Renegotiating Power Purchase Agreements

Daily News GS III Economy

Why in news? Many states including Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu have sought to renegotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) which were signed a couple of years ago with producers of wind & sol…

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Controversy around Art 35A

Daily News GS II Polity

Why in news? The Supreme Court is hearing a PIL petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A. What is the controversy in Art 35A? Article 35A allows the Jammu and Kashmir legis…

August 15, 2017 0 1204

Draft ordinance on NEET

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Recently Tamilnadu government had submitted a draft ordinance on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)  to Centre. This last-minute exemption may lead to more compl…

August 15, 2017 0 707

Economic sanctions on North Korea

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Recently following new UN sanctions, China announced that it will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea. What is the reason for economic sanctions on North Korea? …

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Prelim Bits 15-08-2017

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Mega War Games India and Russia will hold a mega war game in October involving their armies, navies and the air forces to further ramp up military ties. It will be the first time both Russia and I…

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SEBI's order on shell companies

Daily News GS II GS III Economy

What is the issue? The recent order of SEBI to suspend the trading of suspected shell companies is alleged to be a baseless decision without any proper investigation. What is the case? A shell co…

August 15, 2017 1 972

Empowering women leadership

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? India has improved in the rate of women graduates. Yet, India lags in women participation in senior level management roles across different sectors. What are the factors limit…

August 14, 2017 0 1166

Prelim Bits 14-08-2017

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Japanese Encephalitis It is a mosquito-borne viral infection of the brain. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a flavivirus related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses, and is spread by…

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Agri future markets

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The Indian agri - futures remained at low levels forming only 2% of 1.6 billion global agri -  futures contracts. Agri - future marketing system remains unsupportive of far…

August 14, 2017 0 1040

Preventing designer babies

Daily News GS III S & T

Click here to know on CRISPR What is the issue? With the evolutionary technique entailing the editing of genes by bacterial DNA scissors called CRISPR, the debate on designer babies is set in motion…

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