farmers who were supposed to stage a road blockade in Chhattisgarh. The officer was instructed not to use force even if the agitation …

June 25, 2017 0 425

The F-16 deal

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The f-16 deal between India and USA is not going to be a game changer. If realized, the F-16 deal will bring some jobs but nothing more no market, no cutting-edge technology, and cert…

June 25, 2017 0 409

Gender Budgeting

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Time-bound goals needed for female school enrolment, gender-based violence, and health. What is gender budgeting? Gender budgeting comprises activities and initiatives for prep…

June 25, 2017 0 406

India – Portugal

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? PM Narendra Modi will land in Lisbon for the first-ever bilateral visit of an Indian PM to Portugal. It will symbolically mark the beginning of a new era in Indo-Portuguese relations. W…

June 25, 2017 0 314

Issues with Coal Allocation decisions

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The Union Cabinet took two important decisions aimed at streamlining coal allocation to the power sector and making it more transparent and objective. The decisions might addres…

June 25, 2017 0 288

Prelim Bits 25-06-2017

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KalamSat KalamSat, named after former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam, is the world’s smallest and lightest satellite built by students from Tamil Nadu. This is the first time that an Ind…

June 25, 2017 0 458

Time to Scrap Pilgrimage Subsidy

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? Punjab has decided to scrap its Mukh Mantri Tirath Darshan Yatra Scheme which subsidised pilgrims' travels and channel the earmarked amounts towards education. Tirath Darshan Yatra …

June 24, 2017 0 447

Engaging Pyongyang

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Why in news? The tragic death of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student is a huge setback to hopes for dialling down tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. What is the issue? The Ko…

June 24, 2017 0 386

Reviving Agriculture – Need for Holistic View

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Farmers in States like Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are now demanding loan waiver. How far is it justified? Writing off farm loans is an incentive that…

June 24, 2017 0 390

Prelim Bits 24-06-2017

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Banking Ombudsman Recently, RBI has widened the scope of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006 to mobile banking and electronic banking services. Thus it enables a customer to lodge a complaint agains…

June 24, 2017 0 523